This date in MAVERICK TV History: “The Cactus Switch,” featuring Edgar Buchanan and Fay Spain, aired on Jan. 15, 1961

  1. THE CATCUS SWITCH
    Original Airdate: 
    January 15, 1961

Synopsis. In Green River, Bart runs afoul of a husband-and-wife team of grifters and an escaped killer named Red Daniels

“The Cactus Switch” was the fifth of five episodes featuring Edgar Buchanan, the actor best known to Baby Boomers as Uncle Joe on Petticoat Junction.

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