The Wild Wild West (1965–1969)
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The Night of the Eccentrics 

Agents West and Gordon are notified by another agent about an assassination plot against President Juarez of Mexico. Later, they find the agent dead with a knife in his back through a flyer... See full summary »


Robert Sparr


Charles Bennett, Michael Garrison (creator)

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Episode complete credited cast:
Robert Conrad ... Jim West
Ross Martin ... Artemus Gordon
Victor Buono ... Count Carlos Manzeppi
Richard Pryor ... Villar
Paul Wallace ... Tony
Anthony Eisley ... Deadeye
Legrand Mellon Legrand Mellon ... Miranda (as Le Grand Mellon)
Roy Jenson ... Vance Markham
Harry Ellerbe ... Col. Armstrong
Frank Sorello ... President Juarez
Michael Masters ... Titan (as Mike Masters)


Agents West and Gordon are notified by another agent about an assassination plot against President Juarez of Mexico. Later, they find the agent dead with a knife in his back through a flyer for the Echo Amusement Park. When West arrives at the deserted amusement park, he meets Count Manzeppi, master of trickery and corruption. Manzeppi captures West and force him to help kill the Mexican President. First, he must kill his partner and best friend, Artemus Gordon. Written by Tiff Banks

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Release Date:

16 September 1966 (USA) See more »

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CBS Television Network See more »
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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


When West enters the Echo Amusement Park, an organ is playing "The Daring Young Man on the Flying Trapeze", a song composed in 1867 and inspired by the feats of Jules Léotard, a French gymnast who pioneered feats that are now standard circus routines. He also invented the tight-fitting garment that now bears his name. See more »


Near the end of the episode when West goads Tony into throwing knives at him, slits cut in the door can be seen around West's head and shoulders. This allows trick knives spring loaded and concealed on the backside of the door to be sprung through the slits, hilt first, simulating a real and potentially lethal throw. See more »


Count Carlos Mario Vincenzo Robespierre Manzeppi: Allow me to present myself. I am the Count Mario Vincenzo Robespierre Manzeppi; adventurer, poet, and lover of all that is corrupt, forbidden, and blasphemous.
James T. West: Charmed, I'm sure.
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Referenced in The Wild Wild West: The Night of the Assassin (1967) See more »

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10 September 2016 | by tforbes-2See all my reviews

When MeTV decided to air "The Wild Wild West" on Saturday nights, I decided to watch it. It had been, overall, close to 50 years since I saw the show.

It did not disappoint.

I never saw the series when it aired in 1966-67, because I was watching "The Green Hornet." And yes, this show was taking cues from "Batman," both from the colorful costuming and from the appearance of Victor Buono. From a casting episode, it also stands out from the appearance of Richard Pryor, as well as from an appearance by Anthony Eisley, who used to star with Robert Conrad in "Hawaiian Eye."

I can see why I was disappointed when this series was canceled in 1969. It was well done, and could have gone on for at least two more years.

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