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''Dusty's Trail'' was a 1973-1974 series starring Bob Denver and Forrest Tucker about a stagecoach and wagon lost from their train en route to California. Many have interpreted it as basically ''Series/GilligansIsland'' in the Old West, especially since the characters were all {{Expy}}s of the castaways.

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''Dusty's Trail'' was a 1973-1974 series series, starring Bob Denver and Forrest Tucker about a stagecoach and wagon lost from their train en route to California. Many have interpreted it as basically ''Series/GilligansIsland'' in the Old West, especially since the characters were all {{Expy}}s of the castaways.
castaways, and both shows were created by Creator/SherwoodSchwartz.


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* RecycledInSpace: Series/GilligansIsland in the Old West, with the wagon crew and passengers as Old West versions of the castaways.


A number of the episodes are in the public domain. The original negatives to all episodes are currently owned by Creator/{{Disney}} through Creator/20thCenturyStudios (successor to Metromedia Producers Corporation, which originally produced the series).

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A number of the episodes are in the public domain. The original negatives to all episodes are currently owned by Creator/{{Disney}} through Creator/20thCenturyStudios Creator/TwentiethCenturyStudios (successor to Metromedia Producers Corporation, which originally produced the series).

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A number of the episodes are in the public domain. The original negatives to all episodes are currently owned by Creator/{{Disney}} through Creator/20thCenturyStudios (successor to Metromedia Producers Corporation, which originally produced the series).

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* GhostTown: When Dusty and the gang stumble upon an apparent ghost town in "Brookhaven, U.S.A", Mr. Brookhaven decides to rename it and turn it into a real town again.

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* SobbinWomen: In "Here Come the Brides, There Go the Grooms", two hillbillies kidnap Dusty and Callahan to become husbands for their ugly sisters in a double-barreled shotgun wedding.

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* KillerGorilla: In "Love Means Not Having to Say You're Bananas", a gorilla that has escaped from a traveling circus invades the camp and captures Betsy. Dusty, Andy, and Mr. Callahan try to think of some way to get her out of the cave the gorilla has put her in.


* TheBoxingEpisode: "John J. Callahan"

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* TheBoxingEpisode: In "John J. Callahan"Callahan", Callahan will win $500 in a boxing match if he can last 5 minutes against the Champ. But the Champ has kidnapped Mrs. Brookhaven.


* RecycledPremise: What happens when you take [[Series/GilligansIsland Gilligan and the castaways]], put them in a Wild West setting with a stagecoach, trying to find their way back to civilization? Series/DustysTrail, with executive producer Sherwood Schwartz who also created GilligansIsland.

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* RecycledPremise: What happens when you take [[Series/GilligansIsland Gilligan and the castaways]], castaways]] and put them in a Wild West setting with a stagecoach, trying to find their way back to civilization? Series/DustysTrail, with executive producer Sherwood Schwartz who also created GilligansIsland.civilization?


* CompilationMovie: ''The Wackiest Wagon Train in the West'', which was merely ''Dusty's Trail'' composed of four separate TV episodes with four separate storylines, nowadays found on inexpensive public domain DVD's.



* RecycledINSPACE: See the introductory paragraph.

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* RecycledINSPACE: See RecycledPremise: What happens when you take [[Series/GilligansIsland Gilligan and the introductory paragraph. castaways]], put them in a Wild West setting with a stagecoach, trying to find their way back to civilization? Series/DustysTrail, with executive producer Sherwood Schwartz who also created GilligansIsland.


''Dusty's Trail'' was a 1973-1974 series starring Bob Denver and Forrest Tucker about a stagecoach and wagon lost from their train en route to California. Many have interpreted it as basically ''GilligansIsland'' in the Old West, especially since the characters were all {{Expy}}s of the castaways.

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''Dusty's Trail'' was a 1973-1974 series starring Bob Denver and Forrest Tucker about a stagecoach and wagon lost from their train en route to California. Many have interpreted it as basically ''GilligansIsland'' ''Series/GilligansIsland'' in the Old West, especially since the characters were all {{Expy}}s of the castaways.


* TheWestern: Parodied.

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* TheWestern: Parodied.Parodied.
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''Dusty's Trail'' was a 1973-1974 series starring Bob Denver and Forrest Tucker about a stagecoach and wagon lost from their train en route to California. Many have interpreted it as basically ''Gilligan's Island'' in the Old West, especially since the characters were all {{Expy}}s of the castaways.

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''Dusty's Trail'' was a 1973-1974 series starring Bob Denver and Forrest Tucker about a stagecoach and wagon lost from their train en route to California. Many have interpreted it as basically ''Gilligan's Island'' ''GilligansIsland'' in the Old West, especially since the characters were all {{Expy}}s of the castaways.


* HeyItsThatGuy: All over the place. You may know Dusty better as Gilligan or [[Series/TheManyLovesOfDobieGillis Maynard]], Mr. Callahan is more famous as [[FTroop Sergeant O'Rourke]], [[PetticoatJunction Lulu was the first Billie Jo and Betsy was the second Bobbie Jo.]]



* PublicSecretMessage: Used in "Then There Were Seven." See PantyShot.



* StarDerailingRole: Bob Denver never got another prime time show after this, though it was ''Gilligan's Island'' that really sealed his fate.

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* AttendingYourOwnFuneral: This happened to Dusty in one episode.


* HotTeacher: Betsy.



* RecycledInSpace: See the introductory paragraph.

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* RecycledInSpace: RecycledINSPACE: See the introductory paragraph.

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