I’m going with the idea that “American” (yeah right) television is pretty much a vast wasteland, run by vindictive, hateful Talmudists, Lesbian feminists, assorted resentful hard core Leftists, Jeff Zucker tribesmen with an axe to grind and Harvey Weinstein style perverts. I pretty much only watch sports or television shows from the 1960s, 70s with rural themes (Andy Griffith Show, Beverley Hillbillies, Dukes of Hazard) before Norman Lear and CBS, Hollywood mafia decided we couldn’t have any television or movies that depicted Southern/rural White people in a positive way.
I’m just now discovering Gunsmoke and the B & W precursor “Marshall Dyllon” – outstanding!
I had no idea that a young Burt Reynolds was a recurring actor on the show – played a tough, good hearted half breed Comanche. I think Burt Reynolds was getting a lot of chicks through this role.
Well here’s a scene of Burt schooling a young White boy who was making both racist comments about Burt, but much worse, disrespecting Miss Kitty. It’s a basic rule of Gunsmoke that anybody that disrespects Miss Kitty gets an immediate beat down and that’s the way I want to live my life.
Burt Reynolds as Quint Asper, the half-white, half-Comanche blacksmith on “Gunsmoke” — a role he played from 1962-1965 on the long-running TV Western. This clip of Quint brawling in Miss Kitty’s Long Branch Saloon comes from the episode “The Bad One,” from 1963. Apparently Burt’s perennial wingman Hal Needham helps out with the actual fighting.