Gunsmoke’s guest star today...

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  1. verb boten

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    That left(?) eye is always a give-away. :D
     
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    So...TD, don't keep us in suspense. Who is this Evlis guy?????? :)
     
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    There was one older Gunsmoke episode when Dennis Weaver was still on the show as Chester, and Ken Curtis (Festus) was the bad guy. I barely recognized him. He was clean shaven, with a different haircut, and of course he didn't have his distinctive Festus accent. There were many seasoned character actors who weren't stars but constantly appeared in many show, whether westerns, sitcoms, or dramas like Perry Mason. jack Elam certainly falls into that category, but unlike some, he had a robust movie career as well.
     
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    He said he was from the Fort Worth Dallas Area. He really didn't look like a kid to me either, I was being generous, cause he was with the them young gals! :eek::D
     
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    For the last time, they are NOT mismatched socks, because I have another pair at home just like them! o_O:lol:
     
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    After Gunsmoke, the guest star on Bonanza was Guy Williams, Disney's Zorro (with Henry Calvin as Sgt. Garcia), and John Robinson from Lost in Space. Danger will Robinson!
     
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    My dad said he and his siblings sat around the radio when Gunsmoke was on.
     
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    There are a few hundred episodes of the radio version of Gunsmoke available at. archive.org

    You can also catch them as podcasts

    Much fun to listen to
     
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    My mother used to say the same thing....but I never understood.....didn't that make it difficult to see the TV?????
     
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    The old radio show is on an XM channel.
    William Conrad as Matt Dillion.
    John Denher is in every episode in one way or another.
    He is another actor in all those Westerns.
     
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    I recall a show like Mary Tyler Moore or something that had Elam on as a guest. He played a typical grungy-looking, homeless person. For some dramatic reason, they cleaned him up and coached him on how to act in a social situation. He, of course, looked suave as hell.
     
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    That's where I first knew about Gunsmoke was from the radio. William Conrad was the lead character Matt Dillon. Conrad had a TV show playing a detective in the 70s called Cannon, he always drove a nice Lincoln Continental if I remember right.
     
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    If a fart took human form...

    Seriously though, Gunsmoke is and will always be my number one favorite TV show of all time. I'm 34 so I wasn't around when it originally aired but I came across it as a teenager and I couldn't believe how spot on Festus Haggen was. Perfect in every way. I just wanted to be him. Marshall Dillon too. They're like my two alter egos. God, I'd love to play one of them in a local play or something like that. Or the next remake. You know...

    So why did they stop releasing the DVD's as soon as they got to the color era? They released all the black and white ones and then stopped! I've been waiting for like 10 freaking years!
     
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    Cannon is on METV every night after Mannix. Carol Burnett, then Perry Mason, Twilight Zone, and Alfred Hitchcock, then Mannix. That's the late night lineup, at least here in Hawaii.
     
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    The Wild Bunch starts in 30 min. on TCM!
     
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    My favorite scene with Jack Elam was Once Upon a Time in the West where he faced off against Charles Bronson at the train station. Great character actor.

     
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    I like all of those shows!
     
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    It seemed as if Cannon was always chasing down a suspect who is on foot, but with his car. And poor Mannix. My friends and I used to keep count of the number of times he was knocked out in an episode.
     
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