"Bonanza" episode
Season 4, Episode 2
Ep.# in Series: 102
Air date September 30, 1962
Guest starring:
Written by Thomas Thompson

John Joseph

Directed by Christian Nyby
Episode Guide
Previous Episode:
The First Born
Next Episode:
The Artist
External links
The Quest on IMDb
The Quest on


Wanting to prove his independence and (at the same time) break out of the shadows of his Pa and older brothers, Little Joe sets out to win a lucrative timber contract for the Ponderosa.


Joe is tired of living in the shadow of his older brothers and demands that Ben give him greater responsibilities at the Ponderosa.

Pa hands him the job of supplying timber to a mining company project. At the start, Joe is confident he handle it by himself. It's not long, however, before he's glad he has a family to come to his rescue.

Cast and CharactersEdit

The Cartwrights



Did you know?Edit

  • The German episode title is: "Little Joe muss sich bewähren", meaning "Little Joe Have to Prove Oneself".


"You know, if you don't start using a decent tone of voice with me, I might just have to give that punch in the jaw, I owe you."
Adam to Joe[src]



See alsoEdit

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