The BEST episodes of Gunsmoke
Every episode of Gunsmoke ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Gunsmoke!
Marshal Matt Dillon keeps the peace in the rough and tumble Dodge City.
#1 - Minnie
Season 6 - Episode 30 - Aired 4/15/1961
Rough and rowdy Minnie comes to Dodge City and sets her designs on Doc Adams much to the delight of Matt, Chester and Kitty. Trouble comes though when Minnie's husband comes to Dodge and finds out that his Minnie is sweet on Doc.Watch Now:Amazon
#3 - The Way It Is
Season 8 - Episode 12 - Aired 12/1/1962
While Matt is out of town, putting lawman's business ahead of Kitty yet again, a new man in her life has plenty of time and attention to give--perhaps too much attention.Watch Now:Amazon
#5 - The Bounty Hunter
Season 11 - Episode 7 - Aired 10/30/1965
Lured out of retirement with the promise of land, a bounty hunter is aimed by his boss at the man who killed his son. He just doesn't tell him the reward and charges had been dropped.
#9 - Prairie Wolfer
Season 9 - Episode 16 - Aired 1/18/1964
Festus returns to Dodge from wolfing and is hired by the Cattleman's Association to hunt down the wolves killing everyone's cattle. What he finds is that what's been doing the preying may wind him up in prison if he doesn't get Matt's help.
#13 - Chesterland
Season 7 - Episode 8 - Aired 11/18/1961
Chester becomes engaged more or less accidentally, but he takes to heart his obligation to his betrothed, leaving his job with Mr. Dillon to devote himself to homesteading a barren quarter section.
#16 - Honey Pot
Season 10 - Episode 34 - Aired 5/15/1965
A man comes to town and tells Sam he's going to shoot Matt. It's soon understood he is an old friend. Involved in shooting and killing a man, their friendship is stretched as he claims self defense even though he was the only one armed.Watch Now:Amazon
#17 - Sins of the Father
Season 2 - Episode 17 - Aired 1/19/1957
A white man and his Indian wife, passing through Dodge, become targets of violence after it is learned that the wife's father led deadly raids against white settlers.Watch Now:Amazon
#19 - Little Girl
Season 6 - Episode 28 - Aired 4/1/1961
Marshal Dillon must find a suitable home for Charity Gill, a young orphan, after the little girl's father dies when his cabin catches fire. Charity insists that she should live with the Dodge City lawman.
#22 - Stark
Season 16 - Episode 3 - Aired 9/28/1970
Adam Bramley, an immature selfish young man, has escaped from prison. Lewis Stark is a bounty hunter who catches him, then blackmails him for money with Bramley's father, John, a rancher with a serious heart condition. Adam's strong-willed sister Glory, has the ranch hands beat up Stark, while John pays him off to leave. Adam finally has an epiphany just as his father is dying of a heart attack.
#25 - Once a Haggen
Season 9 - Episode 18 - Aired 2/1/1964
Bucko, a close friend of Festus, is accused of murdering a man to whom he lost at poker. When his alibi witness lies out of fear, Bucko is sentenced to hang, and Festus, who'd begun to see the marshal as a friend, vows Bucko won't swing.