The Best Episodes Directed by Don Mcdougall
#1 - Siege
The Virginian Season 2 - Episode 13
Trampas wins $1,000 at poker in Medicine Bow and heads to his old stomping grounds of Logan, New Mexico to repay several debts. There he has a run in with comancheros, led by Pedro Lopez (Joseph Campanella), who virtually run the town and have the town leaders under their thumb. Trampas discovers that some of the commancheros have murdered his old friends and turns them over to the Marshall (Ron Hayes) to hold for trial. However, Pedro threatens the townsfolk and they cave under and force the marshall to release the murderers. Pedro and his men then come gunning for Trampas.
#2 - The Antidote
The Bionic Woman Season 3 - Episode 14
A deadly poison will kill Jaime unless she reveals the location of a secret conference in exchange for the antidote.
#3 - Riding with Death
Mystery Science Theater 3000 Season 8 - Episode 14
Movie Plot: A 1970s movie about a secret government agent. On the SOL: Mike tries cooking / Servo does a tribute to the seventies. Thats the 70s AD, not the 1970s / Servo becomes a trucker / the Crew tries to inject characters into a movie. On the Camping Planet: Evil robots attack Pearl, Bobo, and Brain Guy. They ask the SOL for help, and Mike responds by blowing up the planet / once again, Pearl, Bobo, and Brain Guy have escaped destruction by taking off in the Widowmaker. Pearl demands medals for bravery. Stinger: Jim Stafford is happy. Original film made in 1976.
#4 - No Tears for Savannah
The Virginian Season 2 - Episode 3
In Santa Rita the Virginian meets an old flame, Savannah (Gena Rowlands), who has been seeing a local man, a very jealous Gordie Madden (Robert Colbert). Savannah is accussed of murdering Madden and the Virginian gets Judge Garth to come and defend her. However, the cards are stacked against them as Madden's wealthy father (Everett Sloan) controls the town, including the Sheriff (Stephen McNally), and wants revenge.
#5 - Incident of the Reluctant Bridegroom
Rawhide Season 5 - Episode 10
Rowdy gets drugged in a bar with Shelia, the bar owner's girl and wakes up married to her.
#6 - Incident at the Trail's End
Rawhide Season 5 - Episode 15
Harry Maxton has glaucoma. Gil offers Harry a job to Rowdy's surprise.
#7 - Incident of the Dogfaces
Rawhide Season 5 - Episode 7
Rowdy,Quince and Clay help out three soldiers being attacked by Indians. They were sent to break the treaty with Broken Bow.
#8 - The Moving Mountain
The Six Million Dollar Man Season 5 - Episode 21
A terrorist steals a Russian rocket launcher and American missilse and plans to hold both countries hostage. Steve is sent along with a beautiful Russian agent to stop the terrorist, but his opposite number has orders to dispose of him and bring back the missiles to her superiors.
#9 - Saga of Whizzer McGee
Bonanza Season 4 - Episode 30
Hoss becomes concerned for the welfare of an insecure, belligerent fellow who is as small as Hoss is large. Interesting blend of comedy and pathos that ends unpredictably.
#10 - A Woman Lost
Bonanza Season 4 - Episode 25
Ben's attempt to rehabilitate an alcoholic singer he knew in better days are complicated by her involvment with a former prize fighter.
#11 - Trouble at Cooter's
The Dukes of Hazzard Season 4 - Episode 10
A pair of fur thieves comes to Hazzard to sell Boss Hogg their stolen mink coats. But when they lose one of them on the highway, Boss short changes them the price. Determined to get the coats back for his loss, he plans on breaking into the storeroom through a hole in the wall at Cooter's Garage while his girlfriend charms Cooter.
#12 - Cooter's Girl
The Dukes of Hazzard Season 6 - Episode 12
A young woman comes to Hazzard to see Cooter, who happens to be his daughter that he's never met. But she thinks Cooter is very rambunctious who is working with the Dukes to stop new landowners from dumping toxic-wastes in Hazzard.
#13 - Day of the Dragon
Bonanza Season 3 - Episode 11
Joe wins a card game and an unexpected prize...a young lady. She goes to the Ponderosa and serves them, not wanting to be set free. Meanwhile, an army is looking for her and the Cartwrights.
#14 - Dukes in Danger
The Dukes of Hazzard Season 4 - Episode 27
A prison car that is escorting two escaped convicts has an accident and they escape. They go to the Duke farm and take the Dukes hostage, along with their mortgage money, which causes Boss and Rosco to come to the farm and foreclose, and get caught up in it.
#15 - The Tall Stranger
Bonanza Season 3 - Episode 16
Hoss plans to marry Margie, a pretty blonde, but Margie becomes fascinated with a tall, traveling stranger named Mark Connors. Margie marries Mark but soon finds it was far from a match made in heaven.
#16 - Song in the Dark
Bonanza Season 4 - Episode 16
Adam's guitar-strumming friend, ranch hand Danny Morgan, is arrested on suspicion of murdering and robbing the Widow Baker. Someone had reported hearing Danny singing outside her place at the time of the murder. More, importantly, Morgan has bad scratches on his arm, and the widow was found with human skin under her fingernails. Adam is thoroughly convinced that Danny couldn't have done it; the two became friends after Danny saved Adam's life a few years ago.
#17 - Ponderosa Matador
Bonanza Season 5 - Episode 15
Adam, Hoss, and Joe vie for the attention of a pretty young lady named Dolores. Hoss talks Joe into entering a bull fight, but it doesn't work out quite as planned.
#18 - Return to Honor
Bonanza Season 5 - Episode 25
Ben must travel to pay his respects after he learns of the death of his nephew Will. When he visits the grave, he finds his nephew barely alive with a bullet wound. He takes him to a doctor and Will insists that he leave, but Ben refuses. Will explains that the men after him must believe that he is dead. Ben decides his best bet is to take Will home. He and Will are followed by the same men who are interested in some valuables Will is carrying.
#19 - Image
Mission: Impossible Season 6 - Episode 17
Emil Gadsen has controlled the Syndicate's vice operation in the Northeast U.S. - now he plans to flee the country to avoid an indictment, leading his underling Thor Coffin in charge. Gadsen has a list of officials he pays off that he'll be taking with him - the IMF must get the list. Barney plays a psychic who visits believer Gadsen and warns of someone coming who is "closer then a brother" (although Gadsen has no brother), then drugs Gadsen to react in pain to someone showing him the Death tarot card. Then Gadsen and his son Tony meet "Professor Gadaradz," who is Gadsen's lookalike (actually IMF guest-agent Scott). When Gadaradz has a heart attack, the IMF show Gadsen a Death card and he feels sympathetic pains. Barney convinces Gadsen that Coffin kidnapped and is now torturing Gadaradz - Gadsen breaks into Coffin's estate where Willy has snuck in and is fake-torturing Gadaradz. When Gadaradz "dies," and Gadsen collapses in pain, he gives the list (hidden in his watch) to his son Ton
#20 - Incident of Decision
Rawhide Season 5 - Episode 13
When Rowdy buys eighteen cattle for the next drive he has to contend with a young would be drover with a crooked leg and banditos.
#25 - Home Again
Dallas Season 2 - Episode 14
Ellie's brother Garrison, presumed dead, shockingly shows up at Southfork. Ellie, knowing the Ranch was supposed to be his, tells the family she will be giving Southfork to Garrison. The family is not happy and J.R, of course, insults Garrison, causing the old man, who does not want Southfork, to fight back.
#26 - The First Born
Bonanza Season 4 - Episode 1
Clay Stafford signs on to work for the Cartwrights and shortly afterwards shoots and kills a man who accuses him of cheating at poker. The miners warn Clay to leave town, but it appears he killed in self-defense. Surprisingly, he tells Little Joe that he is his half-brother, and Marie was his mother. Ben listens to his story and takes his word for it, but Adam and Hoss think he should wire the judge in New Orleans to confirm Clay's real identity. Meanwhile, Clay and Joe develop a close relationship, but the vengeful miners still want Clay out of Virginia City and their first warning, is when Joe is beaten up by them. Ultimately, Clay decides life on the ranch is not for him.
#27 - Just a Matter of Time
The Six Million Dollar Man Season 5 - Episode 13
Steve enters a time warp while on an orbital mission, hurling him six years into the future. Upon landing, the authorities arrest him for treason, believing he defected to Russia and was brainwashed into thinking the time warp occurred. Steve has to both prove his innocence and figure out how to get back to his own time.
#28 - The Miracle Maker
Bonanza Season 3 - Episode 34
Hoss blames himself when a young woman is crippled in a wagon accident, and hopes a faith healer can help her walk again.
#30 - A Question of Strength
Bonanza Season 5 - Episode 6
Hoss and a pair of nuns, the younger one having a difficult time training for the order, are robbed and stranded at a way station.
#31 - Look to the Stars
Bonanza Season 3 - Episode 26
A young genius, Albert Michaelson, vies for a scholarship. Adam assists Albert in the boy's experiments. Albert only needs the school teacher's approval to be granted a scholarship-which will be very difficult to get considering Albert was expelled from school.
#32 - The Mountain Girl
Bonanza Season 3 - Episode 33
Joe promises a dying sheepman he will make sure the old man's granddaughter gets her rightful inheritance from a wealthy San Francisco family. This episode was filmed immediately after "Inger, My Love", which explains why Blocker's arm is still in a sling.
#33 - She Walks in Beauty
Bonanza Season 5 - Episode 1
Hoss wants to marry mysterious Regan Miller, a woman with less than a pristine past. When he thinks Adam is trying to steal her away, he loses control and beats Adam up.
#34 - Pin the Tail on the Dukes
The Dukes of Hazzard Season 4 - Episode 17
Jesse's old crony Hector, who just got out of prison, is after Boss for stealing his land. Meanwhile Rosco and Cletus use phony radar guns, and Bo and Luke accidentally destroy one. So Boss has Bo and Luke framed for destroying county property.
#35 - Coltrane vs. Duke
The Dukes of Hazzard Season 4 - Episode 4
Boss Hogg is offered top dollar for the Duke farm to a beer distributor and in order to get his hands on it, He has Rosco pretend that he got whiplash while chasing Bo and Luke so he can sue them for the farm.
#36 - Rollback
The Six Million Dollar Man Season 5 - Episode 7
Steve goes undercover, joining a roller derby team whose owner plans to acquire and sell top-secret information. When the owner discovers the ruse, he plants evidence to lead Steve in the wrong direction, and uses the distraction to go get the information.
#37 - The Ride
Bonanza Season 3 - Episode 18
Adam races against the clock to prove a man who was once his friend is guilty of robbery and murder and Adam is convinced beyond a shadow of a doubt he is guilty.
#39 - Blessed Are They
Bonanza Season 3 - Episode 30
When two feuding families argue over the custody of two orphaned children, a reluctant Ben is called upon to straighten out the situation before real trouble erupts.
#40 - The Artist
Bonanza Season 4 - Episode 3
Ben helps Matthew Raine, a famous painter who has gone blind and now wallows in self-pity, discover a new purpose in life. However, Raine's employee Gavin has other ideas.
#41 - Logan's Treasure
Bonanza Season 6 - Episode 5
Sam Logan is released from jail after serving his twenty year sentence for stealing $100,000 worth of gold dust. He is followed by a bounty hunter who believes Sam will lead him to where the gold is buried.
#43 - Incident of the Hostages
Rawhide Season 5 - Episode 26
Rowdy buys three white children from the Arapahos that have been raised by the Apache.
#44 - The Fortunes of J. Jimerson Jones
The Virginian Season 2 - Episode 17
J. Jimerson Jones (Pat O'Brien) finds a gold vein and on the way to Chicago to enjoy his fortune, meets Judge Garth and Betsy. In Chicago the Garth's make the acquaintance of young newspaper reporter Eddie Tighe (David Macklin) while Jones meets a middle-aged hotel maid, Maggie Hyeth (Ann Doran). Jones becomes the target of con artists and Betsy the romantic target of Tighe, with generally humorous results.
#45 - The Good Samaritan
Bonanza Season 4 - Episode 13
Hoss decides to help out Wade Tyree and introduces him to Abigail and her daughter, Bonnie. Hoss hopes this will stop Wade's constant drinking. Wade soon marries Abigail, but when things don't go his way, he goes back to drinking. Hoss helps out by helping the new family plant crops. When no rain comes, Hoss introduces them to irrigation, and Abigail faints while watering the crops. Wade realizes he has been a terrible husband and father, but gets a second chance when Abigail finds out she is going to have another child. Abigail and Bonnie both forgive Wade and a new family is born!
#46 - Heiress Daisy Duke
The Dukes of Hazzard Season 6 - Episode 13
An investigator comes to Hazzard tracking down a photo of Daisy Duke thinking that she's the long-lost granddaughter of millionaire Carter Stewart - who is offering a big reward for anyone who finds her. So Boss has Daisy hypnotized into thinking she is the granddaughter, but other heirs don't want her to return and are trying to kill her.
#47 - Dear Diary
The Dukes of Hazzard Season 4 - Episode 20
Rosco loses his diary on the Duke farm which contains all of Boss' schemes he's made and when Jesse is about to deliver it to Boss and Rosco, Two crooks - which Boss Hogg swindled steal it and try and blackmail Boss with it - and Bo and Luke are accused of being a part of their gang.
#50 - Go West, Young Dukes
The Dukes of Hazzard Season 7 - Episode 8
Boss Hogg finds a piece of paper from his great grandfather Thaddeus that Jesse's great grandfather Jeremiah signed over the Duke farm. Confused as ever, The Dukes find their great grandma's diary and they tell the story about the events leading up to it from the 1800's.
#51 - Boss Behind Bars
The Dukes of Hazzard Season 6 - Episode 6
The Beaudrys (from "Daisy's Shotgun Wedding" (522)) return to Hazzard to swipe Boss Hogg's still since their's blew up. But to get Boss out of the way, they frame him of sabotaging Jesse's car in the old timer's race when his car flips over. Rosco throws Boss in the slammer while the Beaudreys steal Boss' still.
#52 - Dukes Strike It Rich
The Dukes of Hazzard Season 5 - Episode 2
Boss Hogg swindles newlyweds Jeb and Carrie Morton into buying a worthless piece of land next to the Duke Farm. So the Dukes try and help them by scamming Boss by making it look like they've found gold on their property and the Morton's property and struck it rich so that Boss will buy back the land.
#53 - Half a Rogue
Bonanza Season 4 - Episode 18
In this entertaining episode, laced with humor, Hoss first meets mountain man Jim Leyton. Bing Russell makes his first appearance as Deputy Clem Foster.
#54 - The Horse Breaker
Bonanza Season 3 - Episode 10
A professional wrangler working for the Cartwrights is paralyzed when thrown by a particularly mean bronco. The woman nursing him was once engaged to the late son of a neighboring rancher out to get Ben.
#56 - The Fugitive
The Dukes of Hazzard Season 4 - Episode 5
A pretty drifter named Mindy Lou overhears Boss and Rosco talking about stealing motorcycles, repainting them and selling them for the upcoming Tri-County motor cross. So Boss orders Rosco to arrest her but she gets away and is found by the Dukes - who try to help her. Johnny Paycheck performs at the Boar's Nest.
#57 - The Honor of Cochise
Bonanza Season 3 - Episode 3
The Cartwrights and a bigoted army captain are pinned down by Cochise and his braves, who claim the officer poisoned 30 of their people.
#58 - The Youth Killer
Kolchak: The Night Stalker Season 1 - Episode 19
Young swinging patrons of an exclusive dating service are turning up, dead of old age. The police don't believe they are the same persons, but Kolchak investigates and discovers that the head of the dating service is actually Helen of Troy, who sacrifices perfect young victims to Hecate, her patron goddess, in return for eternal youth and beauty. The fact that Helen is unaware one of the victims had a glass eye and lied about it on their form proves vital to Kolchak when he accidentally dons one of the rings that lets Helen sacrifice her victims in the appropriate manner.
#59 - The Deception
Planet of the Apes Season 1 - Episode 8
When the guys try to track down the apes who are framing humans for crimes in a small community, Fauna, a blind female ape, falls in love with Burke while believing him to be a chimpanzee.
#60 - The War Comes to Washoe
Bonanza Season 4 - Episode 7
The Civil War once again divides the citizens of Nevada, as well as Adam and Joe Cartwright. One of season four's highlights, the plot involving British spy Bill Stewart, based on historical fact.
#61 - The Gladiators
Planet of the Apes Season 1 - Episode 2
Burke, Virdon and Galen come across two humans fighting and get involved, but lose the magnetic disc. To recover it, they must approach the nearby village, where the ape prefect pits humans in a series of gladiatorial games.
#62 - The Revenge of Hughie Hogg
The Dukes of Hazzard Season 5 - Episode 13
When Rosco is up for re-election, Boss has no trouble supporting him until his devious nephew Hughie Hogg returns to run for sheriff and blackmails his uncle into helping him by showing evidence of a crooked deal he made.
#63 - The Way Station
Bonanza Season 4 - Episode 6
With a storm brewing, Adam takes refuge at a way station, run by cantankerous Jesse and his young grandaughter Marty, who yearns to see what exists away from the way station. The station is also visited by Luke Martin, a killer who is running from a posse. He makes Marty an empty promise to take her with him and see the world together, but Adam steps in and suggests Luke let her alone. Everybody but Marty is relieved to see him go, but he quickly returns and holds everyone hostage to protect himself from the posse.
#65 - The Ballerina
Bonanza Season 6 - Episode 18
Kellie Conrad dances and her father plays the fiddle to earn a living. Hoss feels a sense of guilt after he unintentionally hurts the arm that Kellie's father uses to play the fiddle, in a saloon fight with some roughnecks. He gets them to stay at the Ponderosa while the girl's father recuperates. While there, Ben introduces Kellie to his friend Paul Mandel, a ballet star before an explosion cut his dancing career short. Kellie persuades Paul to help her learn ballet. She soon comes to the realization that she loves both the ballet and Paul. She struggles inwardly to make a choice between her love of ballet and giving it all up for the love of her father.
#66 - Incident of the Mountain Man
Rawhide Season 5 - Episode 17
Thomas and the men of the wagon train are ready to string up Josh Green for killing Thomas's boy. Josh is a mountain man lost in the modern world.
#67 - Incident of the Clown
Rawhide Season 5 - Episode 24
Morris G. Stevens, a failed actor, toured the world as a clown. Now a philologist he wants to create a Comanche dictionary.
#69 - Legacy of Terror
Kolchak: The Night Stalker Season 1 - Episode 17
Physically fit specimens (an Air Force pilot, a football player, a cop) are all being targeted for a grisly death: their hearts are being cut from their chests while they're still alive, with a dull blade, on higher and higher flights of steps. Kolchak investigates and spots a strange feathered creature near the scene of one of the murders. He finds out that an ancient Aztec cult is trying to resurrect their ancient god, Nanautzin, the Lord of the Smoking Mirror. Since his destruction at the hands of the Conquistadores 520 years ago (the Aztec millennia), his worshippers must sacrifice the hearts of five worthy victims every 52 years. Upon the completion of the final cycle, Nanautzin will be restored to life. However, the final death must be a ""perfect sacrifice"": a willing victim who is given his every wish for a year before his final death. Pepe, a box boy, is the ""perfect sacrifice"" and Carl must track him to the highest staircase in Chicago and convince him to back out of the sacrifice.
#70 - The Gentleman from New Orleans
Bonanza Season 5 - Episode 18
The new stranger in town claims to be the famous pirate Jean Lafitte, and Hoss believes him.
#71 - Tomorrow's Tide
Planet of the Apes Season 1 - Episode 6
An ape who runs a fishing business plans to use Virdon and Burke as slaves after he captures them.
#72 - The Pure Truth
Bonanza Season 5 - Episode 23
Hoss is suffering from spring fever, goes to the wrong town and is accused of bank robbery.
#73 - No Less a Man
Bonanza Season 5 - Episode 24
The town council feels Roy Coffee can no longer do his job, and with the notorious Wagner gang on their way to rob the bank, everyone is in a panic. Ben and Adam disagree with the town council and do what they can to help Roy out.
#75 - The Flannel-Mouth Gun
Bonanza Season 6 - Episode 19
Adam becomes involved with a quick-triggered range detective hired by the Virginia City Cattleman's Association to find out who is responsible for all the rustling going on in the area.
#76 - Incident at Crooked Hat
Rawhide Season 5 - Episode 18
Gil stands by his old friend Jack Jennings. Jack's a gunfighter. In a fair fight he shot the brother of the most powerful man in the town.
#77 - Incident at Alkali Sink
Rawhide Season 5 - Episode 29
Burt Harvey is accused of cowardice at Gettysburg by his new father-in-law.