''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.
!!''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.