Posted by Doc M on November 05, 1999 at 09:39:42:
In Reply to: Re: Come Back DDL - All Is Forgiven!! and Little Joe Strikes Again! posted by MMMMarcia on November 05, 1999 at 08:33:55:
: Doc M writes:
: : Of course! It was the law that every TV western had to
: : have at least one silly cook! "Oooo, Misser Cartlight!
: : Little Joe fell out of hayloft on head again!"
: Dear Doc,
: Had to laugh a long while over this one! My family watched Bonanza every single week, without fail. I'm not complaining, you understand, as you'd have to be pretty heartless not to be touched by Michael Landon's cute smile...BUT!....there was a standing joke around our television whenever a pretty gal made a guest appearance on the show...we'd all be yelling warnings to her, "WHATEVER you do, do NOT kiss Little Joe!!! No, NOOOOOO! Don't DO IT!!!!" It was surely the Kiss of Death for any young lovely who visited that neck of the woods! Poor Little Joe...he'd fall in love with 'em, give 'em a kiss, and the next thing you knew, those gals would come down with Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever or rattlesnake bite or death at the hands of some ne'er-do-well from the past or fall off a cliff, or just any number of dreadful happenings that would keep Little Joe a batchelor for one more week. SEW sad!!
: But that was life on the Ponderosa!! (*me, singing to the tune of Born Free, "Loooooooorne Greeeeeeeen, the star of BO-NAAAAN-ZA!!"*)
Well it wasn't only Little Joe who possessed the gift of
cataclysmal canoodling as I recall. Anything with an XX
chromosome that locked lips with any member of the Cartwright
Clan had only 45 minutes to live. Either that or they were
exposed as a divorcee or slut or sometimes both. Or they
"moved to San Francisco" which I always took to be a
polite euphemisim...like when your Mom would tell you
that "Fluffy went to live in the country." Uh huh.
Now Little Joe was ok, but I couldn't look at him without
thinking of "I Was A Teenaged Werewolf." I mean the hair
on that man! I think he sold the excess off to mattress
factories! Let us instead talk of Adam -- dark, dangerous,
surly, possessing a continual five o' clock shadow. Didn't
he also "move to San Francisco" after he asked for more
money and they threw him off the show?
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