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Bonanza episode
“The Far, Far Better Thing”
Season 6, Episode 16
#184 in Series
TheFarFarBetterthing
Air date January 10, 1965
Production code
Guest starring:
Written by Mort R. Lewis
Directed by Bernard McEveety
Episode Guide
Previous Episode:
The Flapjack Contest
Next Episode:
Woman of Fire
External links
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The Far, Far Better Thing on IMDb

Summary[]

Little Joe and his friend Tuck vie for the affections of pretty Lucy Melviney, a sheltered, naive young woman who soon puts all of their lives in danger when she chooses to believe that real life should mirror what she reads in the pages of her classic romantic novels.

Plot[]

An old friend of Ben visits the Cartwrights along with his naive daughter Lucinda who knows little of the world outside of romantic literature. Joe and his pal Tuck compete for the young woman's affection. They're plans change when they're taken prisoner by a group of Paiutes who wanted to kidnap the woman.

Cast and Characters[]

The Cartwrights

Other[]

  • Brenda Scott: Lucinda 'Lucy' Melviney
  • Jack Big Head: Tall Brave
  • Stacy Harris: Martin Melviney
  • Warren Vanders: Tuck
  • X Brands: Sharp Tongue

Notes[]

Did you know?[]

  • German episode title: "Lucinda und die Indianer", meaning "Lucinda And The Indians".

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