Weekend Viewing: BEST OF THE WEST

Earl Pomerantz’s latest series of “Story of a Writer” posts are about a show he created for Paramount in the 1981-82 season called Best of the West. The story is in four parts: Part A, and Part B, and Part C, and Part D. The show was a comedy set in the Old West, a bit like Evil Roy Slade but less broad, and probably the first ever multi-camera Western comedy. (Except for all those sitcoms that had done episodes where everybody imagines they’re cowboys.)

And, wouldn’t you know it, somebody uploaded the first part of the pilot (directed by James Burrows) onto YouTube, including the theme song.