Dusty's Trail

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  • 1973
  • 1 Season
  • 5.2  (272)

Dusty's Trail is a classic 1970s western sitcom created by Sherwood Schwartz, the mastermind behind other timeless hits like The Brady Bunch and Gilligan's Island. The show stars Bob Denver, best known for his role as Gilligan, as well as Forrest Tucker, a well-known character actor of the time.

The premise of the show is that a group of travelers, consisting of a wagon master, Dusty (Tucker), six wagon train passengers, and an absconding stagecoach driver, are headed west to California but get lost and end up on a different trail instead. The group of mismatched characters includes a rich heiress, a con artist, a schoolteacher, a southern belle, and a drifter, each with their unique quirks and personalities.

The show is a classic fish-out-of-water story, with the characters struggling to survive and adapt to the untamed wilderness while trying to find their way back to the correct trail. Although they face many challenges and obstacles, the group manages to stick together and form a tight-knit community, always looking out for each other.

One of the show's enduring strengths is its humor, as the characters often find themselves in absurd situations and predicaments, leading to plenty of laughs. Bob Denver's performance as Dusty is also a highlight, as he brings a lighthearted charm to the character and serves as the glue that keeps the group together.

Despite only running for one season from 1973 to 1974, Dusty's Trail has remained popular among fans of classic TV shows. It has been praised for its memorable characters, clever writing, and entertaining blend of western and sitcom genres. The show's theme song, "Dusty's Trail," has become an iconic tune among fans of 70s TV and remains a beloved earworm even today.

In summary, Dusty's Trail is an enjoyable and entertaining western sitcom, filled with humor, memorable characters, and plenty of heart. Despite its short run, the show has left a lasting impression on audiences, cementing its place in classic TV history. So saddle up and join Dusty and the gang on their wild and wacky journey through the untamed wild west!

Dusty's Trail is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (17 episodes). The series first aired on September 11, 1973.

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Wizard of Ooze
17. Wizard of Ooze
January 13, 2015
Dusty and Callahan get amnesia, plus a volcano.
Witches Trail
16. Witches Trail
January 13, 2015
Dusty brings strange girl back to camp and suspects she may be witch.
Treasure of C.H. Motley
15. Treasure of C.H. Motley
January 13, 2015
Dusty finds a map to treasure.
Then There Were Seven
14. Then There Were Seven
January 13, 2015
Gang gets mixed up with two bandits.
Phony Express
13. Phony Express
January 13, 2015
Dusty helps wounded courier take pouch to nearby fort.
Nothing to Crow About
12. Nothing to Crow About
January 13, 2015
Terrible storm forces gang to seek shelter in safe canyon.
My Fair Callahan
11. My Fair Callahan
January 13, 2015
Dusty falls in love with high society lady.
10. Magician
January 13, 2015
Traveling magician entertains the gang.
Love Means Bananas
9. Love Means Bananas
January 13, 2015
Gorilla escaped from circus invades the camp.
John J Callahan
8. John J Callahan
January 13, 2015
Can Callahan last 5 minutes in boxing match and win cash?
Horse of Another Color
7. Horse of Another Color
January 13, 2015
Dusty acquires a wild horse with irate owner.
Here Come the Grooms
6. Here Come the Grooms
January 13, 2015
Two hillbillies kidnap Dusty and Calhoun to be husbands.
Half Moon
5. Half Moon
January 13, 2015
Indian chief thinks Dusty is his long-lost son and kidnaps him.
Duel for Daphne
4. Duel for Daphne
January 13, 2015
Misunderstandings in Indian country.
Cavalry is Coming
3. Cavalry is Coming
January 13, 2015
Cavalry officer claims Andy stole an army payroll.
There's Nothing Like a Dame
2. There's Nothing Like a Dame
September 18, 1973
Two lonely outlaws in search of friendly girls kidnap Betsy and Lulu.
The Not So Magnificent Seven
1. The Not So Magnificent Seven
September 11, 1973
The wagoners stop in a town that appears to have been abandoned very suddenly.
Where to Watch Dusty's Trail
Dusty's Trail is available for streaming on the Sherwood Schwartz website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Dusty's Trail on demand at Amazon Prime, Hoopla and Tubi TV.
  • Premiere Date
    September 11, 1973
  • IMDB Rating
    5.2  (272)