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

Creator:

Reviews

Episodes

Seasons


Years



1  
1982   1981  
1 nomination. See more awards »

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Traps (TV Series 1994)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  

Following the death of his police officer father, Detective Chris Trapchek investigates cases with the help of his father's former partner, Jack and his retired police officer grandfather, ... See full summary »

Stars: Dan Cortese, Lindsay Crouse, Piper Laurie
13 East (1989–1990)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

Group of nurses in a hospital with 2 bit jokes

Stars: Diana Bellamy, Jan Cobler, Wayne Powers
Delta (TV Series 1992)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A woman named Delta after leaving her husband sets out to pursue her dream of being a singer, So she goes to Nashville and gets a job as a waitress while trying to make it. But she drives her boss mad because she is incompetent.

Stars: Delta Burke, Earl Holliman, Beth Grant
One West Waikiki (1994–1996)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

"Holli" Holliday, respected medical examiner, relocates to Hawaii after her boyfriend's murder. She is frequently at odds with new co-worker arrogant detective Mack Wolfe. They both report to Captain Herzog and Nui is Holli's assistant.

Stars: Cheryl Ladd, Richard Burgi, Kayla Blake
Super Force (TV Series 1990)
Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

In the year 2020, an astronaut becomes a vigilante when he returns from a mission to learn his cop brother's been murdered.

Stars: Ken Olandt, Patrick Macnee, Larry B. Scott
Shadow Chasers (1985–1986)
Fantasy | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

A disparate duo investigates the paranormal.

Stars: Trevor Eve, Dennis Dugan, Nina Foch
Street Justice (1991–1993)
Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Adam Beaudreaux was a soldier in Vietnam, when he got wounded. He was fortunate that a young boy named Grady Jameson, whose parents were missionaries, found him and got him to help. Years ... See full summary »

Stars: Carl Weathers, Bryan Genesse, Charlene Fernetz
Covington Cross (TV Series 1992)
Adventure | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A drama series set in 14th century England about the Grey family, Sir Thomas Grey and his children, dealing with issues of the day.

Stars: Nigel Terry, Cherie Lunghi, James Faulkner
Jack's Place (TV Series 1992)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Jack Evans, a former jazz musician, opens a restaurant where Chelsea is the waitress and Greg is the bartender. Romance is served along with food.

Stars: Hal Linden, Finola Hughes, John Dye
Drama | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

After two troubled but powerful men rape a young hitchhiker who happens to be a vet, she drugs them and remove their testicles.

Director: Vera Chytilová
Stars: Zuzana Stivínová, Miroslav Donutil, Tomás Hanák
Traps (1994)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

The year is 1950 and an English couple, Louise and Michael, have arrived in French-occupied Indochina to cover a story on a French-owned rubber plantation. They are to be the guests of the ... See full summary »

Director: Pauline Chan
Stars: Saskia Reeves, Robert Reynolds, Sami Frey
Campus Cops (TV Series 1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  
Stars: Ben Bode, Jerry Kernion, David Sage
Edit

Cast

Complete series cast summary:
...
 Marshal Sam Best (22 episodes, 1981-1982)
Carlene Watkins ...
 Elvira Best (22 episodes, 1981-1982)
...
 Daniel Best (22 episodes, 1981-1982)
...
 Laney Gibbs (22 episodes, 1981-1982)
...
 Doc Kullens (22 episodes, 1981-1982)
...
 Parker Tillman (22 episodes, 1981-1982)
...
 Frog Rothchild Jr. (21 episodes, 1981-1982)
Edit

Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Western

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

10 September 1981 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Il meglio del west  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(22 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Soundtracks

Best of the West
Written by Earl Pomerantz
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Cowboy comedy
2 October 2006 | by (Tokyo, Japan) – See all my reviews

This was every bit as good as "Cheers" and "Taxi" from the same writers. Pity it wasn't as successful.

Every western show cliché you can think of was here. And they surrounded it with as many gags and puns as possible. Like Monty Python or the 'Airplane' movies, you had to be careful. Jokes came so fast sometimes, you might have missed a few.

Joel Higgins' deep bass and OTT 'white hat' acting was perfect. And the late Leonard Frey as the sleazy business man was just as great. And of course who could forget Frog.

Best line? Best: "Mayor if it was your wife you'd pay the ransom right?" Mayor: "They gonna kill her or just torture her a little." A DVD release is deserved.


7 of 7 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?