A dying man claims that a friend of Matt's is a bank robber. 1961/62 through 1965/66 It remained at number one until 1961 and stayed in the top 20 until 1964. A scout hunts down the man who murdered his female benefactor. A stranger comes to Dodge to avenge his father's hanging. A man returns to Dodge to kill his brother as revenge for marrying his fiancée. Always interested in social justice, she went on to become a lawyer. He served as the 47th vice president of the United States from 2009 to 2017. An ailing con man plans to kill Matt to ensure his financial future. A hired gunman changes the balance of power in a family feud. Zel slugs him. Season 17. A rainmaker offers hope when Dodge is struck by a drought. Someone or something is slaughtering cattle. When Kitty takes a young boy off the stagecoach one night, Matt attempts to figure out his identity. She serves on the Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Committee, the Committee on the Judiciary, the Committee on the Budget, and the Select Committee on Intelligence. The father of a young gunfighter tries to end his son's career by wounding his gun hand. Schumer was chairman of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee from 2005 to 2009, during which time he oversaw 14 Democratic gains in the Senate in the 2006 and 2008 elections. Some call this sweeping western America’s very own Iliad and the Odyssey. Matt must defend a gunman he despises from townspeople who want to lynch him for a crime he didn't commit. Born and raised in Norfolk, Virginia, he graduated from the ‘Benedictine College Preparatory School.’ He later studied urban planning from the ‘Virginia Tech College of Architecture and Urban Studies.’ He served in the navy, and after his discharge from the forces, he joined ‘Harvard Business School’ and completed his MBA. Matt is reluctant to tell Cherry O'Dell that her husband's been killed. A young man and a fugitive team up as they run from their respective pursuers. (all two-parters counted as two individual hour-long episodes), Thirty-four one-hour episodes, black-and-whiteProducer: Norman Macdonnell; associate producer: Frank Paris Regular cast: James Arness (Matt Dillon), Dennis Weaver (Chester), Milburn Stone (Doc), Amanda Blake (Kitty)[24], Thirty-eight one-hour episodes, black-and-whiteProducer: Norman Macdonnell; associate producer: Frank Paris Regular cast: James Arness (Matt Dillon), Dennis Weaver (Chester), Milburn Stone (Doc), Amanda Blake (Kitty), Burt Reynolds (Quint Asper)[25], Thirty-six one-hour episodes, black-and-whiteProducer: Norman Macdonnell; associate producer: Frank Paris Regular cast: James Arness (Matt Dillon), Dennis Weaver (Chester), Milburn Stone (Doc), Amanda Blake (Kitty), Ken Curtis (Festus), Burt Reynolds (Quint Asper)[26]. A man who claims he's innocent of a murder in a corrupt town breaks out of Matt's jail, and his trail leads Matt to the corrupt sheriff (. Currently, she is serving as the House Minority Leader. Matt gets caught in the middle of a feud between two immigrants. Having a career that has lasted over three decades in Hollywood is no easy feat, but Clint Eastwood, Angela Lansbury, and more have achieved this milestone. Top Ten Gunsmoke Television Episodes. Doc is taken hostage by three con artists. In 2020, Sticks & Stones earned Chapelle his third consecutive Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album. Festus tries to keep an old Indian alive, even though he wishes to die in peace. A rancher tries to save his property from foreclosure. A cowboy admires a buffalo hunter too much to admit that the buffalo hunter is also a thief. A father gets rid of witnesses against his murderous son. Obie Tater . A crazed killer bent on avenging his son's death captures Matt. A charming widow plays Newly against a gunman. He even introduced the series in the first episode. Newcomer Ben Stack makes a play for saloon girl Honey Dare. He first defeated three-term Republican incumbent Al D'Amato before being reelected in 2004 with 71 percent of the vote, in 2010 with 66 percent of the vote, and in 2016 with 70 percent of the vote. As of May 5, 2020, all episodes of Gunsmoke have been released on DVD, while two other collections contain selected episodes from all 20 seasons. A desperately ill chief causes tension when he lodges in the Dodge House. A woman named Minnie Higgins falls in love with Doc. Seasons 1 - 6 Over the course of his political career, Gore has served in the White House as well as the Senate. 7. 10 September 1955 10 Sep 1955. Matt is critically wounded while attempting to arrest super-fast gunman Dan Grat. Mitch McConnell is a US Republican senator who has been a minority as well as majority party leader. [36][37], Twenty-four one-hour episodes, color Executive producer: John Mantley; producer: Leonard Katzman; associate producer: Ron Honthaner Regular cast: James Arness (Matt Dillon), Ken Curtis (Festus), Milburn Stone (Doc), Amanda Blake (Kitty), Buck Taylor (Newly)[38], Twenty-four one-hour episodes, color Executive producer: John Mantley; producer: Leonard Katzman; associate producer: Ron Honthaner.Regular cast: James Arness (Matt Dillon), Milburn Stone (Doc), Amanda Blake (Kitty), Ken Curtis (Festus), Buck Taylor (Newly)[39], Twenty-four one-hour episodes, color Executive producer: John Mantley; producer: Leonard Katzman; associate producer: Ron Honthaner Regular cast: James Arness (Matt Dillon), Ken Curtis (Festus), Milburn Stone (Doc), Amanda Blake (Kitty), Buck Taylor (Newly)[40], Twenty-four one-hour episodes, colorExecutive producer: John Mantley; producer: Leonard Katzman (episodes 612-624, 635), John G. Stephens (episodes 625-634); associate producer: Ron Honthaner Regular cast: James Arness (Matt Dillon), Ken Curtis (Festus), Milburn Stone (Doc), Buck Taylor (Newly), Fran Ryan (Hannah)[41]. 04. A pair of strangers are on Matt's 'wanted list'. For its first six seasons, from 1955 to 1961, the show ran as a half hour in black and white. Donald John Trump is the 45th President of the United States, in office since January 20, 2017. A ranch foreman threatens to boycott Dodge City commerce if his cowboys are not left alone. Matt pursues a frontiersman who is using force to take homesteaders' land. Gore and Clinton were elected in the next term as well, after they beat the Republicans. Quint incurs the wrath of a widow he turned down. 17 September 1955 17 Sep 1955. Matt helps search for a group of raiders who abducted a rancher's daughter. Attorney's Office’ in the Middle District of Florida and a lieutenant at the 'Judge Advocate General Corps' of the 'U.S. Kitty is left in charge of a man about to be hanged for murder, but she believes that he is innocent and refuses to let another sheriff take him away. In 2012, Gigi was also the face of a popular American clothing brand named ‘Guess.’. He joined the Democratic Party and became active in politics alongside managing his legal career. A woman tries to raise her son in Dodge after her husband is killed in a gunfight. There was also composer Ennio Morricone ("The Good, the Bad and the Ugly") and the man behind the Darth Vader mask in the original "Star Wars" trilogy, David Prowse. A priest tries to save his murderous twin brother's soul. Matt and an old mountain man face off against angry cattlemen and greedy bounty hunters. He was elected to the U.S. Senate at age 37 in 2014, defeating two-term Democratic incumbent Mark Pryor. A drunken cavalry sergeant pursues an Indian warrior who takes Kitty hostage. Episode Ep. A bank teller foils a robbery and keeps the money for himself, only to wind up helping the robbers with their next attempt. A fun-loving man tries to make up for lost time after his wife dies. Dunning notes, "The show drew critical acclaim for unprecedented realism." Look Back at 'Gunsmoke's Marshal Dillon Actor James Arness' Death at 88. She also played a significant role on the television series ‘The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’, for which she earned much fame. A young man is unaware that his hero was once a gunslinger. The new saloonkeeper in Dodge is a woman who knows how to handle a six-shooter. Comanches follow Matt, his prisoner, an Indian widow and her white stepson. Kitty clashes with the tyrannical mother of a rancher she just rescued. Kitty gets shot trying to stop a fight in her saloon. A suspected horse thief tries to survive in the wilderness when he gets hurt fleeing from his pursuers. Matt and Chester get caught in the middle of a feud between Indians and buffalo hunters. He is arguably the best wide receiver in ‘NFL’ currently. Last episode in which Ken Curtis appears as a character other than Festus. Gunsmoke and Bonanza are two of the most iconic Westerns in television history. It was when she moved to San Francisco with her husband and children that she became a volunteer organizer for the Democratic Party, very soon earning a reputation as an effective fundraiser. A girl refuses to testify against the robbers who kidnapped her. Elmo Sippy is superficially pleasant, but is actually a psychopathic killer, devoid of restraint or remorse. Matt must prove his innocence when he is accused of beating a man to death. 39 episodes for each of the first five seasons, with 38 episodes for the 6th season, Thirty-nine half-hour episodes, black-and-whiteProducer: Charles Marquis Warren; associate producer: Norman Macdonnell Regular cast: James Arness (Matt Dillon), Dennis Weaver (Chester), Milburn Stone (Doc), Amanda Blake (Kitty) Note: The premiere episode was introduced by John Wayne. Matt goes up against white-slave traders. A former sheriff plans his revenge on Matt for firing him. A teacher fights for children's right to education as he clashes with the father of one of his students. While searching for a murderer, Matt is beaten so badly he cannot see straight. Matt tries to help a young man find his father's killer (, After he is saved from hanging, a drifter (, The people of Dodge gets suspicious of Jim Cobbett (, The residents of Dodge are wondering where Joe Nadler (, Even though Doc has confessed to murdering the man (, Kitty gets deserted in a desolate plain by a suitor (, A pair of landgrabbers kill a homesteader's (, A woman claims to have killed her outlaw son (, Matt attempts to rescue a child's father (, Matt finds a cabin to shelter himself from a blizzard, only to learn it is occupied by a pair (. A backwoods community wants to hang Newly for a failed emergency operation he performed. An easygoing former lawman fills in for Matt. His first lead role was in the 1998 comedy film Half Baked, which he co-wrote with Neal Brennan. Season 11. A young man tries to make a name for himself as a fast draw when Matt turns him down as deputy. A faith healer is asked to cure a terminally ill boy. With this the series returned to being among the top ten highest rated programs, where it remained for the next six seasons. Michael Learned also played the role of Mike Yardner in that episode. Because of his incredible talent, he became eligible for the ‘NBA’ draft after just one year of playing in college. An alcoholic judge is forced by Matt to hold an inquest into the death of a female saloonkeeper that resulted in the lynching of an innocent drifter. Matt and another marshal attempt to bring justice to a frontier town. Al Gore is an American politician who had served as the 45th Vice President of the United States from 1993 to 2001. Chester's last episode. He enlisted in the US Army Reserve but had to be discharged on medical grounds after five weeks of training at Fort Knox. Welcome To The Gunsmokegang-Group Rules, Board Links and How to post. [32], Twenty-six one-hour episodes, colorProducer / executive producer: John Mantley; associate producer: Joseph Dackow Regular cast: James Arness (Matt Dillon), Ken Curtis (Festus), Milburn Stone (Doc), Amanda Blake (Kitty), Buck Taylor (Newly)[33], Twenty-six one-hour episodes, colorExecutive producer: John Mantley; producer: Joseph Dackow Regular cast: James Arness (Matt Dillon), Ken Curtis (Festus), Milburn Stone (Doc), Amanda Blake (Kitty), Buck Taylor (Newly)[35], Twenty-four one-hour episodes, colorExecutive producer: John Mantley; producer: Joseph Dackow (episodes 516–528), Leonard Katzman (episodes 529–539) Regular cast: James Arness (Matt Dillon), Ken Curtis (Festus), Milburn Stone (Doc), Amanda Blake (Kitty), Buck Taylor (Newly)Note: "Pike", the two-part episode that ended the season, was later developed into a spin-off series entitled Dirty Sally. Gunsmoke's last episode on March 31, 1975, ranks among the highest watched final television episodes of all time. Festus ends up plowing crops for a family of farmers after accidentally shooting one of them in the leg and bringing him home. Twenty-five one-hour episodes, colorProducer: John Mantley; associate producer: Joseph Dackow Regular cast: James Arness (Matt Dillon), Ken Curtis (Festus), Milburn Stone (Doc), Amanda Blake (Kitty), Buck Taylor (Newly)Gunsmoke began its thirteenth season in a new time-slot (Monday nights at 7:30 PM). An outlaw's plans to rob the bank are sidetracked by his attraction to the woman whose husband he killed. Chester learns a terrible secret about a girl who is sweet on him. Matt attempts to civilize a teenage mountain girl. Westerns became so ubiquitous on television in the late 1950s, it's easy to overlook just how groundbreaking the show was. While Festus is acting marshal, a pair of trappers steal $20,000 from a fur trader who refused to buy their pelts. Matt Gets It. Born and brought up in the Little Italian region of Baltimore, she was naturally inclined towards politics early in her life, learning the ropes from her father Thomas D'Alesandro Jr. Matt is forced to protect a troublemaking Irishman. Kitty is torn between Matt and the man he is looking for – a vengeful killer who once saved her life. A recently released convict jeopardizes his parole when he sets out to kill Matt. Quint is accused of horse theft and beaten by a group of vigilantes. An ex-farmer decides to become a fight promoter to make his fortune. A feud ensues when the Dolans' cattle stray onto the Mossmans' land. Matt and a fellow marshal work together to track down a murderous family. He is an extreme right-winger and supports the extreme right populist conservative movements in many countries. 1 October 1955 1 Oct 1955. The two inaugural episodes introduce viewers to the unsettling, classic-television-like reality that Wanda "Scarlet Witch" Maximoff (Elizabeth Olsen) and her synthezoid husband Vision (Paul Bettany) now reside. In the fall of 1961, Gunsmoke stretched out into an hour-long drama. Bandits chase Matt down Oregon's Rogue River. A woman's boyfriend causes trouble for Matt with his constant fits of jealousy. Matt comes face to face with the outlaw who saved his life long ago. Matt attempts to get a man and his expectant wife evicted from their home. Crusty old Sally Fergus nurses a wounded young outlaw named Cyrus Pike back to health. Word of Honor. A gunman plots revenge against the man who turned him in as an Army deserter. A hired killer gets distracted by his ex-wife and the son he never knew. He also went on to set a host of new records. A military prison escapee shows up in Dodge. Kamala Harris was in the race for the Democratic nomination for President of the United States in the 2020 election, but later on opted out of the race, citing lack of funds. A land baron considers his family above the law. Festus's girlfriend joins a circus troupe. How well do you know these to classic favorites? Sinatra was so smitten with Monroe,... Before she passed away in 1996, French-born actress Claudette Colbert lived an incredibly inspiring life after working her way to stardom and becoming one of the industry's most beloved figures. When Gunsmoke premiered on September 10, 1955, who could have predicted it would run 20 seasons? David Khari Webber Chappelle ( born August 24, 1973) is an American stand-up comedian, actor, writer, and producer. A man gets a job, unaware that his boss is trying to make a move on his wife. Born to a Tamil Indian physician mother and a black Stanford University professor, she grew up in an inter-cultural home. One of the drovers in a cattle drive plans to free Matt's prisoner. An honest woman in need of money faces temptation when her outlaw husband goes on the lam, leaving her $20,000. Matt helps an Indian-hating officer find a white girl, hoping the search will not end in violence. The son of a wealthy real estate developer, Trump attended the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania before taking charge of his family’s business. Armed with exceptional slapstick designed to make for a good time, Ritter helped make Three’s Company a lasting entertainment cultural piece. Grat runs rampant in Dodge while Matt recovers, but is unpleasantly surprised when the recovered marshal challenges him again. A drover asks Matt and Chester to help him protect his boss' herd from a renegade raid. Equanimity, another Netflix special, was nominated in 2018 for three Emmys and received the award for Outstanding Variety Special (Pre-Recorded). A miner tries to use his new-found wealth to win over Kitty. In this historic prologue (included in this first-season round-up), Wayne hypes Gunsmoke as "honest, adult, and realistic." Onie Baker is found dead after a quarrel with Al Clovis, who has gone missing. With Matt out of town, Doc only has Chester to protect him when his life is threatened. A bitter old woman plots to kill Matt as revenge for the death of her brother. Matt catches a fever while tracking down outlaws. Season 15. A farmer faces a moral dilemma when he steals horses for a gang of outlaws to help his blind daughter. [4] In May 1975, CBS cancelled the series. In course of her tenure, she first became the House Minority Whip, then the House Minority Leader and finally, the Speaker of the House - all the while voting for issues like gun control and abortion rights. Come to Dodge, but a murder case, where the wounded marshal needs an operation named her International. 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