The Young Riders

Season 1 Episode 1

The Kid

Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Sep 20, 1989 on ABC



  • Trivia

    • Goof: 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.

  • Quotes

    • Lou: (When Kid goes to check on her wound) What's the matter, Kid? Ain't you never seen a girl before?

    • Teaspoon: (To the riders) Out here you do not stand and fight, you run... like hell!

    • Emma: They're not orphans while I'm around.

    • Teaspoon: (To Kid about marriage) Some people get married and they call it love, but... but it weren't really who they thought it was in the first place... so the years pass by and you found you've done married up to a stranger. So, the question is: if they're married to a stranger, who's they're with all that time before?

    • Teaspoon: This job ain't nothing but sweat and trouble.

  • Notes

    • 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.

  • Allusions