The Wild Wild West (1969)

Season 1 Episode 23

The Night of the Two-Legged Buffalo

Aired Friday 7:30 PM Mar 11, 1966 on CBS
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The Night of the Two-Legged Buffalo

West and Gordon try to protect a pleasure-loving prince who insists on visiting a plush spa---where assassins eagerly await his arrival.

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  • A sorry piece of work!

    I'm not certain that I can come up with 100 words to describe this episode. Disappointing, letdown, frivolous, actually BORING--and it was still the first season--hardly time for creative burnout!

    The entrance arch looks exactly like the one to the Territorial Prison in the preceeding "The Night of the Bars of Hell", Artie has only one costume, not nearly par to his usual finesse, Jim does some wrestling, but hardly uses his brains, let alone gadgets. The Prince is simply disgusting. I suppose he was an attempt at humor--boy, did that backfire! He just came across as a cross-dresser or something. BOORRRRRRRRRRRRRING!!!!moreless
Robert Emhardt

Robert Emhardt

Claude Duchamps

Guest Star

Paul Comi

Paul Comi

Vittorio Pellagrini

Guest Star

Al Wyatt

Al Wyatt

Coach Driver (uncredited)

Guest Star

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (5)

  • QUOTES (9)

    • Coach Driver: This place charges $200 a day for room and board? And taking a mud bath?
      Jim: Yeah, but it's very special mud. And besides, they don't allow any tipping.

    • Prince: Talking to yourself, my dear Artemus?
      Artie: Oh, why, yes, your Highness. Habit I acquired during those lonely nights on the prairie.
      Prince: I do talk a great deal to myself. In fact, it's the only conversation I truly enjoy.

    • Claude: Do not worry, dear lady. Time is for the ordinary people.
      Lady Beatrice: Yes, but three hours?
      Vittorio: You are becoming like an American, Lady Beatrice. Time, time, time--always time. Sometimes I think that for them, the universe is a great big clock that God winds up every morning.
      Lady Beatrice: Blasphemy, Count Vittorio. Shame on you.

    • Lady Beatrice: it's just that I didn't expect to find anyone in here. I say, my heart is quiet in my throat.
      Jim: Would you like some wine to wash it down to its proper place?

    • Artie: You know something? I've gotta big mouth!

    • Artie: Well, can't we play a little roulette or something? I'm wearing my lucky molar.
      Jim: Yeah, but it's got a cavity in it.

    • Artie: (in South Sea garb) These things are ridiculous.
      Jim: Artie, it's very colorful.
      Artie: Blue, that's the color, blue! I'll die of pneumonia!
      Jim: If you're going to die, blue's a lovely color.

    • Artie: Feathered capes. It's a wonder every bird in the world hasn't frozen to death.
      Jim: Well, it could be worse. You could be moulting.

    • Lady Beatrice: Oh, I hate you!
      Jim: You've just made my day.

  • NOTES (4)

    • Nick Adams is billed as Special Guest Star.

    • Commercial breaks: Artie and Jim on the train (ll), Jim rinsing off in the spa pool (ur), the Prince holding a gun to Jim's head (ul), the Wanderer departs (lr)

    • Nick Adams and Robert Conrad were close personal friends in real life. Conrad has always credited Adams with getting him his start in Hollywood.

    • The role of the Prince was originally conceived for Zero Mostel, then Red Buttons was cast to play him. Buttons caught a case of pneumonia the night before filming began and Nick Adams was hired to replace him.