By Monica Lee on February 14, 2018
Do you remember "Bonanza?" Take this quiz to find out just how much you remember.
Today's television lineup consists of more channels that you can count. However, back in the day (by "the day," we're talking about the 1960s), the selection of television shows was pretty much limited to three channels, and that's if you were lucky. Weekend television was even more limited, especially morning offerings. Typically, on a Sunday morning, you could watch "Bonanza" or one of the religious shows. Did this extreme limitation make "Bonanza" into the popular show it was? Definitely not. After all, one could just have read a book. What made "Bonanza" great were the stellar writing and superb acting.
"Bonanza" aired for the first time on September 12, 1959, with a cast that included Lorne Greene, Dan Blocker, Michael Landon, and Pernell Roberts. Greene was already an established actor, but it was Michael Landon's first starring role. He played the youngest Cartwright brother, Little Joe. The series ran for 14 seasons and a total of 431 episodes, and it won numerous awards including numerous Prime Time Emmys and Golden Globes.
But, best of all, who can forget the opening scene of the burning Ponderosa map and that memorable theme song?
Find out if you can ace this "Bonanza" quiz.