Best of the West (1981–1982)

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The Wild West misadventures of a mild-mannered store owner turned town marshal.

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Complete series cast summary:
Joel Higgins ...
 Marshall Sam Best (22 episodes, 1981-1982)
Carlene Watkins ...
 Elvira Best (22 episodes, 1981-1982)
Meeno Peluce ...
 Daniel Best (22 episodes, 1981-1982)
Valri Bromfield ...
 Laney Gibbs (22 episodes, 1981-1982)
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 Doc Kullens (22 episodes, 1981-1982)
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 Parker Tillman (22 episodes, 1981-1982)
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 Frog Rothchild Jr. (21 episodes, 1981-1982)
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Civil War vet Sam Best picks up and moves out West to Copper Creek with his wife Elvira and son Daniel. Best, who is not handy with a gun and would rather talk than fight, then becomes the town marshal, much to the chagrin of shady town boss Parker Tillman and his dumb sidekick Frog. Written by Marty McKee <mmckee@wkio.com>

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10 September 1981 (USA)  »

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Il meglio del west  »

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Best of the West
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A Surprisingly Cute Show for the Time
29 June 2000 | by (Storrs, CT) – See all my reviews

This show was surprisingly good for the time period that it was on. The cast was more than acceptable and the premise was cute (essentially, it was a PC Blazing Saddles for the prime-time set). Tracey Walters was great as Frog (I'm Frooag... my mother still says that sometimes).

My only disappointment is that shows like this (and maybe Quark) do not seem to have caught the eye of either Nick at Nite or TV Land. Now I know for a fact that they were playing My Mother the Car at some point on those channels (I saw it), but they seem to ignore some of the truly fine quality shows of the '70s. Oh well, it is worth seeing if you get a chance.


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