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Have Gun, Will Travel: Cream of the Jest

Paladin tries to stop a practical joker from pulling one prank too many.

Episode Info

Episode number: 5x34
Production Number: 30968
Airdate: Saturday May 05th, 1962

Guest Stars
Peter BroccoPeter Brocco
As Young Husband
Naomi StevensNaomi Stevens
As Mrs. Kafka
Shawn Michaels (2)Shawn Michaels (2)
As Crony
Kam TongKam Tong
As Hey Boy
Stanley AdamsStanley Adams
As Caleb (Caleb Musgrove)
Catherine McLeodCatherine McLeod
As Nora (Nora Musgrove)
Jeff Davis (2)Jeff Davis (2)
As Blessington (Abner Blessington)

Raymond BaileyRaymond Bailey
As Walter B. Jonas M. D.
Main Cast
Richard BooneRichard Boone
As Paladin
Episode Quotes
Chemist: Your usual amount, Mr. Paladin?
Paladin: That's right.
Chemist: That will be four dollars a dozen.
Paladin: The usual guarantee.
Chemist: Underwritten by Lloyds of London. If this powder explodes in your hands--ten thousand dollars for the loss of each limb and fifteen thousand for the loss of your eyesight, heh, heh. Of course, you don't stand a chance of, uh, cashing in. As long as you don't overload the cartridges. this powder is as stable as the Rock of Gibraltar.

Paladin: Now, you know I always use a Berdan primer.
Chemist: That, Mr. Paladin, is an unnecessary luxury.
Paladin: Well, shooting a man creates a rather intimate relationship, and I hate to be thrifty at another man's expense.
Chemist: It's your money.

Paladin: "The jest that gives no pain is no jest."
Walter B. Jonas M. D.: Cervantes. That and five cents will buy you a glass of beer.

Caleb: I don't like to brag, Mister, but if it wasn't for me to put a little ginger into things, this town'd shrivel up and die of tedium.
Paladin: Well, I trust your fellow citizens appreciate what you're doing for them.
Caleb: You look for appreciation in this world, Mister, you're bound to die a disappointed man. No, sir. I get my satisfaction out of a job well done.

Nora: I knew you'd be a friend to him.
Paladin: I am not a friend to your husband. I don't like practical jokers. The only thing worse I know is somebody whose lack of humor permits them to kill.

Episode Goofs
"Young Husband" is misspelled "Younghusband" in the end credits.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorHerb Meadow  |  Sam Rolfe
ProducerFrank R. Pierson
Associate ProducerAlbert Ruben  |  Howard Joslin
CastingPeggy Rea
Make-upDonald Roberson
Set DecoratorFay Babcock
Property MasterArthur Friedrich
Production Sound MixerFrederick A. Kessler
Script SupervisorRichard Chaffee
Re-Recording MixerJoel Moss
Director of PhotographyFrank Phillips
Art DirectorRichard Y. Haman
Main Title ThemeBernard Herrmann
Main Title Theme Written/performedJohnny Western
Film EditorFred Maguire
CostumerJoseph Dimmitt
Assistant DirectorGary Nelson
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