Gunsmoke: Season 6, Episode 14

The Cook (17 Dec. 1960)

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The cooking of a new chef at Delmonico's is popular with most in Dodge, but one dissatisfied customer ends up dead.



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Episode cast overview:
Guy Stockwell ...
Sandy King
Effie Strayhorn
John Pickard ...
Jack Purdy
Ken Mayer ...
Ed Fisher
Tom Greenway ...
Gus Strayhorn
Harry Swoger ...
Hank Green
John Milford ...
Joe Grisim
Gene Benton ...
Brad Trumbull ...
Craig Duncan ...
Sam Woody ...


The cooking of a new chef at Delmonico's is popular with most in Dodge, but one dissatisfied customer ends up dead.

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17 December 1960 (USA)  »

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Frying Pans Are For Eggs
25 April 2014 | by (Claremont,USA) – See all my reviews

Rather tongue-in-cheek episode. Sandy's a heckuva good cook, but he slams a cowboy roughneck with a frying pan. The cowboy ends up dead and now Sandy's on the run. Meanwhile, Texas trailherders are raising cain to get Dodge's one good cook back. So what's Matt to do since the dead cowboy more or less asked for it.

I love Chester's table manners. He never lets big mouthfuls get in the way of talking. My mother would have been appalled. Personality rather than suspense or gunplay carries this episode, and get a load of the beauteous Sue Randall as Effie. Good ending with a great last line. Note too, how the series at this point typically ends with a fade-out of characters moving away from the camera. It's like maybe they're going back to their world leaving us to contemplate what we've seen.

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