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Bonanza episode
“The Saga of Whizzer McGee”
Season 4, Episode 30
#130 in Series
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Air date April 28, 1963
Production code
Guest starring:
Written by Robert L. Welch
Directed by Don McDougall
Episode Guide
Previous Episode:
Five into the Wind
Next Episode:
Thunder Man
External links
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The Saga of Whizzer McGee on IMDb

Summary[]

A short gentleman named Whizzer McGee is terribly sensitive about his height. He keeps losing jobs, usually because he's gotten into a fist fight with his employer. Hoss take the pint-sized scrapper under his wing and bites off more trouble than he expected.

Plot[]

Hoss meets Whizzer McGee, a man easily provoked by others mocking his short height. Hoss encourages Whizzer to believe in himself, and helps him get a job.

However, Whizzer falls in love with a Melissa, a beautiful but venomous saloon girl who tells him she wants a man with money.

Consequently, Whizzer accepts a big loan from a man who just wants to use Whizzer's room that abuts on bank. Soon Whizzer finds an opportunity to steal bank money from bank robbers, resulting in tragedy despite Hoss's efforts to help him.

Cast and Characters[]

The Cartwrights[]

Recurring[]

Other[]

  • Bern Hoffman: Bartender
  • Bill Clark: Bill
  • Burt Mustin: Mashburn
  • Ethan Laidlaw: Townsman
  • George Brenlin: Whizzer McGee
  • George DeNormand: Townsman
  • Hal Baylor: Big Red
  • Herman Hack: Townsman
  • Holly Bane: Mike
  • Jeanne Bal: Melissa
  • Med Flory: Otis Klink

Notes[]

Did you know?[]

  • German episode title: "Nur ein kleiner Mann", meaning "Only a Little Man".

Quotes[]

Gallery[]

Videos[]

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See also[]

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