The Adventures of Jim Bowie

Trivia, Quotes, Notes and Allusions

Notes (3)

  • This episode, and all future episodes, begins with a shot of a bowie knife flying through the air and embedding its tip in a wooden door. As the knife quivers, a male chorus breaks into the show's theme song: "Jim Bowie, Jim Bowie / He was a bold adventurin' man / Jim Bowie, Jim Bowie / Battled for rights with a powerful hand / His blade was tempered and so was he / Indestructible steel was he / Jim Bowie, Jim Bowie / He was a fighter, a fearless and mighty adventurin' man." As the song is sung, Scott Forbes appears, pulls out the knife from the door, and then turns to face the camera.

  • Guest stars Rose Marie and Morey Amsterdam were regulars together on the long-running Dick Van Dyke Show.

  • Jim Bowie does not appear in this episode.

Trivia (1)

  • In this episode, Scott Forbes became the first hero of a western TV series to go "under the lash."