''The Gene Autry Show'' was an American Western series that starred the famous singing cowboy, Music/GeneAutry; his loyal yet klutzy sidekick, Pat Buttram, and his horse, Champion, listed in the opening credits as 'World's Wonder Horse'. The series premiered in 1950 and ended in 1955.
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!!''The Gene Autry Show'' contains examples of
* {{Adorkable}}: Pat
* BigEater: Pat was implied to be this in some episodes.
* ButtMonkey: Pat provided most of the slapstick and comedy, due to his antics.
* CoolHorse: Champion, or 'Champ' for short, as he's mostly called in the episodes.
* CorruptCorporateExecutive: Most of the episodes had Gene and Pat face off against a boss of either a bank or a newspaper office that had gone corrupted.
* CowardlySidekick: Pat showed shades of this in most episodes.
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: Though Pat is mostly useless when in battle, there are actually a few episodes when Pat has stood his ground against the bad guys, such as the episode where he believed that he was sick.
* TheDanza: With both Gene Autry and Pat Buttram, though not always the case with Pat (see YouLookFamiliarBelow).
* {{Deadpan Snarker}}: Pat again
* {{Leitmotif}}: Gene's is a slightly modified instrumental version of his main song "Back In The Saddle Again", while Pat's is a rather goofy-sounding theme that plays whenever he is about to do something funny.
* {{Once Per Episode}}: Gene, being a singing cowboy, would sing one or two songs in nearly every episode.
* {{Put on a Bus}}: In the final eight episodes of the first season, Pat wound up in an accident involving a cannon misfire. As a result, he was replaced by three other actors; [[Series/GilligansIsland Alan Hale Jr.]] as Tiny in two episodes, Chill Wills (the voice of Francis the Talking Mule) playing himself in two episodes, and Fuzzy Knight as Sagebrush in four episodes. [[spoiler: Fortunately, by the time the second season started, Pat returned to resume the role of Gene's sidekick.]]
* RealLifeRelative: Pat Buttram's wife, Sheila Ryan, appeared as a frequent GirlOfTheWeek throughout the show's run.
* YouLookFamiliar: Throughout the first season, Pat Buttram wasn't always TheDanza sidekick to Gene - in some episodes, he goes by the names of Pat Jensen, Patrick Smith, and even Hap Wallace; it wasn't until the second season that Pat became a permanent Danza.
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