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Best of the West

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1) Best of the West is an American sitcom that aired on ABC from September 1981 through August 1982.

  • True or False?

2) The Old West spoof featured the misadventures of Sam Best, a Civil War veteran who becomes a marshal in Copper Creek after accidentally scaring off an incompetent gunfighter called the Calico Kid. Who played Sam Best?

  • Joel Higgins
  • Denis Cole
  • Barry Sullivan

3) Sam's family was made up of his Southern belle wife, Elvira. She was played by Dixie Carter.

  • True or False?

4) Who played Best's smart-mouthed son, Daniel?

  • Meeno Peluce
  • Ron Howard
  • Clint Howard

5) Leonard Frey was the villain Parker Tillman.

  • True or False?

6) Who was the drunken town doctor Jerome Kullens?

  • Arthur Morgan
  • Tom Ewell
  • Mark Reynolds

7) Tracey Walter was Best's clueless, but kind-hearted deputy, Frog Rothchild, Jr.

  • True or False?

8) Who did NOT guest in The Prisoner episode?

  • Richard Moll
  • Slim Pickens
  • Leslie Nielsen

9) What episode did Andy Griffith appear?

  • The Reunion
  • Daniel Fights a Bully
  • The Pretty Prisoner

10) Who appeared in the episodes The Calico Kid Returns and The Calico Kid Goes to School?

  • Christopher Lloyd
  • Morgan Freeman
  • Clint Eastwood

Best of the West Answers

  1. True
  2. Joel Higgins
  3. False. Sam's family was made up of his Southern belle wife, Elvira. She was played by Carlene Watkins.
  4. Meeno Peluce
  5. True
  6. Tom Ewell
  7. False. Tracey Walter was Tillman's clueless, but kind-hearted henchman, Frog Rothchild, Jr.
  8. Leslie Nielsen
  9. The Reunion
  10. Christopher Lloyd

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