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Hop-a-long Cassidy...we could use you now!!!

I am getting ready to put in an entry where I mention 'Ol Hoppy, and I got to thinking that a lot of our readers might be just about as old as my brothers and I.  And...they might remember the good old days "Before TV"...

Well, right after WWII, there used to be a phenomenon on the radio, that we called the "Five 0 Clock Programs".  For a long time, my brothers, and our friends would all troop back inside the house, settle down on the floor, and "look" at the radio.  We listened to:

The Lone Ranger,


The Green Hornet,

Gene Autry,

Roy Rodgers,

Hop-a-long Cassidy,

Straight Arrow,


The Cisco Kid,

Red Ryder,

Sky King,

You may be sure that we got a bigger dose of ethics and "straight Shooting", than any kid gets today--but that's a subject for another time... 

Well all the networks put on these shows, so often we had to make a choice between shows, as they all came on between 5:00 and 6:00.   (when they put in Daylight Savings Time, we actually got to listen for two hours--no hard choices at all).

There was no doubt in our collective minds that The Lone Ranger was the best cowboy, and Superman was the best superhero.  That's just how it was.

Now if you want to have a little fun with some of your "Ol' Coot" friends, see if you can name the horses of all the old time cowboys and their sidekicks.

Rox reminded me of Dale Evans horse's name__B________p____.

So...see if you all can remember these great rides for: The Lone Ranger and Tonto, Red Ryder and Little Beaver, Gene Autry and (what was his name--called him Mr Artery), The Cisco Kid and Pancho, Roy Rodgers and Dale Evans, Straight Arrow's Golden Palomino--I even sent in a suggestion when they had a contest to name his horse... and the names of Sky King's airplanes--I remember the name of his DC-3, but not his jet...I think that Penny had her own plane...

And, just for a minute, try to remember back to the "Days of Yesteryear"  when we actually had a few heroes...

If you have a favorite memory...just put it in a comment...let us all see it!!!

Posted on Tue, May 25, 2010 at 12:24AM by Registered CommenterBob & Roxanne | Comments3 Comments | References2 References

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Well dang it all anyway. Here's a small list...

Roy Rogers...Trigger
Dale Evans...Buttercup
Roy's jeep...Nellie belle?
Gene Autry...Champion
Cisco Kid...Diablo
Pancho's horse ???
Lone Ranger...Silver
Hopalong Cassidy...Topper
Tom Mix...Tony

Does anyone remember Gabby Hays? Or howabout the name of the riderless horse in JFK's funeral cortege? (Blackjack)

Here's a couple for Canadians...
Sgt Preston of the Yukon and his dog King. "On King! On you huskies! (whip crack)
The Scarlet Pimpernel.

I swear we didn't look any of these up.

May 25, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBrian and Shelley

I beieve the horse Dale Evans rode was named Buttermilk instead of Buttercup. Nellie Belle was Pat Brady's jeep and Pat was a regular sidekick for Roy and Dale. The only plane I remember Sky King having on the Flying Crown Ranch was the Songbird; it was a twin-engine prop, as I recall.

Yes, I remember Gabby Hayes, and I also remember Jingles P. Jones who rode with Wild Bill Hickock. Jingles was played by Andy Devine and later had his own Saturday morning kids show -- The Andy Devine Show.

March 13, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDon Bridgewater

I have a mantle clock that used to belong to Leo Carrillo of The Cisco Kid. He had given it to his friend for keeping his horse during Old Fiesta Days Parade in Santa Barbara. My husband bought it for me from that man and I still have it!

August 6, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDorothy Douglas

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