Bonanza (1959–1973)
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The Tax Collector 

Jock Henry is a very likeable fellow. Ask anyone. When he's given the job of collecting taxes, his peculiar methods of figuring out what people owe causes everyone to reconsider.

Director:

William Witney

Writer:

Arnold Belgard
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Lorne Greene ... Ben Cartwright
Pernell Roberts ... Adam Cartwright (credit only)
Dan Blocker ... Eric 'Hoss' Cartwright
Michael Landon ... Joseph 'Little Joe' Cartwright
Eddie Firestone ... Jock Henry
Kathie Browne ... Ellen Henry
Victor Sen Yung ... Hop Sing
Russ Conway ... Dave Hart
Charles Watts Charles Watts ... Ellery
Florence MacMichael Florence MacMichael ... Nancy Hart
Maudie Prickett ... Mrs. Ellery
Henry Corden ... Bookie
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Jock Henry is a very likeable fellow. Ask anyone. When he's given the job of collecting taxes, his peculiar methods of figuring out what people owe causes everyone to reconsider.

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Genres:

Western

Certificate:

TV-G
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 February 1961 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Quotes

Joseph 'Little Joe' Cartwright: Well Hoss, are you gonna tell us or not? Who cut your lip for you?
Eric 'Hoss' Cartwright: I done told ya, I ran into a broom.
Joseph 'Little Joe' Cartwright: Mm... I just wondered who threw it. Oh, and that uh... that little scratch you got there on your cheek.
Eric 'Hoss' Cartwright: Cut myself shaving, and that's the truth.
Ben Cartwright: Look, Hoss, if you did have a fight...
Eric 'Hoss' Cartwright: Pa, it wasn't no fight... But if you sak me, there's one member of this family looking for a fight right now.
Joseph 'Little Joe' Cartwright: I'm sorry. I'm just worrying about you, that's all.
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The sorry people
8 February 2019 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

Accent is on the comedy in this Bonanza story as Hoss Cartwright gets caught up in trying to help his friend Eddie Firestone who is a hopeless schnook who can't hold down a steady job. Firestone would rather spend time on his racing mare. But that's impossible as both the mare Sally and his fire Kathie Browne are both in foal.

After trying any number of people Dan Blocker gets Firestone hired as an assistant tax collector by Russ Conway. Firestone does very well at the job, too well in assessing taxes including those on the Ponderosa.

Lorne Greene calls Firestone one of those 'sorry people' who are so lovable in their own helplessness that you get tangled in their mess trying to help them out. You have to connive and be sneaky with them and Ben Cartwright proves quite the conniver.

For those who like a little levity in their Bonanza this one is for you.


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