The Dick Van Dyke Show: Season 5, Episode 31

The Gunslinger (25 May 1966)

TV Episode  -   -  Comedy | Family
8.2
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 8.2/10 from 39 users  
Reviews: 1 user

To extract Rob's impacted wisdom tooth, Jerry needs to place him under a general anesthetic. Rob is concerned about the procedure if only because he needs to get back to work to write a ... See full summary »

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

list image
a list of 128 titles
created 22 Jan 2012
 

Related Items

Search for "The Gunslinger" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Gunslinger (25 May 1966)

The Gunslinger (25 May 1966) on IMDb 8.2/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Dick Van Dyke Show.
« Previous Episode | 157 of 158 Episodes | Next Episode »

Videos

1 video »
Edit

Cast

Episode cast overview:
...
...
...
Larry Mathews ...
...
...
Killer Cooley
...
...
...
Gun Drummer
...
Edit

Storyline

To extract Rob's impacted wisdom tooth, Jerry needs to place him under a general anesthetic. Rob is concerned about the procedure if only because he needs to get back to work to write a western sketch for the show which is due that day. While under the effects of the anesthetic, Rob begins not only to dream subconsciously about the sketch, but also place himself, his family and friends in that western setting within his dream. Gunless Sheriff Rob wants to rid the west of all the bad guys, with Big Bad Brady, a former associate of his when Rob was a gunslinger, at the top of that list. Rob hears from Killer Cooley that Big Bad Brady is coming to town to watch a show, and vows to kill anyone associated with it if he doesn't like it. If the show doesn't go on, he's going to kill Rob instead. Rob has to convince the cowboys of the town to perform. If he can't, Rob has to decide whether to face Big Bad Brady or go on the run. Sheriff Rob's wife, Laura, who is tired of running, thinks she ... Written by Huggo

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Family

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

25 May 1966 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The scene where Rob gets off his horse and then discovers that he's left his boot in the stirrup was the only time that a sequence of "The Dick Van Dyke Show" (which normally was shot in front of a live audience in the studio) was filmed in an exterior location. The scene was filmed on the same lot used by the series "Gunsmoke". See more »

Soundtracks

I Don't Care
(uncredited)
Performed by Mary Tyler Moore
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
One of the great episodes...
1 November 2012 | by (texas,usa) – See all my reviews

...especially if you're a fan of TV Westerns from the fifties and sixties.

In this episode, Rob, under the influence of dental anesthesia, dreams he's the sheriff of an old west town.

The plot recycles the stock "high noon showdown" scenario, and each member of the cast plays a wild west archetype in a way that mirrors their character personality in the regular series.

Gunfighters, saloon floozies, heroes, cowards, code-of-the-west ethics, and the quintessential "bullet ballet" are given a good going-over thanks to sharp, clever writing, and some brilliant comic performances from the show regulars (and a fun bit from Allan Melvin, as a gun merchant).

There's no shortage of movie length Western spoofs, but few manage as many laughs in two hours as "The Gunslinger" achieves in twenty five minutes.

Now reach for your remote control, partner...and give this episode a good look-see.


1 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
'This show sucked!...' pkwfireteacher
Head of the Family (S1, Ep. #6) steven-crozier
The one bad episode in the entire series Scott351w2001
I Enjoy those Inconsistencies pjpurple-1
Did people really have house parties like that? pwrof3willsetufree
Buddy's tailor joke SocallyKid
Discuss The Gunslinger (1966) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?