New Doctor in Town

Trivia, Quotes, Notes and Allusions

Quotes (2)

  • Dr. Chapman (to Festus): You're crazier than a bedbug, you know that?

  • Festus: Whoever heard of a doctor turnin' down a free drink?

Notes (2)

  • Dr. Chapman is featured in seven consecutive episodes in Season 17 beginning with this one (Episode 5) and ending with Episode 11 "Drago." Doc Adams returned in Episode 12, "Gold Train: The Bullet," the first part of Gunsmoke's only three-part episode written to welcome back Milburn Stone.

  • This episode and the rest of the season feature Pat Hingle as Doc Chapman. Milburn Stone had suffered a heart attack and would not return until the next season opener in Gold Train: The Bullet parts 1 through 3 even though he is still listed as being in the show in the opening credits.

Trivia (2)

  • According to the calender on the wall of Newly's shop the explosion occurred on Mar. 27.

  • This isn't really a goof, but why give Kitty the letter to read to everyone when you know she's gonna end up bawling before the end?