Before getting started, Keith shares a story about how, in a later interview, William Conrad tells of an autograph seeker and fan of Gunsmoke. The obliging voice actor stopped on his way inside the studio to talk to the man, but the man went away disappointed. In the studio, he told his fellow actors, and the production ccrew what just happened to him. What was it that the voice actor couldn’t help the fan out with?
Though the show dealt with serious topics, moral dihlemma’s, rough justice, and the like, it wasn’t withot comic relief. Doc Adams often was critical of the medicine shows that rolled to town from time to time. However, he was also a man of science, and he has a little fun with a demonstration of that technology.
When trouble came to town, Matt was alerted by his friends. Sometimes it was Chester, but among other merits, Miss Kitty could always be trusted to alert him when something suspicious was going down.
It happens often in old movies. There’s a catch phrase that one of the players in the film says that is used as the title of the movie. It doesn’t happen very often at all in the realm of radio shows. But that’s what happens to get the title of this episode.
Of course, Matt goes to confront the bad guy to call him out. He usually hopes the tough guy will take a word to the wise, stop doing what he’s doing, and back down. It seldom works that way, but Matt isn’t opposed to using his hands rather than his pistols, when he needs to.
When the tough guy doesn’t take the message, 6 gun justice has to be applied. Normally it’s Matt who has to act hard and fast. Sometimes its a force of nature. Then again, sometimes a more subtle approach slips past Matt to right the wrongs, and solve a problem.
Leters from Listeners
The Retrobots join in to share a few brief words from listeners, gleaned from emails, and Facebook entries.