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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  • Tom Ewell and Betty White in Best of the West (1981)
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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)
  • Tom Ewell and Joel Higgins in Best of the West (1981)
  • Slim Pickens and Richard Moll in Best of the West (1981)

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Earl Pomerantz

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9 July 2001 | tomflin
Good clean western-style fun.
Who could forget dialogue like this?

"What's your name?"

"...People call me 'Frog' "

"What's you're real name?"

"...Frog. That's why people call me it."

In the late '70s the proliferation of Westerns and Old-West shows came to a grinding halt as "Rawhide", "The Virginian", "Bonanza" and even "Wild, Wild West" (to name a few) lost popularity as the new generation of viewers could no longer remember the Law of the West, let alone identify with the themes.

"Best of the West" was a worthy attempt at assimilating good clean sitcom humor with glimpses of a close, but bygone era. Alas there are only so many ways to keep fresh such a plot summary before being outscripted by more modern themes (Greatest American Hero), classic "good guys always beat bad guys" shows to come like A-team, good American style fun of "Cheers", or your atypical family sitcom with a twist like "Different Strokes" and Joel Higgins' migration to "Silver Spoons".

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