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The Wild Wild West: The Night of the Watery Death

Jim is lured to a tavern where he's darted unconscious by a mermaid, dumped on a ship, and witnesses a dragon swim through the water to explode and sink the vessel.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 2x9
Production Number: 6609
Airdate: Friday November 11th, 1966

Guest Stars
John van DreelenJohn van Dreelen
As Marquis Philippe de La Mer
John van DreelenJohn van Dreelen
As Marquis Philippe de La Mer

Co-Guest Stars
Forrest LewisForrest Lewis
As Captain Pratt
Jim GalanteJim Galante
As Third Officer

Dick CangeyDick Cangey
As Thug
Whitey HughesWhitey Hughes
As One-Eyed Thug
Main Cast
Robert ConradRobert Conrad
As James T. West
Robert ConradRobert Conrad
As James T. West
Ross Martin (1)Ross Martin (1)
As Artemus Gordon


In San Francisco, Jim rides to the Mermaid Tavern and examines a key that he received with a mermaid on it. They key opens the door and the agent steps inside. A woman is posing as a mermaid behind the bar and Jim asks the bartender for the Marquis de La Mer. The bartender tells him to take a seat and Jim obliges. The Marquis’s voice emerges from a pufferfish hanging from the ceiling, apologizing for the short notice. Jim points out that the note said the meeting was in the interests of national security and suggests they knock off the game. The Marquis agrees and the mermaid at the bar shoots Jim with a dart...

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Episode Quotes
Lt. Keighley: Ah, Gordon, prey what have you dredged up from the briny, Neptune himself? (leaves)
Artemus: I bet that man furnishes enough wind to sail his own ship.

James: Artie, are you sure that your voice is up to addressing this, um, society?
Artemus: Are you kidding? I can reach the last row of a showboat while doing a buck-and-wing, fighting a bout with double pneumonia.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorMichael Garrison
ProducerBruce Lansbury
Music SupervisorMorton Stevens
Set DecoratorRaymond Molyneaux
Director of PhotographyTed Voigtlander
Art DirectorAlbert Heschong
Film EditorGene Fowler, Jr.
Assistant DirectorMike Moder
Assistant To The ProducerJoe Kirby
Story ConsultantHenry Sharp
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