Doc is called to a farm to treat a sick farmer, who has always hated doctors.



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Ben Pitcher
Mrs. Pitcher
Jerry Pitcher


Doc is called to a farm to treat a sick farmer, who has always hated doctors.

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8 September 1956 (USA)  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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1.33 : 1
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[Doc Adams has been stabbed by a farmer]
Marshal Matt Dillon: If Doc doesn't come out of this all right, I'll quit being a marshal. I'll come after you as a plain man... looking for revenge.
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Doc takes the lead in this amusing story of life around Dodge.
26 May 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Doc Adams takes the lead in this excellent offering from the start of the second season where we start to concrete Doc's character. Doc still has not developed into a big teddy bear that we find in the later seasons but his oath as a doctor is as strong in the early shows as they were in the later ones.

In this episode, Doc is called out to the farm of Ben Pitcher who is a grouchy old Gus and no friend of Doc Adams. Matt rides out with Doc and they discover that Ben Pitcher wants Doc to check out his cow instead of a human. Ben even goes as far to say that Doc is only worthy of doctoring animals and not people. Well Doc goes ahead and checks the cow out before being told that someone in Dodge died because he was out at the Pitcher place looking at a cow. Doc strikes Ben Pitches with a fist then Ben stabs Doc with a knife. Doc is left with a gash in his abdomen.

While Doc is recovering, Ben's boy comes into Dodge saying that his father is very sick. Doc Adams, still recovering from his wound, must decide if Ben Pitcher is a person that needs help.

An excellent story that was entertaining. A well written script that was enjoyable right to the end. And even the end was not what the viewer expected as we learn some people are just not likable. Excellent watch.

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