"Bonanza" episode
Season 4, Episode 30
Ep.# in Series: 130
Air date April 28, 1963
Guest starring:
Written by Robert L. Welch
Directed by Don McDougall
Episode Guide
Previous Episode:
Five into the Wind
Next Episode:
Thunder Man
External links
The Saga of Whizzer McGee on IMDb
The Saga of Whizzer McGee on


A short man named Whizzer McGee is very sensitive about his height. He keeps losing jobs, usually because he's gotten into a fist fight with his employer. Hoss take the pint-sized scrapper under his wing and bites off more trouble than he expected.


Hoss meets Whizzer McGee, a man easily provoked by others mocking his short height. Hoss encourages Whizzer to believe in himself, and helps him get a job.

However, Whizzer falls in love with a saloon girl who tells him she wants a man with money.

Consequently, Whizzer accepts a big loan from a man who just wants to use Whizzer's room that abuts on bank. Soon Whizzer finds an opportunity to steal bank money from bank robbers, resulting in tragedy despite Hoss's efforts to help him.

Cast and CharactersEdit

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Did you know?Edit

  • German episode title: "Nur ein kleiner Mann", meaning "Only a Little Man".




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Bonanza The Saga of Whizzer McGee

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