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Best TV classic Western Series
Posted by: Windfall ()
Date: August 24, 2013 04:56PM

What is your favorite classic TV western series? I think Bat Masterson, staring Gene Barry deserves the top spot. He was so cool! Next on the list would be "Laredo", staring that decorated WW2 Army Vet; Neville Brand.

Re: Best TV classic Western Series
Posted by: Chan Ho Park ()
Date: August 24, 2013 05:29PM

The Big Valley was great. I love catching it on MEtv.

Re: Best TV classic Western Series
Posted by: wrongg ()
Date: August 24, 2013 05:30PM

the wild wild west.

Re: Best TV classic Western Series
Posted by: abelard ()
Date: August 25, 2013 09:25AM

I finally saw the Bonanza episode where Hoss met the leprechauns, god bless those legacy show channels. Show was before my time but I gotta say, boy it sucked. It really was a 50-year-old guy and his three 40-year-old sons.

Re: Best TV classic Western Series
Posted by: thethu ()
Date: August 25, 2013 01:33PM

the part where they blow off yule brenners face to expose him what he really is!

a robot!

Re: Best TV classic Western Series
Posted by: graymoose1 ()
Date: August 25, 2013 01:56PM

The Rifle man

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Re: Best TV classic Western Series
Posted by: Ancient NOVA ()
Date: August 25, 2013 05:39PM

Are you KIDDING me?!?!

"Have Gun, Will Travel". Paladin was the original badass. Epic theme song, too. /thread

Re: Best TV classic Western Series
Posted by: GIno's KFC Chef ()
Date: August 25, 2013 06:21PM

Cheyenne was awesome. Character was played by Clint Walker. Big simple, honest, strong, stud, who meant no harm and wasn't out trying to pick a fight - but when one came he whopped 'em good.Cheyenne/Clint Walker was the big handsome 6'6" muscular dark haired guy who was also in The Dirty Dozen.

Cheyenne was Way better than "Have Gun, Will Travel" - Paladin. Paladin was a hard, rough faced, evil mercenary type looking for a fight. He was played by what seemed to be a sinister skinny evil, probably closeted gay BDSM, method actor named Richard Boone.
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Re: Best TV classic Western Series
Posted by: A. Gordon ()
Date: August 26, 2013 11:33AM

wrongg Wrote:
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> the wild wild west.


+1

Re: Best TV classic Western Series
Posted by: BEH ()
Date: August 26, 2013 03:12PM

Gunsmoke, by far.

Ran 20 years, 55-75.

Re: Best TV classic Western Series
Posted by: Windfall ()
Date: August 26, 2013 06:20PM

abelard Wrote:
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> I finally saw the Bonanza episode where Hoss met
> the leprechauns, god bless those legacy show
> channels. Show was before my time but I gotta
> say, boy it sucked. It really was a 50-year-old
> guy and his three 40-year-old sons.


Funny you should mention that one, it is one of the few, possibly the only, that I remember from childhood.

Re: Best TV classic Western Series
Posted by: Windfall ()
Date: August 26, 2013 06:20PM

abelard Wrote:
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> I finally saw the Bonanza episode where Hoss met
> the leprechauns, god bless those legacy show
> channels. Show was before my time but I gotta
> say, boy it sucked. It really was a 50-year-old
> guy and his three 40-year-old sons.


Funny you should mention that one, it is one of the few, possibly the only, that I remember from childhood.

Re: Best TV classic Western Series
Posted by: Windfall ()
Date: August 26, 2013 06:20PM

abelard Wrote:
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> I finally saw the Bonanza episode where Hoss met
> the leprechauns, god bless those legacy show
> channels. Show was before my time but I gotta
> say, boy it sucked. It really was a 50-year-old
> guy and his three 40-year-old sons.


Funny you should mention that one, it is one of the few, possibly the only, that I remember from childhood.

Re: Best TV classic Western Series
Posted by: Wild West Guy ()
Date: August 26, 2013 08:14PM

My favorite was Branded with Chuck Connors.

Re: Best TV classic Western Series
Posted by: Priapus ()
Date: August 26, 2013 09:38PM

F Troop

Re: Best TV classic Western Series
Posted by: Bill.N. ()
Date: August 26, 2013 09:57PM

When I was a kid they used to re-run old western movies which I enjoyed far more than the western TV shows they ran at that time. Not sure which movie I liked the best, but best theme is a toss up between Magnificent Seven and The Good, the Bad & the Ugly.

Re: Best TV classic Western Series
Posted by: vickie oglesby ()
Date: November 11, 2013 11:20PM

Dont believe negative stuff about Richard Boone tha actor... dont believe negative lies on internet and some gossip rag.. richard boone.. paladin was not gay or in any closet... he was a much married man with a family he did have affairs with other women a factual bio on him by western author david rothel confirms boone was straight.. his widow is still living and you should be ashamed of yourself! Wishful thinking from your dreams.. perhaps?

Re: Best TV classic Western Series
Posted by: vickie oglesby ()
Date: November 11, 2013 11:31PM

To Gino's K F C Chef.... my previous remarks about Richard Boone l stand by... you are a troll slanderer picking on a long dead actor its obvious you get off on slandering the dead.. go get a life.. troll!

Re: Best TV classic Western Series
Posted by: Road Apples ()
Date: November 11, 2013 11:46PM

Great stuff posted. A case could be made for busting my balls for not googling this info: but I'm geezing and need some help on remembering a TV show: Not a hard core Western a bit more humorous: ran from maybe 65' to 68' on color TV midweek evening show: Neville Brand possibly.Indian Squaw who smoked cigars took a fancy to one of the cowboys. The occasional cute enchialada cowgirl.

Re: Best TV classic Western Series
Posted by: hardworker ()
Date: November 12, 2013 10:05AM

The Bounty Hunter......

starring Steve McQueen

Re: Best TV classic Western Series
Posted by: imbiker ()
Date: November 12, 2013 10:37AM

The Rebel - Johnny Yuma

Nothing like a sawed off double barrel shotgun!

Re: Best TV classic Western Series
Posted by: vickie oglesby ()
Date: November 12, 2013 10:43AM

To Road Apples.. the show you are referring to was called Streets of Laredo tv western show which ran between 1965 and 1968...yes... with Neville Brand ..Philip Carey... William Peterson.Peter Brown... hope that helps answer your question

Re: Best TV classic Western Series
Posted by: just me ()
Date: November 12, 2013 12:46PM

Didn't Clint Walker also play in Wagon Train?

Re: Best TV classic Western Series
Posted by: suert ()
Date: November 12, 2013 02:38PM

just me Wrote:
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> Didn't Clint Walker also play in Wagon Train?


No. Denny Miller did. Remember the western where the cowboy had mirrors on his hat band and would blind his opposition in a gunfight? Destry?

Re: Best TV classic Western Series
Posted by: suert ()
Date: November 12, 2013 02:38PM

just me Wrote:
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> Didn't Clint Walker also play in Wagon Train?


No. Denny Miller did. Remember the western where the cowboy had mirrors on his hat band and would blind his opposition in a gunfight? Destry?

Re: Best TV classic Western Series
Posted by: RoadApples ()
Date: November 13, 2013 12:55AM

Vickie: 10-4. Your The Woman. Thanks for the verification on: Laredo. That being said: do you remember the Squaw's stage name. Just teasing

Re: Best TV classic Western Series
Posted by: Matt D ()
Date: November 13, 2013 01:07AM

The Rifleman in the earliest episodes. He would shoot a guy just for looking like he was trouble. He would then get back on his horse leaving the townspeople to bury the dead guy.

Re: Best TV classic Western Series
Posted by: vickie oglesby ()
Date: November 13, 2013 03:42PM

To RoadApples... you are welcome... now about that sqauw in that particular episode... lm going to watch for that her name because im also interested....

Re: Best TV classic Western Series
Posted by: they killed thousands ()
Date: November 13, 2013 03:52PM

Matt D Wrote:
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> The Rifleman in the earliest episodes. He would
> shoot a guy just for looking like he was trouble.
> He would then get back on his horse leaving the
> townspeople to bury the dead guy.


Back then they killed thousands in a lifetime. Nick Barkley and hEATH of "Big Valley" killed about 3 bad guys a day. They never even got dirty working on a cattle ranch, those guys were amazing.

Re: Best TV classic Western Series
Posted by: RoadApples ()
Date: November 14, 2013 12:16AM

Vickie: Thanks. I remember that the Squaw was in at least 2 episodes; possibly later in the series. Smoked a cigar and was partial towards one of the regulars.

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