Have Gun - Will Travel: Season 5, Episode 33

Cream of the Jest (5 May 1962)

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Paladin travels to Santa Fe on a personal errand - to purchase one of the last authentic pieces of early Santa Clara pottery. On his return, he rides into a town that has a resident ... See full summary »

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Caleb Musgrove
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Abner Blessington
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Paladin travels to Santa Fe on a personal errand - to purchase one of the last authentic pieces of early Santa Clara pottery. On his return, he rides into a town that has a resident practical joker whose wife enlists/hires him to stop her husband from playing one too many jokes on a local gambler. Written by DrDOS

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Boy! That was a real Knee-Slapper
17 November 2010 | by (Claremont,USA) – See all my reviews

Caleb (Adams) is such a crass practical joker, you know he's going to get a comeuppance, especially after he tricks an unamused Paladin. But what will it be.

It's a really good set-up where Caleb fools Paladin and then grinds it in in the saloon. You know the man in black is doing a slow burn. But who is this mysterious Blessington guy. He looks like a gunfighter and talks the same literary lingo as Paladin. But foolish Caleb doesn't care, playing another nasty trick on him too. The fool is really asking for it.

I just wish the payoff equaled the set-up. There's no way I'm going to believe the piggish Caleb is married to the beauteous and refined Nora (McLeod) or that she would even wait dinner on him. Also, I'm not sure what lesson we're supposed to get from the climax, which unfortunately lacks the clarity of the set-up. I don't think the writers knew exactly where to go with the premise.

(In passing— in the entry's first few minutes, catch Boone's nuanced expressions as he reconsiders his smokeless gun-powder decision. What a fine actor.)


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