Dude Ranch Rodeo

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Dude Ranch Rodeo
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Thing saves Kelly & Betty on runaway wagon from going over a cliff.
Premiere date: November 17, 1979
Run time: 11:35
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"Dude Ranch Rodeo" is the eleventh episode (part two) of The Thing season one. It aired on November 17, 1979 on NBC.

Benjy, Ronald, and Spike compete in a rodeo.

Detailed summary

Memorable quotes

Miss Twilly: There, don't I look like a real cow patter?
Kelly: Don't you mean cow puncher?
Miss Twilly: Oh, no, dear girl, we mustn't be cruel to animals.


Character debut Speaking debut Ep. debut No lines Mentioned

In order of appearance:

Character Actor
Miss Twilly Marilyn Schreffler
Ronald Radford John Erwin
Betty Harkness Marilyn Schreffler
Benjy Grimm Wayne Morton
Kelly Harkness Noelle North
The Thing Joe Baker
Spike Hanrahan Art Metrano
Stretch Unavailable
Turkey Michael Sheehan
Clancy Unavailable
Silver Queen Unavailable
Wrangler N/A




  • Benjy's rings


  • Ronald's car
  • Yancy Street Gang's motorcycles





Behind the scenes

  • When Clancy knocks Spike to the ground and falls on top of him, Spike reacts grumbles in angry gibberish like Muttley.


  • Like it made sense for the past half a dozen episodes, Miss Twilly travels to the dude ranch in Ronald's car with the rest of the gang.

Critical reception

In other languages

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Home availability

  • Warner Bros. own the show, while Disney own the characters, making it difficult to release this episode onto DVD.