Saturday, December 05, 2009

Roy Rogers and Gabby Hayes

I need a little inspiration before I get to work this morning, and who better to provide it than the King of the Cowboys and the Greatest Sidekick of All Time? By the way, I love the fact that one of Fred Rogers' first jobs in television was working on The Gabby Hayes Show. "Boys and girls . . . can you say whippersnapper?"


6 comments:

Bill Crider said...

Ah, they don't make 'em like that anymore.

Anonymous said...

Man, Gabby's persona was so consistent, so down-right Monolithic, that I cannot think of him any other way. I'm sure he stopped being The Ultimate Crotchety Sidekick when the cameras were off, but I simply can't imagine it.

John Hocking

James Reasoner said...

Yeah, he was supposedly very cultured and articulate off-screen, but dadgummit, I can't imagine it, either.

Although, if you watch some of those early Westerns John Wayne made for Monogram, he makes a great villain in them.

pattinase (abbott) said...

Isn't it scary to think how few of us remember Gabby Hayes? Or Andy Devine?

Ed Gorman said...

Great stuff, James. This is what I grew up on.

Cap'n Bob Napier said...

Love Gabby. Too bad Marx never made a figure of him in one of their playsets.