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Bonanza episode
“The Saddle Stiff”
Season 13, Episode 17
#406 in Series
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Air date January 16, 1972
Production code
Guest starring:
Written by Samuel A. Peeples, John Hawkins
Directed by William F. Claxton
Episode Guide
Previous Episode:
Second Sight
Next Episode:
Frenzy
External links
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Summary[]

Cactus Murphy, an embittered ranch whom Ben fired, suggests that the Cartwright patriarch is getting a little old to "put in a real week's work." Ben's response: Take a job under the assumed name Ben Brown and show Murphy that he is still more than capable of sweating out the job of a rancher.

Plot[]

Ben's decision to let a ranch hand go for incompetence gets the old man riled up. Cactus Murphy challenges the Cartwright patriarch to do the work he usually does in a week, and without using his status to get it accomplished. Ben accepts the challenge and goes to work incognito on the Ponderosa.

Cast and Characters[]

The Cartwrights[]

Other[]

  • Buddy Ebsen: Cactus Murphy
  • Don Collier: Paul Walker
  • Charles H Gray: Cass Breckenridge
  • Jay MacIntosh: Sally
  • Hal Riddle: Tiller
  • Dick Farnsworth: Tate
  • Henry Wills: Yokum

Mentioned[]

  • The Sheriff

Appearances[]

Locations[]

Objects[]

Animals[]

Battle Axe (the Ornery Horse)[]

Notes[]

Did you know?[]

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Gallery[]

Videos[]

See The Saddle Stiff/videos

See also[]

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