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Guest star, Bruce Boxleitner would co-star with James Arness in the series How the West was Won, and would co-star with him in the made for tv movie Red River and the last Gunsmoke movie One Man's Justice.
Guest stars Robert Urich and Mark Shera co-starred in the series, SWAT.
At one point in the scene where Harve is proposing to Zoe, if you look at the wagon over Harve's shoulder you can see the reins move and then the wheel goes around for just a split second.
Early in the episode we see a grave marker for Rachel's son that reads 1868-1871. Later in the episode we find out that Rachel's son would have been four, meaning that this episode takes place in 1872.
How did Festus manage to dig a hole to bury Dixon? He had no shovel and the desert soil is very hard.
This episode takes place in 1873.
When Ben and Festus are in the desert, you can see two white contrails from jet aircraft in the sky.
Cory Kaysinger was sentenced to hang August 3rd, 1873, by Judge Kendall, for horse stealing.
This episode took place in the year 1873.
The rifle that the citizens of Ludlow gave to Harker, is a Winchester model 1140/L "Yellowboy", first produced in 1866.
Although he isn't shown "under the influence", Matt gets drunk enough in this episode to be hung over the next day.
When Matt and Chauncey get into a fight, Chauncey has a bruise on his eye, and Matt a cut on his cheek. Both injuries last through breakfast, then are miraculously healed and never seen again.
The plot in this episode is quite similar to that of the 1954 MGM musical Seven Brides for Seven Brothers. In this case it's 3 brides for 3 brothers.
The tombstone in the opening scene is dated 1873, but in several episodes that took place BEFORE this one, the year is 1875.
Doc actually curses in this episode.
Nitpick: Buck Henry thwarts the law and takes matters into his own hands, yet he isn't penalized at all. He is guilty of assault on a lawman after bludgeoning Festus and tying him to the bed, yet when Festus returns to Dodge he is alone and there is no mention of any consequences for these seemingly serious actions. Wouldn't Buck Henry at the very least have had to do some jail time, or at least be detained until a suitable punishment could be deemed?
Buck Henry is seen heartily cracking Festus across the back of his head with an iron skillet. With a blow to the head that hard with such a blunt object, it seems very likely that Buck Henry would have smashed his skull, not simply given him a minor concussion.
Nitpick: When Buck Henry exchanges fire with his uncle outside the saloon, the wind is whipping every object around it in a furious frenzy. As fiercely as it is blowing, and with the establishment's open and unshielded entrance, it doesn't even so much as ruffle anyone's hair when they are shown the next minute back inside.
In the scene where Maylee Baines comes to see the baby, you see her with a pair of grey gloves on bending down to pat the baby. When you see a close up, you see a bare hand. When you go back to the long shot, Maylee has the grey glove on still.
Ben hands Festus some new wanted posters that have just arrived, and one of them is of Frank Eaton, who looks just like Festus. Only problem is, Frank Eaton was shot dead at the end of the episode, "Alias Festus Haggen".
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gritty crime scenarios, fight for survival, bloody and violent, 60s, prostitution