Friday, August 26, 2016


Henry McCord: 
I'm having a tough time with this.  I haven't been sleeping well.

Allison McCord: 

Henry McCord: 
Yeah.... I've been watching a lot of 'Gunsmoke' in the middle of the night.

Allison McCord: 
What's 'Gunsmoke'?

Henry McCord: 
It's an old TV show, a Western.  I liked it as a kid...

Henry McCord: 
Today I just wanted to go back in Time to our trip to England 
when touring churches was our thing.

Allison McCord: 
You should wake me up the next time you watch 'Gunsmoke'.  
Maybe that could be our thing.


Whenever pozz'ble, if it's not a specific mention for the TV show, then I'm going to treat any reference to 'Gunsmoke' as being about the 1953 movie which starred Audie Murphy:

A young gun slinger tries to help a rancher and his daughter save their land and cattle from an evil, wealthy land owner. (From the IMDb)

In this case, it has to be about the TV show since Professor McCord was watching "lots of" it - as in lots of episodes - every night.  Not that it matters, however - 'Madam Secretary' takes place in an alternate TV dimension.

But the classic Western has been mentioned in plenty of other TV shows which did take place in the same TV dimension, Earth Prime-Time.

The Phil Silvers Show: Bilko's TV Pilot
While watching another show, Rizik recognizes a bad guy from "Gunsmoke".

Hancock's Half Hour: The Set That Failed
Hancock acts out a scene from this show.

Make Room for Daddy: Everything Happens to Me
One of four western series from which Rusty wants autographs from everyone.

Make Room for Daddy: The P.T.A. Bash
Danny mentions the show, while performing a comedy routine for the P.T.A.

Car 54, Where Are You?: No More Pickpockets
Wearing a cowboy hat, while working undercover, Muldoon is mistaken for Marshal Dillon.

Mister Ed: Ed the Beachcomber (1962) (TV Episode)
Mister Ed mentions Matt Dillon.

Stoney Burke: Child of Luxury
Stoney is told he'll ride in "like Marshal Dillon."

Dennis the Menace: Wilson's Second Childhood
While the neighborhood kids are playing cowboys and Indians, Mrs. Wilson calls her husband "Matt", and Mr. Wilson calls his wife "Miss Kitty".

The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis: Will the Real Santa Claus Please Come Down the Chimney? (1962) (TV Episode)
Maynard says that even though he's never actually seen him, he believes in Marshal Dillon (but he's not so sure about Chester).

The Andy Griffith Show: Aunt Bee's Medicine Man
Aunt Bea calls Andy "Sheriff Matt Dillon" and asks "Where's Chester?"

The Dick Van Dyke Show: Racy Tracy Rattigan
Sally limps out of the office calling for Mr. Dillon

Dennis the Menace: A Man Among Men
Dennis mentions Sheriff Matt Dillon, and then he starts to limp.

The Andy Griffith Show: Fun Girls
Gomer says Goober can walk just like Chester on "Marshall Dillon", which was the title for the half-hour episodes of "Gunsmoke" when the series was expanded to a full hour.

My Favorite Martian: The Time Machine Is Waking Up That Old Gang of Mine
Mistakenly believing that Tim and Martin are claiming to be Frank and Jesse James, the railroad detective sarcastically introduces himself as Marshal Dillon.
(This takes place back in the days of the wild, wild West, so Dillon is treated as a real contemporary.  It is part of Dillon's qualifications to be in the TVXOHOF.)

Green Acres: The Deputy
When Oliver becomes deputy sheriff, Eb calls him 'Mr. Dillon'

The Monkees: Monkees in a Ghost Town
Marchall Dillon is mentioned when Davy calls for help

Gilligan's Island: Gilligan Goes Gung-Ho
Newly appointed Deputy Gilligan limps and calls the Skipper, "Mr. Dillon"

The Monkees: Monkees in Texas
referenced in musical cues

Petticoat Junction: One of Our Chickens Is Missing
Buck refers to to Orrin as Marshal Dillon.

All in the Family: Flashback - Mike and Gloria's Wedding: Part 2
Mentioned by Archie

Q & Q: Ding dong!!!
Title mentioned by Yvonne

Sanford and Son: The TV Addict
Fred says he's in love with Miss Kitty.

CHiPs: High Explosive
Grossman compares Jon to Matt Dillon

The A-Team: The Say U.N.C.L.E. Affair
Mentioned by Tour Guide

Night Court: The New Judge
Characters referenced

Night Court: Contempt of Courting
"Let's go, Ms. Kitty."

The Golden Girls: Long Day's Journey Into Marinara
Sophia says that Angela still tries to watch Gunsmoke on Sunday nights.

The Golden Girls: A Piece of Cake
Sophia mentions by name.

Cheers: The Crane Mutiny
Carla calls Woody "Festus".

Miami Vice: The Cows of October
Izzy says "Get out of Casablanca", which he was bumbling the quote "Get out of Dodge", heard in one manner or another on the old series set in Dodge City.

Quantum Leap: How the Tess Was Won - August 5, 1956
At 43:51, when Sam is talking to Al, he sarcastically quips, "Aw, shucks, Mr. Dillon."

Quantum Leap: Rebel Without a Clue - September 1, 1958
Sam jokingly refers to Marshal Dillon.

The Gambler Returns: The Luck of the Draw
action takes place in the Longbranch Saloon

The Larry Sanders Show: Hey Now
Larry tells Hank that he looks like Kitty from Gunsmoke

Baywatch: A Matter of Life and Death
Mentioned by Mitch's father

Law & Order: Castoff
Congressman Maxwell refers to the series.

Nash Bridges: Skin Deep
A tattoo artist looks at Evan's old-time sheriff badge he bought and says he must be Miss Kitty. Though Kitty was not an officer of the law or deputized.

3rd Rock from the Sun: Dr. Solomon's Traveling Alien Show
Mary tells Don that she and Dick have a game based on the show.

Nash Bridges: Shoot the Moon
Joe tells Nash, "Come on, Chester" while helping him walk after being shot in the butt and having trouble. This refers to a deputy named chester who walked with a limp.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: This Year's Girl
Buffy: "I tell you, if I were her, I'd get out of Dodge post hasty." This phrase originated on Gunsmoke

Monk: Mr. Monk and Little Monk
"Gunsmoke" lunchbox in Young Sherry's locker.

Veronica Mars: Debasement Tapes
Marshal Dillon mentioned.

Chuck: Chuck Versus the Predator
Emmett, comparing the situation to a Western, says, "It was a lawless town: Shane, Marshal Dillon, Clint Eastwood."

Justified: Riverbrook
Mentioned in dialogue

iCarly: iSam's Mom
Name of the overly macho bodyguard protecting Freddie

Shameless: Nana Gallagher Had an Affair
Eddie mentions a "Gunsmoke" marathon on TBS.
(Takes place in the Land O' Remakes)

Masters of Sex: Kyrie Eleison
Dr. Greathouse says that Dr. Masters has a bigger following than "Gunsmoke".

Masters of Sex: Story of My Life
mentioned by Lester

Sam & Cat: #BlooperEpisode
Two fans mention some of Maree Cheatham's past work


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