The Wild Wild West (1969)

Season 1 Episode 22

The Night of the Bars of Hell

Aired Friday 7:30 PM Mar 04, 1966 on CBS
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The Night of the Bars of Hell

Jim poses as a prison inspector, while Artie goes undercover as a street preacher, to track down an outlaw band whose operations are centered around a territorial prison.

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    Roy Sickner

    Roy Sickner

    Driscoll (uncredited)

    Guest Star

    Paul Genge

    Paul Genge


    Guest Star

    Robert Herron

    Robert Herron

    Borg (uncredited)

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    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (3)

    • QUOTES (8)

      • Artie: (disguised as a preacher) I would like to sing my own original composition, entitled, "Never Make Friends With the Devil, Brother--His Pitchfork Will Get You in the End"!

      • Jennifer: Oh, oh, the poor dear misunderstood man. The cruelty of it all. Is there no justice? No humanity?
        Jim: No drama critic.
        Jennifer: What?
        Jim: You are laying it on a little thick, lady.
        Jennifer: Well, now you see why I can't get out of the chorus. I'm a lousy actress.
        Jim: I'll have to go along with that.

      • Jennifer: You're just like the rest of them, aren't you. You scratch my back and I'll scratch yours.
        Jim: My back isn't itching.

      • Jim: Speaking of the dead, you've got it easy. Street preaching is at least safe. I've been here less than an hour and someone's tried to kill me twice already.
        Artie: They failed, I hope?
        Jim: Barely.

      • Jim: Oh, there's a girl.
        Artie: Of course.
        Jim: Her name is Jennifer McCoy. For some reason I feel she's involved in this. You keep an eye on her.
        Artie: Just an eye? I have so much more to offer.

      • Jennifer: Will you help me?
        Artie: For you, Jennifer, anything. Who do I have to kill?
        Jennifer: How did you know?

      • Ragan: Very well done, Mr. West. You are formidable.
        Jim: I drink a lot of milk.

      • Jim: I'm afraid I've got some bad news for you. Your uncle is really going to be executed this time.
        Jennifer: But my money!
        Jim: That's what I like about this girl. She is filled with compassion, Artemus.
        Artie: Well, what do you want? Nobody's perfect.

    • NOTES (1)

    • ALLUSIONS (1)

      • Artie: Stone walls may possibly a prison make, but iron bars not necessarily a cage.
        Referencing the poem "To Althea, From Prison," written by Richard Lovelace (1618-1657). Artie is paraphrasing the last stanza, "Stone walls do not a prison make, Nor iron bars a cage; Minds innocent and quiet take That for an hermitage."