November 8, 2020
Dalton, Mutt & Amy welcome “True Detective” scribe Nic Pizzolatto to the show! He explains how writing is just “manipulating people with the alphabet,” before luring Dalton into a conversation about bodysnatchers. Then they recap episode 13 of Bonanza, “Vendetta,” in which Virginia City tries (poorly) to protect Ben from the murderous Morgan gang.
January 18, 2021
Mary Holland (Wild Horses, Happiest Season) joins Dalton, Mutt and Amy for an episode of Bonanza that has no relevance to contemporary events whatsoever! Amy opens up about the challenges of being married to a Frankenstein, before they watch Season 1, Episode 18 of Bonanza, “A House Divided,” in which a shadowy businessman tries to fool Little Joe into siding with the Confederacy.
January 3, 2021
On today’s Bonanas For Bonanza (aka The Know Your Place Dating Service Theater), the gang is joined by the rest of the Journeymen, Cubby Lauderbourne, Jimmy Blades and Shunt McGuppin (Mark McConville, James Bladon and Jeremy Carter)! After guessing the ages of different Bonanza guest stars, they watch Season 1, Episode 17 of Bonanza, “The Outcast,” in which a beautiful woman comes into the lives of our heroes and does not die.
December 20, 2020
Dalton, Mutt and Amy welcome the great Paul Scheer to the podcast, who immediately horrifies them with his plans for a Bonanza reboot. Dalton explains you can’t teach a stallion how to make muffins, and Amy pitches Paul on her Supreme Basket Wagon holiday special. Then they watch Season 1, Episode 16 of Bonanza, “El Toro Grande,” in which Hoss fights a bear to protect a bull.