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Blue-Jay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 03:55 PM
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Did anyone else use to watch "The Rifleman"?
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wildhorses Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 03:56 PM
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1. chuck conners--so dreamy
*sigh*






























and remember branded?
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Blue-Jay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 03:57 PM
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2. I sort of remember Branded. Not as good as Paladin.
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sammythecat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 04:06 PM
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11. Paladin was just cool!
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HEyHEY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 03:58 PM
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3. It's funnny
We've been playing the theme to that at work as a running joke the last couple of weeks.
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Midlodemocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 03:59 PM
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4. I used to LOVE that show.
Johnny Crawford....*sigh*

and Micah and all the great episodes.


Blue-Jay, you can get DVD's of the Rifleman at Cracker Barrel! Bet you didn't know that.


:hide:
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BikeWriter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 04:11 PM
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12. We named my oldest Son Micah. We wanted something a bit...
different from the norm, and pleasant memories of the character may have helped our decision.
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SeattleGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 04:00 PM
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5. That was one of my favorite shows.
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wildhorses Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 04:01 PM
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6. are you my long lost sister
what i never knew i had?:hi:

































go saints!
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GenDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 04:01 PM
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7. I watched it when I was very young.
I believe in the mid to late 60's when it was in re-runs. I thought Lucas McCain was hot, or maybe it was the son that I liked. Anyway, he sure could shoot a rifle.
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Blue-Jay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 04:03 PM
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9. I caught them all on reruns.
Sometime in the early-mid 70's.
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GenDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 04:18 PM
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16. A more obscure western around the same time period
"The Monroe's" with Clate, Kath, Big twin, Little twin, and I think there was some more of them. Kind of like a "Party of Five" in the 1800's.

I had a "Monroe's" lunch box.
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swag Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 04:02 PM
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8. Of course. And I much prefer Lucas McCain to John McCain.
Thank you for asking.
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NC_Nurse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 04:05 PM
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10. Yep. Pretty strange, huh?
I barely remember it...watched it as a kid.
That guy was SO cool.
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Xipe Totec Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 04:15 PM
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13. That is a very strange photo
It could EASILY be misinterpreted.

:yoiks:

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Blue-Jay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 04:17 PM
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14. I can't believe nobody commented on that until now.
:rofl:
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texanwitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 04:20 PM
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17. Someone has a lot of wood there.
Both of them seem really happy.
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GenDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 04:24 PM
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18. They seem to truly enjoy each others company.
Edited on Sun Jan-21-07 04:26 PM by GenDem
:shrug:
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GenDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 04:31 PM
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21. My dumb!!!!
I was looking at the Bush/Squirrel pic.

I see what your talking about, now.:wow:
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terrya Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 04:29 PM
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19. No kidding....
They're supposed to be father and son, for goodness' sake. Yet, that picture is practically drenched with homoerotic subtext.
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texanwitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 04:32 PM
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22. Look at Mark's eyes.
This picture always makes me laugh.
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terrya Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 04:39 PM
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24. Exactly....
AND Chuck Connors looking down at Johnny Crawford, who is carrying some...serious wood.

Obviously, no one with the series took a careful look at that picture. :-)
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texanwitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 04:44 PM
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25. Maybe somebody did.
:rofl:
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terrya Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 04:46 PM
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26. Well....maybe.
:-)
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Xipe Totec Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 04:35 PM
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23. And the caption... n/t
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Kajsa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 04:18 PM
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15. I sure did.

It was one of my regular weekly shows.

:hi:
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greatauntoftriplets Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 04:30 PM
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20. Chuck Connors had previously played baseball with the Chicago Cubs
before his "acting" career. I was a kid at the time, and have no clue of whether he was a good ball player or not.
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hfojvt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 04:48 PM
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27. You don't mess with the rifleman
I do not remember any of the episodes, except one with a blind guy who almost killed the Rifleman, and another where the kid was splitting wood and Connors motivated him by threatening him with "beans for supper for the next month".
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Shakespeare Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 04:48 PM
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28. When I was about 6, I had the WORST crush on Rifleman, Jr.
And I continue to be a sucker for big, brown eyes. :P
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BikeWriter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 04:57 PM
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29. I'd have big, brown eyes if they weren't so blue.
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xchrom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 07:06 PM
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30. sigh -- johnny crawford.
i had such a crush on him.
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xchrom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 07:17 PM
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31. more on johnny crawford.
http://www.celebhost.net/johnnycrawford/

So what's Johnny doing now? After spending two years on the New York cocktail circuit singing in another man's band, Johnny formed his own 16-piece, Los Angeles based 1920's orchestra in 1990. The Johhny Crawford Dance Orchestra is now a fixture on the local swing-dancing scene re-energized by the film, Swingers. Now 55, he's forsaken acting to forge a career and a business around that era in American history. "It was such a wonderful time," says Johnny. "There was a quality in almost everything in those days - the clothes, the architecture, the furniture, the cars and especially the music."

http://www.crawfordmusic.com/



In The News



Wall Street Journal, Sept 6, 2000
"From Mouseketeer to Hip Crooner" By Tom Nolan

Los Angeles

The guests at the private party at Cicada in downtown Los Angeles earlier this year were all from Hollywood's A-list: Spielberg, Pfeiffer, Nichols, Hawn, Travolta, Katzenberg, Hanks. The center of attention for many, though, wasn't any of these celebs, but the band hired to entertain them: the Johnny Crawford Dance Orchestra.

"There were only about 50 people there, and they were all enjoying the band, and almost all were dancing," says Mr. Crawford, the ensemble's leader and vocalist, whose 16-piece orchestra performs American popular music from the 1920s and 30s in period style. "One fellow was standing off to the side watching for the longest time; it was Dustin Hoffman. He loved it. He said it reminded him of when he was a little boy and his parents took him to see Ted Lewis. Martin Short was a riot. He said, 'I wanna sing with Johnny Crawford!'"



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TheCentepedeShoes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 07:33 PM
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35. How cool is that!
I love the music of that era, have a couple of tapes I play in the car.
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xchrom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 07:38 PM
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38. i know, huh?
i think it's grand!
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ashling Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 07:21 PM
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32. Great theme
dum dum dum da dum dum
da dum da dum dum dum.
Dum dum da da dum dum
da da dum dum dum:
da dum dum dum da dum dum dum
dum dum da dum dum dum dum dummmmmm.

Great memories

What do ya do when your branded?
Well you fight for your name.
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Hangingon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 07:24 PM
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33. For any one interested
This month's Shooting Times has an article on the Rifleman's rifle and the show. The article mentions that the opening of the show has the rifleman firing 11 rounds from a ten round weapon. Seem the 11 round was dubbed in to keep tempo with the music.
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Spirochete Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 07:37 PM
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37. It seems to me
that I remember him firing 12. And though he was left-handed, he fired the opening shots right-handed, but most of the time in the show, he fired his rifle left-handed.
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Anarcho-Socialist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 07:32 PM
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34. That's a bad, bad picture
:rofl:
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barb162 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 07:33 PM
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36. yeah, but I can hardly remember it
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catmandu57 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 08:00 PM
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39. Stranded sung to the tune of Branded
Stranded, stranded
Stuck on the toilet bowl
and you can't reach the roll

How do you prove you're a man?
you wipe it with your hand.

That used to be the cool song for eight year olds back in the sixties, that and
Isee london, I see france....
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enigmatic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 08:02 PM
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40. That's a mighty big rifle Chuck's has on him
No wonder he's smiling..
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YankeyMCC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 08:03 PM
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41. Used to watch reruns but
I don't really remember any details.

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RebelOne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-22-07 01:02 PM
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42. Never missed an episode.
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