Kittyites live for brief random moments scattered
across a vast tv western that was by definition
male, chaste, and uncommitted.
Kittyites have had to treasure these rare glimpses
in order to piece together a larger picture of their beloved Kitty
and her largely off-camera relationship with Matt.
Gunsmoke, in practical terms, was The Matt Dillon Show;
Doc, Kitty, and Chester--measured by script & screen time--
were merely supporting characters.
By one count, however, Kitty can be said to have had
the last laugh--she had the most title episodes,
more so than any other character, even Matt.
KITTY ON RADIO
Kitty November 29, 1952
Kitty Caught October 16, 1954
Kitty Lost December 25, 1954
Tap Day for Kitty July 30, 1955
Kitty's Outlaw February 12, 1956
Kitty Caught July 21, 1957**
Kitty's Killing February 2, 1958
Kitty's Rebellion September 28, 1958
Kitty's Injury December 14, 1958
Kitty's Kidnap June 14, 1959
Kitty's Quandary October 11, 1959
Kitty Accused June 12, 1960
Kitty's Good Neighboring December 4, 1960
Kitty Love February 19, 1961
KITTY ON TELEVISION
Tap Day for Kitty March 24, 1956***
Kitty's Outlaw October 5, 1957***
Kitty Lost December 21, 1957***
Kitty Caught January 18, 1958***
Kitty's Rebellion February 7, 1959***
Kitty's Injury September 19, 1959***
Kitty's Killing February 20, 1960***
Kitty Shot February 11, 1961
Miss Kitty October 14, 1961
Kitty Cornered April 18, 1964
Help Me, Kitty November 7, 1964
Kitty's Love Affair October 22, 1973
*** Adaptations of original radio scripts.
There were thirteen scripts with Kitty titles produced in the radio era;
in the television eras, there were eight in the b&w half-hrs,
three in the b&w hrs, and one in the colors.
May 13, 2007
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