advertisement [Hoss reluctantly agrees to serve as a temporary deputy sheriff] Deputy Sheriff: I'll swear you in. Do you? Eric 'Hoss' Cartwright: I do. Deputy Sheriff: You are. [running gag] Ben Cartwright: Hey, Joe, do you know the difference between a table and an ottoman? Joseph 'Little Joe' Cartwright: Sure I do. Ben Cartwright: Then take your feet off the table! [Hoss rolls his eyes] Eric 'Hoss' Cartwright: He'll never learn to do that. Adam Cartwright: Let's go back to the Ponderosa, Pa. This isn't any of our affair. Ben Cartwright: We can't ignore the rest of the world. We're the only stabilizing influence in the country. Ben Cartwright: You and your education. Adam Cartwright: Education is progress! Now what have you got against it? Ben Cartwright: I don't have anything against education - as long as it doesn't interfere with your thinking!