Agents West and Gordon are notified by another agent about an assassination plot against President Juarez of Mexico. Later, they find the agent dead with a knife in his back through a flyer for the Echo Amusement Park. When West arrives at the deserted amusement park, he meets Count Manzeppi, master of trickery and corruption. Manzeppi captures West and force him to help kill the Mexican President. First, he must kill his partner and best friend, Artemus Gordon. Written by
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When West enters the Echo Amusement Park, an organ is playing "The Daring Young Man on the Flying Trapeze", a song composed in 1867 and inspired by the feats of Jules Léotard, a French gymnast who pioneered feats that are now standard circus routines. He also invented the tight-fitting garment that now bears his name. See more
When Jim West enters the Eco Amusement Park, there is music playing on an old-fashioned-looking phonograph (complete with a large, cornucopia-shaped speaker), and West turns it off as if he were familiar with its operation. Other dialogue places this episode four years after the death of Emperor Maximilian of Mexico (which occurred in 1867) -- that is, in 1871 -- yet Thomas Edison didn't invent the phonograph until 1877, or six years after this episode is set. See more
James T. West
Well, I'm flattered. Are you asking me to join your group?
Count Carlos Mario Vincenzo Robespierre Manzeppi
Why not? You have much to offer us. Oh, a certain flair for assassination. A charming capacity to overcome odds. In short, style. We can use you.
James T. West
You'll, uh, you'll turn my head, Count.