On this week's episode of The Cracked Podcast, Alex Schmidt is joined by the incredible Andy Daly, star of Review and all of the rest of TV. This podcast is inspired by Dalton Wilcox's long-simmering project 'Bonanas For Bonanza', a rewatch podcast (theoretically) tackling all 431 episodes of the 1959-1973 Western adventure TV show Bonanza. It turns out even the earliest Bonanza episodes are quite odd -- which begs the question, how weird can a long-running show get? Alex & Andy answer that with examples (and audio!) from Gunsmoke, One Tree Hill, Lassie, and more surprising pillars of American television history.

Footnotes

Bonanas for Bonanza Podcast

Andy Daly - Four More Sweaters: Monsters Take Your Questions

Review - Complete Series

1 Way To Make An Emoji Podcast

Unnamed Temporary Sports Blog: "I Wouldn't Watch 'Game Of Thrones' Again If The Pandemic Lasted A Hundred Years"

11 solid gold facts about 'Bonanza'

12 surprising facts about 'Gunsmoke'

John Wayne in Gunsmoke/YouTube

Lassie - Episode 24 - "The Well"/YouTube

Lassie - Episode #123 - "The Ring"/YouTube

Lassie Wallet Auction

Lassie Stays Home With Nick

Dog ate Dan's new heart/YouTube

An Oral History of the Time a Dog Ate a Heart on 'One Tree Hill'

Dallas-Season 14 (Final Scene)/YouTube

E.R.- Dr. Robert "Rocket" Romano Dies-Helicopter/YouTube

Robert Romano/ER Wiki

Paul McCrane/IMDB

LITTLE HOUSE GETS BLOW'D UP/YouTube

Little House On The Prairie/TV.com

Michael Landon/IMDB

'Prairie' Set Is Dynamited for Finale

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