A stage and a wagon heading west get separated from the rest of the wagon train thanks to Dusty. Now they must make their way to California.
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 Mr. Callahan 26 episodes, 1973-1974
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 Mr. Carson Brookhaven 26 episodes, 1973-1974
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 Lulu McQueen 26 episodes, 1973-1974
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A stage and a wagon heading west get separated from the rest of the wagon train thanks to Dusty. Now they must make their way to California.

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11 September 1973 (USA)  »

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Both of the girls traveling with the wagon train (Jeannine Riley and Lori Saunders) played daughters to Kate Bradley on Petticoat Junction (1963), though not at the same time. See more »

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In the show with the tornado coming towards the wagon train, it was quite obvious that someone superimposed a hand drawn, scribbled sketch of a tornado over the finished film. Possibly the worst replica of a tornado in television history. See more »

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Edited into The Wackiest Wagon Train in the West (1976) See more »

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It's Bad
8 September 2006 | by See all my reviews

As others have noted, this is a cheap rip-off of Gilligan's Island. Now, ripping off Gilligan's Island isn't such a bad idea given the popularity of that show but you would think that the creators of Dusty would have used at least a little creativity. Maybe replace the bickering rich couple with a pair of bickering trapeze artists! Or replace the innocent Iowa farm girl with an innocent Bulgarian farm girl who doesn't speak English! But no, this is a paint-by-numbers re-run of Gilligan which is shot through with cheap opportunism & cheaper production values.

The one thing the show had going for it was that it aired at an odd time, just before the networks prime time began. So if you wanted a sitcom at 7:30 on (I think) Friday night Dusty was your only choice. It's indicative of how bad the show was that it failed almost immediately in spite of that. I saw every episode when it first ran & that's the main reason I did so.

I have an especial animus for this show because the theme song has been imprinted on my memory ever since the show aired:

"Dusty's the reason for their plight; Thanks to Dusty, nothing's right! Only the Wagonmaster's hand; Can keep them a-rollin' to the promised land!", etc.

Maybe electro-shock therapy can get rid of it.


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