Festus

by Don
(Colorado)

Both characters and the actors who played them were excellent. I always enjoy Ken Curtis in any role, and feel the same way about Dennis Weaver. Both sidekicks on Gunsmoke made the show more attractive. The way Chester and Festus fought with Doc added the majority of humour to the series. I think some of this dynamic was later copied by Star Trek with the feuding between Spock and McCoy.

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