The Wild West misadventures of a mild-mannered store owner turned town Marshal.

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Earl Pomerantz
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Complete series cast summary:
Joel Higgins ...  Marshal Sam Best 22 episodes, 1981-1982
Carlene Watkins ...  Elvira Best 22 episodes, 1981-1982
Meeno Peluce ...  Daniel Best 22 episodes, 1981-1982
Valri Bromfield ...  Laney Gibbs 22 episodes, 1981-1982
Tom Ewell ...  Doc Kullens 22 episodes, 1981-1982
Leonard Frey ...  Parker Tillman 22 episodes, 1981-1982
Tracey Walter ...  Frog Rothchild Jr. 21 episodes, 1981-1982
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Civil War vet Sam Best picks up and moves out West to Copper Creek with his wife Elvira and son Daniel. Best, who is not handy with a gun and would rather talk than fight, then becomes the town marshal, much to the chagrin of shady town boss Parker Tillman and his dumb sidekick Frog. Written by Marty McKee <mmckee@wkio.com>

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Comedy | Western

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 September 1981 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Il meglio del west See more »

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(22 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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Best of the West
Written by Earl Pomerantz
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Good clean western-style fun.
9 July 2001 | by tomflinSee all my reviews

Who could forget dialogue like this?

"What's your name?"

"...People call me 'Frog' "

"What's you're real name?"

"...Frog. That's why people call me it."

In the late '70s the proliferation of Westerns and Old-West shows came to a grinding halt as "Rawhide", "The Virginian", "Bonanza" and even "Wild, Wild West" (to name a few) lost popularity as the new generation of viewers could no longer remember the Law of the West, let alone identify with the themes.

"Best of the West" was a worthy attempt at assimilating good clean sitcom humor with glimpses of a close, but bygone era. Alas there are only so many ways to keep fresh such a plot summary before being outscripted by more modern themes (Greatest American Hero), classic "good guys always beat bad guys" shows to come like A-team, good American style fun of "Cheers", or your atypical family sitcom with a twist like "Different Strokes" and Joel Higgins' migration to "Silver Spoons".


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