The Best Episodes Directed by Christian Nyby

Incident of Iron Bull

#1 - Incident of Iron Bull

Rawhide Season 6 - Episode 2

Joseph a Comanche is hired after returning the remuda. Colonel Macklin and Sargeant Graogan are accompanting the herd as far as Waycross.

star 9.67
2 votes
Incident at Zebulon

#2 - Incident at Zebulon

Rawhide Season 6 - Episode 22

Favor goes to Zebulon, Johnny Larkin is taken by a group of masked riders and charged with a woman's death. When Favor is horse whipped he is determined to find out the identity of the major, the head of the regulator.

star 9.25
3 votes
Incident at Seven Fingers

#3 - Incident at Seven Fingers

Rawhide Season 6 - Episode 30

Sam Turner steals Rowdy's horse. Sam is an escapee from the army guardhouse, charges with breaking and running in the face of fire. Rowdy's horse goes lame. Rowdy catches Sam and offers him a job. Captain Coulter and his men rush into camp and arrests Sam. Favor says things don't add up and comes to his defense.

star 9.25
3 votes
Incident of the Wanderer

#4 - Incident of the Wanderer

Rawhide Season 6 - Episode 21

Michob, a peddler, comes out of a rain storm, bone dry. Things begin to go wrong and he is labeled a jinx.

star 9.00
3 votes
Hammerhead

#5 - Hammerhead

Gunsmoke Season 10 - Episode 14

Big Jim Ponder's coming to town to buy Fitch Tallman's Morgans. Carrie, Jim's daughter, and Big Jim stop in to say hi to Matt. Fitch has paid shills to grease the rails. Festus runs Fitch's stock down. He says Morgans ain't nothin' compared to Wohaw's quarter horses. Carrie wants a quarterhorse. Tom tells Fitch, Festus is showing Big Jim horses. Fitch bets Carrie $100 her horse versus his pick. Fitch tells Festus any distance. He says Dodge to Cheyenne. Big Jim bets on Hammerhead, Carrie's horse. Big Jim will buy all the stock of the winner. It'll start 6:00 am Monday and end 6:00 am Saturday. Deggers wants to enter a third horse. Deggers bets Jim $10,000. There's over $50,000 bet. Including five from Doc and five from Matt. Some say Festus is riding to lose for the gamblers. Wohaw and Fitch bet each other their stables. Carrie's riding the buckboard, that will accompany Festus, with Squatty. Someone cut Festus' saddle strap. The Morgans have a ten minute lead on F

star 9.00
47 votes
Nightmare at Northoak

#6 - Nightmare at Northoak

The Fugitive Season 1 - Episode 11

Kimball is injured while helping save some children from a fiery crash. While recuperating at a local home, he learns that his caretakers are the local sheriff and his wife. As if this weren't bad enough, a news article describing Kimball's heroic deeds goes nationwide. The all-seeing Lt. Gerard reads the article, and then goes to the small town to arrest Kimball.

star 8.77
95 votes
Incident of the Banker

#7 - Incident of the Banker

Rawhide Season 6 - Episode 25

An old friend of Favor's, a banker, backs him into a corner and is allowed to take over as trail boss, while Favor runs his bank.

star 8.75
3 votes
Welcome to Santa Rosa County

#8 - Welcome to Santa Rosa County

Emergency! Season 6 - Episode 10

Roy and John try to go fishing in Santa Rosa County, but are delayed when they rescue climbers from a cliff face and a fishing boat blows up. They help the sheriff come up with ideas for implementing emergency medical services in his county

star 8.73
14 votes
A Killing in the Second House

#9 - A Killing in the Second House

Kojak Season 2 - Episode 11

Kojak comes up against a former cop, now a private investigator, who tries to make his client's suicide look like murder so he can collect money from life insurance.

star 8.62
13 votes
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Incident of the White Eyes

#10 - Incident of the White Eyes

Rawhide Season 5 - Episode 27

Favor and Hey Soos rescue Domingo, Lt. Carter and the Butlers from a runaway stage. The make to a stage station and fight off indians.

star 8.50
2 votes
Incident of the Gilded Goddess

#11 - Incident of the Gilded Goddess

Rawhide Season 6 - Episode 29

Rowdy's old acquaintance, Louise Temple is on the run for killing a sheriff. She ran the Temple Of Gold gambling hall.

star 8.50
2 votes
The Cross-Country Kidnap

#12 - The Cross-Country Kidnap

The Six Million Dollar Man Season 2 - Episode 12

Steve is assigned to protect Liza Leitman, an equestrian trying to make the olympic team; also the creator of the cryptography code that links computers and secret communications world-wide.

star 8.48
19 votes
Assassination

#13 - Assassination

Adam-12 Season 4 - Episode 11

A phony prowler call results in shots being fired at Malloy and Reed. Shots ring out again when the officers head to the airport to transport a blood donor. The suspect is a known check bouncer, and Reed's wife gets a disturbing phone call. Later Reed heads home and meets an acquaintance who just happens to be driving the same car as the shooting suspect. Other cases include a suicidal man who tries to incinerate himself with gasoline, and a wino who is nearly shot by a hyped-up Reed.

star 8.33
9 votes
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Captain Hook

#14 - Captain Hook

Emergency! Season 6 - Episode 8

The firemen plan to celebrate the imminent retirement of a martinet captain with a party, under the guise of throwing a farewell dinner. A model in a bear suit suffers from heat stroke during a promotion stunt. A bizarre family believes their sleeping mother is dead. The firemen rescue CHP officers from a helicopter.

star 8.27
15 votes
Elegy in an Asphalt Graveyard

#15 - Elegy in an Asphalt Graveyard

Kojak Season 2 - Episode 20

Kojak is particularly affected by the murder of a beautiful Manhattan playgirl.

star 8.14
7 votes
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Limelight

#16 - Limelight

Emergency! Season 6 - Episode 21

A man with a history of heart trouble becomes agitated when his daughter is trapped under a backhoe. A boy shoots himself with a pellet gun. Another paramedic appears on the news and in the paper, making John jealous. A babysitter has an anxiety attack. Gage and DeSoto rescue Brice from a structure fire.

star 8.00
15 votes
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Right in the Middle of the Season

#17 - Right in the Middle of the Season

The Fugitive Season 4 - Episode 11

While working as a fishing crewman, Kimble becomes embroiled in a union strike which is orgainzed by Joe Donovan, the son of Kimble's employer, grizzled fisherman Tony Donovan. During a rally, Kimble, Tony and a few others are arrested. After being released, Kimble tries to leave town knowing his secret will be revealed, but he's prevented from doing so. When the police finally learn Kimble's idenity, they question Tony about his whereabouts, but the sympathic Tony claims not to know. He then offers to take Kimble to Mexico if he helps him out on his latest fishing trip. But Joe sees Tony smuggle Kimble on his boat and calls the authorities.

star 8.00
2 votes
Springtime

#18 - Springtime

Bonanza Season 3 - Episode 2

A friend of Ben's (Mr. Milbank) arrives at the Ponderosa at a bad time...when the Cartwright boys are fighting in the mud. Mr. Milbank, who is injured by a flying log during the fight, gives an assignment to each of the three boys. Can they fulfill the assignments, or has Springtime gotten to them all?

star 7.93
14 votes
The Wooing of Abigail Jones

#19 - The Wooing of Abigail Jones

Bonanza Season 3 - Episode 24

In order to keep peace on the ranch, Hoss and Joe try to help ranch hand, Hank Meyers woo the the plain-looking schoolteacher, Abigail Jones. When their first plan backfires, they convince Adam (who doesn't want to get involved) to help and this makes things worse because Abigail believes it is Adam who is wooing her and Hank Meyers believes Adam wants to steal her away.

star 7.93
13 votes
Extortion

#20 - Extortion

Adam-12 Season 4 - Episode 1

Malloy and Reed investigate an extortion racket against a group of Jewish Holocaust survivors, with the owner of a dry cleaners willing to testify but others not out of fear of retribution. The officers return to handle the owner's panel truck being set ablaze and later the owner is physically assaulted. Malloy and Reed capture both suspects. Other incidents involved a robbery at a bar (the perps escaped initially, but are later captured after a shootout), and a drunk man owed back pay by a dockmaster threatens to dump his boat onto dry land from a crane unless he's paid.

star 7.91
44 votes
The Case of the Crooked Candle

#21 - The Case of the Crooked Candle

Perry Mason Season 1 - Episode 11

While Martha Bradford is waiting for her appointment at a beauty parlour, she meets Rita Bradford who apparently is also married to Joe Bradford and lives at the same address. Joe Bradford is preparing for a business meeting in San Diego. He makes plans to meet his wife Martha but fails to show up. Joe Bradford is found dead on his boat the next morning and Martha Bradford is accused of his murder when her fingerprints are found on a candle located on the boat.

star 7.90
73 votes
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School Days

#22 - School Days

Emergency! Season 2 - Episode 14

A new trainee appears to be lacking in confidence; a bookcase falls on an elderly gentleman searching for a book; a baseball player is injured; an ambulance is hit by a car; a boy's chemistry set explodes in his face; students play a practical joke on a sleeping man; a man is injured at a junkyard.

star 7.86
21 votes
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Incident at Cactus Wells

#23 - Incident at Cactus Wells

Rawhide Season 5 - Episode 3

Forrester notices a man trailing the herd for a few days but he's elusive. After one of the men stampedes the herd, the man drives in a few strays and asks for a job. The men are suspicious of his actions and they soon learn he has a past.

star 7.80
5 votes
The Case of the Shapely Shadow

#24 - The Case of the Shapely Shadow

Perry Mason Season 5 - Episode 16

Naive secretary Janice Wainwright carries out boss Morley Thielman's orders and places a briefcase containing more than $100,000.00 in a train station locker. Then she waits for the arrival of Thielman's ex-wife but Lt. Tragg arrives instead with an arrest warrant for Janice on the charge of murdering her boss. It seems as though witness Fred Carlyle saw a woman's shapely shadow through the shades of Thielman's office window shortly before the murder occurred.Carlyle believes the silhuette belonged to Janice. Perry manages to get to the bottom of things once the courtroom proceedings begin.

star 7.77
31 votes
The Case of the Hesitant Hostess

#25 - The Case of the Hesitant Hostess

Perry Mason Season 1 - Episode 29

When Albert Sanders is charged with the murder of Kim Lane, Perry offers to defend him free of charge because he knows Sanders is still devastated over the accidental death of his wife and children eight years before. The solution to the case hinges on a heroin smuggling ring operating out of a dance hall. Writer: Al C. W

star 7.76
54 votes
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The Case of the Runaway Corpse

#26 - The Case of the Runaway Corpse

Perry Mason Season 1 - Episode 10

Ed Davenport learns that a sandwich he requested to be tested by a lab contains arsenic and blames his wife Myrna. When he confronts her about his suspicions she denies it. He leaves for a business trip and falls ill. Dr. Renault is called to treat him at a motel where Ed Davenport later dies. Before he dies he claims his wife poisoned some candy. After locking the motel room the doctor calls the police. The police arrive to find the corpse missing. The police test the candy and indeed find arsenic. Subsequently Ed Davenport's body is found in a shallow grave. Myrna Davenport is accused of the murder.

star 7.69
80 votes
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The Honorable Assassins

#27 - The Honorable Assassins

I Spy Season 3 - Episode 6

To Marrakesh with an old man's cash and his daughter and some bandits after the old man.

star 7.67
3 votes
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The Case of the Negligent Nymph

#28 - The Case of the Negligent Nymph

Perry Mason Season 1 - Episode 12

Perry Mason and Paul Drake are on a fishing trip when they spot a young woman named Sally Fenner being pursued by vicious guard dogs on an island estate. The only way Sally can avoid being chewed up by the dogs is to jump into the water and swim for it. Perry and Paul pull Sally out of the drink and Perry ends up defending her on a murder charge.

star 7.66
80 votes
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The Case of the Baited Hook

#29 - The Case of the Baited Hook

Perry Mason Season 1 - Episode 14

Robert Dawson confronts Albert Tydings, his partner, about $80K missing from Carol Stanley's trust account. Albert Tydings admits he embezzled the money and blackmails Robert Dawson to keep quiet or he will reveal some scandalous facts about Carol. Later, Carol calls and makes an appointment to meet Albert Tydings at his office to discuss the trust account. She arrives to find Albert Tydings dead. The next morning Perry goes to Albert Tydings' home and finds him there dead. Eventually the police determine Tydings body was moved from his office. The police accuse Carol Stanley when her car is reported seen at the office at the time he was murdered.

star 7.65
66 votes
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The Case of the Crimson Kiss

#30 - The Case of the Crimson Kiss

Perry Mason Season 1 - Episode 8

Fay Allison is getting married in a few days to Dane Grover. Her roommate, Anita Bonsal, is having a clandestine affair with a married man, Carver Clement. When Aunt Louise arrives early the next morning to be with Fay, she finds Fay and Anita both appear to have been drugged. Louise calls her friend Perry Mason to help decide what to do. Perry and Della discover the key to another apartment in Fay's purse and go upstairs to investigate. They arrive to find Carver Clement dead in the apartment. Fay Allison is accused of the murder when the police find her fingerprints on a glass in the apartment.

star 7.64
94 votes
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The Spanish Grant

#31 - The Spanish Grant

Bonanza Season 1 - Episode 21

In "The Spanish Grant", a young bargirl, Rosita Morales is pretending to be a Spanish noblewoman named Isabella Marie Inez de la Cuesta and at the end of the story, it's revealed she is really Rosita Morales, but on the other hand, is she really Rosita Morales? This little twist at the end is simply entertaining everytime it's viewed, with the viewer able to determine the young woman's real identity at the end of act four.

star 7.64
20 votes
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The Case of the Sulky Girl

#32 - The Case of the Sulky Girl

Perry Mason Season 1 - Episode 5

Fran Celane feels her uncle, Edward Norton, is too restrictive as the executor of her father's spendthrift trust. He also wants her to wait 18 months until her 25th birthday before she gets married. Arthur Crinston, Edward Norton's attorney, arrives to meet with Mr. Norton but is told to return at 11pm. When he returns, they meet for a few minutes and as he is leaving, Mr. Norton asks him to take his secretary, Donald Graves, to pick up some papers. As they drive away, Mr. Graves looks back at the house and sees someone attack Edward Norton. They return to find Edward Norton dead and Rodney Gleason, Fran's fiance, is identified as the assailant. Rodney Gleason is accused of the murder.

star 7.64
88 votes
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The Quest

#33 - The Quest

Bonanza Season 4 - Episode 2

Determined to prove he can succeed at something without the help of his Pa, Hoss, and Adam, Joe sets out on his quest and wins a timber contract for Ponderosa timber, and later discovers that having a family to rely on can definitely be an asset.

star 7.60
14 votes
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Incident at Sugar Creek

#34 - Incident at Sugar Creek

Rawhide Season 5 - Episode 9

An injured ex-con Sam Garrett is refused treatment by his home town.

star 7.60
5 votes
The Game

#35 - The Game

Emergency! Season 6 - Episode 1

Roy and John are assigned to work the big football game at the Coliseum. A woman accidentally pulls her husband off the roof into a tree. At the game, the paramedics treat a choking victim, a man with breathing difficulties, an injured photographer, and a TV announcer with heart trouble.

star 7.60
19 votes
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The Case of the Malicious Mariner

#36 - The Case of the Malicious Mariner

Perry Mason Season 5 - Episode 4

During a terrible storm at sea, First Officer Jerry Griffin dumps a million dollars worth of goods into the sea in order to lessen the chances of his cargo freighter sinking. Once on shore, Jerry is hauled before a maritime court which holds him responsible for the loss of the cargo. Captain Bancroft's testimony can clear Jerry but he is murdered before he can give it. Now Jerry stands accused of that crime too. Perry and Paul try to set things right once again.

star 7.56
41 votes
An Ounce of Prevention

#37 - An Ounce of Prevention

Emergency! Season 6 - Episode 13

A man with chest pains is trapped on a ferris wheel. A child ingests an illegal pesticide. While making a TV appearance to discuss fire prevention, Gage and DeSoto become stars of a real-life emergency.

star 7.55
44 votes
The Actress

#38 - The Actress

Bonanza Season 4 - Episode 22

Joe becomes romantically involved with a woman who considers herself a serious dramatic actress. Unfortunately, she is the only one who does.

star 7.50
8 votes
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Let's Kill Karlovassi

#39 - Let's Kill Karlovassi

I Spy Season 3 - Episode 1

Assassinating a double agent on the beach in the Aegean just doesn't sound like fun.

star 7.50
2 votes
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The Case of the One-Eyed Witness

#40 - The Case of the One-Eyed Witness

Perry Mason Season 1 - Episode 23

Della and Perry's dinner at a fancy French restaurant is interrupted by a phone call and an envelope containing $500.00 from a mysterious woman named Marian Fargo. She wants him to make an exchange for her: the money for some documents regarding her fugitive brother. Unbeknownst to Marion, her own husband is in on the blackmail scheme which is being masterminded by one Samuel Carlin. Marion's husband and Carlin both turn up dead but Marion, who has fled on a bus, has an eyewitness, Diana Maynard, who can provide her with an alibi for the murders. Unfortunately for all concerned, Ms. Maynard has only one good eye and may not be telling the truth about who she is.

star 7.49
81 votes
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The Sisters

#41 - The Sisters

Bonanza Season 1 - Episode 14

This episode begins with Adam defending the honor of Sue Ellen Terry in a duel. No one gets shot because the other man misses Adam and Adam generously shoots in the air to end the duel. Sue Ellen lives with her sister, who seems nice but turns out to be fairly evil, consumed with jealousy because she's getting older and her sister is a young beauty. When Adam drops Sue Ellen off after a date one night, half way through this episode, someone shoots her dead, and Adam becomes a suspect and is thrown in jail. When the sheriff suggests that Adam escape, he does it, but when he walks out, someone tries to shoot him. He chases after them but doesn't find them, and soon after hears Sue Ellen's sister scream. He runs up the stairs to find her dead, and of course, is then suspected of that murder as well. Of course, his family helps him during the last half hour, and it all turns out that someone we should not have suspected did all the murders, but that he actually wasn't trying to hit

star 7.45
27 votes
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Adoption

#42 - Adoption

Adam-12 Season 4 - Episode 18

Malloy and Reed investigate when a college football locker room is ransacked, and uncover systematic use of performance-enhancing drugs. They also investigate parents who dispute their maid's report that their baby is missing, arrest a prowler who is suspiciously allowed into a home by his female accuser, and get involved in a high-speed chase that resulted from a domestic disturbance.

star 7.45
38 votes
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The Case of the Silent Partner

#43 - The Case of the Silent Partner

Perry Mason Season 1 - Episode 6

Harry Marlow owns a florist business and wants to own a part of Mildred Kimber's orchid business but Mildred Kimber is not interested. So Harry Marlow makes an arrangement with a local club owner, Sam Lynk, to cheat Mildred's husband, Bob Kimber, out of his share of the business in a card game. Meanwhile an employee of Sam Lynk, Lola Florey, decides to help Mildred Kimber to get the shares of stock back from Sam Lynk. When Sam Lynk is found dead in his home, Mildred Kimber is accused of the crime after her prescription drug container is found in Sam Lynk's house.

star 7.43
96 votes
The Case of the Vagabond Vixen

#44 - The Case of the Vagabond Vixen

Perry Mason Season 1 - Episode 9

Hollywood producer John Addison picks up an attractive young woman hitchhiker. Far from being innocent she turns out to be a blackmailer and a witness to a murder that Addison is charged with. Perry, as usual, is hired to get to the bottom of things.

star 7.43
82 votes
The Case of the Green-Eyed Sister

#45 - The Case of the Green-Eyed Sister

Perry Mason Season 1 - Episode 21

Arthur West, a disreputable private investigator, has found J. J. Stanley in a cheap motel. He knows Mr. Stanley and his partner Ned Bain were involved in the embezzlement of the Texas National Bank. He wants to blackmail Ned Bain into giving him money to keep quiet. Harriet Bain, Ned Bain's daughter, answers the call from Arthur West and agrees to meet him. After hearing a taped conversation between J. J. Stanley and Ned Bain talking about the blackmail offer, she hires Perry Mason. Ned Bain decides to pay and meets with J. J. Stanley. The next morning J. J. Stanley is found dead in Arthur West's hotel room. Harriet Bain is accused of the murder when her fingerprints are found on the murder weapon.

star 7.42
79 votes
Eyewitness

#46 - Eyewitness

Adam-12 Season 4 - Episode 23

Malloy and Reed are searching for a missing six-year-old boy and they believe a elderly witness' inaccurate account may actually be for a different crime. They also respond to a suspicious dog complaint, a domestic dispute over a husband's desire to watch football, a college prank, and search a train station with a police helicopter for fleeing robbery suspects.

star 7.42
36 votes
Incident of the Prodigal Son

#47 - Incident of the Prodigal Son

Rawhide Season 5 - Episode 4

Sam Hargas finds a half baked, half starved greenhorn, Ben Whitney IV. His horse stepped in a chuck hole. He's a rich brat.

star 7.40
5 votes
The Prime of Life

#48 - The Prime of Life

Bonanza Season 5 - Episode 13

Ben becomes irritable and reckless when the completion of an important timber contract is hindered by an old rival.

star 7.40
12 votes
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Young Man with a Gun

#49 - Young Man with a Gun

Gunsmoke Season 2 - Episode 5

After gunman, Sam Kercher is killed by Matt, his 16-year old brother arrives to fight Matt.

star 7.40
58 votes
The Dowry

#50 - The Dowry

Bonanza Season 3 - Episode 31

The Cartwrights get mixed up in the romance of a phony heiress and an equally phony land baron.

star 7.38
14 votes
Diogenes, Won't You Please Go Home?

#51 - Diogenes, Won't You Please Go Home?

Gilligan's Island Season 1 - Episode 31

The Castaways discover that Gilligan has been keeping a secret diary. When they read it, they all seem to disagree with how certain events unfolded and tell their side of the story.

star 7.37
86 votes
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Sub-Station

#52 - Sub-Station

Adam-12 Season 4 - Episode 20

Malloy and Reed are temporarily assigned to a police sub-station at LAX. While there, they deal with a hostage situation between a flight attendant and a man desperate for the attention of a television producer, go undercover to intercept a drug shipment from Toledo, Ohio, and prevent a rape suspect from escaping on an outbound flight.

star 7.37
38 votes
The Jury

#53 - The Jury

Bonanza Season 4 - Episode 14

When Hoss is responsible for causing a hung jury, Ben tells him, "a man is never wrong doing what he thinks is right", and Adam attempts to validate his brother's reasonable doubt.

star 7.35
18 votes
Incident at Quivira

#54 - Incident at Quivira

Rawhide Season 5 - Episode 12

Monty Fox comes stumbling up to the night camp playing the concertina, saying he's found the promised land. He says he's found Quivera, Coronado's golden city. He says he'll share with those who help him against those who chased him out.

star 7.33
6 votes
The Frenchman

#55 - The Frenchman

Bonanza Season 3 - Episode 12

An irritating man who boasts of being the reincarnation of French poet Francois Villion shows up causing trouble for the Cartwrights.

star 7.29
15 votes
Decision a.k.a. Problem

#56 - Decision a.k.a. Problem

Emergency! Season 2 - Episode 1

Roy and John rescue a man whose engine has fallen on him during his car repair work. When their two-way radio is broken, Roy treats the man without proper medical supervision, causing the man's doctor to attack the paramedic program. Also: a bull gores a motorcyclist, a doctor on a consult at the hospital dies of a heart attack, Roy rescues a child from a house fire.

star 7.29
123 votes
Gallagher's Sons

#57 - Gallagher's Sons

Bonanza Season 4 - Episode 11

Hoss helps Charlie and Will (Charlotte and Willomina), two young girls who just lost their father. They go on a journey to find their only nearby relative, Aunt Cloe. Charlie takes with her a stolen sack of money that her father gave her and tries her best to lose Hoss. Four bandits show up looking for the loot Charlie has. In the end, Hoss finds out about the stolen money and talks the girls into giving it back. He puts them in dresses and sends them off to Boston on a stage, telling them they did the right thing and will probably get the money back as a reward for helping capture the bandits!

star 7.27
13 votes
Citizen with Gun

#58 - Citizen with Gun

Adam-12 Season 7 - Episode 17

A nervous homeowner who has been burglarized on time too many decides to buy a gun to protect himself and his home, but nearly shoots Officer Wells, who is responding to a prowler call.

star 7.25
4 votes
The Tip

#59 - The Tip

Adam-12 Season 4 - Episode 16

Malloy and Reed deal with a woman who thinks she has a rattlesnake in her luggage, an out-of-town traffic violator, and a bar brawl, all while tackling armored truck robbers whose attacks have been predicted in advance by an informant.

star 7.24
37 votes
Stranger in Broken Fork

#60 - Stranger in Broken Fork

The Six Million Dollar Man Season 2 - Episode 10

Steve gets amnesia when his plane crashes in the mountains. Steve is caught in the middle of a local dispute, when a local woman helps him.

star 7.23
20 votes
The Gunmen

#61 - The Gunmen

Bonanza Season 1 - Episode 19

In the first all-out comic episode of the series, Hoss and Joe travel to Kiowa Flats, Texas, where they are mistaken for the notorious Slade Brothers, also played by Blocker and Landon.

star 7.19
19 votes
Ambush

#62 - Ambush

Adam-12 Season 4 - Episode 8

Malloy and Reed are assigned to transport a prisoner from Malibu to Los Angeles for outstanding traffic warrants. The prisoner is also a witness in a mob murder and a hit has been ordered on him. En route to LA, the cruiser is ambushed, a tire is shot out and they are out of radio range in an isolated area. Reed is captured by hit men attempting to get assistance, but Malloy and the prisoner steal the hit men's car to get to a phone and LAPD sends the police helicopter to search for Reed, who ends up overpowering and capturing the hit men. NOTE: This is the episode of Adam-12 seen on the television in the "Emergency!" Season 1 episode "Hang-up"

star 7.15
41 votes
El Toro Grande

#63 - El Toro Grande

Bonanza Season 1 - Episode 16

Ben sends Hoss and Joe to Monterey to purchase an expensive seed bull. The first of Blocker and Landon's many comic misadventures, although the casual use of violence, as in the rapier fight, is oddly uncharacteristic for the series. Hoss reveals his real name to be Eric for the first time.

star 7.11
26 votes
The Stranger

#64 - The Stranger

Bonanza Season 1 - Episode 24

Nevada Territory is awaiting statehood, and Ben considers running for governor until he learns he is wanted for murder in New Orleans. Inspector Charles Leduque arrives and says Ben is wanted for commiting the murder 20 years earlier, and after Joe kills his bodyguard in self-defense, Inspector Leduque makes it appear the other way around. Ben has no choice but go with Leduque, to clear his name in a very suspense-filled episode. Once again, there are several references to Joe's mother, and viewers are shown Marie's grave near the shore of Lake Tahoe.

star 7.09
44 votes
The Newcomers

#65 - The Newcomers

Bonanza Season 1 - Episode 3

John Pennington and his crew want to mine the Ponderosa land by hydraulic means. Ben is totally against this method and evicts them in short order. Hoss is given the task of telling Pennington's men to leave, but soon has a moral dilemma on his hands when he meets Pennington's beautiful sister, Emily. He soon discovers a heartbreaking secret...she's terminally ill; but their relationship soon leads to plenty of trouble for the Cartwrights.

star 7.07
111 votes
The Avenger

#66 - The Avenger

Bonanza Season 1 - Episode 26

A restaurant owner whom Ben and Adam have confronted over stolen Ponderosa beef ends up dead one night. His daughter, Sally Byrnes runs the cafe and in her resentment, wrongfully accuses Ben and Adam of murdering her father and they are sentenced to hang. A rancher by the name of Hawkins is also jealous of the Cartwrights and has hired his men to stop the town from helping Ben and Adam, ensuring they hang. Hoss and Joe are willing to stop them, but Ben insists they stay within the limits of the law.

star 7.07
42 votes
Crash

#67 - Crash

Emergency! Season 1 - Episode 11

John and Roy bring in a football player who was tackled too hard. A burglar has a heart attack. John wants Roy to apologize for calling him "some kind of nut." Dr. Early treats a hypochondriac. A babysitter brings in a child who has swallowed some pills. Roy and John rescue the occupants of a light plane that crashed in a tree.

star 7.05
88 votes
The Last Hunt

#68 - The Last Hunt

Bonanza Season 1 - Episode 15

Hoss and Joe come across a pregnant Indian woman while hunting bighorn sheep and must deliver her baby. Despite touches of humor, including a scene in which Joe refers to a meal as "cattle fodder", the story does not have an altogether happy ending.

star 7.00
32 votes
Incident of the Gallows Tree

#69 - Incident of the Gallows Tree

Rawhide Season 5 - Episode 20

In Cottonwood, at the Pair-A-Dice Saloon, Qunice gets in a fight with Major Courtney. Jim swears he'll kill him.

star 7.00
3 votes
The Lawmaker

#70 - The Lawmaker

Bonanza Season 3 - Episode 25

Ben supports the appointment of Asa Moran as Virginia City's temporary sheriff, but Moran goes overboard with his authority, jailing Adam in the process and pistol-whipping a Ponderosa hand.

star 7.00
14 votes
Showdown with Rance McGrew

#71 - Showdown with Rance McGrew

The Twilight Zone Season 3 - Episode 20

The egotistic star of a western TV series comes face to face with the real Jesse James.

star 6.89
153 votes
The Julia Bulette Story

#72 - The Julia Bulette Story

Bonanza Season 1 - Episode 6

Little Joe is infatuated wih saloon owner Julia Bulette, whom he imagines is like his late mother. First episode to reveal backround details concerning Marie Cartwright, and inspired by the true story of a Virginia City madam. Also, the first episode to showcase Michael Landon.

star 6.81
93 votes
Cavender is Coming

#73 - Cavender is Coming

The Twilight Zone Season 3 - Episode 36

A clumsy theater worker meets her equally bumbling guardian angel.

star 6.79
127 votes
The Magnificent Adah

#74 - The Magnificent Adah

Bonanza Season 1 - Episode 10

Virginia City is visited by actress Adah Issacs Menken, who happens to be an old acquaintance of Ben's. Joe is badly beaten by Adah's jealous suitor, John C. Regan, who is bested in a fight with an enraged Hoss.

star 6.76
80 votes
Thanks for Everything, Friend

#75 - Thanks for Everything, Friend

Bonanza Season 6 - Episode 4

After inadvertantly falling into the river, Adam is rescued by Tom Wilson. Wilson has feelings for Sue Miller, which bring him into trouble after her father is killed.

star 6.75
1 votes
The Hanging Posse

#76 - The Hanging Posse

Bonanza Season 1 - Episode 12

Adam and Joe reluctantly join a group of vengeful townsmen, who are out to lynch the three men who supposedly killed Vannie Johnson. The posse is run by Paiute Scroggs and Flint Johnson, the dead woman's husband. When Adam and Joe clash with them, they both separate and try to reach the three men before the posse does. This episode's storyline is a variation of the 1943 film "The Ox-Bow Incident".

star 6.75
57 votes
Tail to the Wind

#77 - Tail to the Wind

Gunsmoke Season 5 - Episode 6

A father and son bully a farmer and his wife who won't sell their land, but the farmer is oddly reluctant to let Matt arrest the two, even when they resort to gunfire.

star 6.71
80 votes
The Truckee Strip

#78 - The Truckee Strip

Bonanza Season 1 - Episode 11

Luther Bishop and Ben Cartwright have had an ongoing land dispute for a number of years, over a small tract called the Truckee Strip. One of Bishop's employee's has a grudge against the Cartwrights and wants to stir up the feud again, while also harboring designs on Bishop's pretty daughter, Amy. Joe meets and falls in love with Amy, in spite of the family differences and the two want to marry. Just when it looks like the feud will end with the union of the two young people, Bishop's man attacks Amy and Joe must come to the rescue.

star 6.69
76 votes
Coventry

#79 - Coventry

Gunsmoke Season 7 - Episode 24

The official summary is Matt persuades Dodge City to ignore a criminal. He never actually talks to the town about ignoring the criminal, they just all do it.

star 6.64
47 votes
Incident of the Pale Rider

#80 - Incident of the Pale Rider

Rawhide Season 5 - Episode 22

The new man is a dead ringer for the man Rowdy shot in a Wells Fargo holdup.

star 6.50
2 votes
Peace Pipe

#81 - Peace Pipe

Emergency! Season 2 - Episode 5

A drunk driver rams a parked car, trapping a child inside. Chet pesters John about his Native American heritage. A kid gets his finger stuck in a gumball machine. A woman's new girdle causes breathing difficulties. A worker's error leads to fuel being mixed with the water supply, causing explosive results. A sniper makes a scaffold rescue dangerous.

star 6.47
58 votes
The Beginning

#82 - The Beginning

Bonanza Season 4 - Episode 9

Billy Horne is a white man who was captured by the Shoshone when he was six. He comes into Ben & Joe's campsite one night uninvited. They capture him and take him to town. Roy Coffee wants to put him in jail for safekeeping, but Ben says he'll take him to the Ponderosa. They buy Horne clothes and become friends to him. A guy named Milton Tanner says the deed to the Ponderosa is weak and tries to take a third of it. Billy goes to Tanner's ranch and warns him that he will kill him if he tries to take the land. Tanner turns his dog loose on Billy. Billy kills the dog and then Tanner, who is going for a gun. Billy pleads guilty, but breaks out. Eventually he goes back with Joe and tells what really happened.

star 6.23
11 votes
Napoleon's Children

#83 - Napoleon's Children

Bonanza Season 8 - Episode 30

A gang of juvenile delinquents, led by an intelligent runt, who calls himself Napoleon, terrorizes Virginia City and the Ponderosa as well.

star 6.18
9 votes
The Scapegoat

#84 - The Scapegoat

Bonanza Season 6 - Episode 6

Hoss hires Waldo as a ranch hand after keeping Waldo from killing himself. Hoss soon learns that Waldo is lousy at his job and only causes problems for everyone else due to his clumsiness. Although Hoss is willing to defend him, he soon finds out a secret about Waldo.

star 4.67
1 votes
Cops and Robbers

#85 - Cops and Robbers

I Spy Season 2 - Episode 28

Old home week with the adverse party next door.

star 0.00
0 votes
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Red Sash of Courage

#86 - Red Sash of Courage

I Spy Season 3 - Episode 8

On the border between Greece and Yugoslavia, airplane trouble besets USAF flights. Worse than that, who has been sleeping with the mayor's daughter?

star 0.00
0 votes
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Oedipus at Colonus

#87 - Oedipus at Colonus

I Spy Season 3 - Episode 11

A holy leader of men dies apparently on the eve of religious fighting in Morocco.

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0 votes
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The Lotus Eater

#88 - The Lotus Eater

I Spy Season 3 - Episode 12

Robinson takes a powder and calls it quits in the Greek archipelago.

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Anyplace I Hang Myself Is Home

#89 - Anyplace I Hang Myself Is Home

I Spy Season 3 - Episode 15

Bouts of depression hit Scott too hard for anything but counseling. He and Robinson independently remember training school.

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Shana

#90 - Shana

I Spy Season 3 - Episode 21

She has a bit of top secret propellant, the Communists have her brother.

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The Spy Business

#91 - The Spy Business

I Spy Season 3 - Episode 24

Army Intelligence is receiving hits on its defector, who is leaving clues to his whereabouts, Robinson's old buddy, the other S2 debriefer?

star 0.00
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Carmelita Is One of Us

#92 - Carmelita Is One of Us

I Spy Season 3 - Episode 25

The baby has now a microdot left by her father, and the assassins won't stop there.

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Pinwheel

#93 - Pinwheel

I Spy Season 3 - Episode 26

What is this ring of spies set up in Africa? Melanie knows, or thinks she knows, or anyway means to find out, why not?

star 0.00
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