Can you match these Gunsmoke characters to their first lines on the show?

What was the very first thing these iconic Western characters ever said?

Marshal Matt Dillon is naturally the very first character onscreen in the Gunsmoke pilot, but his first lines on the show aren’t directed at anyone else, they are a voice-over introduction to Dodge City. 

Other first lines range from greetings to funny musings to songs. Here are the very first things said by 10 Gunsmoke characters. Can you match each line of dialogue to the right person?

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  1. “I try to remember that if they’d argued a little, they might not be here. Arguing doesn’t fill any graves.”
  2. “I was standin’ there a-studyin’ whether to just haul off and shoot ya or talk first.”
  3. “You can buy another, then come on over.”
  4. “One more of these can’t hurt. Probably won’t help, but it can’t hurt.”
  5. “Pa, Pa! Get him inside.”
  6. “Oh yeah, I got it here someplace… Traveling with a pretty lady always makes a trip seem short.”
  7. “Lemon goes down easier than root beer.”
  8. “Hello there, Miss Jessica.”
  9. “Perce! Perce McCall. It’s ____ ____ don’t you remember?”
  10. “Oh, potatoes they grow small in Kansas. Oh, potatoes they grow small in Kansas. Oh, potatoes they grow small and they dig 'em in the fall, and they eat 'em hides 'n' all in Kansas.”

Can you match these Gunsmoke characters to their first lines on the show?

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sistervic 3 months ago
I love Gun Smoke, with Chester, he was on from the beginning, and I'm so thankful for Perry Mason, thank you, and God bless you all.
Mike 3 months ago
7/10 with a lot of guesses.
MikefromJersey 3 months ago
5 for 10. I do recall when they spun off Dirty Sally into her own TV series.
I can't imagine why some bozo exec thought her character would appeal
to America enough to sustain a series.
RichLorn 3 months ago
8/10
(Gun)smoke got in my eye.
DethBiz 3 months ago
9 out of 10. Missed #4. I guess I can feel Plum Proudsome about that.
dodgebob 3 months ago
4/10, slight embarrassment, and a bit of worry.
Jean 3 months ago
They think I got 9 out of 10
mpatrick 3 months ago
You got 6 out of 10

All guesses, as I don't believe I've EVER seen a single episode of Gunsmoke. For some reason it just never appealed to me. Maybe I'll give it a go someday.
Moverfan mpatrick 3 months ago
I got five out of ten and I've never watched it, either. Of course, I hadn't been born yet (or even thought of) when it premiered and I was only 13 when it ended.
graceful1970 3 months ago
You got 6 out of 10
Did you have an ear for all these Gunsmoke lines or were their a few that gave you some trouble?
mflemon 3 months ago
7 out of 10 I need to do some homework I look at Gunsmoke everyday Perry Mason everyday and the cartoon everyday Twilight Zone Alfred Hitchcock anymore
CaptainDunsel 3 months ago
4/10
Surprised I got that high a score.
Coldnorth CaptainDunsel 3 months ago
I hit the jackpot!!! I got 5 right.. all guesses
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