Are these minor characters from Gunsmoke or The Rifleman?

Do these townspeople reside in Dodge City or North Fork?

Two of televisions most enduring Westerns are Gunsmoke and The Rifleman. Their great characters and stories have enabled them to live on long past their original airdates.

While fans love the main characters on each series, they both had memorable side characters as well. These townsfolk tended the bar, owned the local store and tried to help our heroes in any way they could.

Here are 12 lesser-known characters from The Rifleman and Gunsmoke. Can you properly match each character to the right show?

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  1. Hattie Denton
  2. Louie Pheeters
  3. Frank Sweeney
  4. Nils Swenson
  5. Mr. Botkin
  6. Harley Hannabury
  7. Clem the bartender
  8. Thad Greenwood
  9. John Hamilton
  10. Moss Grimmick
  11. Joey Coel
  12. Wilbur Jonas

Are these minor characters from Gunsmoke or The Rifleman?

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Cowgirl 9 hours ago
You got 12 out of 12
Hattie would be proud. Great job!
JC 2 days ago
You got 9 out of 12
Hattie would be proud. Great job!
jollyrancher 12 days ago
Absolutely 2 of my favorite westerns, & still watching them daily! Still managed to miss 1!
CaptainDunsel 13 days ago
9/12
Mostly I was looking at the film qualities.
Toot1956 13 days ago
Missed # 7, I never seen or heard of the Clem the bar tender on Gunsmoke
dingopossum 17 days ago
gunsmoke was a great series,but i put Bonanza 1st..Ben Cartwright and his boys made family life that more liveable and loving..i find that Festus Haggan and doc made the show more excitable..chester didn't move me at all..festus (ken curtis) was a gifted actor and superb singer..love me some festus......
frenchman71 18 days ago
I was 12/12. sometimes when you see a photo from a show the lighting and the shadows can give away the answer.
murphmike frenchman71 18 days ago
🤣🤣🤣
MrsPhilHarris 19 days ago
9/12. Not bad considering I don't watch either.
texasluva 19 days ago
9 out of 12. Had Rifle problems shooting straight. Where is Lucas when you need him?
Ernie 19 days ago
Both shows are great.
fivecents Ernie 19 days ago
I don't know what it is about Gunsmoke, I grew up watching it in both B&W and Color, but I don't like it in color. I think that by the time they got around to color, the show had been on so long that they ran out of good story-lines. Got kinda ho-hum if you know what I mean.
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