Coffee, Tea or Gravy?

Check out this great moment from the second season of the western series Laramie.  In Queen of Diamonds, Slim Sherman (John Smith) has coffee at the Laramie cafe with guest star Julie London.  Instead of a pitcher of cream, the Chinese waiter gives them a gravy boat!  Either the prop staff was off their game that day, or they thought it would be charming for folks in a western town to make do.  Perhaps a rowdy cowboy broke their pitcher?  Or maybe cowboys like a LOT of cream in their coffee.

(It’s always the little things that amuse me…)


4 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Katelyn on May 11, 2012 at 8:58 pm

    Maybe they just like gravy in their coffee! That gravy boat is bigger than the coffee cup.


    • Posted by duchess_mccain on May 12, 2012 at 5:12 am

      That is what I was thinking! That ‘gravy boat’ is huge compared to the coffee. Poor cowboy. :-/


  2. Posted by Shay on June 27, 2012 at 10:55 pm

    If you have the color version of the Laramie episode “Stage Stop” there’s a highly anachronistic Disney-type puppy statuette on the mantel behind Andy in the scene where Bud Carlin lines them up to question them. It’s not very noticeable in the B&W version but sticks out like a sore thumb in color.

    I wonder if the props department just liked to play the occasional joke.


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