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Bonanza episode
“Easy Come, Easy Go”
Season 13, Episode 12
#401 in Series
Air date December 12, 1971
Production code
Guest starring:
Written by Jack B. Sawards
Directed by Joseph Pevney
Episode Guide
Previous Episode:
The Rattlesnake Brigade
Next Episode:
A Home for Jamie
External links
Easy Come, Easy Go on IMDb


Seedy and uncouth prospector Luke Calhoun returns to town with his still-single daughter Meena. Luke has lost his newly-found fortune in short order and Meena is still desperate to corner a husband. Taking advantage of the Cartwrights, Luke quickly turns their Pondersosa home into a gambling hall.


In the third episode featuring the Calhouns, Luke is bankrupted after a stock investment gone bad, so he and his daughter, Meena, move to the Ponderosa until he can get back on his feet. Without Ben's permission, Luke turns the Ponderosa into a casino, with lap dances and gambling all over the place. Meanwhile, Meena continues her frantic search for a husband, where she left off in season eleven's "Meena".

Cast and Characters[]

The Cartwrights[]


Guest Stars[]

  • Dun Taylor: Luke Calhoun
  • Ann Prentiss: Meena Calhoun
  • Lyman Ward: Pete
  • Dan Scott: Dave
  • Channing Pollock: Carter
  • Robert Lussier: Garvey
  • Cosmo Sardo: Townsman avoiding Luke (uncredited)


  • German episode title: "Wie gewonnen, so zerronnen", meaning "Easy Come, Easy Go".
  • This is the third of three episodes (known as the "Meena" episodes) that Meena Calhoun and her father Luke appear in.
  • This is the last episode where the recurring character of Dusty Rhoades appeared. No explanation was ever given for his exit.


Joe: (to Hoss) She doesn't want to marry somebody, she wants to marry anybody. Watch your step!



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