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Created by  Earl Pomerantz
First episode date  10 September 1981
Number of seasons  1
7.9/10 IMDb

Genre  Sitcom
Country of origin  USA
Final episode date  21 June 1982
Number of episodes  22
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Starring  Joel Higgins Carlene Watkins Meeno Peluce Leonard Frey Tom Ewell Valri Bromfield Tracey Walter
Theme music composer  Earl Pomerantz Roger Steinman
Opening theme  "Best of the West" (sung by Rex Allen)
Network  American Broadcasting Company
Cast  Joel Higgins, Tracey Walter, Carlene Watkins, Tom Ewell, Meeno Peluce
Similar  The Associates, Silver Spoons, Taxi, The Tortellis, Bob

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

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Synopsis

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

Sam's family was made up of his Southern-belle wife Elvira (Carlene Watkins) and his smart-mouthed son Daniel (Meeno Peluce). The cast also included Leonard Frey as villain Parker Tillman, Tom Ewell as drunken town doctor Jerome Kullens, and Tracey Walter as Tillman's clueless but kind-hearted henchman, Frog Rothchild, Jr.

Cancellation

ABC delayed in renewing the series for a second season. Rather than waiting, Joel Higgins signed to star in the new series Silver Spoons on NBC. At that point, ABC announced that it had decided to renew but was cancelling due to the star's departure.

Noted guest stars

In its short run, the show managed to feature an array of guest stars. The list of noted actors and actresses who appeared include:

  • Dixie Carter in Episode #19 – "The Pretty Prisoner"
  • Andy Griffith in Episode #5 – "The Reunion"
  • Al Lewis in Episodes #6 and #7 – "They're Hanging Parker Tillman, Parts 1 and 2"
  • Christopher Lloyd in Episode #1 – "Pilot," Episode #4 – "The Calico Kid Returns," and Episode #15 – "The Calico Kid Goes to School"
  • Richard Moll in Episode #2 – "The Prisoner"
  • Slim Pickens in Episode #2 – "The Prisoner"
  • John Randolph in Episode #11 – "The Railroad"
  • Betty White in Episode #3 – "Mail Order Bride"
  • References

    Best of the West Wikipedia