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The Wild Wild West: The Night of the Two-Legged Buffalo

Jim and Artie have to guard a South Pacific prince who wants to go to a spa, unaware that assassins are planning on killing him.

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x23
Production Number: 3224-0173
Airdate: Friday March 11th, 1966

Director: Edward Dein
Writer: John Kneubuhl

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Special Guest Stars
Nick Adams (1)
As Prince

Guest Stars
Robert Emhardt
As Claude Duchamps
Paul Comi
As Vittorio Pellagrini
Dana Wynter
As Lady Beatrice Marquand-Gaynesford

Co-Guest Stars
Clint Ritchie
As 1st Bandit
Lindsay Workman
As Manager (as Lindsay Workman)

Al Wyatt
As Coach Driver
Main Cast
Robert Conrad
As James T. West
Ross Martin (1)
As Artemus Gordon


Jim rides up to an expensive spa and goes in. The agent tells the desk manager that he’s there on behalf of the crown prince of the South Sea Islands, and the man assures him that they have their best suite prepared. Jim’s room is right next to the prince’s. Jim, undercover, gets directions to the hacienda and looks around the spa. Outside at the buffet, he bumps into a woman and knocks a tray of food out of her hands. He gallantly apologizes for his clumsiness and goes on his way. Two men, Claude Duchamps and Vittorio Pellagrini, compare notes and realize that Jim has arrived...

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Episode Notes
Corner Slides:
Lower Left: Artie saying he has a big mouth as Jim smirks.
Upper Right: Jim rinsing off in the water after fighting a man in a mud bath.
Upper Left: The Prince holds a gun to Jim’s head.
Lower Right: The Wanderer departs into the night.

Episode Quotes
Coach Driver: This place charges $200 a day for room and board? And taking a mud bath?
Jim: Yeah, but it's very special mud. And besides, they don't allow any tipping.

Prince: Talking to yourself, my dear Artemus?
Artemus: Oh, why, yes, your Highness. Habit I acquired during those lonely nights on the prairie.
Prince: I do talk a great deal to myself. In fact, it's the only conversation I truly enjoy.

Claude Duchamps: Do not worry, dear lady. Time is for the ordinary people.
Lady Beatrice Marquand-Gaynesford: Yes, but three hours?
Vittorio Pellagrini: You are becoming like an American, Lady Beatrice. Time, time, time--always time. Sometimes I think that for them, the universe is a great big clock that God winds up every morning.
Lady Beatrice Marquand-Gaynesford: Blasphemy, Count Vittorio. Shame on you.

Lady Beatrice Marquand-Gaynesford: it's just that I didn't expect to find anyone in here. I say, my heart is quiet in my throat.
James: Would you like some wine to wash it down to its proper place?

Artie: You know something? I've gotta big mouth!

Artemus: Well, can't we play a little roulette or something? I'm wearing my lucky molar.
James: Yeah, but it's got a cavity in it.

Artemus: (wearing South Sea garb) These things are ridiculous.
James: Artie, it’s very colorful.
Artemus: Blue, that’s the color, blue! I’ll die of pneumonia!
James: If you’re going to die, blue’s a lovely color.

Artemus: Feathered capes. It's a wonder every bird in the world hasn't frozen to death.
James: Well, it could be worse. You could be moulting.

Lady Beatrice Marquand-Gaynesford: Oh, I hate you!
James: You've just made my day.

Episode Goofs
When the servant winds the clock at the beginning of the second act, it's clear despite the overdubbing of a clicking noise that he's not touching the key to the clockface, much less inserting it in the hole.

When Jim punches Claude as he harasses Lady Beatrice, the stunt double looks nothing like Robert Emhardt.

Despite a violent struggle with Vittorio in the mud bath, Jim's loosely folded towels remains firmly in place during the entire fight.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorMichael Garrison
Executive ProducerMichael Garrison
ProducerGene L. Coon
Associate ProducerLeonard Katzman
CastingJames Lister (2)
Unit Production ManagerCy Brooskin
MusicRichard Markowitz
Set DecoratorRaymond Molyneaux
Director of PhotographyTed Voigtlander
Art DirectorAlbert Heschong
Film EditorGrant Smith
Assistant DirectorRowe Wallerstein
Assistant To The ProducerJoe Kirby
Warning: The Wild Wild West season 1 episode 23 guide may contain spoilers
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