Anxious to help pay the bills at the financially-strapped station, Jonesy tries gold mining and piano playing during a gold strike. He then becomes the promoter for a traveling prizefighter whose bouts aren't always on the up-and-up.

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Self-proclaimed heavy weight champion Terry Mulligan and his manager, Brad Holvig, stop at the station for lunch. Jonesy feeds them a big meal using all the meat they had available. In return the men give them four passes to their fight in Laramie. When Slim and Jess return hungry, they find not only no meat to eat but a hole punched in the barn signed by Mulligan and no money for the meals while the ranch struggles to pay off a loan. Andy and Jonesy persuade Slim to let them go to the fight that night while Jess convinces Slim to join him there as well. The fight is rigged and in the rush Andy hurts his ankle. Back at the ranch Jonesy realizes he not only let Andy get hurt but his lack of attention to chores let badly needed horses escape. He heard about a gold strike at War Bonnet so he secretly leaves to earn the money the ranch needs. At the strike he strikes out as a miner and then as a piano player. When Mulligan and Holvig show up at the strike, they pick him as the pigeon to ... Written by Anonymous

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8 December 1959 (USA)  »

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John Smith had boxing experience prior to this episode. He played a prizefighter in the 1957 movie, "The Crooked Circle." See more »

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Slim Sherman: You know, five rounds and our worries would be over. That's not too long.
Jonesy: Long enough for you to get more than a few bones broken.
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The village idiot
3 March 2017 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

The ever helpful Jonesy treats traveling prizefighter Don Megowan and manager Wally Brown to some meals at the Sherman station. They eat so well and the payment is passes to see the big fight in Laramie for the cast regulars.

Nice, but as John Smith explains the bank manager won't accept those passes as payment on their mortgage. So Hoagy Carmichael goes into the fight promoting business himself and Smith has to take on Megowan who should have annihilated him.

Watching some of the episodes with Carmichael in it I can see why Hoagy left the series abruptly. I guess he didn't like playing the village idiot.


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