Gunsmoke

Season 18 Episode 15

Arizona Midnight

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Aired Unknown Jan 01, 1973 on CBS
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  • Very Unusual Episode for Gunsmoke

    9.5
    I was a good friend of the writer of this episode. At the time there was a lot of criticism of TV's violence and the "Family Hour" idea was being floated. The Gunsmoke producers decided that a more lighthearted episode might be appropriate, and indeed I believe this is the only Gunsmoke episode that was essentially a comedy. I watched the episode being filmed. As a side note, you will see a "Sande Powell" credited as playing "Beatrice," a young bar hostess in this one episode. Ms. Powell won this role by winning the Miss Hot Pants in some sort of tournament, and she was written into this one episode to fulfill that obligation.