Shotgun's mule Roscoe is sick and he wants Dr. McCarty to help. When he says the mule is drunk, Earp decides to call Doc Fabrique from Wichita to help but Doc thinks it is Earp who is near death. The grouchy Doc has to find a miracle cure.


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Episode cast overview:
Shotgun Gibbs
Doc Fabrique
Dad Lenhart
Bill Cassady ...
Dr. McCarty
Harry Harvey Jr. ...
Heck Miller


Shotgun is holding Dr. McCarty hostage in his office wanting McCarty to look at his sick mule Roscoe but McCarty wants to attend to his human patients. Earp intervenes convincing McCarty to take a quick look. He tells them the mule smells like he drunk rum. Since the mule has a fever, they try to cool him with a wet blanket and ice. Earp decides to send a telegram to Doc Fabrique only saying someone is near death. Doc rushes from Wichita to Dodge City thinking Earp is near death. With some coaxing he looks at Roscoe and concludes he is suffering from sorghum beer poisoning. A man called Shuffles enters the stable and tells Shotgun he saw Heck Miller and friends feed a gallon of sorghum beer to Roscoe the day before. Shotgun leaves to track the group down camped outside of town at the J-W camp. Earp soon follows but he arrives to late to stop Shotgun from getting retribution forcing Earp to arrest Shotgun. Hopefully, Doc Fabrique can save Shotgun as well as Roscoe. Written by Anonymous

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7 April 1959 (USA)  »

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Wyatt Earp: [Opening Narration] Doctor Fabrique of Wichita had been an old and loyal friend to Marshal Earp. When Wyatt moved to Dodge City, he kept in touch with his doctor pal in Wichita. But friendship has its stresses and strains. Never did Doctor Fabrique imagine that he would become the storm center of a case that made medical history in Dodge. But then, Doctor Fabrique had not met Shotgun Gibbs and his mule, Roscoe.
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The Legend of Wyatt Earp
Music by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Harold Adamson
Performed by The Ken Darby Singers
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