Honest John

Honest John

Air Date: December 20, 1970

Written by: Arthur Heinemann

Directed by: Lewis Allen

Guest Stars: Jack Elam (Honest John), Bing Russell (Deputy Clem Foster), Victor Sen Yung (Hop Sing)

Jamie forms a friendship with a bum and his pet crow. Before long, Jamie suggests they fix up an old wagon and leave the Ponderosa.

Trivia: This was Jack Elam’s third and final appearance in the series. He appeared with Dan Blocker in the movie comedy, The Cockeyed Cowboys of Calico County (1970). Elam also appeared in two Bonanza movies: Bonanza: The Return (1993) and Bonanza: Under Attack (1995), which was his last television appearance.