(1973 - 1974)
Comedy / Kid's Show / Sitcom / Western
Cast: Bob Denver, Forrest Tucker, Lori Saunders, William Cort, Lynn Wood, Ivor Francis, and Jeannine Riley
This 30 minute television series revolves around the wagon master , Mr. Callahan, and Dusty as they try to take their wagon to California but become lost and separated from the other wagons on the wagon train . Dusty is a bumbling klutz (like Gilligan), but also sweet and lovable. Mr. Callahan is big and powerful (like the Skipper), but nice and gentle. Others on the wagon are the Brookhavens (like the Howells), who are rich and well-to-do. Also on board are a smart engineer named Andy (like the Professor), a lovely saloon girl named Lulu (like Ginger), and a gentle teacher named Betsy (like Mary-Ann).
Dusty's Trail Intro
Horse of Another Color (09/25/1973)
Dusty acquires a wild horse with a brand, but it still has an irate owner.
Treasure of C. Harry Motley (10/02/1973)
Dusty finds a map for a treasure and wants to share it. Complications ensue.
Duel for Daphne (10/09/1973)
Adventures in Indian country with a traded-for head dress and misunderstandings.
Love Means...Bananas (10/16/1973)
A gorilla that has escaped from a traveling circus invades the camp and captures Betsy. Dusty, Andy, and Mr. Callahan have to think of ways to get her out of the cave the gorilla has put her in.
Then There Were Seven (10/23/1973)
The gang gets mixed up with two bandits, one of whom has a bullet in him.
Half Moon (11/13/1973)
An Indian chief thinks Dusty is his long-lost son and kidnaps him to resume life with the Indians.
Here Come the Grooms (11/20/1973)
Two hillbillies kidnap Dusty and Callahan to become husbands for their ugly sisters in a shotgun wedding.
The group encounters a traveling magician who keeps them amused with his tricks while his assistant steals all of their valuables.
Androcles and the Bear (12/11/1973)
A grizzly bear follows Dusty back to camp after he pulls a thorn from its foot.
My Fair Callahan (12/18/1973)
When they rescue a young woman of high social standing who was lost on the trail Dusty falls in love with her and tries to transform himself into a gentleman.
Brookhaven U.S.A. (12/25/1973)
Dusty and the gang stumble upon the town of Puddle Flats. Because it has water, they try turning it into a metropolis .
Wizard of Ooze (01/08/1974)
Mixup with a volcano, Dusty and Callahan, and amnesia.
Phony Express (01/15/1973)
Dusty helps a wounded courier take a pouch to a nearby fort.
Nothing to Crow About (01/22/1974)
When a terrible storm approaches the travelers try to find a map to a safe canyon.
Witch's Trail (02/12/1974)
Dusty brings a girl back to camp, but when strange things start to happen they think she must be a witch.
The Cavalry is Coming (02/26/1974)
A Cavalry officer arrives and claims that Andy is a deserter who stole an Army payroll.
John J. Callahan (02/19/1974)
Callahan will win $500 in a boxing match if he can last five minutes with the Champ.