Trivia, Quotes, Notes and Allusions
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.
In this episode, Scott Forbes became the first hero of a western TV series to go "under the lash."