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Season: 1
Year: 1981 | 1982


Season 1


Season 1, Episode 1: Pilot

10 September 1981


Joel Higgins ... Marshal Sam Best
Carlene Watkins ... Elvira Best

Meeno Peluce ... Daniel Best

Valri Bromfield ... Laney Gibbs

Brad Sullivan ... Lance

Pat Ast ... Ruby

Tom Ewell ... Doc Kullens

Leonard Frey ... Parker Tillman

Christopher Lloyd ... The Calico Kid

Macon McCalman ... Mayor Fletcher

Season 1, Episode 2: The Prisoner

17 September 1981


Joel Higgins ... Marshal Sam Best
Carlene Watkins ... Elvira Best

Meeno Peluce ... Daniel Best

Valri Bromfield ... Laney Gibbs

Tracey Walter ... Frog Rothchild Jr.

Tom Ewell ... Doc Kullens

Leonard Frey ... Parker Tillman

Patrick Cranshaw ... Bob

Richard Moll ... Prisoner

Slim Pickens ... Sheriff Ben Lattimer

Season 1, Episode 3: Mail Order Bride

24 September 1981
Doc sends for a mail order bride. And when she arrives the gang learns that she's more experienced than Doc thinks she is. And it's at the wedding that she reveals the truth.

Joel Higgins ... Marshal Sam Best
Carlene Watkins ... Elvira Best

Meeno Peluce ... Daniel Best

Valri Bromfield ... Laney Gibbs

Tracey Walter ... Frog Rothchild Jr.

Tom Ewell ... Doc Kullens

Leonard Frey ... Parker Tillman
Wil Albert ... The Reverend

Ronald F. Hoiseck ... Sven Gunderson
Erik Holland ... Olaf Gunderson

Art LaFleur ... Dooley Wainright

Betty White ... Amanda Tremaine

Season 1, Episode 4: The Calico Kid Returns

1 October 1981

Season 1, Episode 5: The Reunion

8 October 1981
Elvira's father, a Confederate Colonel who stopped talking to her because she married a Yankee, Sam, comes for a visit. But he's still not talking to her. Sam tries to fix things between them.

Joel Higgins ... Marshal Sam Best
Carlene Watkins ... Elvira Best

Meeno Peluce ... Daniel Best

Valri Bromfield ... Laney Gibbs

Tracey Walter ... Frog Rothchild Jr.

Tom Ewell ... Doc Kullens

Leonard Frey ... Parker Tillman

Andy Griffith ... Lamont Devereaux

Eve Brent ... Lilly Devereaux (as Eve Brent Ashe)

Bill Hart ... Dirty Jack Peckinpaugh

Season 1, Episode 6: The Hanging of Parker Tillman

15 October 1981


Joel Higgins ... Marshal Sam Best
Carlene Watkins ... Elvira Best

Meeno Peluce ... Daniel Best

Valri Bromfield ... Laney Gibbs

Tracey Walter ... Frog Rothchild Jr.

Tom Ewell ... Doc Kullens

Leonard Frey ... Parker Tillman

Al Lewis ... Judge

Frank Marth ... Kinkaid

Season 1, Episode 7: The Hanging of Parker Tillman: Part II

22 October 1981


Joel Higgins ... Marshal Sam Best
Carlene Watkins ... Elvira Best

Meeno Peluce ... Daniel Best

Valri Bromfield ... Laney Gibbs

Tracey Walter ... Frog Rothchild Jr.

Tom Ewell ... Doc Kullens

Leonard Frey ... Parker Tillman

Jonathan Banks ... Hombre

Frank Marth ... Kinkaid

Macon McCalman ... Mayor Fletcher

Season 1, Episode 8: The New Marshal

29 October 1981


Joel Higgins ... Marshal Sam Best
Carlene Watkins ... Elvira Best

Meeno Peluce ... Daniel Best

Valri Bromfield ... Laney Gibbs

Tracey Walter ... Frog Rothchild Jr.

Tom Ewell ... Doc Kullens

Leonard Frey ... Parker Tillman

Mark Withers ... Nat Lindsay

Season 1, Episode 9: Daniel's First Love

5 November 1981


Joel Higgins ... Marshal Sam Best
Carlene Watkins ... Elvira Best

Meeno Peluce ... Daniel Best

Valri Bromfield ... Laney Gibbs

Tracey Walter ... Frog Rothchild Jr.

Tom Ewell ... Doc Kullens

Leonard Frey ... Parker Tillman

David Knell ... Jimmy-Jack

Barbara Whinnery ... Joleen Hickerson

Bruce M. Fischer ... Ike Hickerson

Season 1, Episode 10: Laney in Love

12 November 1981


Joel Higgins ... Marshal Sam Best
Carlene Watkins ... Elvira Best

Meeno Peluce ... Daniel Best

Valri Bromfield ... Laney Gibbs

Tracey Walter ... Frog Rothchild Jr.

Tom Ewell ... Doc Kullens

Leonard Frey ... Parker Tillman
Kevin Scannell ... Tom Hudson

Fred Lerner ... Blake Whitman

Season 1, Episode 11: The Railroad

19 November 1981
When the railroad is planning to choose between two locations for their line and one of them is Copper Creek. So the town needs to send someone to meet with the railroad to convince them to choose them. And the ones who are chosen are Sam and Tillman. When they get there, the railroad is looking for a respectable town and Tillman says they are; they even have a church which they don't. The railroad decides to pick Copper Creek. But when a representative from the railroad shows up they need to pretend that they are a congregation. The representative tells Sam that the they are not going through their and why the railroad said they chose their town.

Joel Higgins ... Marshal Sam Best
Carlene Watkins ... Elvira Best

Meeno Peluce ... Daniel Best

Valri Bromfield ... Laney Gibbs

Tracey Walter ... Frog Rothchild Jr.

Tom Ewell ... Doc Kullens

Leonard Frey ... Parker Tillman

John Randolph ... The Chairman

Macon McCalman ... Mayor Fletcher
Matthew Faison ... The Inspector
Angus Duncan ... Mr. Willoughby

Patrick Cranshaw ... Bob

Season 1, Episode 12: The New Jail

26 November 1981


Joel Higgins ... Marshal Sam Best
Carlene Watkins ... Elvira Best

Meeno Peluce ... Daniel Best

Valri Bromfield ... Laney Gibbs

Tracey Walter ... Frog Rothchild Jr.

Tom Ewell ... Doc Kullens

Leonard Frey ... Parker Tillman

Macon McCalman ... Mayor Fletcher

Patrick Cranshaw ... Bob

Susan Ruttan ... Pregnant Woman

Season 1, Episode 13: A Man, a Woman, and a Horse

17 December 1981


Joel Higgins ... Marshal Sam Best
Carlene Watkins ... Elvira Best

Meeno Peluce ... Daniel Best

Valri Bromfield ... Laney Gibbs

Tracey Walter ... Frog Rothchild Jr.

Tom Ewell ... Doc Kullens

Leonard Frey ... Parker Tillman
Frank Dent ... Dunbar

Season 1, Episode 14: Frog's First Gunfight

7 January 1982

Season 1, Episode 15: The Calico Kid Goes to School

14 January 1982


Joel Higgins ... Marshal Sam Best
Carlene Watkins ... Elvira Best

Meeno Peluce ... Daniel Best

Valri Bromfield ... Laney Gibbs

Tracey Walter ... Frog Rothchild Jr.

Tom Ewell ... Doc Kullens

Leonard Frey ... Parker Tillman
Barbara Bryne ... Mrs. Hanratty

Christopher Lloyd ... The Calico Kid

Season 1, Episode 16: Tillman Held for Ransom

21 January 1982


Joel Higgins ... Marshal Sam Best
Carlene Watkins ... Elvira Best

Meeno Peluce ... Daniel Best

Valri Bromfield ... Laney Gibbs

Tracey Walter ... Frog Rothchild Jr.

Tom Ewell ... Doc Kullens

Leonard Frey ... Parker Tillman
Robert Carnegie ... Harvey

John Dennis Johnston ... Curtis

Season 1, Episode 17: The Cave-In

12 February 1982


Joel Higgins ... Marshal Sam Best
Carlene Watkins ... Elvira Best

Meeno Peluce ... Daniel Best

Valri Bromfield ... Laney Gibbs

Tracey Walter ... Frog Rothchild Jr.

Tom Ewell ... Doc Kullens

Leonard Frey ... Parker Tillman

Season 1, Episode 18: Daniel Fights a Bully

19 February 1982


Joel Higgins ... Marshal Sam Best
Carlene Watkins ... Elvira Best

Meeno Peluce ... Daniel Best

Valri Bromfield ... Laney Gibbs

Tracey Walter ... Frog Rothchild Jr.

Tom Ewell ... Doc Kullens

Leonard Frey ... Parker Tillman

Jamie Calvert (as James Calvert)

Jack O'Halloran

Season 1, Episode 19: The Pretty Prisoner

26 February 1982
Sam apprehends a female outlaw. Sam has to bring her in for trial. And Elvira is uncomfortable because she's an attractive woman. Later she escapes and when Sam tells them what happened, it's hard for anyone to believe that she outwitted him. Especially since she comes back and says it's because of him.

Joel Higgins ... Marshal Sam Best
Carlene Watkins ... Elvira Best

Meeno Peluce ... Daniel Best

Valri Bromfield ... Laney Gibbs

Tracey Walter ... Frog Rothchild Jr.

Tom Ewell ... Doc Kullens

Leonard Frey ... Parker Tillman

Dixie Carter ... Mae Markham
Erwin Fuller ... Cattleman #2

Ted Gehring ... Cattleman #1

Season 1, Episode 20: Elvira's Old Beau

7 June 1982
A man Elvira was engaged to but because he was shot during the war, she met and married Sam instead, has come to town. He tells Sam that he wants her and intends to ask her to go with him. Sam is told by the gang not to do it. But he lets her go anyway. Tillman then tells him that he can spy on them if he wants to through the bear on the wall.

Joel Higgins ... Marshal Sam Best
Carlene Watkins ... Elvira Best

Meeno Peluce ... Daniel Best

Valri Bromfield ... Laney Gibbs

Tracey Walter ... Frog Rothchild Jr.

Tom Ewell ... Doc Kullens

Leonard Frey ... Parker Tillman
John Calvin

Season 1, Episode 21: Sam's Life Is Threatened

14 June 1982
Sam learns that a man he arrested escaped and is probably on his way to get him. So he and the others wonder how he will do it. And Frog points out that a woman who just came to town, appears to more familiar with the town for someone who just came. So Sam asks Tillman to go talk to her but what they don't know is that she is the man in disguise.

Joel Higgins ... Marshal Sam Best
Carlene Watkins ... Elvira Best

Meeno Peluce ... Daniel Best

Valri Bromfield ... Laney Gibbs

Tracey Walter ... Frog Rothchild Jr.

Tom Ewell ... Doc Kullens

Leonard Frey ... Parker Tillman

Joe Regalbuto ... Frances

Susan Ruttan

Ian Wolfe ... Reverend

Season 1, Episode 22: The Funeral

21 June 1982


Joel Higgins ... Marshal Sam Best
Carlene Watkins ... Elvira Best

Meeno Peluce ... Daniel Best

Valri Bromfield ... Laney Gibbs

Tracey Walter ... Frog Rothchild Jr.

Tom Ewell ... Doc Kullens

Leonard Frey ... Parker Tillman

Alan Autry (as Carlos Brown)
Darrell Zwerling ... Fredericks

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