The Horse Traders

The Horse Traders

Air Date: April 5, 1970

Written by: Jack B. Sowards

Directed by: Herschel Daugherty

Guest Stars: Ann Prentiss (Meena Calhoun), Dub Taylor (Luke Calhoun), Victor French (Jesse Potter), George Morgan (Virgil Potter), Robert Donner (Owen Potter)

Joe and Hoss end up in the livery business trying to outsmart Meena Calhoun’s father. This is the second episode featuring the character of Meena.

Trivia: This was Robert Donner’s second and last appearance in the series. One of Hollywood’s most enthusiastic golfers. He was a member of the former “Hollywood Hackers” and carried a seven handicap. He was the leader of a group of entertainment industry professionals known as ‘Don Porter’s Thursday Golf Group’ as well as joining others at many of the Celebrity Golf Tournaments which raise money for various charities around the world. Robert also played in many tennis tournaments and was frequently called upon during “Celebrity Nights” in which he performed stand-up comedy and promised not to sing. His reputation in this area also led him to become known as one of Hollywood’s “in demand” Corporate Speakers.

Lou Frizzell makes his debut as Dusty Rhoades, since negotiations with NBC and David Canary (Candy), were failing. Canary eventually quit due to a contract dispute. Frizzell would later return in season twelve as Dusty, along with Mitch Vogel, as Jamie Hunter, replacing the gap Canary left.