"Bonanza" episode
Season 3, Episode 24
#90 in Series
Air date March 4, 1962
Guest starring:
Written by Norman Lessing
Directed by Christian Nyby
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The Lawmaker
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The Cartwright boys help cowhand Hank Myers romance reluctant teacher Abigail.


Hoss and Joe try to help ranch hand Hank Myers woo the the plain-looking schoolteacher, Abigail Jones.

Their first plan is to impress the romantic Abigail by Hank covering a puddle with his jacket following Sir Walter Raleigh's example. Unfortunately Abigail slips.

After their first plan backfires, they convince Adam (who doesn't want to get involved) to help. This makes things worse because Abigail now believes it's Adam who's wooing her and Hank thinks Adam is trying to steal her away. Further plans to catch Abigail's interest fail.

Then, after all hope has gone, Abigail hears Hank singing and suddenly she falls in love with him. They marry soon.


The Cartwrights



Did you know?Edit

  • German episode title: "Die Werbung um Abigail Jones", meaning "The Wooing About Abigail Jones".
  • A clip from this episode appeared in the 1994 NBC special Back to Bonanza.


"Adam's pretty soft, once you break through that hard head of his."
Hoss Cartwright[src]
""Well, she's not exactly a girl"
"Hank, I know you love your horse, but this is a little bit ridiculous"
"It's Abigail Jones
―Hank and Little Joe[src]



Bonanza The Wooing of Abigail Jones

Bonanza The Wooing of Abigail Jones

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