Marshal Maverick

Season 5, Ep 10, Aired 4/1/62
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  • Episode Description
  • When circumstances force Bart to kill the killer of Abilene's marshal, not only is he not thanked, but he's threatened with jail unless he becomes the town's new marshal, albeit, only temporarily, he's told, just until the famed Wyatt Earp can arrive to take over. But, of course, it doesn't turn out to be quite that cut and dried.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Arthur W. Silver

    Supervising Producer

  • Gail Kobe

    Theodora 'Theo' Rush

  • Arnold Belgard

  • William L. Stuart

  • Willard Waterman

    Mayor Oliver

  • Fan Reviews (1)
  • Very funny episode loaded with slapstick humor and bad romantic choices.

    By m00nshadow, Jan 20, 2009

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (15)

    • Pappyism: If you don't git while the gittin's good you're gonna git got.

    • Theo: What can I do for you, Mr. Mayor, honey? Mayor (pointing to campaign poster): In deference to the elected candidate, namely me, it's only common courtesy to dispose of the campaign propaganda of the defeated candidate. Theo: Well now, Billy only lost in the election. Mayor: Everybody knows he's a common criminal. Theo: Oh, not everyone. Well, I voted for him, and I'd vote for him again. Mayor: Theo! Theo: Well, honey, it's not political, it's only personal.

    • First Creditor: Hey! What about Maverick for Marshal? I mean, after all, gun handling like his certainly oughta give Billy Coe somethin' to think about. Mayor: Mr. Maverick, we'd be honored. Bart: Thanks, but no thanks, Mr. Mayor. I'm not too familiar with that side of the law.

    • (the Marshal is killed during a poker game) Bart: My problem is right here on the poker table. Now, the Marshal raised me a hundred dollars and I called with my horse and saddle. Correct? And I have here, three pretty little two's. What does he have? Mayor: Uh, just a minute! Heck claimed that pot and died untested. I must assume custody until rightful ownership is legally established. Bart: We can establish that by merely looking at his cards. Mayor: Impossible! And speaking of custody, your indebtedness and your lack of any visible means of support suggest vagrancy. Bart: Mr. Mayor, are you threatening me? Mayor: Ah-hah. Bart: You're prepared to take me into custody too, um? Mayor: Ah-hah. Bart: Unless I take the job of Marshal, right? Mayor: Ah! Bart: And if I do accept the job, do I get to see the hand? Mayor: Ah-hah. As Marshal, it'd be part of your, uh … legitimate investigation. Bart: Ah-hah.

    • Coe: Oh, Marshal Maverick, I take it. Specialty's killing kids? Bart: No, he was a man, Mr. Coe. He murdered Heck Thomas. Coe: Kind of ungrateful of you, wasn't it? He got you the job. Bart: I don't like the job. The present is nervous and the future's doubtful and the pay's atrocious. You do me a favor and I'll do one for you in return. You stay out of Abilene for the next six weeks. Coe: Why six weeks? Bart: Cause after six weeks, you'll be somebody else's problem. If you come in here again, I'm gonna try to take you and you'll probably try to stop me. One of us is liable to get dead - could be me and I think that's too big an investment to put into a six week job.

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    Trivia (1)

    • The character of Wyatt Earp is seen in this episode, the only time he's see in the entire series though he is referred to on occasion.

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