Best of the West (1981–1982)

TV Series   |    |  Comedy, Western


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

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  • Leonard Frey and Joel Higgins in Best of the West (1981)
  • Valri Bromfield and Kevin Scannell in Best of the West (1981)
  • Leonard Frey in Best of the West (1981)
  • Tom Ewell and Joel Higgins in Best of the West (1981)
  • Slim Pickens and Richard Moll in Best of the West (1981)
  • Tom Ewell and Betty White in Best of the West (1981)

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Earl Pomerantz

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2 October 2006 | haildevilman
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| Cowboy comedy
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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