"Bonanza" episode
Season 5, Episode 23
#157 in Series
Air date March 8, 1964
Guest starring:
Written by Lois Hire
Directed by Don McDougall
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When Hoss is set up to take the fall for a bank robbery in another town, the help of an eccentric gold prospector appears to be all that stands between him and the real bandit's bullet.


Hoss goes to pick up a prisoner in nearby Rimrock. Not thinking clearly because of a strong case of "spring fever", he travels to the wrong town and is jailed as a bank robber.

After escaping, he hides out in the shanty of a local character named Loulabelle; everyone refers to her as "Looney", and it's a very accurate description.

Cast and CharactersEdit

The Cartwrights



Did you know?Edit

  • German episode title: "Hoss und die Frühjahrsmüdigkeit", meaning "Hoss and the Springtime Lethargy".
  • This was the highest-rated episode of the series.


  • In the last scene as all of the Cartwrights are going upstairs, Hoss is the last to leave. He is seen going past the blue chair drinking his tonic. In the very next shot, he trips and falls over the blue chair which he's already passed.


"There's either been an earthquake, or he has just fallen out of bed."
Adam Cartwright[src]



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