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* CreatorBacklash: Pernell Roberts, a stage actor doing TV for the first time, was not prepared at all for the grueling filming schedule, and also wasn't shy about publicly complaining about the show not living up to his hopes, especially his confusion that three guys in their 30s were still completely beholden to their father. He left after six seasons, with only a few guest spots afterwards.

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* CreatorBacklash: Pernell Roberts, a stage actor doing TV for the first time, was not prepared at all for the grueling filming schedule, and also wasn't shy about publicly complaining about the show not living up to his hopes, especially his confusion that three guys in their 30s were still completely beholden to their father. He was also highly annoyed that the producers kept casting white actors to play non-white roles. He left after six seasons, with only a few guest spots afterwards.


* MissingEpisode: When the show entered syndication in 1973, the original rerun package contained only the first six seasons (complete, minus one 1965 episode), plus select episodes from the eighth through 11th seasons (1966-1970, those considered to be the "most popular" amongst fans); this is the package that airs currently on [=TVLand=]. The entire 1965-1966 season, the episodes from 1966-1970 not included in the original syndicated package, and the final three seasons (1970-1973, which had Mitch Vogel as part of the cast as [[CousinOliver young teen-ager Jamie Hunter Cartwright]]) were not included and, amongst die-hard fans presumed to be "lost." However, the "missing" episodes were later included in a second rerun package, and these episodes have aired on CBN and the Hallmark Channel. It wasn't until ''2015'' that Creator/MeTV, which had aired the original syndication package, began airing the "lost episodes", and not until ''2018'' that [=MeTV=] became the first TV outlet to start airing the entire run of 430 episodes from start to finish as part of a single rerun package.

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* MissingEpisode: When the show entered syndication in 1973, the original rerun package contained only the first six seasons (complete, minus one 1965 episode), plus select episodes from the eighth through 11th seasons (1966-1970, those considered to be the "most popular" amongst fans); this is the package that airs currently on [=TVLand=]. The A second syndicated package included 51 additional episodes from 1966-1970 (all but 13 episodes from the eighth through 11th seasons) that stations had the option to buy.\\
Then there was a ''third'' syndication package, not released until the early 1980s, that included "Lorathio Larkin" (from near the end of the sixth season, the lone pre-seventh season episode that had not yet been syndicated), the
entire 1965-1966 season, the 67 episodes from 1966-1970 not included in the original "classic 260" syndicated package, and the final three seasons (1970-1973, which had Mitch Vogel as part of the cast as [[CousinOliver young teen-ager Jamie Hunter Cartwright]]) were not included and, Cartwright]]) ... those episodes amongst die-hard fans presumed to be "lost." However, the "missing" episodes were later included in a second rerun package, and these episodes have "lost. The "lost episodes" pacakge has aired on CBN and the Hallmark Channel. Channel.\\
It wasn't until ''2015'' that Creator/MeTV, which had aired the original syndication package, began airing the "lost episodes", and -- with the exception of WXNE of Boston, starting in 1982 -- not until ''2018'' that [=MeTV=] became the first TV outlet to start airing air the entire run of 430 episodes from start to finish as part of a single rerun package.


* MissingEpisode: When the show entered syndication in 1973, the original rerun package contained only the first six seasons (complete, minus one 1965 episode), plus select episodes from the eighth through 11th seasons (1966-1970, those considered to be the "most popular" amongst fans); this is the package that airs currently on [=TVLand=]. The entire 1965-1966 season, the episodes from 1966-1970 not included in the original syndicated package, and the final three seasons (1970-1973, which had Mitch Vogel as part of the cast as [[CousinOliver young teen-ager Jamie Hunter Cartwright]]) were not included and, amongst die-hard fans presumed to be "lost." However, the "missing" episodes were later included in a second rerun package, and these episodes have aired on CBN and the Hallmark Channel. That said, there are no known instances of the entire run of 430 episodes -- from the premiere to the final episode -- being aired as part of a single rerun package on a TV network or station.

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* MissingEpisode: When the show entered syndication in 1973, the original rerun package contained only the first six seasons (complete, minus one 1965 episode), plus select episodes from the eighth through 11th seasons (1966-1970, those considered to be the "most popular" amongst fans); this is the package that airs currently on [=TVLand=]. The entire 1965-1966 season, the episodes from 1966-1970 not included in the original syndicated package, and the final three seasons (1970-1973, which had Mitch Vogel as part of the cast as [[CousinOliver young teen-ager Jamie Hunter Cartwright]]) were not included and, amongst die-hard fans presumed to be "lost." However, the "missing" episodes were later included in a second rerun package, and these episodes have aired on CBN and the Hallmark Channel. That said, there are no known instances of It wasn't until ''2015'' that Creator/MeTV, which had aired the original syndication package, began airing the "lost episodes", and not until ''2018'' that [=MeTV=] became the first TV outlet to start airing the entire run of 430 episodes -- from the premiere start to the final episode -- being aired finish as part of a single rerun package on a TV network or station.package.


* The show was, at least partially, created due to a deal between RCA and NBC. [[KillerApp RCA wanted to sell its color television sets]] and NBC made Bonanza as a full color Western, starting with the very first episode in 1959.

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* The show was, at least partially, created was almost canceled before it even premiered due to a deal between RCA its high cost and NBC. [[KillerApp RCA wanted to sell its the initial ratings were okay but not spectacular (it often came behind ''Series/PerryMason'' on CBS in the same slot). Nevertheless, it was kept on the air because it was a color television sets]] show and NBC made Bonanza as a full the picturesque scenes of Lake Tahoe helped fuel color Western, starting with TV sales. NBC was owned by RCA, which owned the very patent on color TV and was the only company manufacturing color sets at the time; not coincidentally, they sponsored the first episode two seasons. [[note]]This wouldn't be the last time color TV sales helped save an NBC TV show; one of the reasons ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' got a third season was because it was effectively a KillerApp for color TV in 1959.
the United States.[[/note]]


* WhatCouldHaveBeen: The original draft of "Forever" had Hoss undergo one hell of a BewareTheNiceOnes moment where he tracked down the killers of his fiancee. Thanks to the [[AuthorExistenceFailure Actor Existence Failure]] of Dan Blocker, the episode was revised so Joe would lose his new bride instead. The end result seems to have proven itself to be superior to the original draft, as ''TVGuide'' named it one of the greatest television specials ever made in 1993, and the loss of Hoss added to the weight of the drama in the story.

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: The original draft of "Forever" had Hoss undergo one hell of a BewareTheNiceOnes moment where he tracked down the killers of his fiancee. Thanks to the [[AuthorExistenceFailure Actor Existence Failure]] of Dan Blocker, the episode was revised so Joe would lose his new bride instead. The end result seems to have proven itself to be superior to the original draft, as ''TVGuide'' ''Magazine/TVGuide'' named it one of the greatest television specials ever made in 1993, and the loss of Hoss added to the weight of the drama in the story.


* EasterEgg: A bizarre reverse example. The theme for ''Series/LittleHouseOnThePrairie'' was borne from a one-off composition used in Season 12, Episode 17 "Top Hand", which is almost identical. If you listen to the episode after watching the latter series, you'll easily recognize the prototypical version of the theme. This episode aired in 1971, and ''Little House on the Prarie'' debuted a few years later in 1974, and this episode, having been produced not too long ago, stuck out because of its appealing instrumental track and received the honor of bearing witness to the theme tune of the new show.

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* EasterEgg: A bizarre reverse example. The theme for ''Series/LittleHouseOnThePrairie'' was borne from a one-off composition used in Season 12, Episode 17 "Top Hand", which is almost identical. If you listen to the episode after watching the latter series, you'll easily recognize the prototypical version of the theme. This episode aired in 1971, and ''Little House on the Prarie'' Prairie'' debuted a few years later in 1974, and this episode, having been produced not too long ago, stuck out because of its appealing instrumental track and received the honor of bearing witness to the theme tune of the new show.


* The show was, at least partially, created due to a deal between RCA and NBC. [[KillerApp RCA wanted to sell it's color television sets]] and NBC made Bonanza as a full color Western, starting with the very first episode in 1959.

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* The show was, at least partially, created due to a deal between RCA and NBC. [[KillerApp RCA wanted to sell it's its color television sets]] and NBC made Bonanza as a full color Western, starting with the very first episode in 1959.


* EasterEgg: A bizarre reverse example. The theme for ''Series/LittleHouseOnThePrairie'' was borne from a one-off composition used in Season 12, Episode 17 "Top Hand", which is almost identical. If you listen to the episode after watching the latter series, you'll easily recognize the prototypical version of the theme. This episode aired in 1972, and ''Little House on the Prarie'' debuted the following year in 1972, indicating that the episode production for the pilot and first season occurred while this story went to air, and was eyed for the use of the instrumental music as a good choice to create the theme tune.

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* EasterEgg: A bizarre reverse example. The theme for ''Series/LittleHouseOnThePrairie'' was borne from a one-off composition used in Season 12, Episode 17 "Top Hand", which is almost identical. If you listen to the episode after watching the latter series, you'll easily recognize the prototypical version of the theme. This episode aired in 1972, 1971, and ''Little House on the Prarie'' debuted the following year a few years later in 1972, indicating that the episode production for the pilot 1974, and first season occurred while this story went to air, and was eyed for the use episode, having been produced not too long ago, stuck out because of the its appealing instrumental music as a good choice track and received the honor of bearing witness to create the theme tune.tune of the new show.


* EasterEgg: A bizarre reverse example. The theme for ''Series/LittleHouseOnThePrairie'' was borne from a one-off composition used in Season 12, Episode 17 "Top Hand", which is almost identical. If you listen to the episode after watching the latter series, you'll easily recognize the prototypical version of the theme. This episode aired in 1972, and ''Little House on the Prarie'' debuted the following year in 1972, indicating that the episode production for the pilot and first season occurred while this story went to air, and was eyed for the use of the instrumental music as a good choice to create the theme tune.



* ThemeTumeCameo: A bizarre reverse example. The theme for ''Series/LittleHouseOnThePrarie'' was borne from a one-off composition used in Season 12, Episode 17 "Top Hand", which is almost identical. If you listen to the episode after watching the latter series, you'll easily recognize the prototypical version of the theme. This episode aired in 1972, and ''Little House on the Prarie'' debuted the following year in 1972, indicating that the episode production for the pilot and first season occurred while this story went to air, and was eyed for the use of the instrumental music as a good choice to create the theme tune.

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* ThemeTumeCameo: A bizarre reverse example. The theme for ''Series/LittleHouseOnThePrarie'' was borne from a one-off composition used in Season 12, Episode 17 "Top Hand", which is almost identical. If you listen to the episode after watching the latter series, you'll easily recognize the prototypical version of the theme. This episode aired in 1972, and ''Little House on the Prarie'' debuted the following year in 1972, indicating that the episode production for the pilot and first season occurred while this story went to air, and was eyed for the use of the instrumental music as a good choice to create the theme tune.

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* CreatorBacklash: Pernell Roberts, a stage actor doing TV for the first time, was not prepared at all for the grueling filming schedule, and also wasn't shy about publicly complaining about the show not living up to his hopes, especially his confusion that three guys in their 30s were still completely beholden to their father. He left after six seasons, with only a few guest spots afterwards.


** When he got older, Michael Landon looks matured and changed dramatically. His hair turned gray with age and he let it grow out. By the end of the series, Little Joe had become just plain Joe with age, and he looked more like his new character [[Series/LittleHouseOnThePrairie Charles Ingalls]], a middle-aged man whose hair also went gray ([[SilverFox full silver, in fact]]) in the final season of his respective show.

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** When he got older, Michael Landon looks matured and changed dramatically. His hair turned prematurely gray with age due to smoking, and he also let it grow out. out considerably in the latter years of ''Bonanza'' compared to the short hairstyle he wore in the earlier seasons. By the end of the series, Little Joe had become just plain Joe with age, Joe, and he looked more like his new character [[Series/LittleHouseOnThePrairie Charles Ingalls]], a middle-aged man whose hair also went gray ([[SilverFox full silver, in fact]]) in the final season of his respective show.


** When he got older, Michael Landon's hair turned gray with age and he let it grow out. By the end of the series, he looked more like his new character [[Series/LittleHouseOnThePrairie Charles Ingalls]], a middle-aged man whose hair also went gray ([[SilverFox full silver, in fact]]) in the final season of his respective show.

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** When he got older, Michael Landon's Landon looks matured and changed dramatically. His hair turned gray with age and he let it grow out. By the end of the series, Little Joe had become just plain Joe with age, and he looked more like his new character [[Series/LittleHouseOnThePrairie Charles Ingalls]], a middle-aged man whose hair also went gray ([[SilverFox full silver, in fact]]) in the final season of his respective show.


** When he got older, Michael Landon's hair turned gray with age and he let it grow out. By the end of the series, he looked more like his new character [[Series/LittleHouseOnThePrairie Charles Ingalls]], whose hair also went gray ([[SilverFox full silver, in fact]]) in the final season of his respective show.

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** When he got older, Michael Landon's hair turned gray with age and he let it grow out. By the end of the series, he looked more like his new character [[Series/LittleHouseOnThePrairie Charles Ingalls]], a middle-aged man whose hair also went gray ([[SilverFox full silver, in fact]]) in the final season of his respective show.


** When he got older, Michael Landon's hair turned gray with age and he let it grow out. By the end of the series, he looked more like his new character [[Series/LittleHouseOnThePrarire Charles Ingalls]], whose hair also went gray ([[SilverFox full silver, in fact]]) in the final season of his respective show.

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** When he got older, Michael Landon's hair turned gray with age and he let it grow out. By the end of the series, he looked more like his new character [[Series/LittleHouseOnThePrarire [[Series/LittleHouseOnThePrairie Charles Ingalls]], whose hair also went gray ([[SilverFox full silver, in fact]]) in the final season of his respective show.

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