|Was Wishbone a better cook than Wagon Train's Charlie Wooster? |
In general, Wishbone seemed to get fewer complaints about his cooking (and coffee) than did Charlie Wooster although neither trail cook would ever get hired by a five star restaurant.
|Why was Eric Fleming released at the end of Season 7? |
The network and producers felt the show needed new blood due to its declining ratings so they fired Fleming and made Clint Eastwood (who had just made a couple of his spaghetti Westerns in Italy) the new trail boss.
|Why was Charles Gray let go from the series? |
Gray's character, Clay Forrester, simply never clicked with the audience so he was released from the show.
|Why did Sheb Wooley leave the series in the middle of Season 4? |
Wooley wanted to concentrate on his music career so he asked to be let out of his contract. He would return for a nine episode stint in Season 7 at the invitation of the producers.
|Was Gil Favor based on a real character? |
Gil Favor was based on a real life trail boss named George C. Duffield whose 1866 diary about a real life cattle drive was one of the sources for the series.