Maverick: Season 5, Episode 4

Three Queens Full (12 Nov. 1961)

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Moose and Small Paul Wheelwright ? The Subrosa Ranch ? Hilarious "Bonanza" parody with Bart squirming in the middle between 3 naive, pa whipped brothers and their worldly mail-order brides ... See full summary »



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Episode cast overview:
Merry Anders ...
Allyson Ames ...
Lou Ann
Joseph Gallison ...
Small Paul Wheelwright (as Evan McCord)
Jake Sheffield ...
Moose Wheelwright
Larry Chance ...
Henry Wheelwright
Frank Ferguson ...
Sheriff Mattson
Harry Lauter ...
Willard Waterman ...
Don Kennedy ...
Joe Wheelwright


Moose and Small Paul Wheelwright ? The Subrosa Ranch ? Hilarious "Bonanza" parody with Bart squirming in the middle between 3 naive, pa whipped brothers and their worldly mail-order brides from the Barbary Coast, after matchmaker Whittleseed (Willard Waterman) is murdered. Episode also has fine performances by Kasey Rogers, Jake Sheffield as the amorous Moose, and Jim Backus as the blustery pa of the Wheelwrights, who always stick together - and we even find out why they have to ! "Three Queens Full" is adorned with splendidly over-the-top music too. Written by David Stevens

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12 November 1961 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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This is a parody of the NBC western series Bonanza (1959). See more »


Bart Maverick: Must you wiggle that way when you walk?
Cissie Anderson: Nobody never complained before.
Bart Maverick: Cissie, I've told you that's a double negative. Nobody ever complained before. You see?
Cissie Anderson: That's what I've been trying to tell you. Honestly, Bart, sometimes you just ain't quite bright.
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"Gun Shy" It Ain't
16 December 2008 | by (Claremont,USA) – See all my reviews

Okay, Maverick's spoof of Gunsmoke ("Gun Shy") worked really well, so why not a spoof of another big western of the day, Bonanza. It's a good plot— rounding up 3 girls of dubious reputation and selling them off as refined ladies for the 3 Wheelwright (Cartwright) boys. Lots of laughs there, getting the girls to mind their manners at the same time their schooling is courtesy the San Francisco saloon circuit. The trouble is that the Wheelwrights just aren't that funny. Well, Jake Sheffield certainly looks funny as the overfed brother Moose (Hoss, of Bonanza). He peers out from somewhere beneath a hat pulled down around his socks, looking like the son Pa (Jim Backus) would be advised to keep in the barn. But the other two brothers, Small Paul and Henry, (Little Joe and Adam) don't even look funny and come across as just another couple of guys hanging around town. And oddly, comedy actor Backus in the Lorne Greene role seems unsure how to play the part when a caricaturing of the lordly Ponderosa patriarch is clearly in order. I'm not sure whether the problem is with the casting, the directing, or the writing, but the satirical side is a long way from the satisfactions of Gun Shy. Anyway, a few humorous compensations remain, so the hour is still likely worth a look-see.

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