* TropeNamer: ''Bonanza'' is the trope namer for the CartwrightCurse, the tendency for love interests to die or be written out of a series at a high pace for the sake of drama or to maintain the status quo.

* Dan Blocker, who played Hoss, founded the Bonanza Steakhouse restaurant chain. The chain was later bought out by Ponderosa Steakhouse, whose name was also inspired by the TV series.