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An OutOfGenreExperience when a series other than TheWestern picks up a six-shooter, dons a Stetson and [[RidingIntoTheSunset rides off into the sunset]]. In other words, a non-Western temporarily becomes a Western (or at least a pastiche thereof).

This can be done through TimeTravel, virtual reality, some form of historic re-enactment, a DreamSequence or, for works set in the right period but wrong location, a trip out West. This can ne motivated by, or turn into, a QuestToTheWest. The effect can also be achieved with a FantasyCounterpartCulture.


[[folder: Anime And Manga ]]

* ''Anime/CowboyBebop'' had one; while the main character is a "cowboy" (i.e., [[FutureSlang a bounty hunter]]), one episode had Spike face off against a ''cowboy'' cowboy, complete with hat, revolver, horse, lasso and everything.
* ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' has one during the Orange Islands season. Ash, Misty, and [[ReplacementScrappy Tracey]] meet a cowboy named Ethan who has a Jolteon he uses like a cattle dog to keep track of his 'herd' of Magnemites. Team Rocket tries to steal them of course, so they can harness their electricity and give it to the Boss.
* Done in the ''Anime/TenchiMuyo'' TV series, ''Anime/TenchiUniverse''. After Tenchi's been kidnapped by the bounty hunter bent on defeating Ryoko, the two agree to meet at a location suspiciously similar to a small western town, complete with tumbleweed, saloons, and an eerie sunset. Whether Tenchi's status as [[DistressedDude the male version of]] the BoundAndGagged DamselInDistress is PlayedForDrama or PlayedForLaughs generally depends on the viewer's opinion.
** Washu actually created the western town specifically for the duel [[InvokedTrope to invoke the trope]]. She seemed pretty proud of it.
** Speaking of Tenchi Muyo: Its spinoff ''Anime/MagicalProjectS'' has one episode featuring a Wild West theme park in competition with a ninja theme park. [[spoiler: It ends with them joining forces to build a deliberately anachronistic [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot cowboy ninja]] theme park. "The kids will love it!"]]
* This trope frequently appears in the works of Creator/LeijiMatsumoto, with characters visiting a planet patterned after the old west (which may be named "Gun Frontier"). Appropriately enough, the series ''Gun Frontier'' was a Cowboy Spinoff genre shift for ''Anime/CaptainHarlock'', featuring the wacky Western misadventures of the space pirate's [[IdenticalGrandson Identical Ancestor]].
* ''Anime/YuGiOh5Ds'' had the Crashtown arc, where Yusei goes to Crashtown, where it resembles the old west and the duelists there tend to use cards that emulate the old west.
* The original Toei ''Manga/GetterRobo'' Anime had one in episode 21, featuring Texas Mack's debut (and, until later spinoffs, only) appearance. Texas Mack being a giant robot with Cowboy apparell, including gun, lasso and a cowboy hat (which is its own hoverjet piloted by the Texas Mack's pilot's sister).
* Banaro Island in ''Manga/OnePiece'' has a cowboy theme, with Wild West architecture and period clothing. Appropriately enough, this was the site of the duel between [[TheAce Ace]] and [[BigBad Blackbeard]]. The entire Skypeia saga could count as an extended Cowboy Episode too, as Shandians resemble Native Americans and part of the issues surrounding the region is their takeover and subjugation by the Caucasian-looking Skypeians and Bilkans.


[[folder: Comic Books ]]

* ''[[Recap/TintinTintinInAmerica Tintin in America]]'' was based on [[{{Flanderization}} European stereotypes of the USA]] and features plenty of Wild West imagery despite being set in the 1930s.
* ''Franchise/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica'' #198-199 has four amnesiac superheroes (ComicBook/ElongatedMan, Franchise/TheFlash, Franchise/GreenLantern and ComicBook/{{Zatanna}}) being dumped in the WildWest.
* ''ComicBook/TheAvengers'' have had a few stories where the Avengers have travelled through time to meet up with Marvel's western heroes.
* ''Magazine/DoctorWhoMagazine'':
** The Eighth Doctor strip "Wormwood" took place in a WildWest town on the Moon (ItMakesSenseInContext).
** The later Eighth Doctor strip "Bad Blood" plays the trope entirely straight, with the Doctor encountering a recurring villain trying to raise an EldritchAbomination in the West, and Sitting Bull and General Custer mixed up in the events.
* Some of the Creator/DCComics "Pulp Heroes" 1997 annuals were under the banner "Weird Western Tales. Most just had [[NewOldWest Western tropes in the modern setting]], but ''[[ComicBook/{{Flash}} Impulse]]'' Annual #2 had Bart and Max visit a dude ranch run by retired Western-themed hero the Vigilante.
* ''ComicBook/TheMightyThor'' had one in #370, flashing back to the Old West to tell a story about Thor and Loki trying to find the Golden Apples of Idunn with which Asgardians maintain their immortality.
* ''ComicBook/LadyMechanika: La Dama de la Muerte'' takes Lady Mechanika on a gunslinging adventure in rural Mexico; far from her usual haunts of SteamPunk London.


[[folder: Eastern Animation ]]

* ''Animation/DziwnePrzygodyKoziolkaMatolka'': The episode "Czarny Bill" ("Black Bill") has the protagonist finding himself in a typical Wild West town menaced by a typical bandit. It's unusual, since the series is set in modern day, but then again AnachronismStew is heavily present in the original books as well.


[[folder: Fan Fic ]]

* ''Fanfic/CalvinAndHobbesTheSeries'' has "Time Terror", where Calvin has to rescue the other main characters and [[GetBackToTheFuture get back to (or from) the future.]] Socrates [[PrisonEpisode ends up in jail]] in this timeframe.
** An [[WhatCouldHaveBeen unused concept]] for an episode ("Cowpokes") would have Calvin dreaming of being a sheriff after watching several cowboy movies in order to deal with Moe. The rest of the cast would have been in various roles, and the TwistEnding would be that [[spoiler:Hobbes was the desperado and [[FightingYourFriend he and Calvin would have to face off]]]].
* ''Fanfic/ThePiratesverse'' has "An Adventure With Pioneers," where the crew comes to the Old West in search of gold and Albino Pirate helps a struggling town defend itself from bandits.


[[folder: Film ]]

* ''Film/BackToTheFuturePartIII'' is mostly set in the Old West, and while dealing with the characters' various attempts to get [[TitleDrop back to the future]] plays with many of the genre's stock characters and situations.
* Film/TheThreeStooges has a number of Cowboy Episodes, including ''Goofs And Saddles'', ''The Three Troubledoers'', ''Out West'', ''Punchy Cowpunchers'', and ''Shot in the Frontier''.


[[folder: Literature ]]

* The ''Literature/AToZMysteries'' book ''The Ninth Nugget'' takes place on a dude ranch.
* The ''Literature/ErastFandorin'' novella ''Dream Valley'' sees Fandorin travel to [[TwilightOfTheOldWest Wyoming in 1894]] and fight off a gang of gunslinger outlaws. The whole story is an explicit homage to Washington Irving's ''Literature/TheLegendOfSleepyHollow''.
* ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' borrows tropes from across all genres, and Death's subplot in ''Discworld/ReaperMan'' borrows heavily from westerns. After his forced retirement, Death starts a new life in a small farming community on the plains under an assumed name ("Bill Door"), but must reluctantly face his past in a climactic duel (though it's [[WhenTheClockStrikesTwelve at midnight]] rather than [[ShowdownAtHighNoon high noon]]).
* ''Literature/TheFourHorsemenUniverse'': The ShortStory "The Last Guardsman" has a revolver-packing BountyHunter with a cowboy hat go on a hunt for an alien SerialKiller.

[[folder: Live Action TV ]]

* An episode of ''Series/TheAdventuresOfSuperman'' takes place at what is explicitly a recreation of an old west town, but Lois and Jimmy act as if they think the danger from the black-hatted baddie is real.
* ''Series/TheAquabatsSuperShow'' has "Cowboy Android!".
* ''Series/{{Batman}}'': The two-part "Come Back, Shame"/"It's How You Play The Game" featuring Western-themed bad guy Shame.
* ''Series/TheBradyBunch'' had a dude ranch episode.
* The ''Series/{{Castle}}'' episode "Once Upon a Time in the West" features the duo solving a poisoning at an Arizona dude ranch resort, while pretending to be honeymooners there. As expected, it features a wide array of western-themed tropes, including the reason for the murder.
* ''Series/{{Charmed}}'' episode ''The Good, The Bad and The Cursed'' sees Prue and Cole time traveling back to the Wild West in an attempt to break a time loop, whilst Piper and Leo investigate the same town in the present - where it has been abandoned due to all the residents being trapped in the loop.
* [[Recap/CommunityS2E24ForAFewPaintballsMore The second paintball episode]] of ''Series/{{Community}}'' starts off with a very western feel.
** [[Recap/CommunityS2E21ParadigmsOfHumanMemory "Paradigms of Human Memory"]] showed that the study group went to an authentic Wild West ghost town.
* ''Series/{{CSI}}'': In "The Good, the Bad and the Dominatrix", Lady Heather is dressed as a saloon girl when she is assaulted by a client dressed as a cowboy and left for dead on the grounds of a WildWest theme park.
* ''Series/TheDickVanDykeShow'': Rob gets knocked out for a dental procedure while worried about a sketch Alan Brady wants for the show. He dreams he's a wild west sheriff and Alan is "Big Bad Brady," a local outlaw who calls him out for a Showdown At High Noon. After he wakes up he realizes it's perfect for the sketch, and asks his dentist to put him out for just FiveMoreMinutes so he can remember what he dreamt.
* Done surprisingly rarely in ''Series/DoctorWho'': just twice in fifty years. The First Doctor visited in 1966's [[Recap/DoctorWhoS3E8TheGunfighters "The Gunfighters"]], and the Eleventh in 2012's [[Recap/DoctorWhoS33E3ATownCalledMercy "A Town Called Mercy"]].
* On ''Series/FamilyMatters'', Carl [[AllJustADream dreams]] he's a sheriff in the Old West who has killed the father of the town's most annoying gunslinger, "Two-Gun" Urkel.
* ''Series/{{Farscape}}'' has "[[{{Recap/FarscapeS02E07HomeOnTheRemains}} Home On The Remains]]" (in which the crew find themselves on a mining colony with lots of Western stereotypes, including prospectors, an eye-shielded gambler, and a CorruptHick in charge), and "Different Destinations" (which is an SF version of Westerns with a small group of cavalry besieged by Indians in a fort, complete with a group of nuns to protect).
* ''Series/GilligansIsland'' had an episode ("The Sweepstakes") where Mr. Howell dreamt he was prospector in the old west.
** Another episode had Gilligan dream he was a sheriff protecting his [[ItMakesSenseInContext new pet duck from the other castaways.]]
* ''Series/GirlMeetsWorld'' had the 3 part "Girl Meets Texas" where the gang head back to Lucas' home town for him to compete in a bull riding competition. It was pretty much a dude ranch episode.
* ''Series/GoodEats'' featured this in the episode about chili
* ''Series/TheGoodies'': "Bunfight at the OK Tearooms"
* ''Series/HappyDays'' had a dude ranch episode.
* ''Series/IDreamOfJeannie'': In "Fastest Gun in the East", Jeannie blinks Major Nelson back to the old west.
* ''Series/LegendsOfTomorrow'': Season 1 had [[Recap/LegendsOfTomorrowS1E11TheMagnificentEight "The Magnificent Eight"]], and Season 2 had a SequelEpisode, [[Recap/LegendsOfTomorrowS2E6OutlawCountry "Outlaw Country"]]. Both involve the Legends [[TimeTravel travelling]] to the Old West and teaming up with classic Creator/{{DC|Comics}} Western character Comicbook/JonahHex.
* ''Series/MacGyver1985'': Has two Wild West dream episodes, "[=MacGyver=]'s Women", when [=MacGyver=] dreams that he's in the Wild West and has to defend three women from outlaws , and "Serenity".
* ''Series/ManFromAtlantis'': In "Shoot-Out at Land's End", Mark is mysteriously drawn to a location and finds himself in the Old West.
* ''Series/{{Matlock}}'' had an episode called "The Nightmare", in which the show's title character gets knocked out and finds himself in a Wild West setting.
* ''Series/MidsomerMurders'': "Blood on the Saddle" featured Wild West recreationists; at least one of whom took the hobby way too seriously.
* ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'' had the episode "Wild West Rangers" where Kimberly is sent back to 1880 during Angel Grove's Wild West era.
* ''Series/MIHigh'': In "Dark Star", an old enemy of Frank breaks out of prison and comes gunning for him. Colt Winchester (really Colin ''from'' Winchester) and his men have adopted cowboy outfits and affectations and the whole thing plays out like ''Film/HighNoon''.
* ''Series/MissionImpossible'': In "Gunslinger", the IMF go undercover in an old west tourist attraction run by a villain with a cowboy fixation. Includes a gunfight between Jim Phelps and both the BigBad and TheDragon.
* ''Series/ModernFamily's'' third season opener was a dude ranch episode.
* ''Series/TheMuppetShow'': In the Roy Rogers and Dale Evans episode, the entire show takes on a WildWest motif, including a huge herd of cows backstage.
* ''Series/MurdochMysteries'' had episode "Mild Mild West" in which Buffalo Bill Cody comes to Toronto with his road show. A stunt goes wrong, and it's concluded it was a murder.
* ''Series/MyFavoriteMartian'' used TimeTravel in the two-part "Go West, Young Martian".
* ''Series/ThePrisoner'' episode "Living in Harmony" takes place in an apparent {{Elseworld}} Wild West setting. Number Six is a sheriff who turns in his badge and gun and tries to leave town. It turns out to be a VirtualRealityInterrogation created in-universe with a stage set and hallucinogenic drugs.
* An episode of ''Series/{{Psych}}'' had Shawn and Gus investigating a murder in an old-west theme park. They, of course, dress up in cowboy clothes and start playing Sheriff...the whole episode them because an exploration of various old-west tropes, even a ByWallThatIsHoley example.
* In ''Series/QuantumLeap'' Sam leaps into a man just about to have a ShowdownAtHighNoon - but it turns out it's just an old man in a Wild West recreation. But then his old partner shows up demanding a ''real'' showdown, claiming the man Sam leaped into has stolen his life story for the sake of a few dollars.
* ''Series/RedDwarf'': The episode "[[RedDwarfSeasonVIGunmenOfTheApocalypse Gunmen of the Apocalypse]]" involves the characters entering a virtual Western town that serves as a metaphor for Kryten's struggles with computer virus. The episode even ends with Starbug [[RidingIntoTheSunset flying off into the sunset]].[[note]]Creator/PatrickStewart said that when he saw this episode on TV in England, it was so similar to "A Fistful of Datas" (see below), which he himself directed, that he almost called his lawyer to sue for plagiarism until he realized how funny it was. It's clear he meant it as a joke.[[/note]]
* ''Series/SabrinaTheTeenageWitch'': "The Wild Wild Witch."
* ''Series/SirArthurConanDoylesTheLostWorld'': When Roxton happens upon a hangman's noose dangling from a lonely tree in the jungle in "Dead Man's Hill", he's suddenly transported back to the American West where he finds himself at the end of the rope.
* ''Franchise/StarTrek'' has several:
** ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' has "[[{{Recap/StarTrekS3E6SpectreOfTheGun}} Spectre of the Gun]]", in which the main characters are forced to re-enact the gunfight at the O.K. Corral on an alien world.
** ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' has "[[Recap/StarTrekTheNextGenerationS6E8AFistfulOfDatas A Fistful of Datas]]" where a holodeck simulation of the Old West [[HolodeckMalfunction goes wrong]].
** ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise'' has "[[{{Recap/StarTrekEnterpriseS03E09NorthStar}} North Star]]", featuring a planet populated by the descendants of settlers who had been kidnapped by aliens in the 1860s.
* ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' episode “[[Recap/SupernaturalS06E18Frontierland Frontierland]]”. Sam and Dean go [[TimeTravel back in time]] to Old West Wyoming, get a magical gun from Samuel Colt, have a [[ShowdownAtHighNoon High Noon]] moment with a phoenix, and return to the present still dressed in cowboy paraphernalia (which Dean very likely kept, as he has “a fetish” for western wear).
* ''Series/UnhappilyEverAfter'' did a Western episode that {{lampshade|Hanging}}d the fact that this type of episode often takes place entirely in one saloon: "This was a one-set town."
* ''Series/WayneAndShuster'': "A Fistful of Fingers", which was a send-up of {{Spaghetti Western}}s.

* Music/CivilWar's song [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yFFZPOWeOdE "Tombstone"]] tells the story of the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral from Doc Holliday's perspective. Civil War usually sings about military history (they were formed by four former members of Music/{{Sabaton}}).
* "Paul Revere" from the Music/BeastieBoys' debut album ''Music/LicensedToIll'', which provides the extremely 80s-Brooklynite Beasties with an inexplicably Wild West-themed OriginStory involving horses, shotguns and running from the sheriff. As a matter of interest, the Beasties would later record a [[https://dangerousminds.net/comments/country_mikes_greatest_hits_the_beastie_boys_secret_country_album full-length country album]], ''Country Mike's Greatest Hits,'' as a Christmas present for friends and family.

[[folder: Newspaper Comics ]]

* ''ComicStrip/ModestyBlaise'': The "Butch Cassidy Rides Again!" arc.


[[folder: Video Games ]]

* While the ''VideoGame/{{Fallout}}'' series is normally based in a [[AfterTheEnd post-apocalyptic]] version of a 1950s {{Zeerust}} RetroUniverse, ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'' combines that style with old Westerns. Six-shooters and lever-action repeating rifles are far more prolific than in other games, one will find Sunset Sarsaparilla soft drinks in addition to the ubiquitous Nuka-Cola, the various towns and characters in the Mojave Wasteland bear plenty of Western tropes, the "Honest Hearts" expansion is set in the popular Western shooting location of Zion National Park, the "Dead Money" expansion is inspired by the film ''Film/TheTreasureOfTheSierraMadre'', and the eastward expansion of the New California Republic is heavily inspired by America's own westward expansion.


[[folder: Web Original ]]

* ''Roleplay/JourneyThroughTheMultiverse'' had Linkara's World as a Cowboy Episode. The setting even echoes that of a wild western setting, though without the HumongousMecha that the villains for the episode were given. Not to mention that Linkara's hometown is based off another town from a Cowboy Episode mentioned here.


[[folder: Western Animation ]]

* In the ''WesternAnimation/ThreeTwoOnePenguins'' episode, "Git Along Little Doggies!", the Rockhopper crew visits Planet Roo-Tin Too-Tin to help get Wild Bill Quasar's cows back.
* ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfSonicTheHedgehog'': In the episode, "The Magnificent Sonic", Sonic becomes the Sheriff of Tranquil Gulch after defeating Six-Gun Pete, one of Dr. Robotnik's robots.
* ''WesternAnimation/AlfredJKwak'': There's an episode that consists entirely of Alfred dreaming that he is a sheriff in the Wild West (and because this is a kid's show, the saloon only has FrothyMugsOfWater) and has to take down several dangerous gunmen including Krabnagel and Dolf.
* ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'': "West to Mexico."
* ''WesternAnimation/TheAngryBeavers'': "The Legend of Kid Friendly."
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'': Chicken Boo gets one in "The Good, the Boo and the Ugly".
* ''WesternAnimation/AtomicBetty'' has the episode "Rodeo Robots".
* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'': "Zuko Alone" has a very western feel, with the classic plot of a mysterious stranger helping a town in need.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheBackyardigans'' had two cowboy episodes: "Polka Palace Party" and "Riding the Range".
* The ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' episode "[[Recap/TheAdventuresOfBatmanAndRobinE13Showdown Showdown]]" is a WholeEpisodeFlashback showing ComicBook/JonahHex battling Ra's Al Ghul in the Old West.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Beetlejuice}}'' had "Pest Of The West," with Beetlejuice taking Lydia (who looked very cute in her goth western garb) to a Neitherworld Wild West town and dealing with outlaw Bully The Crud.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheBradyKids'' had two: "Long Gone Silver" (guest-starring Radio/TheLoneRanger) and "Give Me a Home Where the Panda Bears Roam and the Dog and the Mynah Bird Play".
* ''WesternAnimation/CampLakebottom'': In "High Plains Garbage Eater", it's Western Week at camp and the gang finds themselves in the middle of a good ol' fashioned showdown with mutant raccoons, over garbage!
* ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor'':
** "Operation: R.O.B.B.E.R.S." is set on a school bus as homework bandits invade and rob the kids on board at (pop)gunpoint. The main characters are on this bus and have to stop the bandits before the bus reaches the school.
** "Operation: M.E.S.S.A.G.E." is packed full of Western tropes with Numbuh 2's attempt to deliver fourth grade president's message being played like a PonyExpressRider crossing hostile territory.
** "Operation: N.U.G.G.E.T." involves Numbuh 4 finding a gold mine of chicken nuggets, and a western town is set up near it. The Delightful Children From Down the Lane claim it for themselves, leading Numbuh 4 to have a showdown with them.
* ''WesternAnimation/DanVs Wild West Town''
* The ''WesternAnimation/DuckDodgers'' episode "Wrath of Canasta" is set in a Wild West theme park called Vacationworld, and is basically an excuse to reuse the costumes and concepts from the WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes shorts ''Dripalong Daffy'' and ''My Little Duckaroo''.
* The ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'' episode ''Ducks of the West''. Scrooge's oil wells go dry, and he heads out to Texas with Huey, Dewey and Louie in tow.
* Timmy Turner in ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'' tries to save a Western ghost town from destruction by going back in time to its hey-day in search of its deed. Along the way, he encounters his friends' Western ancestors, assumes the role of a Lone Ranger {{Expy}} and battles a gunslinger ancestor of Vicky...in an intense match of RockPaperScissors!
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'': The episode "[[Recap/FuturamaS3E10WhereTheBuggaloRoam Where the Buggalo Roam]]" is a Western parody set on Mars, including Martians who [[FantasyCounterpartCulture closely resemble American Indians]].
* At least seven episodes of ''WesternAnimation/GarfieldAndFriends'' had Jon and his pets visit a dude ranch called "Polecat Flats" ("polecat" basically meaning "skunk"), which happens to be run a by cowboy-friend of theirs who goes by "Cactus Jake," and who's revealed to have three sons named Cactus Joe, Jimmy and Josh and a daughter named Cactus Jackie.
* ''WesternAnimation/HiHiPuffyAmiYumi'' episode "Showdown".
* ''[[WebVideo/TheAnnoyingOrange The High Fructose Adventure of Annoying Orange]]'': "Spaghetti West" has the fruits travelling to a Western town where Orange becomes sheriff and takes on an {{Outlaw}} ball of spaghetti.
* ''WesternAnimation/JackieChanAdventures'' has an episode about identical relatives of the main cast living in the Old West.
* The original series of ''WesternAnimation/TheJetsons'' (from 1962) had an episode titled "Dude Planet".
* ''WesternAnimation/JohnnyTest'' episode "Johnny the Kid".
* ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueUnlimited'' has "The Once and Future Thing, Part 1: Weird Western Tales", in which Batman, Wonder Woman and Green Lantern pursue time-traveling villain Chronos to the old West, where they encounter as many characters from classic DC Old West comics as they can cram into a half-hour episode, as well as a {{retool}}ed version of Superman villain Terra-Man. Includes a specific ShoutOut to the comics when Jonah Hex recognizes the heroes as being from another time, referencing the character's brief stint as a time-displaced Film/MadMax {{Expy}} in the 1980s.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'': "Let's Play Cowboys and Indians" and Episode 88.
* ''WesternAnimation/LegionOfSuperHeroes'' episode "Unnatural Alliances".
* ''WesternAnimation/TheLittleRascals'' episode "Showdown at the Rascal Corral" wasn't set in the Old West as such, but Alfalfa did play cowboy.
* ''WesternAnimation/MiloMurphysLaw'' had "Wilder West," where the cast went to a dude ranch. The plot focuses on [[OnlySaneMan Zack]] getting a GirlOfTheWeek who's a descendant of Calamity Jane, and acting [[LoveMakesYouStupid unusually reckless]] to impress her. Also InUniverse, as [[CoolBigSis Sara]] spends the episode obsessing over the fact that said ranch was apparently the set of a Cowboy Episode of ''[[ShowWithinAShow Doctor Zone]].''
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' features the episode "Over a Barrel", in which the cast come to Appleloosa to deliver a tree, and end up resolving a conflict between the resident ponies and the buffalo tribe.
** "The Last Roundup" from Season 2 also features a decidedly Old West setting.
* ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' don't go to the Old West, but they go cowboy in at least two episodes:
** "The Magnificent Few" had them driving cattle through Danville, including along the highway and through the mall.
** "Robot Rodeo" had them running a rodeo with robotic cattle in the backyard.
* ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' has an episode that is basically a normal episode of the show, but in the Old West. The girls become the Steamypuff Girls.
* ''WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife'' has the episode, "The Good, The Bad, and the Wallaby", where Rocko visits his Uncle Gib's cattle ranch. Heffer tags along, and gets sold to market with the rest of the herd, leaving Rocko and his childhood horse, Jezebel (who's been dead for six years) to save him.
* Both ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}'' and its spin-off, ''WesternAnimation/AllGrownUp'' have at least one episode covering this theme. In ''Rugrats'', it happens at least three times. Tommy and Angelica go to the "Graham Canyon" with their parents, Tommy, Chuckie, and Susie imagine themselves as cowboys and a cowgirl on a very hot day, and Tommy and Chuckie have a run-in with the "Junk Food Kid", who's a worse playground bully than Angelica. The spin-off has the entire group go to a Dude Ranch.
* Episode XXIX of ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'' is set on a train, where Jack is pursued by a (married) couple of bounty hunters.
* ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooMysteryIncorporated'' had "Dead Justice", where the ghost of Crystal Cove's first sheriff returns to town to oust Sheriff Stone from the job. [[spoiler:It turns out to be one of Stone's deputies in a Dead Justice costume.]]
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' has had a few, like "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS14E18DudeWheresMyRanch Dude, Where's My Ranch?]]"
* The ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'' episode "Pest of the West".
* ''WesternAnimation/SquirrelBoy'': "Gumfight at the S'Okay Corral"
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSuperMarioBrosSuperShow'' had a few such episodes; 'Butch Mario and the Luigi Kid', 'the Great Gold Coin Rush', 'The Provalone Ranger' for example...
* ''WesternAnimation/TimeSquad'': The guys go on a mission to help out the notorious Billy the Kid, who is literally acting like a baby and needs to get straightened out and become a real outlaw. To do this, Tuddrussel makes Larry, Otto and Billy start their own gang and begin robbing trains and banks. This part is successful, as the sheriff, or The Man With No Name of ''Film/AFistfulOfDollars'' fame, comes after them and this leads to a chase that runs all over the Western states.
* ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'': The episode "High Toon" involves Buster, Babs, Plucky, and Hamton visiting Prairie Junction and defending it from a gang of coyote outlaws.
* ''WesternAnimation/WhatsNewScoobyDoo'': the episode "Go West, Young Scoob" had the gang visit an animatronic Wild West theme park called Cyber Gulch, and investigate why the robots have turned evil.