[Ads-l] pig or pork 'alive or dead'

Mark Mandel mark.a.mandel at GMAIL.COM
Sat Sep 29 21:05:25 EDT 2018


Speaking of Gunsmoke, I have long wondered whether Miss Kitty's name was a
covert allusion to another function of her establishment (from season 3 on,
the Long Branch Saloon), by way of another affectionate term for a cat.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gunsmoke#Miss_Kitty:

Kitty's profession was hinted at, but never explicit; in a 1953 interview
with Time, Macdonnell declared, "Kitty is just someone Matt has to visit
every once in a while."[8] An out-take from the program makes this
hilariously obvious.[9]

where I have just added detail to note 9:

https://archive.org/details/GunsmokeRehearsals
First outtake, 0:00:00–0:1:26.

Mark Mandel

On Sat, Sep 29, 2018, 5:11 PM Arnold M. Zwicky <zwicky at stanford.edu> wrote:

> nice figure from the tv show "Gunsmoke".  on my blog
>
> 9/29/18: Swine alive or dead:
> https://arnoldzwicky.org/2018/09/29/swine-alive-or-dead/
>
> arnold
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