Gunsmoke: Season 5, Episode 16

Thick 'N' Thin (26 Dec. 1959)

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A quarrel between two partners in homesteading escalates to the point of gunfire. Matt tries to make peace between them by locking them up together.



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A quarrel between two partners in homesteading escalates to the point of gunfire. Matt tries to make peace between them by locking them up together.

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After so many serious shows- just enjoy the fun.
27 August 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Sure, this episode may be somewhat silly, it may even be too difficult for some to believe- but it was entertaining from the beginning to the very end. After many serious episodes this is a breath of fresh air about two feuding friends that comes to near blows over a small unimportant matter.

Otie Perkins (Percy Helton) and Brace McCoy (Robert Emhardt) have been friends for years. They are two aged men that decided to go in together and stake a claim to some homestead property and see if they could make a go at farming. Everything goes fine till one day one of the insults the others cooking and now the two men are at war with each other. With one living in the barn and the other in the house, they take turns shooting at, or near, each other the entire day.

Marshal Dillon decides to arrest both and house them in the jail. And even with both being caged up like animals they both throw insults at each other from their own cell. Matt has an idea to get the two back as friends but his scheme is full of danger. Things could actually turn out worse if Matt's plan fails.

A humorous and entertaining story to end 1959. Helton and Emhardt are excellent as the two grumpy old friends that are now taking shots at each other. With so many serious shows during the season, it is nice to get a show that is fun for all involved. And us as the viewers were part of the fun in this entertaining tale.

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