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Dropped a Highway to Heaven ref in another thread, made me think about just how good of a run ML had back in the 70s/80s.  

How many of us remember his tv movie The Loneliest Runner?  Need to watch that one again as I remember it being a damn good movie.  

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1 hour ago, tx 3 putt said:

Bonanza was a damn great show 

The High Chaparral was better. Both were David Dortort shows.

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41 minutes ago, RPM said:

The High Chaparral was better. Both were David Dortort shows.

Fake news.  Do not listen to this man.

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9 minutes ago, smwhorn said:

Fake news.  Do not listen to this man.

Give me Linda Crystal FTMFW

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3 hours ago, Go Pokes said:

I never really appreciated Michael Landon all that much.  So I guess I'll see myself out

You should, your life would've been better had you appreciated him.  He was the Tim Tebow of Hollywood. 

 

Other than the theme, never cared for Bonanza, and if I did, Hoss was my boy. 

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48 minutes ago, Underdog said:

He was the Tim Tebow of Hollywood. 

 

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1 hour ago, Underdog said:

You should, your life would've been better had you appreciated him.  He was the Tim Tebow of Hollywood. 

 

Other than the theme, never cared for Bonanza, and if I did, Hoss was my boy. 

Interesting. How can you start a Michael Landon appreciation thread and not care for Bonanza? I’ll gladly watch it right now. But I’d rather watch paint dry than an episode of Little House on the Prairie.

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4 hours ago, tx 3 putt said:

Bonanza was a damn great show 

I particularly like the racially insensitive Hop Sing.

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9 minutes ago, formermav43 said:

But I’d rather watch paint dry than an episode of Little House on the Prairie.

Why do you hate America so much?

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8 minutes ago, Sbbruin said:

I particularly like the racially insensitive Hop Sing.

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His family made it to New York, opened a Chinese restaurant, and blacklisted Elaine Benes.

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41 minutes ago, tantric superman said:

A guy who had three sons by three different mothers, all who died in childbirth.

Suspicious.

 

 

Ben Cartwright knew that pussy would never be the same !

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First time I saw it in color,  I thought the Ponderosa looked fake.
It was not for me. Hardly recognized Little Joe.

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1 hour ago, Sbbruin said:

I particularly like the racially insensitive Hop Sing.

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But Hop Sing introduced modern fingerprinting to America, to get Little Joe off a murder wrap.  I think he called them chops.  Don't ask me how I remember that.

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1 hour ago, Kennythetiger said:

It was in black & white?

No, it was in color from the beginning. I’m guessing Tantric didn’t have a color TV yet, they were uncommon at the beginning of its run.

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You should, your life would've been better had you appreciated him.  He was the Tim Tebow of Hollywood. 
 
Other than the theme, never cared for Bonanza, and if I did, Hoss was my boy. 


Wtf? So that means you’re a huge Little House on the Prairie fan? Or that shitty angel show? Bonanza was the one good thing he did.

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7 hours ago, tx 3 putt said:

Bonanza was a damn great show 

 

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20 minutes ago, Go Pokes said:

 


Wtf? So that means you’re a huge Little House on the Prairie fan? Or that shitty angel show? Bonanza was the one good thing he did.

 

Motherfucker, don't make me reach through my laptop and rip out your clit!  You take that back, Highway to Heaven was appointment viewing. 

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5 minutes ago, Underdog said:

Highway to Heaven was appointment viewing. 

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It wasn't even the best show Victor French was on.

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A guy who had three sons by three different mothers, all who died in childbirth.
Suspicious.
 


5 Duke cousins, all 5 sets of parents are dead with the only remaining relative is weird ass bachelor uncle who is possibly a sibling serial killer.

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28 minutes ago, Underdog said:

Carter Country? 

The judges would have also accepted Get Smart and Daniel Boone.

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Every time a Cartwright boy started sparkin' a girl you new that bitch was doomed.

Edited by DougO

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The High Chaparral was way better. Best theme song in TV Westerns. Better characters. Better plots. Shot on real locations, no fakeass looking soundstage. And they never had a stupidass evil twin episode. Bonanza had about three per season.

Hoss was cool, though.

Edited by DougO

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8 hours ago, DougO said:

The High Chaparral was way better. Best theme song in TV Westerns. Better characters. Better plots. Shot on real locations, no fakeass looking soundstage. And they never had a stupidass evil twin episode. Bonanza had about three per season.

Hoss was cool, though.

Criticizing evil twin episodes is a bold move given your avatar.

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14 hours ago, formermav43 said:

Interesting. How can you start a Michael Landon appreciation thread and not care for Bonanza? I’ll gladly watch it right now. But I’d rather watch paint dry than an episode of Little House on the Prairie.

Something wrong, Half-pint?

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I remember Johnny Fratto telling a story about his mob dad telling Michael Landon about riding in a parade for his kids.  Instead of butchering it, I'll try to find the audio.  It's damn good.

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The insane thing about LHOP was you could never be sure if you were going to get a lightweight country story about Pa building a chair or Ma's apple pie winning the fair, or an episode where a woman and a baby go up in flames on camera, or an episode where a clown rapes children complete with POV shots from inside the clown mask. I mean talk about a wide range in tone.

 

 

 

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On 11/21/2019 at 3:38 PM, RPM said:

Give me Linda Crystal FTMFW

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Well, if we are talking Lindas in a ‘60’s TV western, give me Linda Evans on Big Valley FTMFW

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