One episode of Maverick connects to 8 other shows — can you name them all?

The episode features sitcom stars, a parody of another classic Western and lots of cats!


Maverick stood out against its straightforward Western peers as a witty, irreverent take on the gunslinger genre. Bret and Bart Maverick traded gibes with adversaries far more than bullets.

Though it had plenty of humor, the show was still very much a Western. It even used many of the same character actors that popped up in so many other Old West shows.

The classic episode “The Cats of Paradise” features many recognizable actors and references another popular Western. It shares a few other connections only the biggest classic TV fans will know.

We noticed this single episode has links to eight other shows. Can you guess them all?

  1. Which show is this actor best known for?
  2. The actor on the right is most famous for his role in which sitcom?
  3. He also had a recurring role as Fred Rutherford in…
  4. After appearing in Maverick and many other Westerns, this actor won a regular role in which show?
  5. After tangling with Bret Maverick, actor Mona Freedman was accused of murder in not one, not two but three different episodes of which show?
  6. Which Western hero is the character Faro Jack parodying?
  7. Director Arthur Lubin was no stranger to working with animals. After working with cats in this 1959 episode, two years later he directed his first of over a hundred episodes of which show?
  8. Which one of the actors from this episode did NOT appear in The Twilight Zone?

One episode of Maverick connects to 8 other shows — can you name them all?

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ellswt 8 months ago
8/8 the directorial question almost got me, but 1961 was too early for Flipper or Gentle Ben
Mark 18 months ago
6 out of 8...I didn't recognize Richard Deacon, nor did I know whom Faro Jack was a parody of. The rest were easy.
RedSamRackham 22 months ago
* B-b-but can we connect any of these actors to Kevin Bacon? ☺
vinman63 29 months ago
Trying to remember which episode of the twilight Show Buddy Ebsen was on.
Mike vinman63 20 months ago
For The Record:
Buddy Ebsen starred with Dane Clark in "The Prime Mover" on Twilight Zone.
That's the one where Buddy could move objects by concentrating on them.
Fun Fact:
To save money, TZ borrowed stock footage of a car crash from the feature movie Thunder Road (they knew how to stretch a buck back then).
MikefromJersey 30 months ago
8 for 8.
By the way, Mike Road played the delightful "Pearly Gates" several times on Maverick.
He was also memorable as Race Bannon on Jonny Quest.
The first time you hear his unmistakable voice on Maverick you know it's Race Bannon.
Lacey 30 months ago
7 out of 8. Did not know that Decon was on Beaver.
Turfwiz Lacey 30 months ago
Decon wasn't but DEACON was
WandaBaker Turfwiz 30 months ago
30 months ago
5/8 … thought I’d do better 🤷🏻‍♀️
RichLorn 30 months ago
I did this quiz standing on my head, and only got one wrong.
a1k9 30 months ago
7/8. Didn’t remember #6 at all.
JERRY6 30 months ago
8 of 8 not bad , this quiz was easy
TijuanaSlim 30 months ago
7/8 ... #4 got me...

Nice timing... this Episode just circulated through Yesterday... I turned on the TV (Still on MeTV of course) and my first reaction was "Is that Buddy Ebsen?"
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