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Gunsmoke: Mannon (1969) (TV Episode)
Gunsmoke: Return to Dodge (1987) (TV Movie)
Gunsmoke: The Last Apache (1990) (TV Movie)
Gunsmoke: To the Last Man (1992) (TV Movie)
Gunsmoke: The Long Ride (1993) (TV Movie)
Gunsmoke: One Man's Justice (1994) (TV Movie)

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Edited into 


Dirty Sally (1974) (TV Series)
Sally Fergus is introduced on Gunsmoke: Pike: Part 1 (1971) & Gunsmoke: Pike: Part 2 (1971).

Referenced in 

The Phil Silvers Show: Bilko's TV Pilot (1958) (TV Episode)
While watching another show, Rizik recognizes a bad guy from "Gunsmoke".
The Ed Sullivan Show: Episode #12.1 (1958) (TV Episode)
Joe E. Lewis jokes about Matt Dillon and Chester.
The Milton Berle Show: Episode #1.4 (1958) (TV Episode)
Referenced in a joke during Milton Berle's monologue.
Hancock's Half Hour: The Set That Failed (1959) (TV Episode)
Hancock acts out a scene from this show.
Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall: Episode #11.19 (1959) (TV Episode)
Dick Van Dyke mentions Chester and Miss Kitty during his satirical TV Western sketch.
Ocean's 11 (1960)
Danny Ocean says to Victor Massler, "Cut out the Gunsmoke dialog." (approx. 18 minutes into the movie)
Make Room for Daddy: Everything Happens to Me (1961) (TV Episode)
One of four western series from which Rusty wants autographs from everyone.
One, Two, Three (1961)
Arlene Frances wants to watch the TV show in English (i.e. in America)
Make Room for Daddy: The P.T.A. Bash (1962) (TV Episode)
Danny mentions the show, while performing a comedy routine for the P.T.A.
Car 54, Where Are You?: No More Pickpockets (1962) (TV Episode)
Wearing a cowboy hat, while working undercover, Muldoon is mistaken for Marshal Dillon.
Mister Ed: Ed the Beachcomber (1962) (TV Episode)
Mister Ed mentions Matt Dillon.
Stoney Burke: Child of Luxury (1962) (TV Episode)
Stoney is told he'll ride in "like Marshal Dillon."
Dennis the Menace: Wilson's Second Childhood (1962) (TV Episode)
While the neighborhood kids are playing cowboys and Indians, Mrs. Wilson calls her husband "Matt", and Mr. Wilson calls his wife "Miss Kitty".
The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis: Will the Real Santa Claus Please Come Down the Chimney? (1962) (TV Episode)
Maynard says that even though he's never actually seen him, he believes in Marshal Dillon (but he's not so sure about Chester).
The Courtship of Eddie's Father (1963)
Tom Corbett asks his son Eddie, "Would Chester run out on Marshall Dillon?"
The Andy Griffith Show: Aunt Bee's Medicine Man (1963) (TV Episode)
Aunt Bea calls Andy "Sheriff Matt Dillon" and asks "Where's Chester?"
The Dick Van Dyke Show: Racy Tracy Rattigan (1963) (TV Episode)
Sally limps out of the office calling for Mr. Dillon
Dennis the Menace: A Man Among Men (1963) (TV Episode)
Dennis mentions Sheriff Matt Dillon, and then he starts to limp.
The Andy Griffith Show: Fun Girls (1964) (TV Episode)
Gomer says Goober can walk just like Chester on "Marshall Dillon", which was the title for the half-hour episodes of "Gunsmoke" when the series was expanded to a full hour.
My Favorite Martian: The Time Machine Is Waking Up That Old Gang of Mine (1965) (TV Episode)
Mistakenly believing that Tim and Martin are claiming to be Frank and Jesse James, the railroad detective sarcastically introduces himself as Marshal Dillon.
Green Acres: The Deputy (1966) (TV Episode)
When Oliver becomes deputy sheriff, Eb calls him 'Mr. Dillon'
The Monkees: Monkees in a Ghost Town (1966) (TV Episode)
Marchall Dillon is mentioned when Davy calls for help
Gilligan's Island: Gilligan Goes Gung-Ho (1966) (TV Episode)
Newly appointed Deputy Gilligan limps and calls the Skipper, "Mr. Dillon"
The Monkees: Monkees in Texas (1967) (TV Episode)
referenced in musical cues
Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In: Episode #2.1 (1968) (TV Episode)
Title referenced by Jack Lemmon
Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In: Episode #2.13 (1968) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by the German
Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In: Episode #2.19 (1969) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Nipsey Russel
Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In: Episode #2.22 (1969) (TV Episode)
Referened by the German in the bush
Petticoat Junction: One of Our Chickens Is Missing (1969) (TV Episode)
Buck refers to Orrin as Marshal Dillon.
Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In: Episode #3.20 (1970) (TV Episode)
Referenced by Wolfgang the German Soldier
Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In: Episode #3.25 (1970) (TV Episode)
Referenced by Wolfgang and Milton Berle in the German bush
The Barefoot Executive (1971)
Raffles correctly predicts "Pistol Smoke" to be a top-rated TV show.
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson: Lawrence Welk/David Brenner/Ashley Montagu/Joan Embery (1974) (TV Episode)
Johnny compares the 20-year run of "The Lawrence Welk Show" to that of the western series
Criminally Insane (1975)
Ethel mentions the title.
Q & Q: Ding dong!!! (1976) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned by Yvonne
Sanford and Son: The TV Addict (1976) (TV Episode)
Fred says he's in love with Miss Kitty.
CHiPs: High Explosive (1978) (TV Episode)
Grossman compares Jon to Matt Dillon
Monsters, Madmen & Machines: 25 Years of Science Fiction (1984) (TV Movie)
When Arness appears as 'The Thing," Matt Dillon is mentioned.
The Twilight Zone: Gramma/Personal Demons/Cold Reading (1986) (TV Episode)
Rockne S. O'Bannon wrote for the series.
The A-Team: The Say U.N.C.L.E. Affair (1986) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Tour Guide
Night Court: The New Judge (1986) (TV Episode)
Characters referenced
Night Court: Contempt of Courting (1986) (TV Episode)
"Let's go, Ms. Kitty."
The Golden Girls: Long Day's Journey Into Marinara (1987) (TV Episode)
Sophia says that Angela still tries to watch Gunsmoke on Sunday nights.
The Golden Girls: A Piece of Cake (1987) (TV Episode)
Sophia mentions by name.
Three O'Clock High (1987)
mentioned by one of the characters
Cheers: The Crane Mutiny (1987) (TV Episode)
Carla calls Woody "Festus".
Criminally Insane 2 (1987)
Ethel mentions the title.
Miami Vice: The Cows of October (1988) (TV Episode)
Izzy says "Get out of Casablanca", which he was bumbling the quote "Get out of Dodge", heard in one manner or another on the old series set in Dodge City.
Die Hard (1988)
Stealing Home (1988)
Quantum Leap: How the Tess Was Won - August 5, 1956 (1989) (TV Episode)
Sam sarcastically quips, "Aw, gee shucks, Mr. Dillon."
Quantum Leap: Rebel Without a Clue - September 1, 1958 (1990) (TV Episode)
Sam jokingly refers to Dillon as "Marshal Dillon."
Mystery Science Theater 3000: It Conquered the World (1991) (TV Episode)
Crow: "'Gunsmoke'? No, it'll never work."
The Gambler Returns: The Luck of the Draw (1991) (TV Movie)
action takes place in the Longbranch Saloon
An American Tail: Fievel Goes West (1991)
Miss Kitty, the saloon-girl cat, seems to be named after saloon girl Miss Kitty from "Gunsmoke," even though "kitty" also refers to her being a feline.
Fishing with John: Matt Dillon (1991) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by title.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Giant Gila Monster (1992) (TV Episode)
Tom: "Festus, from 'Gunsmoke'"
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Killer Shrews (1992) (TV Episode)
Joel: "I found Ken Curtis, TV's lovable Festus."
The Ben Stiller Show: With James Doohan (1992) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in the "Quest for Space" segment
The Larry Sanders Show: Hey Now (1992) (TV Episode)
Larry tells Hank that he looks like Kitty from Gunsmoke
Baywatch: A Matter of Life and Death (1993) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Mitch's father
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Bride of the Monster (1993) (TV Episode)
Joel: Look, Miss Kitty's changing back there.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Operation Double 007 (1993) (TV Episode)
Crow: It's a herd of Miss Kittys!
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Gunslinger (1993) (TV Episode)
"Miss Kitty & Matthew"
Married with Children: Get Outta Dodge (1994) (TV Episode)
Reference to "Get the hell out of Dodge [City]"
Oblivion (1994)
Pulp Fiction (1994)
The "Get the hell out of dodge" line said by The Wolf.
Renaissance Man (1994)
Bill suggests hiring "the guy from 'Gunsmoke'" in his TV commercial pitch.
Petticoat Planet (1996)
mentioned in dialogue
Law & Order: Castoff (1998) (TV Episode)
Congressman Maxwell refers to the series.
Nash Bridges: Skin Deep (1998) (TV Episode)
A tattoo artist looks at Evan's old-time sheriff badge he bought and says he must be Miss Kitty. Though Kitty was not an officer of the law or deputized.
3rd Rock from the Sun: Dr. Solomon's Traveling Alien Show (1998) (TV Episode)
Mary tells Don that she and Dick have a game based on the show.
Nash Bridges: Shoot the Moon (1999) (TV Episode)
Joe tells Nash, "Come on, Chester" while helping him walk after being shot in the butt and having trouble. This refers to a deputy named chester who walked with a limp.
The Making of 'Silverado' (1999) (Video)
mentioned once
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: This Year's Girl (2000) (TV Episode)
Buffy: "I tell you, if I were her, I'd get out of Dodge post hasty." This phrase originated on Gunsmoke
American Dreams: The One (2003) (TV Episode)
Roxanne refers to the series.
VeggieTales: The Ballad of Little Joe (2003) (Video)
name of character Miss Kitty in a Gunsmoke-like Western setting
Z Channel: A Magnificent Obsession (2004) (TV Movie)
Mentioned in the Peckinpah obituary.
Sam Peckinpah's West: Legacy of a Hollywood Renegade (2004) (TV Movie)
the show is mentioned and stills are shown
The Saga of 'The Beastmaster' (2005) (Video)
mentioned once
Monk: Mr. Monk and Little Monk (2005) (TV Episode)
"Gunsmoke" lunchbox in Young Sherry's locker.
Veronica Mars: Debasement Tapes (2007) (TV Episode)
Marshal Dillon mentioned.
Video Game Vault: Gun.Smoke (2007) (TV Episode)
Maybe Tomorrow (2008)
is mentioned
RuPaul's Drag Race: Extra Special Edition (2009) (TV Episode)
RuPaul says one of his runway gowns is "Miss Kitty in '09."
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #7.115 (2009) (TV Episode)
Included in a $500 question
Chuck: Chuck Versus the Predator (2009) (TV Episode)
Emmett, comparing the situation to a Western, says, "It was a lawless town: Shane, Marshal Dillon, Clint Eastwood."
And Everything Is Going Fine (2010)
Mentioned once
Justified: Riverbrook (2010) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #18.73 (2010) (TV Episode)
Jay mentions the show in commenting on the old-time television references David Spade makes
iCarly: iSam's Mom (2010) (TV Episode)
Name of the overly macho bodyguard protecting Freddie
Pioneers of Television: Westerns (2011) (TV Episode)
James Arness is a pioneer of television westerns with "Gunsmoke".
Saturday Night Live: Russell Brand/Chris Brown (2011) (TV Episode)
Referenced in the cold opening
Shameless: Nana Gallagher Had an Affair (2011) (TV Episode)
Eddie mentions a "Gunsmoke" marathon on TBS.
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.146 (2011) (TV Episode)
Jodie Foster talks about seeing clips of herself as a child on the show
My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic: The Last Roundup (2012) (TV Episode)
Trying to run away from the small town of Dodge Junction, Applejack says "I gotta get the heck out of Dodge!"
Fast & Furious 6 (2013)
Roman says they have to get out of "Dodge"
Cocaine Cowboys: Reloaded (2014)
The Matt Dillon character is mentioned.
Masters of Sex: Kyrie Eleison (2014) (TV Episode)
Dr. Greathouse says that Dr. Masters has a bigger following than "Gunsmoke".
Masters of Sex: Story of My Life (2014) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Lester
The Amazing Race: Get Your Sheep Together (2014) (TV Episode)
one of the teams mentions the title while trying to herd sheep
The Hateful Eight (2015)
Character Marquis Warren is a refence to the writer Charles Marquis Warren
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Ice T/Allison Williams/Gabriel Iglesias (2016) (TV Episode)
Ice-T mentions that he wants his series Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999) to surpass the earlier series' 20-year run
Sam & Cat: #BlooperEpisode (TV Episode)
Two fans mention some of Maree Cheatham's past work

Featured in 

Q & Q: De vrouw op de oprit (1976) (TV Episode)
Martha is watching an episode of Gunsmoke on Television
Pink Floyd The Wall (1982)
The episode "Fandango" is on TV at the start of the track 'Is There Anybody Out There?' .
Tempest (1982)
Kalibanos watches Gunsmoke in his cave.
My Girl (1991)
Biography: Leonard Nimoy: Spock and Beyond (1996) (TV Episode)
At least one episode's clip was included in this "Biography" episode.
3rd Rock from the Sun: Dickmalion (1997) (TV Episode)
The show is on when Dick turns on Mary's new TV.
CBS at 75 (2003) (TV Special)
a clip is featured
The Power of Nightmares: The Rise of the Politics of Fear (2004) (TV Mini-Series)
Clips are shown to illustrate the neoconservatives' world-view
Casting By (2012)

Spoofed in 

The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet: Top Gun (1958) (TV Episode)
While wearing cowboy hats and western-style vests, Dave introduces a limping Rick as "Chester".
Maverick: Gun-Shy (1959) (TV Episode)
From Marshal Mort Dooley to a limping, very country deputy, the denizens of Elwood, Kansas mimic the iconic characters of Dodge City. Even camera angles in a gunfight scene are copied from Gunsmoke's title sequence.
Dennis the Menace: The School Play (1961) (TV Episode)
Dennis's school play is a takeoff on Gunsmoke. It includes characters such as Marshal Mellon and his limping sidekick, Lester.
Tall in the Trap (1962) (Short)
Gilligan's Island: The Sound of Quacking (1964) (TV Episode)
In the "Marshal Gilligan" dream sequence, which also features limping deputy Skipper and barmaid "Miss Ginger"
Carry on Cowboy (1965)
The Commissioner refers to Marshal Dillon.
Gilligan's Island: The Postman Cometh (1966) (TV Episode)
The Skipper pretends to be Marshal Dillon
The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour: Episode #4.19 (1974) (TV Episode)
Spoofed as 'Tonsmoke'
The Muppet Show: Juliet Prowse (1977) (TV Episode)
"Cowboy Time" sketch spoofs Gunsmoke
Nunsense (1993) (TV Movie)
The video: "Nunsmoke" with Sister Matt Dillon
Whose Line Is It Anyway?: Show No. 216 (2000) (TV Episode)
Spoofed during "Scene With an Audience Member".
Muppets 201: Rarities from the Henson Vault (2009)
the "Sam & Friends" clip is a spoof of the show

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