by Denise

I liked Chester but he was more of a character you felt sorry for. Festus was more like a crazy mountain man that was just a little bit smarter than his kin and got lucky getting a deputy job. He was a funnier character for me.

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Apr 24, 2015
Festus vs Chester NEW
by: Keith Payne Hawkswill

Dead on the money there, you are. Festus was always a real help to Matt. Plus, he provided the comedy due to his vernacular and lack of "city" smarts. I think most folks who watched Gunsmoke came to really "love" him as I did. If you haven't heard his "Festus" songs on Youtube.com type in Festus. I LOVE his tale of why he named his Jack mules a girl's name....Ruth! His Germany concerts were excellent also. Still had a super voice after all those years! KEITH KP

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