The Wild Wild West: Season 2, Episode 23

The Night of the Surreal McCoy (3 Mar. 1967)

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Agents West and Gordon are guarding a museum containing the famous Herzberg jewels but someone still manages to steal the gems. Afterwards, a famous painting of Western scene is removed ... See full summary »



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Episode complete credited cast:
Axel Morgan
Ivan Triesault ...
John A. Alonzo ...
Lightnin' McCoy (as John Alonzo)
Noel Drayton ...
Museum Director
Quintin Sondergaard ...
Gunman (as Quinton Sondergaard)
Jorge Moreno ...


Agents West and Gordon are guarding a museum containing the famous Herzberg jewels but someone still manages to steal the gems. Afterwards, a famous painting of Western scene is removed from the museum by its wealthy rancher-owner. Gordon becomes suspicious and notifies West who discovers that the rancher is partners with Miguelito Loveless, the evil inventor-doctor. Written by Anonymous

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3 March 1967 (USA)  »

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Surrealism is a movement that began in the 1920s, expressed in many different forms including literature, art, music, photography, film and theater. It is characterized by apparent paradoxes and conflicts between perceived and actual reality. Among the most famous of the surrealists were painters René Magritte and Salvador Dalí and photographers Man Ray and Ralph Meatyard. Surrealism is also considered to have been on strong influence on animated cartoons, The Beatles, Bob Dylan and many others. Its influence on popular culture has declined since the 1960s saw the death of a number of the movement's major figures. Dr. Loveless' brand of surrealism here anticipated the artistic movement by about fifty years. The word "surrealism" first appeared in English in 1925. See more »


Jim West: I thought you were dead.
Dr. Miguelito Loveless: Oh, no, Mr. West! I'm afraid I shall never die. Death is too ordinary. The humiliation would kill me.
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References The Real McCoys (1957) See more »

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Dr Loveless At His Arrogant Height
22 October 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This episode of Wild Wild West has one of the more imaginative plots in the series. Dr. Migalito Loveless outdoes all that is physical and makes himself a place within the art world. West in the meantime gets to fight with the fastest guns in the history of the West.

The show begins with an impossible crime committed right under the noses of West & Artemus. It seems impossible how it is accomplished. Then West gets on the trail almost by accident of his most famous foe. Loveless is setting up his crime using a lot of unique Science and the human imagination. He makes a statement about his genius to West when revealing what he has done and finishes his dialog with the statement "And you just don't find much of that around anymore." The scenery, use of cameras and paintings to illustrate themes within the story are done uniquely within the context of the plot. How about ordering a Chinese dinner with food & waiters from an authentic painting of a Chinese scene? According to Loveless, these waiters are the best with their tongs.

Arte is the first to meet the real McCoy, and later tells West that "he couldn't hold my liquor." As usual, Arte is in a couple of characters in this episode. He dresses as the Real McCoy only to have the real one sober up and show up to face Arte & West.

For some reason I find this one of the most enjoyable Loveless episodes. The ending is neat in that Loveless hides himself in a painting so that West & Gordon can't find him. Because there is a whole collection, they have the entire collection crated and loaded on their train. In the final close out, the audience can hear little saws working on one of the painting crates to free Loveless for his next encounter with West.

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