Mom and I used to enjoy watching Tv Land’s reruns of “Bonanza” together.
I remember her reaction to the scene below.
After Little Joe said “I’m really PROUD of you!” the way he did, in order
to make the house of cards Hoss had been so carefully constructing topple, Mom said, “What a brat. Spank him!”
Now, this should not be taken as an allegation that my Mom believed in
or approved of spanking in real life. No, she was the “No TV” type.
I’m sure, though, that Mom wasn’t the only viewer who felt that Little Joe deserved a vigorous spanking.