Can you understand all these things Festus says on Gunsmoke?

It's no so complexicated as it seems.

You gotta love Festus Haggen. That feller has got more fans than a dog's got hair on his back. We love him like a June morning, as he might say.

Them Haggens have a festive way of speaking. Festus may have gone from plainsman to deputy of Dodge City, but he never lost his particular way of speaking. Played by Ken Curtis, the character makes Gunsmoke a delight. 

But can you understand everything he says? See if you can define all this here Festus speak. 

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  1. What is "wobble water"?
  2. What is a "goosler"?
  3. What is "palaver"?
  4. What would Festus call a "twistee"?
  5. What is a "passel"?
  6. What is a "tater trap"?
  7. What is "featherfoot"?
  8. What are "the slovering droops"?
  9. What is a "slippery geejaw"?
  10. What does "looksome" mean?
  11. What does "squeemy" mean?
  12. What is "howdyin'"?
  13. Which Gunsmoke character would Festus call an "old scudder quackety quack"?

Can you understand all these things Festus says on Gunsmoke?

Your Result...

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JanMMitchell 1 month ago
I got 9 out of 13 right, I am gonna pooch up like an old toad! 🐸
JanFresh 1 month ago
8/13! This is my all time favorite western
dethLSMO89 2 months ago
3 out of 13. Don't watch the show.
TheDavBow3 2 months ago
Good gosh, 5/13! I obviously need sub-titles or a translator sitting next to me, whenever I watch a Festus Gunsmoke episode. Mathewww! Doncha seeeee!
Rounds2 3 months ago
Got to love Festus.

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ERROL 4 months ago
You got 13 out of 13
LONGTIME FAN, ALL WAY BACK TO RADIO
RobCertSDSCascap 4 months ago
I'd rather hear him sing...
Gliddy glup gloopy nibby nabby noopy la la la lo lo
Sabba sibby sabba nooby abba nabba le le lo lo
Tooby ooby walla nooby abba nabba
Early morning singing song
Runeshaper 4 months ago
Terrible. I did terrible. LOL Festus was a great character! :)
JohnBowers 4 months ago
Texan here with South in the Mouth. Depty Festus werunt no Plainsman, like the gobblety writer what writ the writing werunt right wha he wrote. Right? All the Haggens be Ridge Runners and kep theyselves clear of no Plainsman and Sodbusters and City People. Nincompoopoldknucleheads.....pfuuusheeewubleaww
JohnBowers JohnBowers 4 months ago
All 13 by the by
jamesp77701 4 months ago
11/13

Not bad at all. Only one I truly didn't know, and the other, haven't heard in a while. Like one of the comments posted. It would've been better, if it was used in a sentence. But oh well.
Frank 4 months ago
After watching Festus for years he's beginning to grate on my nerves. Too often he's over the top with his down home hick-isms. He needed to back off by at least half.

Like Chester's stiff leg it got annoying.
idkwut2use 4 months ago
9/13–I’ll take it, but there were a few times I went “I KNEW it was that one, dagnabbit!” xD
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