The Young Riders

Season 1 Episode 1

The Kid

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Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Sep 20, 1989 on ABC
9.7
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Kid gets into a fist fight to win money and buy a horse, Katy. Later he joins the Pony Express where he is introduced to Emma Shannon, the station mistress, Teaspoon Hunter, the shaggy station master, Buck, Jimmy, Ike, Cody, and Lou, fellow riders. He also becomes acquainted with Sam Cain, the marshal of Sweetwater.moreless

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  • About this episode

    10
    This had wonderful costuming.
  • Great western series about the early years of the pony express.

    10
    One of the best western series EVER. I never missed an episodes. I love westerns,but this one was one of the best. It wasn\'t your typical western (you know there\'s some Indians, lets shoot them for the heck of it) It was intelligent with enough action not to be boring, and it had a great soundtrack. I wish it had lasted much longer but you know with any good series they move it around till nobody can find it and then cancel it. Series 1 is out on DVD in March and I will be first in line to get. GREAT SERIES!!!moreless
  • Five young men and one young woman join up with the Pony Express out of Sweetwater. They all come from different backgrounds thinking they are ready for one of the toughest jobs around.moreless

    9.5
    This episode started up one of my favorite television programs of all time. For a pilot episode it actually had most of the main relationships all set up. Some of the characters changed a lot over the three seasons and others changed very little. I think the thing that brought me into the show right away was how quickly the characters became a family. It took them a lot longer to figure out that they were a family than it took the audience. from the moment they stood together we all knew they would do alright. Fabulous episode.moreless
Stephen Baldwin

Stephen Baldwin

William F. Cody

Josh Brolin

Josh Brolin

James Butler Hickok

Brett Cullen

Brett Cullen

Marshal Sam Cain (1989-1990)

Travis Fine

Travis Fine

Ike McSwain (1989-91)

Melissa Leo (I)

Melissa Leo (I)

Emma Shannon (1989-90)

Ty Miller

Ty Miller

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  • TRIVIA (1)

    • When Lou rides up the station where he/she is shot, it's a small station. These were relay stations where the riders could change horses to keep from running them into the ground and killing the animals. It is not a Way Station where riders would sleep, bathe, eat, etc.

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  • NOTES (3)

    • This episode won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Costuming for a Series.

    • The original script for The Kid included an old man (actually Kid himself as an old man and looking back to his youth adventures) narrating the story. It would have been something similar to Lonesome Dove.

    • The original script included a character named the Dog Man. He was supposed to help Kid save Katy after she's shot, but Sam ended up replacing him.

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