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The Wild Wild West: The Night of the Golden Cobra

An ex-maharjah builds a palace on a Pawnee Indian reservation and wants Jim West to train his sons... as killers.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 2x2
Production Number: 3224-0301
Airdate: Friday September 23rd, 1966

Director: Irving J. Moore
Writer: Henry Sharp

Guest Stars
Boris KarloffBoris Karloff
As Mr. Singh

Co-Guest Stars
Simon ScottSimon Scott
As Col. Stanton Mayo
John AlonzoJohn Alonzo
As Sarrkan
Morgan FarleyMorgan Farley
As Mudjaz
Audrey DaltonAudrey Dalton
As Veda Singh
James WestmorelandJames Westmoreland
As Chandra (Chandra Kang)
As Hindu Dancer
As Hindu Dancer
Jose DeVegaJose DeVega
As John Mountain-Top (as Jose De Vega)
Main Cast
Robert ConradRobert Conrad
As James T. West
Ross Martin (1)Ross Martin (1)
As Artemus Gordon


As the Wanderer heads cross-country, Jim spars with a sword-wielding Artie. As they finish, a carrier pigeon arrives with a message from Colonel Armstrong. The agents are to proceed to a layover in New Orleans pending further assignment and the receipt of a Presidential citation. However, a telegraph message comes in telling them to disregard the previous message and proceed to a Pawnee reservation in Crater, OK and contact Colonel Stanton Mayo...

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Episode Notes
Corner slides:
Lower Right: Veda Singh after drugging West.
Upper Right: Mr. Singh watching Jim and Veda kiss.
Lower Left: Jim lying on the ground as the Singh brothers use him in their polo game.
Lower Right: The Wanderer pulls away as Artie realizes they have two tigers.

Episode Quotes
Artemus: Well, Henrietta, my fine feathered darling, what little message are you bearing?
James: From the look on Henrietta's face, it's probably a bill from my tailor.

Veda Singh: Are you all right, Mr. West?
James: I always feel a trifle faint when I'm bitten by... a cobra? Shouldn't I be dead?

Mr. Singh: Oh, come come come, Mr. West. Surely you must be aware that your reputation has preceded you.
James: Has it? What is my reputation?
Mr. Singh: Oh, an admirable one. You have a talent--I might almost say a genius--for survival.
James: Oh, you flatter me, Mr. Singh. But survival embraces so many areas. And many so dull.
Mr. Singh: Quite true, quite true. Begging for mercy, hiding, running away. None of which my boys are interested in. Which effectively narrows it down to the one area in which they are interested. The gentle art of killing.

James: Or maybe this innocent little box contains...
Chandra: What?
Artemus: X-51!
Mr. Singh: Oh ripping, Mr. West, ripping. One of those ultra-ultra weapons your chaps are always so keen on developing, uh?

John Mountain-Top: Never mind. Maybe perhaps you win next game.
Artemus: For the last time, John, if I seem a little bit irritated, it's not because I have lost two games of checkers in a row.
John: Three, was it not?
Artemus: All right, three!

Mr. Singh: As our guest, he should be here enjoying the entertainment.
Chandra: That's true, Papa, but perhaps Mr. West is… indisposed.
Mr. Singh: Nonsense. He always struck me as the kind of man who refused to be indisposed.

James: Whatever you do, don't go in there. There's a tiger in there.
Artemus: Awww… (opens door) There's a tiger in there!
James: Nooo…

Artemus: Ohhh, the noble horse, man's best friend. (Jim kisses Veda) Well, maybe second best.

Mr. Singh: Are you threatening me? Oh dear, I'm much too old for that.
James: Not too old to die.
Mr. Singh: Oh, come now. There's so little of me left to snuff out, why bother?

Col. Stanton Mayo: To a man, they deeply respect and trust a certain James West. How did you ever manage to gain that status with them?
James: Not by swindling them.

Episode Goofs
The putty used to hold the dart on Robert Conrad's neck is just visible after Veda shoots him.

After he jumps Artie's pieces, John accidentally knocks over the king stack.

But the camera cuts to a reverse shot and the two checkers are instantly stacked again.

When the brothers attack Jim on the polo field, they knock him down and the camera cuts to a commercial break.

But when the episodes come back from break, Jim is instantly back on his feet.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorMichael Garrison
ProducerMichael Garrison
Associate ProducerLeonard Katzman
CastingJames Lister (2)
Unit Production ManagerLee H. Katzin
MusicRichard Markowitz
Set DecoratorRaymond Molyneaux
Director of PhotographyTed Voigtlander
Art DirectorAlbert Heschong
Film EditorGrant Smith
Assistant DirectorMike Moder
Assistant To The ProducerJoe Kirby
Story ConsultantWilliam Koenig
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