The writers of Rifleman were Brilliant! The way they portrayed the father and son relationship between Mark and Lucas was PRICELESS!
I have many favorite exchanges between father and son but this one was my all-time favorite.
Sleep in Heavenly Peace Johnny!
If you haven't got those coals hot enough by the time I get back from school Pa, I'll show you how to do it.
Well, you just show yourself the multiplication tables, huh?
Well, okay. But if you wouldn't pack the coals so tight you'd get a better draft.
[Giving him an annoyed look] You just better get yourself to school boy!