Trying to get re-elected as sheriff, Tom Guthrie wants Maverick to lay low and not jeopardize his chances at winning. But Bret's working on the biggest con of his life and he isn't about to stop for his old friend.moreless
Tom and Bret are suckered into protecting a U.S. gold shipment from a ruthless band of former Confederate soldiers. But for Tom, there's a lot more to it than that.
A shady magician arrives in Sweetwater to work at the Red Ox but appears to have more than magic on his mind...and he won't allow anyone, including Bret, to get in his way.moreless
A stagecoach is attacked by Apaches and Bret's lady friend is killed. General Frye and his troops ride into town to hunt down the renegades who are responsible but Philo Sandeen insists that the crime was committed by white men.moreless
A washed-up pulp fiction writer lures a rag-tag collection of inept killers to Sweetwater, promising to make the one who manages to kill Bret Maverick famous when he writes about it in his next book.moreless
Determined to lynch former Sweetwater sheriff Tom Guthrie for a murder they claim he committed at the end of the Civil War, boss lady Addie Burnett and her hired guns take over the Red Ox Saloon. Bret stumbles into this ticklish situation and poses as Tom's lawyer before a wild "kangaroo court" presided over by the "esteemed" and liquored-up Judge Cobb.moreless
A stranger arrives in town claiming to be in the process of finishing an epic ballad on the life and times of Bret Maverick. At the same time, Maverick is trying to unload a silver mine he won in a poker game but all his potential buyers have heard of his exploits and are convinced it's a con game.moreless
Hallie McCullough, a feisty old friend of Bret Maverick's, emerges from the past needing his help. It seems that the two brothers whom she swindled want their money back or her life. But Bret can't quite bring himself to trust her and when she fails to enlist his "help", she becomes even more devious.moreless
After Bret is arrested for murder on a trip to St. Louis, a member of The Mayflower Women's Historical Society offers to "rescue" Maverick if, in exchange, he agrees to take her out "West" and help her compile his life story.moreless
A Tucson land combine attempts to take over the town of Sweetwater using verbal threats and strong-arm tactics. Their plan is coming up aces until the desperate town asks Maverick to outwit the scoundrels.moreless
The women's suffrage movement has arrived in Sweetwater at the same time Maverick wins a young Chinese girl in a poker game. The townsfolk, and the preacher, are appalled by this, as is Bret who can't seem to find a decent way to get rid of his unwanted "property."moreless
Tom Guthrie convinces Bret to help hide his wounded friend from a bloodthirsty U.S. Marshall and his ill-tempered posse. Unfortunately, the wounded "friend" just happens to be Billy The Kid and at the same time, Bret is having the whole town out to his ranch for an old-fashioned barn-raising party.moreless
Maverick's reluctance to sell his ranch, the Lazy Ace, becomes a major stumbling block to the railroad coming into Sweetwater. He suspects the supposed "railroad representatives" may not be all they claim to be.moreless
Live from New York, it's... Gilda Radner!
Sketches include "Kirk Meets Gilda's Aunt," "What If?," "The Micro-Dentists," "Nick at Greg's Bar Mitzvah," "Prime Time Saturday," "Kirk's Greatest Kirks," "Mask of Fear" (film), and "Arlene Meets Kirk Douglas."
Sam and Dave performed "You Don't Know Like I Know" and "Soul Man."moreless