YMMV / Gunsmoke

  • Crowning Moment of Awesome: Chester is the closest thing to a Butt Monkey in the radio series, known mainly for his excessive eating, loose lips and general incompetence, but on two instances, Chester has proved that when he absolutely has to, he can answer the call. First in the episode "Doc Judge", Chester is tasked with protecting Doc from a vindictive man who had mistaken Doc for the Judge who sentenced him to prison. Another example is in "Ex-Urbanites", Doc is shot by a Wolfer in the middle of nowhere and Chester has to not only doctor the doctor, but feed him, as well as protect him from his persistent assailants, all without Matt. He actually pulls this off with a strong air of badass around him, although he does cheat a little.
  • Fan-Preferred Couple: The writers of the show got a lot of mail (especially from women) stating that they wanted to see Matt and Miss Kitty get married. The writers toyed with the idea, but felt that if Matt was married he really couldn't go out and do all the dangerous things he did.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: Matt's constant greetings of "hello, Kitty" become this thanks to a certain franchise that became a worldwide icon some decades after the show was aired.
  • The Scrappy: Some consider Chester to be almost completely useless when trying to help Matt on the job. Which was odd seeing as Chester could be rather formidable on his own, as he proved numerous times against groups of bandits.