Father Murphy (1981–1983)
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By the Bear That Bit Me: Part 1 

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A mountain man (Eli) comes down from the mountains with his adopted child (Drew) and brings the child to Gold Hill for some education. Later, a number of the kids get themselves put into ... See full summary »

Writer:

Michael Landon (creator)

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Cast

Episode credited cast:
Merlin Olsen ... John Michael Murphy
Katherine Cannon ... Mae Woodward
Timothy Gibbs Timothy Gibbs ... Will Adams
Moses Gunn ... Moses Gage
Lisa Trusel Lisa Trusel ... Lizette Winkler
Scott Mellini Scott Mellini ... Ephram Winkler
Kirk Brennan Kirk Brennan ... David Sims
Byron Thames ... Matt Sims
Richard Bergman Richard Bergman ... Father Joe Parker
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bob G. Anthony Bob G. Anthony ... Storekeeper
Ivy Bethune Ivy Bethune ... Miss Tuttle
Babs Bram Babs Bram ... Lady
Charles Cooper ... Sheriff
Donald Craig Donald Craig ... Balluck
Shannen Doherty ... Drusilla Shannon
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Storyline

A mountain man (Eli) comes down from the mountains with his adopted child (Drew) and brings the child to Gold Hill for some education. Later, a number of the kids get themselves put into the Claymore work camp in order to save Ephram who was sent there. Written by dtwiddo@yahoo

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Genres:

Drama | Family | Western

Certificate:

G
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Details

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 December 1981 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

NBC Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Shannen Doherty's TV debut. See more »

Goofs

When Eli is at the bar, he asks the bartender where Gold Hill is. The bartender says its about 4 miles outside of town, take the north road, take the turn to the LEFT (implying there is a "T"). In the next scene, you see Eli and Drusilla are at the "T" stopping, looking left and right. They see Gage and Murphy coming FROM their left (our right). When asked about the school, Murphy says follow us, which meant it was a right turn at the "T." See more »

Quotes

Will Adams: [talking about Ephram's sister Liz] How did you know i kissed her on the mouth?
Ephram Winkler: Cause I heard her telling the girls.
Will Adams: She told? I thought just boys told.
Ephram Winkler: Heck no. Girls tell each other everything.
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