Bonanza

Bonanza (1959)

2 corrected entries in season 1

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Mr. Henry Comstock - S1-E9

Corrected entry: The Cartwright family's Ponderosa Ranch is located on a huge tract of land near Virginia City, Nevada, but in this episode only, the ranch is said to be in western Utah.

Correction: Utah Territory was the name for the present-day states of Nevada and Utah.

Escape to Ponderosa - S1-E25

Corrected entry: About 3/4 of the way through the show, Ben takes the dog tags from two soldiers as proof they are ready to give up. The problem with this is the US Army didn't start using them until late 1906, and Bonanza is set in the 1860s.

terry s

Correction: In 1906, the circular aluminum disc was introduced for use by the U.S. Army (and then made mandatory in 1913.) However, at the time of the Civil War, soldiers in the Army would carry various forms of identification. However, Cartwright never calls them "dog tags", he says "name tags." And you can see they are made of paper, not engraved metal, to fit the time period.

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Springtime - S3-E2

Continuity mistake: While Adam and Ted Hackett are talking on the front porch, in the exterior shot we can see the tablecloth inside the house is solid white, but in the interior shots the tablecloth has a red/white check type pattern. (00:31:15)

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Adam Cartwright: 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.

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The Last Haircut - S4-E19

Question: How could one of the three have been in prison during the murder at the barbershop? Did he have a twin?

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