#18 - "That's Noway, Thataway"
1965 - 1966
This Laredo episode appears to have been a pilot for a series starring the popular singing duo Chad and Jeremy, part of the British invasion of the 1960s. It centers on the misadventures of two itinerant English actors who occasionally burst into song as they travel the byways of the west.
NiteOwl Review: This episode is mainly for Chad and Jeremy fans and there were lots of them. Not a lot of Chad and Joe, no Reese or Parmalee. Most of us liked Chad and Jeremy but looking at the episode now, don't think it would have made much of a series. The pair certainly had a comic chemistry, but the script was a little too silly. Given the time period, it was also not a likely venue for them to sing any of their hit songs which would have undoubtedly disappointed their fans.
Cast Notes: William Smith costarred with Arch Johnson in the earlier short-lived series Asphalt Jungle. Marlyn Mason previously guested on Laredo as Chad's irritating former girlfriend in "Question of Discipline."
Chad and Jeremy as Dudley and Newton
Chad and Joe cross paths with them several times while searching for the notorious Pecos Kid, but the story focusses on Dudley and Newton as the duo is called here. Chad and Joe arrive in Three Forks as Chad's old friend Newton and his partner are being hauled to jail for leaving bad vouchers all over town after their manager absconded with the theater receipts. Chad takes charge of the prisoners, telling the sheriff that a state charge of "framus" takes precedent over local matters. The two duos part company shortly thereafter.
Dudley and Newton enter Whiskey Flats, a town in need of a minister. Dudley dons clerical apparel hoping one sermon and collection will give them funds to move on. Gunfighter Ben Conrad and his fiancée Belleflower want to get married. Dudley, under duress, conducts the ceremony but feels they must do something to stop the wedding night as the marriage is not legal. The two dress up as robbers and use prop guns to stop the stage carrying the newlyweds. Through a fortunate mishap, they run down Conrad just as Chad and Joe ride up hot on the trail of the Pecos Kid, Conrad's alias. Dudley and Newton get a big reward which enables them to pay their debts and continue their travels, but not in their own television series.
Chad greets old friend Newton
Ben Conrad alias the Pecos Kid
Belleflower Ferne
Original air date Jan 20, 1966
Directed by Howard Morris
Written by Vincent Bobert
    & Gene Coon

Regular Cast
Neville Brand as Reese Bennett
Peter Brown as Chad Cooper
William Smith as Joe Riley
Phil Carey as Capt. Parmalee

Guest Cast
had Stuart as Dudley Leicester
eremy Clyde as Newton Weekes
eter Graves as Ben Conrad
arlyn Mason as Belleflower Ferne
rch Johnson as Sheriff
om Reese as Jake McBryde
amie Farr as 1st Indian
ordan Whitfield as bartender
oward Wendall as hotel manager
laire Carleton as woman
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