7.4
102 votes
Gunsmoke

Gunsmoke

CBS 1955

Marshal Matt Dillon keeps the peace in the rough and tumble Dodge City.

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The 10 Worst Episodes of Gunsmoke

Gunsmoke - S5E38

#1 - The Deserter

6.06

Season 5 - Episode 38

Matt is on the trail of a badly wounded corporal for robbing the army payroll and falls into a trap when the father of the corporal gets the drop on him and wounds Chester.

The episode was rated #1 Worst episode of Gunsmoke from 18 votes.

Gunsmoke - S8E1

#2 - The Search

6.43

Season 8 - Episode 1

A young man named Cale may have earned Marshal Dillon's respect, but Tate Gifford says Cale has just ridden off on a stolen horse - Tate's horse.

The episode was rated #2 Worst episode of Gunsmoke from 35 votes.

Gunsmoke - S6E25

#3 - Potshot

6.45

Season 6 - Episode 25

A concealed gunman takes a shot at Chester, and it may have been a bank robber, or it may have been someone who's been making trouble at the Long Branch.

The episode was rated #3 Worst episode of Gunsmoke from 20 votes.

Gunsmoke - S14E21

#4 - The Long Night

6.54

Season 14 - Episode 21

Three bounty hunters hold hostages in the Long Branch to get Matt to turn over a prisoner to them.

The episode was rated #4 Worst episode of Gunsmoke from 13 votes.

Gunsmoke - S8E5

#5 - Jenny

6.56

Season 8 - Episode 5

A bank robber hides out in Dodge, bringing along his girl. While he's gambling away his loot, his girl casts her eye on Matt.

The episode was rated #5 Worst episode of Gunsmoke from 18 votes.

Gunsmoke - S13E1

#6 - The Wreckers

6.56

Season 13 - Episode 1

With a well earned vacation disturbed by the arrest of a hardened criminal, Matt and Kitty head back to Dodge. The stage they are on is sabotaged and end up wrecking. Kitty is quick witted enough to switch identities between Matt and the prisoner before the outlaws get to them. Thinking Dillon is dying and Matt is really Monk Wiley, they go on planning to extort money from Dodge to get Dillon back alive.

The episode was rated #6 Worst episode of Gunsmoke from 16 votes.

Gunsmoke - S5E15

#7 - Tag, You're It

6.57

Season 5 - Episode 15

When hired gunman Killion comes to Dodge, many of the men get scared thinking he is after them, but it turns out his paid target is a woman.

The episode was rated #7 Worst episode of Gunsmoke from 21 votes.

Gunsmoke - S4E13

#8 - The Cast

6.60

Season 4 - Episode 13

Shell Tucker is normally a friendly and peaceful sort of a man. When Shell Tucker's wife swallows a nail, Shell's son (Rufe Tucker) sends for Doc Adams; however, Doc is unable to save Mrs. Tucker from this illness. Since Matt knows that Shell Tucker dislikes Doctors, Matt thinks Shell might try and take the death of his wife out on Doc Adams.. When Doc is shot at on the streets of Dodge, Matt, Chester and Doc ride out to Shell Tucker's farm to talk with Shell. Upon their arrival, they all notice that Shell's horse appears to have a broken leg. Doc believes that it is just a small fracture in the horse's leg and with the placement of a cast, the horse can be saved from being destroyed. Matt tells Shell that he will be arrested for attempted murder unless he agrees to let Doc treat the horse. Several weeks pass when Shell rides into Dodge and confronts Chester. Chester tells Matt and Doc that Shell might be out to get Doc Adams, but when Matt finally confronts Shell Tucker, he finds out

The episode was rated #8 Worst episode of Gunsmoke from 25 votes.

Gunsmoke - S14E6

#9 - O'Quillian

6.64

Season 14 - Episode 6

Leary O'Quillan kills a card cheat in self defense and is pursued to Dodge by the man's brother, Clay Tynan.

The episode was rated #9 Worst episode of Gunsmoke from 11 votes.

Gunsmoke - S13E4

#10 - Vengeance (1)

6.64

Season 13 - Episode 4

Part 1: Bob Johnson, Zack Johnson and Floyd Binnes are accused of cattle rustling by Parker a powerful land baron, Floyd is killed while being drug behind a horse, Zack is crippled by a horse stomping his legs and back. Bob is beaten. Once in Dodge Bob meets Angel, while Zack dies of his wounds. Bob in getting revenge taunts Parker's hot-headed son into a gunfight kills him, and plans to go after Parker.

The episode was rated #10 Worst episode of Gunsmoke from 14 votes.

#11 - Renegade White
6.65
Season 4 - Episode 30

A gunfight in the Long Branch forces Matt to arrest a drunk. Letting him go since it was a fair fight, he suspects him of selling guns to the Indians, and goes after him even though he may run into those Indians.

The episode was rated #1 Worst episode of Gunsmoke from 23 votes.

#12 - The Cook
6.67
Season 6 - Episode 14

A young drifter takes a job as cook at Delmonico's but accidentally kills a crazy buffalo hunter who complains about his cooking.

The episode was rated #2 Worst episode of Gunsmoke from 18 votes.

#13 - Quint Asper Comes Home
6.72
Season 8 - Episode 3

A half-Comanche has joined his mother's tribe in killing whites to avenge the murder of his father, but Matt sees the good in the man and the chance to re-integrate him, perhaps, into white society.

The episode was rated #3 Worst episode of Gunsmoke from 18 votes.

#14 - Wind
6.73
Season 4 - Episode 28

Men start killing each other over saloon girl Dolly Varden, who seems to bring gamblers luck just by standing next to them when they're playing cards.

The episode was rated #4 Worst episode of Gunsmoke from 22 votes.

#15 - Bad Sheriff
6.73
Season 6 - Episode 17

A man shoots his partner, flees, and is caught by two men claiming to be lawmen.

The episode was rated #5 Worst episode of Gunsmoke from 22 votes.

#16 - Bad Seed
6.75
Season 6 - Episode 21

Matt rescues teen-aged Trudy Trent from a life of isolated poverty with her incestuous and alcoholic father, but he subsequently learns that "Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned" when he rejects her misguided romantic overtures toward him.

The episode was rated #6 Worst episode of Gunsmoke from 16 votes.

#17 - Cherry Red
6.76
Season 5 - Episode 39

The widow of a stagecoach robber is courted by the man who, unbeknownst to the widow, is the one who shot her husband.

The episode was rated #7 Worst episode of Gunsmoke from 21 votes.

#18 - Brother Love
6.77
Season 6 - Episode 16

In a family that believes in taking care of its own--including administering punishment within the family for crime--one of two grown brothers appears to have committed murder, but which one?

The episode was rated #8 Worst episode of Gunsmoke from 26 votes.

#19 - The Gun
6.78
Season 16 - Episode 9

After a yong man kills a gunfighter he become the victim of publicity.

The episode was rated #9 Worst episode of Gunsmoke from 9 votes.

#20 - Phoenix
6.79
Season 17 - Episode 2

After convict wants to kill a man he has never seen before after he gets out of prison.

The episode was rated #10 Worst episode of Gunsmoke from 14 votes.

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