TV Series | TV-PG | | Western
The adventures of Ben Cartwright and his sons as they run and defend their ranch while helping the surrounding community.
Most viewers have only heard the famous theme song by Jay Livingston and Ray Evans played as an instrumental. The theme song had lyrics, and there is footage of the lead actors singing those lyrics. Lorne Greene, Dan Blocker, and Michael Landon sang a lyrical version of this famous instrumental theme for the... ...
Let's go back to the Ponderosa, Pa. This isn't any of our affair.
Ben Cartwright: We can't ignore the rest of the world. We're the only stabilizing influence in the country.
The story of Bonanza starts in 1859 Nevada but the clothing worn by the cast is invariably 20th century . For example belt loops did not appear on men's trousers and jeans until many decades later.
In the opening sequence, when the actors ride on their horses towards the camera and are introduced, the order in which they are introduced is never consistent - this was most likely done to prevent a single actor from becoming the "main" star of the show.
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