To extract Rob's impacted wisdom tooth, Jerry places him under a general anesthetic, a procedure which concerns Rob only because he needs to get back to work to write a western sketch for the show, due that day. While under the effects of the anesthetic, Rob not only dreams about the sketch but also subconsciously places himself, his family and his friends in that western dream setting: Gunless Sheriff Rob wants to rid the west of all bad guys, with Big Bad Brady, a former associate of his when Rob was a gunslinger, at the top of that list. Rob hears from Killer Cooley that Big Bad is coming to town to watch a show, vowing to kill anyone associated with it if he doesn't like it, but if the show doesn't go on, he'll just kill Rob instead. If Rob can't convince the reluctant cowboys of the town to perform, he must decide whether to face Big Bad Brady or go on the run. As Sheriff Rob resolves to make a stand, wife Laura thinks she has the answer to save him.
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Did You Know?
The two cowboys standing in front of the jail, briefly shown in a close-up as they react to Rob retrieving his boot from the stirrup, are played by Bill Persky and Sam Denoff. Persky and Denoff were the "unlikely saviors" of producer Carl Reiner, who was getting burned out after writing nearly all of the episodes for the first two seasons and also having to produce the show. The pair submitted a spec script to Reiner, "That's My Boy??" which became the premiere episode for the third season. They took on a larger and larger role as writers thereafter, and even took over as the show's producers for several weeks during the final season while Reiner was in Northern California filming "The Russians Are Coming! The Russians Are Coming!" See more
Although it had been established just a few episodes earlier (in "Love thy Other Neighbor") that Jerry Helper ran his dentistry practice out of his house, in this episode he has a dentist's office in a high-rise downtown. See more
Daddy! You're wearin' a dress!
It ain't what a man wears, boy. It's what's in his heart.
Is there a sissy in your heart, Daddy?
Spoofs High Noon
I Don't Care
Music by Harry O. Sutton with lyrics by Jean Lenox
Performed by Mary Tyler Moore See more