The Wild West misadventures of a mild-mannered store owner turned town Marshal.

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Earl Pomerantz
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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Joel Higgins ...  Marshal Sam Best 22 episodes, 1981-1982
Carlene Watkins ...  Elvira Best 22 episodes, 1981-1982
Meeno Peluce ...  Daniel Best 22 episodes, 1981-1982
Valri Bromfield ...  Laney Gibbs 22 episodes, 1981-1982
Tom Ewell ...  Doc Kullens 22 episodes, 1981-1982
Leonard Frey ...  Parker Tillman 22 episodes, 1981-1982
Tracey Walter ...  Frog Rothchild Jr. 21 episodes, 1981-1982
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Storyline

Civil War vet Sam Best picks up and moves out West to Copper Creek with his wife Elvira and son Daniel. Best, who is not handy with a gun and would rather talk than fight, then becomes the town marshal, much to the chagrin of shady town boss Parker Tillman and his dumb sidekick Frog. Written by Marty McKee <mmckee@wkio.com>

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Comedy | Western

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 September 1981 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Batinin En Iyisi See more »

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Runtime:

(22 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Best of the West
Written by Earl Pomerantz
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Cowboy comedy
2 October 2006 | by haildevilmanSee all my reviews

This was every bit as good as "Cheers" and "Taxi" from the same writers. Pity it wasn't as successful.

Every western show cliché you can think of was here. And they surrounded it with as many gags and puns as possible. Like Monty Python or the 'Airplane' movies, you had to be careful. Jokes came so fast sometimes, you might have missed a few.

Joel Higgins' deep bass and OTT 'white hat' acting was perfect. And the late Leonard Frey as the sleazy business man was just as great. And of course who could forget Frog.

Best line? Best: "Mayor if it was your wife you'd pay the ransom right?" Mayor: "They gonna kill her or just torture her a little." A DVD release is deserved.


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