Season 15 Episode 16

The Pack Rat

Aired Unknown Jan 12, 1970 on CBS



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • "A beer might help. Two would probably cure it." Festus' response to Matt's question if a beer would help his injured arm.

  • Notes

    • Actor William C. Watson plays a good/ bad guy in this episode for a change. He debuted on television in a Gunsmoke episode: "Saturday Night" (Jan. 7,1967) and went on to appear in 2 more of the series episodes. He also appeared in episodes of the TV series, Cimarron Strip, High Chaparral, Rat Patrol, Bonanza, Hawaii Five-O, Cannon, Rockford Files, Starsky and Hutch, and Magnum P.I. (his last). He also appeared as a slave catcher in the first episode of the mini-series Roots (1977), and his theatrical films include, Girl on a Chain Gang (1965), In the Heat of the Night (1967), Lawman (1971), The Hunting Party (1971), Chato's Land (1972), Stingray (1978), and It's Alive III: Island of the Alive (1987) which was his last. He died on November 5,1997.
      Loretta Swit and William C. Watson also appeared together in the M*A*S*H episode "A Full Rich Day" (Dec. 3,1974).

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