The Wild Wild West (1965–1969)
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The Night of the Eccentrics 

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... See full summary »

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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 Tiff Banks

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16 September 1966 (USA)  »

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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 »

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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 »

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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.
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Referenced in The Wild Wild West: The Night of the Assassin (1967) See more »

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Impressive!
10 September 2016 | by See all my reviews

When MeTV decided to air "The Wild Wild West" on Saturday nights, I decided to watch it. It had been, overall, close to 50 years since I saw the show.

It did not disappoint.

I never saw the series when it aired in 1966-67, because I was watching "The Green Hornet." And yes, this show was taking cues from "Batman," both from the colorful costuming and from the appearance of Victor Buono. From a casting episode, it also stands out from the appearance of Richard Pryor, as well as from an appearance by Anthony Eisley, who used to star with Robert Conrad in "Hawaiian Eye."

I can see why I was disappointed when this series was canceled in 1969. It was well done, and could have gone on for at least two more years.


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