Monday, June 26, 2006

The Trouble With Commitments

Is that they can last so damn long. Well, that's no longer an issue for Hugh O'Brian, pictured at left as "TV'S Wyatt Earp." After 81 years of roaming the high plains of batchelorhood, ol' Hugh has finally found himself a young philly to settled down with and wile away their remaining days.

But why in heavens did they tie the knot in a graveyard?

Maybe to make amends for this?


camojack said...

I can't help but wonder, why now?

portia said...

I can't help but wonder, why now?

Maybe after all these years, she finally said yes:)

Boy, think how many Westerns were on TV back then. Bat Masterson, Have Gun Will Travel, Cheyenne, Gunsmoke, Rawhide, The Rifleman, and one of my favs Sky King, a cowboy who flew a plane!. Geez, I watched them all!

I wonder if the Western channel runs any of them. It would be fun to watch some of them again. See if Bat Masterson is still suave, and Palladin, the man in black, is still bigger than life. Remember his busienss card?

Oh, and then there's Daniel Boone, Davy Crockett, The Texan, Laredo
OMG. Wagon Train! I must have seen every episode of that show.

Anonymous said...

Palladin- Have gun, will travel (with the monogram of a knight, chess piece).
Actually, Palladin (Richard Boone) was in syndicated reruns on some cable channel a while back. He lived in San Francisco (dodgy?) with a Chinese man-servant (hmmm? politically correct now?). And executive producer was Gene Roddenberry (where did he go after Palladin??).
Portia, I loved Sky King! What a great show (on Saturday morning!)
"Out of the Western Sky, it's Sky King!....brought to you by Nabisco." I used to have a plastic model of a twin-engined Beechcraft, and pretended to be Sky King flying around (nerd, nerd, nerd!).
By the way, in real life, Bat Masterson retired to New York City to be a sports writer. hmmph.
-Don Brouhaha

portia said...

And I wanted to be Penny! Or have an uncle with a plane.

The real Bat Masterson became a sports writer? Let me guess...he followed soccer:) The New York connection is vaguely familiar I think Damon Runyon based one of the characters in Guys & Dolls on him.

Looking back at it, Richard Boone's Palladin was a very interesting character for a cowboy, huh? And for that matter, fo a TV show in the 50's'60s. Dressed all in black, moustache too, mercenary, gruff, craggy face--educated---and, yes, living with a Chinese man-servant in a hotel. (But then again so did Bachleor Father.) I waonder what H'wood was thinkng? I wonder what we were thinking!

OK, you did it now Don, I've got snippets of the HGWT theme song running through my brain.

Have gun, will travel
reads the card of a man
A knight without armor
from a savage land

When I have some more time, I'll find a clip of it can run through your head too:)

Pooke said...

To avoid herse fees?

Cassandra said...

My senior English teacher's nickname was The Bat. (her last name was Masterson)

Damn woman was the bane of my existence. She constantly interfered in my love life and kept giving me advice about everything from soup to nuts. The breaking point was when I found out she'd told my parents to stop worrying about me - I'd settle down and become a responsible, productive adult when I had a baby to love.

Turned out she was right. Infuriating.