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Followed by 

Bonanza: The Next Generation (1988) (TV Movie)
Bonanza: The Return (1993) (TV Movie)
Bonanza: Under Attack (1995) (TV Movie)
Ponderosa (2001) (TV Series)

Referenced in 

The Errand Boy (1961)
Morty encounters Lorne Greene, Michael Landon, Dan Blocker, and Pernell Roberts dismounting their horses in the Paramutual backlot.
Bandstand: Episode dated 13 February 1963 (1963) (TV Episode)
The record album cover titled "TV's Original Cast Bonanza: Ponderosa Party Time" is shown.
Hollywood and the Stars: They Went That-a-way (1963) (TV Episode)
Tie-in holster shown
The Joey Bishop Show: Joey Goes to CBS (1964) (TV Episode)
mentioned as opposition show.
The Flintstones: Sheriff for a Day (1965) (TV Episode)
The Cartrocks (Cartwrights) help Fred and Barney fight outlaws in a western town.
The Munsters: Herman's Raise (1965) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Lily and Herman
The Family Plus One (1965)
The boys play disguised as Indians and cowboys in the living room of their house, while the tune of the TV series sounds and with a sign in which they have written: "La Ponderosa".
The Munsters: Herman Picks a Winner (1966) (TV Episode)
Referenced by Marylin
Gilligan's Island: The Postman Cometh (1966) (TV Episode)
Mr. Howell says the Skipper is big enough to be the Ponderosa
Hoy como ayer (1966)
Mentioned by the maid played by Gracita Morales.
I Spy: Sophia (1966) (TV Episode)
Robinson and Scott are stranded on a country road in Italy. A woman on a horse approaches their broken down vehicle, and Robinson quips, "We're closer to the Ponderosa than I thought."
The Spy with a Cold Nose (1966)
Stanley Farquhar lives at the 'ponderosa', complete with Bonanza theme
Lady in Cement (1968)
theme plays
Jack Benny's Birthday Special (1969) (TV Special)
Dan Blocker mentions the show in talking with Benny.
The Dinah Shore Special: Like Hep (1969) (TV Special)
Lorne Greene appears in costume from the show and the original end credits mention it's return the following week.
The Carol Burnett Show: Episode #3.11 (1969) (TV Episode)
The tall cowboy hat is said to be styled after this show.
Getting Into Heaven (1970)
there's an ad for this series show on the streets in one shot
Speedy Gonzales - noin 7 veljeksen poika (1970)
References this TV show.
Seven Years of Marriage (1972)
Mentioned by Efi
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson: James Garner/Bruce Dern/Terry Galanoy (1972) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in a child's essay on Johnny
Get Charlie Tully (1972)
Series referenced by Charlie Tulley
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson: Lorne Greene/Charles Grodin/Dub Taylor/Gabriel Kaplan/Patty Lynch (1973) (TV Episode)
Lorne Greene talks about his recently concluded series
A Pain in the Ass (1973)
Pignon tells his ex wife that he wants to watch Bonanza with her.
Man About the House: How Does Your Garden Grow (1975) (TV Episode)
Chrissy's Lawn Green fertilizer reminds Jo of the series' star.
Phyllis: The First Date (1975) (TV Episode)
Phyllis tells Bess that Lars was always upset that they cancelled Bonanza (1959).
Sahte Kabadayi (1976)
Kemal is watching Bonanza on TV
The Chaos Class Is on Vacation (1977)
Inek Saban mentions in dialogue
Norma Rae (1979)
Vernon and Norma Rae talk about watching the show.
Saturday Night Live: Buck Henry/Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers (1979) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned by Father Guido Sarducci during Weekend Update
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson: Michael Landon/Paul Ehrlich/Jim Fowler (1980) (TV Episode)
Michael Landon mentions the Cartwright family in his previous series
Pink Lady: Episode #1.4 (1980) (TV Episode)
Lorne Greene appears, the show is discussed.
Werner Herzog Eats His Shoe (1980) (Short)
Mentioned by Herzog.
Taxi: Going Home (1980) (TV Episode)
Jim confuses his childhood with the storyline of Bonanza
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson: Michael Landon/Bo Derek (1981) (TV Episode)
Michael Landon talks about his former series
Saturday Night Live: Rod Stewart (1981) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Rod at the funeral
Diner (1982)
Saturday Night Live: Blythe Danner/Rickie Lee Jones (1982) (TV Episode)
Joe Piscopo dresses as Pa Cartwright during Lorne Greene For Alpo ad
They Call Me Bruce (1982)
Theme song.
48 Hrs. (1982)
Reggie calls a bartender Hoss
Honkytonk Man (1982)
Red nicknames Whit "Hoss".
De weg: Iemand die me begrijpt (1983) (TV Episode)
Arie has named his horse 'Bonanza'
Cheers: Someone Single, Someone Blue (1983) (TV Episode)
Glen (Paul Willson) sings the theme song from Bonanza.
Saturday Night Live: Joan Rivers/Musical Youth (1983) (TV Episode)
Referenced on the david susskind show
Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983)
The Driver hums the theme tune.
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson: Bob Newhart/James Stephens/Ronnie Porter (1983) (TV Episode)
Johnny refers to the theme music
Splash (1984)
Top Secret! (1984)
Theme song plays during underwater scene.
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson: Farrah Fawcett/Ryan O'Neal/Pete Fountain (1984) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Johnny as he recalls the large number of TV westerns formerly on the air
Charles in Charge: Slumber Party (1984) (TV Episode)
After Charles finds Enid playing with her toy horses in his bedroom, he refers to it as "the Ponderosa."
The A-Team: Sheriffs of Rivertown (1984) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Murdock.
Newhart: The Prodigal Darryl (1985) (TV Episode)
Larry mentions it.
Amazing Stories: Fine Tuning (1985) (TV Episode)
Little Joe and the theme are referenced
Saturday Night Live: Teri Garr/Dream Academy/The Cult (1985) (TV Episode)
Referenced during Weekend Update
Saturday Night Live: Jay Leno/The Neville Brothers (1986) (TV Episode)
Referenced on Weekend update
Night Court: Could This Be Magic? (1986) (TV Episode)
"Who do you think made it, Hop Sing?"
Perfect Strangers: A Christmas Story (1986) (TV Episode)
When Balki says "That's no angel, that's Little Joe Cartwright", he refers to Michael Landon's role on Bonanza.
Tin Men (1987)
Discussed by the characters at different times
ALF: It Isn't Easy... Bein' Green (1987) (TV Episode)
Willie: "Say, will you turn that off?" ALF: "Now? 'Bonanza' is just coming on. Kate: "ALF, you've seen 'Bonanza' a hundred times." ALF: "I know, but this is one of the lost episodes." Willie: "Please turn that off." ALF: "Fine. It's lost forever."
Saturday Night Live: John Larroquette/Timbuk-3 (1987) (TV Episode)
Still picture shown at start of ICM sketch.
The Squeeze (1987)
In his first scene, Michael Keaton is humming the theme from Bonanza. Afterwards he makes several funny observations about the show.
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson: Joe Garagiola/Dennis Wolfberg/Lisa Jane Persky (1987) (TV Episode)
Lisa Jane Persky refers to Pernell Roberts' role in the series
Sledge Hammer!: Death of a Few Salesmen (1987) (TV Episode)
Sledge calls Cody a "Bonanza reject"
St. Elsewhere: Weigh In, Way Out (1987) (TV Episode)
Mrs. Fiscus recalls that her husband Jonas was annoyed about missing Bonanza (1959) because of their son Wayne's birth.
Saturday Night Live: Tom Hanks/Randy Travis (1988) (TV Episode)
Bonanza theme plays during ice scating sequence in cold open.
St. Elsewhere: The Abby Singer Show (1988) (TV Episode)
Frieda Fiscus recalls that her son Wayne was born during Bonanza (1959).
Saturday Night Live: Tom Hanks/Keith Richards (1988) (TV Episode)
Mentioned during Jew, not a jew
ALF: Changes (1988) (TV Episode)
...Bonanza, ...
The Wonder Years: Christmas (1988) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Wayne.
Only Fools and Horses: Dates (1988) (TV Episode)
Del compares his love life to Little Joe Cartwright's.
It's Garry Shandling's Show.: Home Sweet Home (1988) (TV Episode)
title mentioned
Mystery Science Theater 3000: SST: Death Flight (1989) (TV Episode)
Servo: "Tell Hoss to stay out of the kitchen!"
Cheers: The Cranemakers (1989) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Cliff.
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson: Michael Landon/John Mendoza/Thelma Houston (1989) (TV Episode)
Michael Landon talks about his former series
Quantum Leap: How the Tess Was Won - August 5, 1956 (1989) (TV Episode)
Sam says, "Bonanza (1959) was never like this."
E.M.U. TV: Episode #1.8 (1989) (TV Episode)
The Good the Bad and the Stupid opens with a burning map of the 'Pondoroso'
Quantum Leap: Camikazi Kid - June 6, 1961 (1989) (TV Episode)
Sam refers to the series.
Highway to Heaven: The Squeaky Wheel (1989) (TV Episode)
Mark mentions TV series & Michael Landon by name
UHF (1989)
Stanley sings the theme song while being held hostage by the thugs.
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson: Park Overall/Steve Mittleman/Michael Chang (1989) (TV Episode)
Hoss Cartwright is mentioned in a You Are the Author submission
E.M.U. TV: Episode #1.17 (1989) (TV Episode)
The Good the Bad and the Stupid opens with a burning map of the 'Pondoroso'
E.M.U. TV: Episode #1.20 (1989) (TV Episode)
The Good the Bad and the Stupid opens with a burning map of the 'Pondoroso'
E.M.U. TV: Episode #1.21 (1989) (TV Episode)
The Good the Bad and the Stupid opens with a burning map of the 'Pondoroso'
E.M.U. TV: Episode #1.22 (1989) (TV Episode)
The Good the Bad and the Stupid opens with a burning map of the 'Pondoroso'
Quantum Leap: Disco Inferno - April 1, 1976 (1989) (TV Episode)
Al sees Lorne Greene and excitedly exclaims that it is Ben Cartwright.
Alien Nation: Fifteen with Wanda (1989) (TV Episode)
Susan tells George that she was watching television for parenting advice and saw a Western about a man named Ben who was raising three sons. His youngest son, Little Joe, got into a fight in a saloon over a horse. As Ben listened to him and tried to be understanding, Susan advises George to do the same thing.
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson: James Woods/Bill Maher/Busted Bowlers (1989) (TV Episode)
Bill Maher comments on the show in his stand-up routine
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson: Michael Landon/Jimmy Brogan/Roger Rees (1990) (TV Episode)
Michael Landon comments on his former series being shown in over a hundred countries
Saturday Night Live: Christopher Walken/Bonnie Raitt (1990) (TV Episode)
Bonanza theme plays during Weekend Update while a map burns.
Who's the Boss?: I Dream of Genealogy (1990) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Mona
Repossessed (1990)
Ernest mentions the word and the theme from the show starts playing.
Roseanne: Like a Virgin (1990) (TV Episode)
Roseanne says to Dan "You wanna go watch TV? Bonanza's on."
The Golden Girls: Wham, Bam, Thank You, Mammy (1990) (TV Episode)
The theme song is heard in this episode.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Rocket Attack U.S.A. (1990) (TV Episode)
Joel: "It's the beginning of 'Bonanza.'"
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Ring of Terror (1990) (TV Episode)
Crow: "You hold 'em down, Hoss, Little Joe."
Roseanne: Do You Know Where Your Parents Are? (1990) (TV Episode)
Roseanne flips on the TV and says "Hey Bonanza's on." Dan says no, and Roseanne says "But that was the one where Hoss finds the leprechauns
Driving Me Crazy (1991)
Mentioned by Gunther.
City Slickers (1991)
The "Bonanza" theme is sung when the herd is brought home.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Gamera vs. Barugon (1991) (TV Episode)
"Hey, it's the start of Bonanza"
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Time of the Apes (1991) (TV Episode)
Joel: "Get back to the Ponderosa; tell Hoss we're in trouble!"
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Gamera vs. Gaos (1991) (TV Episode)
Joel: "Hoss! Little Joe!"
Countdown: Episode #22.36 (1991) (TV Episode)
Referenced by Richard.
Married... with Children: She's Having a Baby: Part 2 (1991) (TV Episode)
On the TV Al is watching, Hoss finds a baby.
De Dageraad: Aflevering 18 (1991) (TV Episode)
Several characters mockingly sing the Bonanza theme tune
Blobermouth (1991)
The Gambler Returns: The Luck of the Draw (1991) (TV Movie)
"That would be a real bonanza for me."
Night Court: Looking for Mr. Shannon (1991) (TV Episode)
"Now it looks like a map of the Ponderosa."
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Teenage Caveman (1991) (TV Episode)
referenced by Joel
Quantum Leap: The Last Gunfighter - November 28, 1957 (1992) (TV Episode)
Al tells Sam that he saw Hoss Cartwright.
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson: Woody Harrelson/Blake Clark/Cathy Guisewite (1992) (TV Episode)
Johnny comments on the oddness of the series being dubbed in Japanese
Roseanne: Terms of Estrangement: Part 1 (1992) (TV Episode)
When Mark tells Becky he got a job in Minneapolis, Becky worries that she'll "get stuck with Dan and Roseanne watching episodes of Bonanza."
Doug: Doug's Secret Admirer/Doug's on TV (1992) (TV Episode)
Doug acquires the nickname "Hoss"
Seinfeld: The Watch (1992) (TV Episode)
The doorman refers to George as George "Bonanza."
The Larry Sanders Show: A Brush with the Elbow of Greatness (1992) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Norman
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Human Duplicators (1992) (TV Episode)
Crow hums part of the "Bonanza" theme.
Full House: Subterranean Graduation Blues (1993) (TV Episode)
Danny hums the theme tune.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III (1993)
"I think I saw this on "Bonanza" once."
Whose Line Is It Anyway?: Episode #5.4 (1993) (TV Episode)
Title shouted out by audience member as suggestion for 'Film and Theater styles'.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Magic Voyage of Sinbad (1993) (TV Episode)
Crow hums the "Bonanza" theme.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Operation Double 007 (1993) (TV Episode)
Crow: Kinda like watching Bonanza in reverse
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Mitchell (1993) (TV Episode)
Crow and Tom sing the "words" to the theme music.
Melrose Place: The Tangled Web (1993) (TV Episode)
Ponderosa mentioned
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Santa Claus (1993) (TV Episode)
Servo hums the theme.
Blank Check (1994)
Henry compared the horse drawn carridge on the street to something straight out of this show.
This Is Your Life: David Cassidy (1994) (TV Episode)
Michael Aspel mentions this show in connection with David Cassidy.
Jimmy Hollywood (1994)
Jimmy says to William, "Hey, Lorne Greene didn't happen in his 20s, or even in his 30s. All of a sudden, boom, the guy shows up on Bonanza he's got white hair".
The Stand (1994) (TV Mini-Series)
Stu calls Denniger "Hoss"
North (1994)
A musical number in the film is set to the theme song.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Creeping Terror (1994) (TV Episode)
Mike: Apparantly, Dan Blocker had been there.
The Nanny: Everybody Needs a Bubby (1994) (TV Episode)
When Maxwell inquires how Fran's father reacted to her telling him that she hates him, she says, "Who the hell knows? He couldn't hear a damn thing over that Bonanza theme blasting in the background".
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Last of the Wild Horses (1994) (TV Episode)
starring the Mandrill Sisters
Mystery Science Theater 3000: San Francisco International (1994) (TV Episode)
Mike: "Little Joe and I will try to rope the plane."
Pet Shop (1994)
Joe complains that the redecorated house looks like the Ponderosa.
Now and Then (1995)
It Takes Two (1995)
Theme music plays when Diane's horse becomes spooked and runs.
The Nanny: The Unkindest Cut (1995) (TV Episode)
Fran sings the show's theme song.
William Shatner's Star Trek Memories (1995) (Video)
Title mentioned by William Shatner
Beverly Hills, 90210: Coming Out, Getting Out, Going Out (1996) (TV Episode)
Nat mentions the series
The Nanny: A Pup in Paris (1996) (TV Episode)
C.C. mentions the character, Hop Sing.
Freakazoid!: Dexter's Date (1996) (TV Episode)
The Lobe seeks the last season episodes
Frasier: A Crane's Critique (1996) (TV Episode)
Marty talks about the characters of the series.
The Simpsons: The Homer They Fall (1996) (TV Episode)
Two of the stars of Bonanza do an appearance at the mall in costume, talk about the show and the theme tune plays twice.
Beverly Hills, 90210: Unnecessary Roughness (1997) (TV Episode)
Brandon references the series
The Pest (1997)
Twin Town (1997)
Bryn Cartwright's home is named The Ponderosa after the Cartwrights' ranch in Bonanza
Mystery Science Theater 3000: I Was a Teenage Werewolf (1997) (TV Episode)
"We gotta film and it's starring Mi-chal Landon"
You Don't Know Jack: Television (1997) (Video Game)
The television series is mentioned in one of the questions.
Mean Guns (1997)
The show is mentioned by Barbie, and there is also a character named Hoss.
Everybody Loves Raymond: Anniversary (1997) (TV Episode)
Robert mentions Ray watching the show as a child
King of the Hill: The Company Man (1997) (TV Episode)
Boomhauer sees Hank shopping with Holloway at Rhinestein's Cowboy and says he looks like Hoss Cartwright.
3rd Rock from the Sun: 36! 24! 36! Dick!: Part 2 (1998) (TV Episode)
During one of the driving interstitial the guitar riff plays the Bonanza theme and the transition to the next scene shows a burning map as in the title sequence. This sets up a gag where Harry has actually let the map catch fire.
Law & Order: Castoff (1998) (TV Episode)
Congressman Maxwell refers to the series.
Lukas: Schatten der Vergangenheit (1998) (TV Episode)
Lukas mentions the series.
FernGully 2: The Magical Rescue (1998) (Video)
Batty calls out to Hoss and Little Joe
Lukas: Steueraffäre (1998) (TV Episode)
Lukas calls Ludwig "Hop Sing".
The Pretender: Stolen (1998) (TV Episode)
Younger Jarod's Bonanza lunch box
Moesha: Body Language (1998) (TV Episode)
Referenced by Kim
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Touch of Satan (1998) (TV Episode)
"Hey, Hoss has lost some weight!"
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Final Sacrifice (1998) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by name when a fire burns a hole in a map.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Quest of the Delta Knights (1998) (TV Episode)
"Bonanza, now in femmy clothes."
That '70s Show: The Pill (1999) (TV Episode)
Donna says that Kitty and Red are watching Bonanza.
Outside Providence (1999)
Conversation about Hoss Cartwright (Dan Blocker) being dead.
Rederiet: Dilemma (1999) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Uno when he speaks to Peachy about the Wild West
Ett litet rött paket: Drömmen om Elin (1999) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in the quiz show
Lukas: Die gekaufte Braut (1999) (TV Episode)
The character Hop Sing gets mentioned.
The David Cassidy Story (2000) (TV Movie)
There is a reference to this show.
King of the Hill: Rodeo Days (2000) (TV Episode)
Hank refers to Bobby as "Ben Cartwright".
Donnie Darko (2001)
subject of a humorous malaprop by Kitty Farmer.
Hangman (2001) (TV Movie)
Nickname 'Little Joe' is from Bonanza series. Little Joe explains that in the movie.
Ponterosa (2001)
theme music
Angel: Belonging (2001) (TV Episode)
Angel: "Right. Lorne Green. Bonanza? Fifteen years on the air not mean anything to anyone here?"
Law & Order: Criminal Intent: Homo Homini Lupis (2002) (TV Episode)
Someone has a cell phone with the theme song as a ringtone. Also, he likes to be referred to as "Little Joe".
Futurama: Where the Buggalo Roam (2002) (TV Episode)
Bender sings a song to the theme tune from Bonanza.
Scrubs: My Hero (2002) (TV Episode)
The Todd, in his mind, hums about surgery to the tune of the "Bonanza" theme.
Biography: Jonathan Harris: Never Fear, Smith Is Here (2002) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in connection with Jonathan Harris.
American Dreams: The Home Front (2002) (TV Episode)
Reverend Lewis refers to Hoss and Little Joe Cartwright while Jack refers to the Ponderosa.
American Dreams: And Promises to Keep (2003) (TV Episode)
Henry refers to the Ponderosa.
Cowboys and Indians: The J.J. Harper Story (2003) (TV Movie)
J.J. refers to a picture of a cowboy as Hoss.
The Last Shot (2004)
Steven's brother and father re-enact scenes from the show in a "Bonanza" stage show.
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Tom Hanks (2004) (TV Special)
Mentioned during Jew, not a jew
The Rutles 2: Can't Buy Me Lunch (2004) (TV Movie)
Mentioned by Conan O'Brien
American Dreams: Tidings of Comfort and Joy (2004) (TV Episode)
Will tells Jack that he would like to see the Ponderosa in colour.
Cowgirl (2004)
The gangster boss' boat is called 'Ponderosa' and his three sons constantly refer to him as 'Pa'.
American Dreams: Truth Be Told (2005) (TV Episode)
Meg has always wanted to visit Texas to see if it really looks like it does on Bonanza (1959). She is unaware that the series actually takes place in Nevada.
American Dreams: California Dreamin' (2005) (TV Episode)
While on the NBC lot, Meg thinks that she sees Michael Landon, who plays Little Joe in Bonanza (1959).
Strongbad_email.exe: Disc Four (2005) (Video)
In "Pizzaz", the Easter egg at the end of the toon shows a concept for a TV show called "The Strong Bad", whose theme song shares many traits with the show's
The Simpsons: The Girl Who Slept Too Little (2005) (TV Episode)
Shown on tv
Budd Boetticher: A Man Can Do That (2005) (TV Movie)
mentioned by Paul Schrader
Lost: Fire + Water (2006) (TV Episode)
In one scene Sawyer calls Hurley "Hoss".
Drake & Josh: Little Sibling (2006) (TV Episode)
Referenced by Drake as he recalls visiting senior citizens in a retirement home.
Boston Legal: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (2006) (TV Episode)
Alan says to Denise: "Suddenly, I feel like watching Bonanza (1959)."
Die Hochstapler (2006)
Mentioned in interview by Jürgen Harksen.
The Pursuit of Happyness (2006)
Title mentioned by character
Dancing with the Stars: Episode #6.5 (2007) (TV Episode)
In a segment on David Graham and Eliza Campagna's rehearsal, the theme music from this title is played when Eliza takes David on a horse ride.
Mad Men: New Amsterdam (2007) (TV Episode)
Don says that the advert will look better when it's breaking up Bonanaza.
Dan in Real Life (2007)
Dan tells Marie that he had a Bonanza lunchbox as a child.
Neues aus der Anstalt: Episode #2.1 (2008) (TV Episode)
Gets compared to the political situation of Finland.
Muchachada nui: Episode #2.5 (2008) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by characters
Filth: The Mary Whitehouse Story (2008) (TV Movie)
Referenced by name
The Rocker (2008)
Manager refers to Hoss from this series.
RocknRolla (2008)
mentioned in dialogue
Dancing with the Stars: Episode #8.4 (2008) (TV Episode)
The theme music from this title is played when Charli Delaney takes Csaba Szmirnai horseriding.
Feast III: The Happy Finish (2009) (Video)
someone is called "Hoss"
Lost in Galicia (2009)
A couple of the scenes are centered around the characters discussing Bonanza and humming its theme.
How I Met Your Mother: Right Place Right Time (2009) (TV Episode)
Robin calls Ted "Hoss".
The Captain's Summit (2009) (Video)
Jonathan Frakes mentions watching this series.
NCIS: Semper Fidelis (2009) (TV Episode)
Fornell calls Gibbs "Hoss" at one point
Land of the Lost (2009)
Marshall is called Hoss
De jaren stillekes: Episode #1.3 (2009) (TV Episode)
Walter talks about the German dub of Bonanza.
De jaren stillekes: Episode #1.4 (2009) (TV Episode)
The mini-documenary tells the story of how 't Amerikaantje used the Bonanza theme song for its television commercial.
Couples Retreat (2009)
The resort staff's spare-time-hall is called the Ponderosa. Dave jokingly asks when Hoss and Little Joe will be there.
Jeopardy!: Million Dollar Celebrity Invitational Quarterfinal 2 (2009) (TV Episode)
Subject of a $1,200 clue in the category "TV Sole Dads"
Nip/Tuck: Jenny Juggs (2009) (TV Episode)
"Little Joe on Bonanza"
The Jay Leno Show: Episode #1.64 (2009) (TV Episode)
Tim McGraw sings part of the theme song
Crustacean (2009)
"There's a line you never heard on Bonanza".
From Paris with Love (2010)
Wax calls Reese "Hoss" several times.
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #18.32 (2010) (TV Episode)
Jay compares Tracy Morgan having three sons to Ben Cartwright on the show
American Pickers: Mike's Breakdown (2010) (TV Episode)
Owner of pick place mentions one of the main characters, Joseph "Little Joe" Cartwright, and mentions the television show by name
My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic: Applebuck Season (2010) (TV Episode)
The first stampede scene features Bonanza theme music
My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic: Swarm of the Century (2010) (TV Episode)
The scene in which Applejack uses her herding skills to collect together the parasprites features the theme song to Bonanza
Pioneers of Television: Westerns (2011) (TV Episode)
David Dortort is a pioneer of television westerns with "Bonanza".
Evil Bong 3: The Wrath of Bong (2011)
Hoss mentioned
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.132 (2011) (TV Episode)
Jay says Paul Reiser's sons are very different, like Hoss and Little Joe from the show
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.145 (2011) (TV Episode)
Jay says the show was reportedly Osama Bin Laden's favorite show
The Reunion (2011)
Leo compares his family to the show.
My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic: The Last Roundup (2012) (TV Episode)
The music behind AJ's practice run in the Cold Open is a slightly adjusted version of this show's theme.
Celebrity Sex Tape (2012)
Website called Pornderosa
Late Show with David Letterman: Episode #20.14 (2012) (TV Episode)
From "Top Ten Characteristics of the Newly Discovered Monkey": "8. Hates bananas; Loves "Bonanza""
One Hit Wonderland: Monster Mash (2012) (TV Episode)
Mentioned when discussing Bobby Pickett's acting career.
Django Unchained (2012)
In the screenplay, Tarantino describes one of Django's outfits as a little like Elvis in Flaming Star and Little Joe Cartwrigth from Bonanza.
Tales from the Warner Bros. Lot (2013)
mentioned during tour of backlot
Archer: Once Bitten (2013) (TV Episode)
Ray admits that his dream man is Lorne Greene from this show.
Jeopardy!: Episode #29.136 (2013) (TV Episode)
Clue in category 1960's Television
Levenslied: Episode #2.2 (2013) (TV Episode)
Jeroen's mother says he wants to be a 'Bonanza' when he grows up.
Magic City: Crossroads (2013) (TV Episode)
Nicky Grillo refers to Lee as "Hop Sing".
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.182 (2013) (TV Episode)
Jay says the show was one of NBC's last hits
Comic Relief Zero (2013) (Video)
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #22.15 (2013) (TV Episode)
a man says he likes the show
American Dad!: Familyland (2014) (TV Episode)
When the map burns
Raising Hope: Anniversary Ball (2014) (TV Episode)
Guy at Bar None Dude Ranch says he was on an episode of Bonanza. Keith Carradine who played this charactor actually was on an episode on Oct 3 1971.
Fargo: The Six Ungraspables (2014) (TV Episode)
Lester tells Mr. Wrench that Malvo's first name is Lorne, "like the fellow from 'Bonanza'" (Lorne Greene)
Svengoolie: The Land Unknown (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Svengoolie.
Katie: Changing Careers at Any Age/Lori Loughlin (2014) (TV Episode)
Katie Couric says she remembers watching this show.
Hangin' with Hoyt on the Set of 'Gremlins' (2014) (Video)
mentioned once
Jeopardy!: Episode #31.25 (2014) (TV Episode)
referenced in clue and correct response in "The Wisdom of 'Bo'" category
One Starry Christmas (2014) (TV Movie)
Holly mentions the show by name.
Castle: Once Upon a Time in the West (2014) (TV Episode)
When Castle and Beckett arrive at the old west town she calls him Hoss. Also the "burning map opening" is recreated at one point.
Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H.: It's a Wonderful Smash (2014) (TV Episode)
A-Bomb tells Drax to "Ease down, Hoss."
Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb (2014)
Jedediah calls Larry Hoss
Den fjärde mannen: Episode #1.3 (2015) (TV Episode)
Nilsson says he got to watch it on TV as a child
Die schlechtesten Filme aller Zeiten: Supersonic Man (2015) (TV Episode)
Rütten called "High Chaparral" a Bonanza copy for small cow growers
The Hateful Eight (2015)
Daisy Domergue is a reference to the actress Faith Domergue in Bonanza
The Cinema Snob: Wonder Woman (2016) (TV Episode)
"Take your time, boys. Bonanza just ended production."
The Chase Australia: Episode #2.88 (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Andrew O'Keefe as a possible answer to a question about the classic TV series that features the signature line "Goodnight, John-Boy" asked when Adam and the Chaser go head to head.
City Slickers in Westworld (2017) (Video)
Mitch Robbins sings a few bars of the theme music during the opening scene.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return: The Land Time Forgot (2017) (TV Episode)
Jonah hums the theme music.
Die schlechtesten Filme aller Zeiten: Macho Man (2017) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Rütten
Amicalement Votre, Hollywood au service de sa majesté (2017) (TV Movie)
series mentioned
Lethal Weapon: Better Living Through Chemistry (2018) (TV Episode)
Riggs tells Cahill he knows how to whistle Bonanza
Hawaii Five-0: Holapu ke ahi, koe iho ka lehu (2018) (TV Episode)
Lou tells Tani, "Settle down there, Hoss."
The Simpsons: Fears of a Clown (2018) (TV Episode)
Bonanza appears in the couch gag as one of the shows The Simpsons has surpassed in episodes. (431 episodes)
Billions: Kompenso (2018) (TV Episode)
Karl Allard mentions the Ponderosa Ranch.
Charlie Says (2018)
Mentioned in dialogue
All About Me (2018)
When Hans-Peter first arrives in Recklinghausen he meets some kids on his new street. They invite im to play "Bonanza" with them. A girl says "You can be Hoss" and hands the boy a toy gun.
America First: Potato Trump Can't Stop Losing (2019) (TV Episode)
Nick Fuentes mentions the series.
Voxday Darkstream: Trumpslide 2020 and the Ballad of Creepy Joe (2019) (TV Episode)
Vox Day responds to someone in chat who suggests "Bonanza in Space".
The Kids Are Alright: Mike's Award (2019) (TV Episode)
Mike and Peggy discuss Dan Blocker being Hoss Cartwright on Bonanza.
Once Upon a Time... In Hollywood (2019)
Mentioned by Sam Wanamaker as an example of the kinds of costumes he doesn't want for Rick Dalton.
Svengoolie: Billy the Kid vs. Dracula (2019) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Svengoolie; image shown of Bing Russell. Later Sven mentions Hoss Cartwright.
MacGyver: Code + Artemis + Nuclear + N3mesis (2020) (TV Episode)
Russ mentions Mac looks like he lost a horse at the Ponderosa, which is the Cartwrights' ranch in the TV series. Russ isn't so sure, but Mac insists that something is happening and they have to be ready for it.

Featured in 

Zenith Presents: A Salute to Television's 25th Anniversary (1972) (TV Special)
The western series is honored.
Open All Night: Buckaroo Buddies (1981) (TV Episode)
Gordon watches the show.
Taxi: A Grand Gesture (1983) (TV Episode)
Theme song plays on Walt's TV
Splash (1984)
Hollywood's Funniest All-Star Bloopers (1985) (Video)
Clip(s) / footage.
Michael Landon: Memories with Laughter and Love (1991) (Video)
Opening theme is shown overlaid with related 'TV Guide' covers, plus numerous clips are shown.
TV's Western Heroes (1993) (Video)
Clips / Footage.
Michael Landon (1997) (TV Movie)
Television: The First Fifty Years (1999) (Video)
Clips shown.
Happy Now (2001)
Max & Nicky watch it on TV
NBC 75th Anniversary Special (2002) (TV Special)
Brilliant But Cancelled (2002) (TV Movie)
Postcards: Episode #8.7 (2006) (TV Episode)
Some clips from the opening sequence of this series are played during a story that visits the location used for "The Ponderosa".
The Wrecking Crew! (2008)
Clip shown during news broadcast reporting on the death of Tommy Tedesco.
The O'Reilly Factor: Episode dated 17 April 2008 (2008) (TV Episode)
This show is referenced by name.
The O'Reilly Factor: Episode dated 18 April 2008 (2008) (TV Episode)
Featured in the 'American TV Icon' segment with show expert Andrew J. Klyde.
De jaren stillekes: Episode #1.4 (2009) (TV Episode)
Part of the intro sequence is shown in the mini-documentary about 't Amerikaantje.
Flipped (2010)
The Loski family is seen watching it
The Roth Show: The New York City Way (2014) (TV Episode)
Clip shown during "don't piss me off" montage
WatchMojo: Top 10 Best Longest-Running TV Shows (2014) (TV Episode)
Bonanza gets an honorable mention.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Decade Defining TV Shows: 1960s (2014) (TV Episode)
Bonanza is #6.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Evil Twins in TV (2016) (TV Episode)
Cpl. Angus Borden is #9.
Prof.Radicoo (2016) (Short)
Let's Kill Mom (2019)
Appears on Chuck's TV

Spoofed in 

The Monkees: Monkees in Texas (1967) (TV Episode)
Spoofed as the Cartwheel family: Ben, Mule and Little Moe
The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour: Episode #3.1 (1968) (TV Episode)
The sketch "Bonanzarosa" is a broad spoof of the series "Bonanza"
The Benny Hill Show: Show 9 (1971) (TV Episode)
Parodied within international bloopers sketch.
Finlandisation (1974) (TV Short)
Spoofs the opening theme
Bob Hope's World of Comedy (1976) (TV Special)
A clip of a satire starring Bing Crosby and Juliet Prowse
The Facts of Life: Out of the Fire... (1985) (TV Episode)
The Part 2 preview parodies this show's title sequence of a map catching fire.
Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004)
spoofs opening credits of show, with Bush, Cheney, Blair, and Rumsfeld taking the place of the Cartwrights
The Last Shot (2004)
The show features a Bonanza reenactment team of lookalikes performing for tourists.
The Simpsons: We're on the Road to D'ohwhere (2006) (TV Episode)
The Couch Gag is a parody of the opening of Bonanza. A map of Springfield is on-screen; a hole is burnt through it and the family ride from the distance on horseback.
The Simpsons: Rome-old and Juli-eh (2007) (TV Episode)
Opening gag with burning map, chararters on horseback and Bonanza theme playing
Supernatural: Frontierland (2011) (TV Episode)
opening credits done in the same style
The Simpsons: The Real Housewives of Fat Tony (2011) (TV Episode)
New Jersey map burns as theme plays
Svengoolie: Billy the Kid vs. Dracula (2019) (TV Episode)
Spoofed by Body Sorrell as "Bone-anza".

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