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Bonanza: Hoss and the Leprechauns

Hoss rescues a small man being threatened by a bear. When the bear is gone, the man disappears and leaves behind a strongbox of gold. He takes it home and is laughed at by his family. That night, the gold is stolen and Ben Hoss report it. When the townsfolk hear about it, Hoss regrets mentioning it. Until a small Irish man comes to Hoss' defense. Eventually the Ponderosa is overrun with men looking for gold and leprechauns.

Episode Info

Episode number: 5x12
Airdate: Sunday December 22nd, 1963

Director: John Florea
Writer: Robert V. Barron

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Guest Stars
Clegg HoytClegg Hoyt
As Dorsel
Ray TealRay Teal
As Sheriff Roy Coffee
Robert SorrellsRobert Sorrells
As Charlie
Sean McClorySean McClory
As Prof. James McCarthy
Felix SillaFelix Silla
As Leprechaun
Frank DelfinoFrank Delfino
As Timothy
Harry MonteHarry Monte
As Leprechaun
Nels NelsonNels Nelson
As Leprechaun
Roger ArroyoRoger Arroyo
As Leprechaun

Cosmo SardoCosmo Sardo
As Bartender
Main Cast
Lorne Greene
As Ben Cartwright
Michael Landon
As Joseph "Little Joe" Francis Cartwright
Pernell Roberts
As Adam Cartwright
Dan Blocker
As Eric "Hoss" Cartwright
Other Episode Crew

ProducerDavid Dortort
Associate ProducerJames W. Lane
EditorMarvin Coil
MusicDavid Rose (1)
Music SupervisorWilliam Lava
Set DecoratorSam Comer  |  Grace Gregory
OtherEdward P. Ancona (Color Consultant (1960-1973))
Director of PhotographyHaskell Boggs
Production SupervisorKent McCray
Art DirectorHal Pereira  |  A. Earl Hedrick
Sound RecordistLyle Figland  |  Joel Moss
Main Title Theme Written ByRay Evans  |  Jay Livingston
Assistant DirectorDonald R. Daves
Production ExecutiveRobert Stillman (2)
Story ConsultantFrank Cleaver
Make-up SupervisorWally Westmore
Casting SupervisorWilliam Mayberry
Hair Styling SupervisorNellie Manley
Warning: Bonanza season 5 episode 12 guide may contain spoilers
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