Season 5 Episode 10

Marshal Maverick

Aired Sunday 6:30 PM Apr 01, 1962 on ABC

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  • Very funny episode loaded with slapstick humor and bad romantic choices.

    This humorous episode really had me laughing at the slapstick gun-fighting and typically tongue-in-cheek send-up of old West mythology. As the episode opens, Bart is dragooned into serving as sheriff after running up debts all over the town-of-the-week. The writers use the fact that Wyatt Erp had never before appeared on the show to great humorous effect. This episode's sole female character is the spunky owner of the gambling joint where, as usual, much of the show's action takes place. Too bad she has such bad taste in men! (There is one other woman, who appears in the final minute, but she's no more than a throwaway gag.) Overall, a very funny episode in this classic "stranger-comes-to-town" show.