Wayde Preston took time out from starring in Colt .45 to appear in this episode. That series, like Maverick, was filmed on the backlot at Warner Brothers studio.
Louise Fletcher would later win an Oscar for Best Actress for One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest.
This episode was the highest rated Maverick ever according to the Nielsen Ratings.
R. G. Armstrong would return in The People's Friend.
The episode takes place in 1876.
Waco: (about Regan) Are you sure he can count all the way up to ten, Colonel?
Bret: (to the sheriff) We oughta get along fine. I'm kind of a nervous man.
Bret: They play an awful nervous brand of poker here. I'd never forgive myself if I didn't try to educate 'em. For a price, of course.
Carl: If that's your whole roll, mister, maybe you oughta try checkers.
Bret: Well, you know what they say about a little acre.
Waco: I don't like people who waive guns around when there's no need for it.
Bret: (to Waco) We all have to eat a little dirt sometimes. It's good for us.
Bret: Waco, how old are you?
Bret: It's a miracle.
Sheriff: I hear you had yourself kind of a busy night last night.
Waco: You got kind of a busy town.
Bret: You takin' up smoking?
Waco: It keeps the mosquitos away.
Colonel: So you're Waco Williams. I expected more.
Waco: Well, if you're Colonel Bent, I expected less.
Waco: Maverick, I guess you're the only person in the world who'd be insulted if someone called him a good man.
Bret: Not insulted. Embarassed.
Bret: I've got a heart of gold, Waco, but I'm just a teensy bit mercenary.
Interesting contrast here between Bret Maverick, who will do the right thing only if it's in his selfish interests to do so, and Waco Williams, who always does the right thing. Only to Bret he's doing everything the wrong way. Yet, at the end when Waco gets the girl and everything else Bret concedes that Waco's way might have been right and his way could be wrong.