The Wild Wild West (1965–1969)
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The Night of the Whirring Death 

Jim and Arte serve as couriers, delivering bribes to save California from bankruptcy. Problem is, Doctor Loveless is killing the benefactors and stealing their money.

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Jeremiah Ratch
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Governor Lewis
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John Crane
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Jim and Arte serve as couriers, delivering bribes to save California from bankruptcy. Problem is, Doctor Loveless is killing the benefactors and stealing their money.

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The third appearance of 7-foot-tall Richard Kiel as Voltaire, assistant of tiny Dr. Miguelito Loveless. For the first time, he speaks, which even draws a comment from Artemus Gordon. In his two previous appearances, Voltaire appeared to be mute, communicating entirely through gestures and facial expressions. See more »

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The toy Loveless uses as a "Trojan horse" is a product created by Remco in the early 1960s called "The Big Parade". It consisted of three toy soldiers attached to a drum, they marched and had sound effects. The toy was made of styrene plastic. Styrene didn't exist until the post WWII years. See more »

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Priscilla Ames: You know, for a man who's always getting blown up, you have very soft skin.
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The worst of the series?
27 November 2006 | by (TCM's Basement) – See all my reviews

Maybe it's just me but I found this entire episode just dreadful. From the laborious "Dickens-esque" opening that featured the future Mr. Roper in fake beard seemingly awaiting to go on stage to play Scrooge, to the sickening sweet Priscilla (volunteer social worker) whose father was a toymaker but has no clue as to what's going on even though she lives above the toy store. Voltaire, who has been mute to this point, suddenly can speak and Loveless doing his usual song and dance routine on a toy carousel, not to be outdone by Artemus who also decides to sing in this episode. It's never explained how Loveless and Voltaire can continuously break out of prison. I think this was the fourth time the did just that this season. Just bad.


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