The WORST Episodes of The Wild Wild West

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Nov 26, 2019

Network: CBS

The Wild Wild West told the story of two Secret Service agents: James T. West, the charming gunslinger (played by Robert Conrad), and Artemus Gordon (played by Ross Martin), the brilliant gadgeteer and master of disguise. Their unending mission was to protect President Ulysses S. Grant and the United States from all manner of dangerous threats. The agents traveled in luxury aboard their own train, the Wanderer, equipped with everything from a stable car to a laboratory. James West had served as an intelligence and cavalry officer in the US Civil War; his "cover" during the series is that he is a railroad president. After retiring from the Service by 1880 he lives on a ranch in Mexico. Gordon's past is more obscure; when he retires in 1880 he goes on the road as the head of a Shakespeare traveling players troupe.

The Night of the Underground Terror

#1 - The Night of the Underground Terror

Season 3 - Episode 19

During Mardi Gras, West is grabbed by Major Hazard: the leader of a gang of crippled Civil war soldiers seeking revenge on the prison camp's commandant, Mosely.

star 5.40
5 votes
Directors: James B. Clark
Writers: Max Hodge
The Night of the Death Masks

#2 - The Night of the Death Masks

Season 3 - Episode 20

An escaped murderer plots a bizarre scheme against James West, who had imprisoned him several years earlier. Attacked and knocked unconscious, West awakens in a strange deserted town filled with assailants wearing masks in the likeness of Stark.

star 6.20
5 votes
Directors: Mike Moder
Writers: Ken Pettus
The Night of the Skulls

#3 - The Night of the Skulls

Season 2 - Episode 13

Jim shoots Artie, but it's a ploy to allow West to track down the mysterious disappearance of nineteen other wanted men. He's taken to a mysterious underground base and put on trial.

star 6.50
6 votes
Writers: Earl Barret, Robert C. Dennis
The Night of the Samurai

#4 - The Night of the Samurai

Season 3 - Episode 6

The U.S. State department is about to return a valuable samurai sword to its rightful owner, a Japanese prince, when it is stolen by an group of sword-wieding assailants. Jim and Artemus must locate the sword and return it to the prince before he leaves the next afternoon or risk damaging U.S.-Japan relations.

star 6.50
8 votes
Writers: Shimon Wincelberg
The Night of the Diva

#5 - The Night of the Diva

Season 4 - Episode 20

West meets up with Gordon who, urged by President Grant, has just arrived in New Orleans to escort a famous Italian diva and niece of the ambassador. Discovering that several divas had recently disappeared in New Orleans, the agents must rush to unravel a plot involving the secret Order of Lucia and reveal who, among their new acquaintances, is playing a role on and off the stage.

star 6.67
3 votes
Writers: Ken Pettus
The Night of the Plague

#6 - The Night of the Plague

Season 4 - Episode 23

West deals with the kidnapping of the Governor's daughter while Gordon rushes to find Jim to inoculate him from the disease one of the criminals was carrying. The disease proves to be the turning point in the fight between the feds and the criminals when Gordon convinces the gang to surrender in exchange for the cure.

star 6.67
3 votes
Writers: Frank L. Moss
The Night of the Man-Eating House

#7 - The Night of the Man-Eating House

Season 2 - Episode 12

West witnesses eerie phenomena when he takes refuge with a sheriff and his prisoner in an abandoned bayou mansion.

star 6.75
8 votes
Writers: John Kneubuhl
The Night of the Winged Terror (2)

#8 - The Night of the Winged Terror (2)

Season 4 - Episode 16

The plans of The Raven seem to be successful when they hypnotize Jim, and he assassinates the Mexican Ambassador. Now West, and fellow agent Frank Harper, must work together to infiltrate and undermine the group.

star 6.75
4 votes
Directors: Marvin Chomsky
Writers: Ken Pettus
The Night of the Iron Fist

#9 - The Night of the Iron Fist

Season 3 - Episode 14

At the request of the Bosnian government, Count Draja is to be turned over for extradition. Learning of a plot to free the Count, Jim and Arte make plans to see that Draja reaches his destination.

star 6.86
7 votes
Directors: Marvin Chomsky
Writers: Ken Pettus
The Night of the Tottering Tontine

#10 - The Night of the Tottering Tontine

Season 2 - Episode 16

West and Gordon are assigned to protect Dr. Raven, who is developing a secret weapon. Raven is a member of a tontine, an investment group whose by-laws state that the surving member of the group gets the assets of the group. When one of the tontine's members is killed and an attempt is made on Raven's life, the agents decide to investigate.

star 7.00
2 votes
Directors: Irving J. Moore
Writers: Elon Packard, Norman Hudis
The Night of the Feathered Fury

#11 - The Night of the Feathered Fury

Season 2 - Episode 17

An organ grinder (Count Manzeppi) and his monkey launch an attack to obtain a small wind-up bird toy that holds the Philosopher's Stone, which is reputed to transmute base elements into gold. The race is on as West and Gordon track Manzeppi to his lair.

star 7.00
2 votes
Directors: Robert Sparr
Writers: Henry Sharp
The Night of the Surreal McCoy

#12 - The Night of the Surreal McCoy

Season 2 - Episode 23

Agents West and Gordon are guarding a museum containing the famous Herzberg jewels, but someone still manages to steal them. Afterwards, when a famous painting is removed from the museum by its wealthy owner, Gordon becomes suspicious and they learn the evil Dr. Miguelito Loveless is involved.

star 7.00
3 votes
Writers: John Kneubuhl
The Night of the Colonel's Ghost

#13 - The Night of the Colonel's Ghost

Season 2 - Episode 24

West and Gordon escort President Grant to dedicate a statue of the late Colonel Wayne Gibson. West rides ahead to check out the town of Gibsonville and finds it plagued by a series of broken neck murders and arguments over lost gold.

star 7.00
3 votes
Directors: Charles Rondeau
Writers: Ken Kolb
The Night of the Bogus Bandits

#14 - The Night of the Bogus Bandits

Season 2 - Episode 28

Dr. Loveless is back with another plan to take over the world. This time he is using mock-ups of the treasury, prisons and armories to train his men to be able to take over these resources upon his command. After gaining control, Loveless will be instituted as dictator. However, his plan to get rid of West and Gordon goes foul and soon the agents are in hot pursuit of the little villain.

star 7.00
5 votes
Directors: Irving J. Moore
Writers: Henry Sharp
The Night of the Headless Woman

#15 - The Night of the Headless Woman

Season 3 - Episode 17

On a dusty Californian trail, Jim and Artemus intercept a stagecoach whose driver has been hired to smuggle boll weevils. Quickly theorizing that someone is trying to destroy the country's cotton crop, they set out to find the mastermind of the operation and destroy his distribution system before his plan succeeds.

star 7.00
3 votes
Writers: Edward J. Lakso
The Night of the Simian Terror

#16 - The Night of the Simian Terror

Season 3 - Episode 23

A visit to the plantation of a U.S. Senator reveals a mysterious family past that intersects with a doctor infamous for his experiments with apes.

star 7.00
4 votes
Directors: Michael Caffey
Writers: Earl Barret, Robert C. Dennis
The Night of the Doomsday Formula

#17 - The Night of the Doomsday Formula

Season 4 - Episode 2

Dr.Crane, inventor of a new explosive, is missing along with his daughter. If his "doomsday formula" falls into the wrong hands, especially foreign ones, it could mean the end of the United States. West and Gordon must rescue the professor, his daughter and the formula before it's too late.

star 7.00
6 votes
Directors: Irving J. Moore
Writers: Samuel Newman
The Night of the Fugitives

#18 - The Night of the Fugitives

Season 4 - Episode 7

In the town of Epitaph, owned by Epitaph Mines, agents James West and Artemus Gordon arrest Norbert Plank, chief bookkeeper for the powerful syndicate that owns the mining company. Through Plank, the agents hope to get their hands on records that could build a case against the organization.

star 7.00
6 votes
Writers: Ken Pettus
The Night of the Big Blast

#19 - The Night of the Big Blast

Season 2 - Episode 4

Dr. Faustina and her mute servant, Miklos, have transformed a corpse into a James West look-alike.

star 7.09
11 votes
Directors: Ralph Senensky
Writers: Ken Kolb
The Night of Miguelito's Revenge

#20 - The Night of Miguelito's Revenge

Season 4 - Episode 12

West has received a note from agent Gordon summoning him to the local barbershop; where he is promptly anesthetized by a hot towel. After learning about a series of kidnappings, Jim and Jeremy Pike's investigation leads to the sinister Dr. Loveless who's waiting with his latest invention and dastardly plan.

star 7.14
7 votes
Directors: James B. Clark
Writers: Jerry Thomas
The Night of the Dancing Death

#21 - The Night of the Dancing Death

Season 1 - Episode 8

Jim and Artie must ensure that Princess Gina reaches the Albanian Embassy, however the woman they deliver is someone else.

star 7.15
20 votes
Directors: Harvey Hart
Writers: Fred Freiberger, William Tunberg
The Night of the Infernal Machine

#22 - The Night of the Infernal Machine

Season 2 - Episode 14

Time is running out for Judge M'Guigan, who is threatened by a bomb-throwing clockmaker.

star 7.17
6 votes
Directors: Sherman Marks
Writers: Shimon Wincelberg
The Night of the Death-Maker

#23 - The Night of the Death-Maker

Season 3 - Episode 24

An attempt to assassinate President Grant is foiled at the last minute by West and Gordon. However, there's more going on than a simple assassination since the weapon used in the attempt was stolen in recent raids on government and territorial armories.

star 7.17
6 votes
Directors: Irving J. Moore
Writers: Robert E. Kent
The Night of a Thousand Eyes

#24 - The Night of a Thousand Eyes

Season 1 - Episode 6

Ships along the Mississippi are being attacked by a gang of pirates known as the "Thousand Eyes".

star 7.20
35 votes
Writers: Preston Wood
The Night of the Pelican

#25 - The Night of the Pelican

Season 4 - Episode 13

West and Pike receive a note to meet a woman at a Chinese restaurant in San Francisco with a promise of information about the militant Din Chang. Unfortunately, the woman is killed before they can talk to her and the only word she utters is "Pelican".

star 7.20
5 votes
Directors: Alex Nicol
Writers: Richard Landau