By Staff on March 09, 2018
Do you remember which actor starred as Marshal Matt Dillon on the classic western series, "Gunsmoke?" Know which character was played by Burt Reynolds, or the name of the saloon where Miss Kitty tended bar? Any idea what state Dodge City was located in? If you know the answers to these questions, take our quiz to prove your "Gunsmoke" IQ!
Americans don't have the fabled history of Europe - no brave knights or castles, kings, or queens to be found here. Instead, the storied history of America can be found in the Wild West - in heroic town sheriffs, gun-toting bad guys, busy saloons, and hard-working miners. Sure, the Wild West on TV shows like "Gunsmoke" isn't entirely based in reality, but it maintains that frontier spirit that Americans find so fascinating.
"Gunsmoke" did such a great job of bringing the old West into American homes that it eventually became one of the longest-running scripted shows in history, airing more than 20 seasons between 1955 and 1975. It was the #1 show on TV from 1957 to 1961, and even when viewership dropped in the late '60s, the network decided to cancel the beloved "Gilligan's Island" in an effort to keep "Gunsmoke" on the air for a few more years.
Think you know all there is to know about this iconic series and its heroes and villains? Take our quiz to find out!