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
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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
I Don't Care
Performed by Mary Tyler Moore See more