The Impostors

The Impostors

Air Date: December 13, 1970

Written by: Robert Vincent Wright

Directed by: Lewis Allen

Guest Stars: Strother Martin (Joad Bruder), Anthony James (Willie), Diane Shalet (Mrs. Bud York), Bing Russell (Clem Foster)

Hoss and Joe pretend to be stage robbers’ partners in order to recover stolen Cartwright money. All goes well until the wife of one of the thieves shows up.

Trivia: This was Strother Martin’s fourth of fifth appearances in the series. He did an episode of the The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961) called “Baby Fat” in which he portrayed a playwright based on Tennessee Williams in 1965. Fifteen years later while hosting Saturday Night Live (1975), he admitted during the monologue that because of that part, many times he was actually mistaken for the famous playwright.