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* In ''Literature/DeathOfADude'', the normally citybound Literature/NeroWolfe has to relocate to the wilds of Montana to investigate a murder on a dude ranch.

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* ''WesternAnimation/SpaceGoofs'': "Showdown in Tiny Town".


* ''Series/TheBradyBunch'' had 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.


* ''WesternAnimation/TheNewAdventuresOfWinnieThePooh'': In "The Good, the Bad, and the Tigger", Tigger loses control of Christopher Robin's toy train, and he and Pooh are put on trial as train robbers.

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** In "Paw and Order," the cast puts on a play about "The Legend of Sheriff Piglet," where he must save the town of Rickety Gulch from Nasty Jack and his group of horse thieves (that is, horses who steal things.) "Comprendo?"
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In "The Good, the Bad, and the Tigger", Tigger loses control of Christopher Robin's toy train, and he and Pooh are put on trial as train robbers.


** In "The Good, The Bad, and the Wallaby", 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.
** "The Fatlands" focuses on Bloaty and Squirmy, a pair of parasites living on Spunky travelling to newly discovered lands due to Spunky's weight gain with a western theme.

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** In "The "[[Recap/RockosModernLifeS1E10TheGoodTheBadAndTheWallabyTrashOMadness The Good, The Bad, and the Wallaby", Wallaby]]", 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.
** "The Fatlands" "[[Recap/RockosModernLifeS3E7ISeeLondonISeeFranceTheFatlands The Fatlands]]" focuses on Bloaty and Squirmy, a pair of parasites living on Spunky travelling to newly discovered lands due to Spunky's weight gain with a western theme.

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* ''Series/TheTwilightZone1985'': In "Welcome to Winfield", two people fleeing an agent of Death end up in an old west town.

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/TaleSpin'' episode, "Citizen Khan", Baloo, Kit, and Wildcat wind up in the western town of Boomstone while attempting to deliver Carnuvian kumquats. Boomstone is owned by Shere Khan Industries and run by the corrupt Sheriff Gomer Cleghorn, who forces its townsfolk to mine for urgonium, a strange mineral with powerful explosive properties. When Wildcat accidentally causes an explosion with it, the black marks on his face and his dislodged cap cause him to be mistaken for Shere Khan himself by the miners. When the miners hold Wildcat for ransom, Cleventine Clever calls Shere Khan industries to report the kidnapping, unwittingly getting the real Shere Khan on the line, who soon puts an end to Gomer's corrupt ways.


* ''Series/{{Friends}}'': "The One With The Breast Milk"

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* ''Series/{{Friends}}'': Played with in "The One With The Breast Milk" when Joey is working as a cologne spritzer and develops a rivaly with another spritzer. They're selling different versions of the same Western-themed fragrance and have to wear [[GoodColorsEvilColors white (Joey) and black (the rival)]] cowboy outfits. The storyline ends with them having a ShowdownAtHighNoon over who gets to spray cologne on the first customer of the day.


* ''Film/GingerSnapsBackTheBeginning'', a prequel to the first two ''Film/GingerSnaps'' films, moves the action from modern (early 2000s) StepfordSuburbia to a 19th century fur trading post on the Canadian frontier, complete with all the archetypal characters of the Canadian Old West: {{Hunter Trapper}}s, traders, Cree natives, and Hudson Bay Company officers, all amidst the [[DontGoInTheWoods thick boreal forest]] of the Great White North.

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* ''Film/GingerSnapsBackTheBeginning'', a prequel to the first two ''Film/GingerSnaps'' films, moves the action from modern (early 2000s) StepfordSuburbia to a 19th century fur trading post on the Canadian frontier, complete with all the archetypal characters of the Canadian Old West: a CanadianWestern: {{Hunter Trapper}}s, traders, Cree natives, and Hudson Bay Company officers, all amidst the [[DontGoInTheWoods thick boreal forest]] of the Great White North.North. Only UsefulNotes/TheMounties don't show up, and that's because the film takes place before they were created.


** "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS13E12TheLastestGunInTheWest The Lastest Gun in the West]]" has Bart befriend a washed-up Western star, which includes Bart threatening his classmates into dressing like cowboys.

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** "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS13E12TheLastestGunInTheWest The Lastest Gun in the West]]" has Bart befriend a washed-up Western star, which and includes Bart threatening his classmates into dressing like cowboys.cowboys to help him revive his career.


* ''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]]

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* ''Series/RedDwarf'': The episode "[[RedDwarfSeasonVIGunmenOfTheApocalypse "[[Recap/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]]


* ''Franchise/WonderWoman'', especially in the Golden Age, would occasionally have a western themed issue with Diana going to Texas with Etta, who is from Texas and whose parents run a cattle ranch there.

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* ''Franchise/WonderWoman'', especially in the Golden Age, would occasionally have a western themed issue with Diana going to Texas with Etta, who is from Texas and whose parents run a cattle ranch there. The best example may be [[ComicBook/WonderWoman1942 "The Legend of Rainbow and Stardust!"]] where Diana, Etta, the Heyday triplets, and the Candy family and ranchhands sit around a fire telling stories while dressed in plaid, cowboy boots, hats and handkerchiefs and then fight some rustlers.

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* In the ''Music/PreschoolPopstars'' song "Hair Cut Strut", it's in country style and the girls are wearing cowgirl hats.


# ''Creator/CosgroveHall'' seemed fond of these. ''WesternAnimation/CountDuckula'' had 'Deadeye Duck', ''WesternAnimation/VictorAndHugo'' had 'Cowboys and Indiscipline', ''WesternAnimation/AvengerPenguins'' had two, 'The Wild, Wild West Story' and 'High Doom' and Sooty's Amazing Adventures had 'Hopalong Sooty.'

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# * ''Creator/CosgroveHall'' seemed fond of these. ''WesternAnimation/CountDuckula'' had 'Deadeye Duck', ''WesternAnimation/VictorAndHugo'' had 'Cowboys and Indiscipline', ''WesternAnimation/AvengerPenguins'' had two, 'The Wild, Wild West Story' and 'High Doom' and Sooty's Amazing Adventures had 'Hopalong Sooty.'

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# ''Creator/CosgroveHall'' seemed fond of these. ''WesternAnimation/CountDuckula'' had 'Deadeye Duck', ''WesternAnimation/VictorAndHugo'' had 'Cowboys and Indiscipline', ''WesternAnimation/AvengerPenguins'' had two, 'The Wild, Wild West Story' and 'High Doom' and Sooty's Amazing Adventures had 'Hopalong Sooty.'

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