The Wild Wild West (1969)

Season 4 Episode 23

The Night of the Plague

Aired Friday 7:30 PM Apr 04, 1969 on CBS



  • Trivia

    • Gadgets: a multi-lens hexagonal telescope, grappling dart and line, windup arrow shooter

    • When Carl falls off the cliff to his death, he not only becomes an obvious dummy on the way down but has changed into Indian clothing.

    • Disguises: Shakespearean actor Kevin Kemble (who plays Falstaff on stage for an extended scene)

    • The scene where Jim is climb up the mountain is a scene from "TNOT Jack O'Diamond." You can tell that Jim's chaps are light in "TNOT Plague," but when be climbs up the mountain they're dark like "TNOT Jack O'Diamonds." Also Jim is very pale in "TNOT Plague" but when he's climbing he's more tanned.

  • Quotes

    • Averi: Hey you, whatever your name is.
      Duncan: Dear lady, from my bottom of my heart, I do sweetly urge you to shut up!

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • Duncan: The quality of mercy is not strained.
      Referencing The Merchant of Venice and Portia's speech to the court. "The quality of mercy is not strained. It droppeth as the gentle rain from heaven; Upon the place beneath: it is twice blest; It blesseth him that gives and him that takes."

    • Stills: Oh my offenses rank. It smells to Heaven. It hath the primal eldest curse upon 't.
      Referencing Hamlet, Act III, Scene 3.

    • Artie: Artemus, looks like the play's the thing, wherein we'll capture the conscience of... I wonder who?
      Referencing Hamlet, Act II, Scene 2. "The play's the thing wherein I'll catch the conscience of the king."

    • Artie: There's a special providence in the fall of a sparrow.
      Referencing Hamlet, Act V, Scene 2.

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