Colorful History

Daniel Boone is an American action-adventure television series starring Fess Parker as Daniel Boone that aired from September 24, 1964, to May 7, 1970, on NBC for 165 episodes, and was produced by 20th Century Fox Television, Arcola Enterprises, and Fespar Corp. Ed Ames co-starred as Mingo, Boone’s Cherokee friend, for the first four seasons of the series. Albert Salmi portrayed Boone’s companion Yadkin in season one only. Country Western singer-actor Jimmy Dean was a featured actor as Josh Clements during the 1968–1970 seasons. Actor and former NFL football player Rosey Grier made regular appearances as Gabe Cooper in the 1969 to 1970 season. The show was broadcast “in living color” beginning in fall 1965, the second season, and was shot entirely in California and Kanab, Utah.

The Big Valley is an American Western drama television series which ran on the American Broadcasting Company Network (ABC) from September 15, 1965 to May 19, 1969—comprising 4 seasons. The series is set in the mid-late 1800’s on the fictional Barkley Ranch in Stockton, California. The one-hour episodes follow the lives of the Barkley family, one of the wealthiest and largest ranch owning families in Stockton, lead by the matriarch Victoria Barkley (Barbara Stanwyck) and her sons Jerrod (Richard Long), Heath (Lee Majors), Nick (Peter Breck), and daughter Audra (Linda Evans). The series begins approximately 6 years after the death of the family patriarch Thomas Barkley. Although he is never shown in the series (other than a painting), the character of Thomas Barkley is referred to as a major plot point many times. The character of Heath Barkley is introduced in episode one as the illegitimate son of Tom Barkley. His presence and claim to the Barkley name is the focus of much of the dramatic plots in season one. While the successful and rich are often portrayed, in present day, as the unscrupulous villains, the Barkley family are portrayed as the upstanding citizens of Stockton, modeling justice, fairness, and often times, going against popular sentiment to uphold the underdog’s rights. The series was created by A.I. Bezzerides and Louis F. Edelman and produced by Levy-Gardner-Laven for Four Star Television.

Retro TV Shows: “Lost in Space”

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Lost in Space is an American science fiction television series, created and produced by Irwin Allen, which originally aired between 1965 and 1968. The series is loosely based on the 1812 novel The Swiss Family Robinson, and on a comic book published by Gold Key Comics titled Space Family Robinson. The series follows the adventures of the Robinsons, a pioneering family of space colonists who struggle to survive in the depths of space. The show ran for 83 episodes over three seasons, the first year of which was filmed in black and white.

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On October 16, 1997, the United States is gearing up to colonize space. The Jupiter 2, a futuristic saucer-shaped spacecraft, stands on its launch pad undergoing final preparations. Its mission is to take a single family on a five-and-a-half-year journey to an Earthlike planet orbiting the star Alpha Centauri.

The Robinson family consisted of Professor John Robinson (Guy Williams), his wife Maureen (June Lockhart) and their three children, Judy (Marta Kristen), Penny (Angela Cartwright), and Will (Billy Mumy). The family is accompanied by U.S. Space Corps Major Donald West (Mark Goddard), who is trained to land the ship. The Robinsons and Major West are to be cryogenically frozen for the voyage, and they are set to be unfrozen when the spacecraft approaches its destination.

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Meanwhile, Dr. Zachary Smith (Jonathan Harris), Alpha Control’s doctor, is revealed to be a saboteur on behalf of an unnamed nation. After disposing of a guard who catches him on board the spacecraft, Smith reprograms the Jupiter 2’s B-9 environmental control robot (voiced by Dick Tufeld) to destroy critical systems on the spaceship eight hours after launch. Smith, however, becomes trapped aboard at launch and his extra weight throws the Jupiter 2 off course, causing it to encounter a storm of asteroids. This, plus the robot’s rampage, causes the ship to prematurely engage its hyperdrive, and causes the expedition to become hopelessly lost in the infinite depths of outer space. Smith’s selfish actions and laziness frequently endanger the expedition; however, Smith’s role assumes less sinister overtones in later parts of the series.

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The X-Files TV Disclaimer is Over The Top

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A TV channel is playing reruns of the original X-Files every night. I loved that show back in the nineties. Space aliens, werewolves, mutants and many other paranormal entities creating havoc in Scully and Mulder’s lives.

But the new disclaimer is just plain wrong. Check out the vid below:

In all the time I watched that show I did see some violence. But never was there coarse language, nudity and sexual activity. Suffice it to say seeing Scully in the nude would have been pleasant.

Not one boob, no sex scenes and practically no vulgar terminology. Not once! I guess it is just lawyers dotting the I’s and crossing the T’s.

Tribute to John Dunsworth: Mr. Lahey from Trailer Park Boys

John Dunsworth, a Nova Scotia actor best known as the irreverent trailer park supervisor Jim Lahey, has died at the age of 71.

Dunsworth played Mr. Lahey on Trailer Park Boys, and is also known for his portrayal of Dave Teagues in the series Haven.

“With heavy and broken hearts the family of John F. Dunsworth would like to let people know that our amazing husband, father and grandfather John Dunsworth has passed away,” his daughter Sarah Dunsworth said in a statement to CBC News.

“John left this world peacefully after a short and unexpected illness,” her statement said.

Beware: strong language

The first thing that struck me was Jim Lahey’s shittaphors.  Lahey is the old warped drunkard who from time to time manages the trailer park.  The man loves the word shit. He adds the word to almost everything he has to say. And sometimes it comes across as quite funny.

So I wasted my time compiling the list below.

Lahey taking the swig

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You know what you get when two shit-tectonic plates collide? Shitquakes, Julian. Shitquakes.

Shit-apples never fall far from the shit-tree

Yes I used to drink Randy but I got the shitmonkey off my back for good

The shit pool’s gettin full Randy, time to strain the shit before it overflows. I will not have a Pompeiian shit catastrophe on my hands

Your shit-goose is cooked, Ricky

I’m watching you, like a shithawk

The ole shit liner is coming to port, and I’ll be there to tie her up.

He’s about to enter the shit tornado to Oz.

Do you feel that Randy, the way the shit clings to the air? Shit Blizzard

Captain Shittacular

Did you see that Randy, Goddamn shitapple driving the shitmobile. No body else in this park gives a fuck why should I?

Birds of a shitfeather flock together, Randy.

We’re in the eye of a shiticane here Julian, and Ricky’s a low shit system!

Never Cry Shitwolf

When you plant shit seeds, you get shit weeds.

 

Lahey and his sidekick Randy in the drunk tank

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you boys have loaded up a hair-trigger, double barrelled shitmachinegun, and the barrel’s pointing right at your own heads

How dare you involve my daughter in your hemisphere of shit

We’re sailing into a shit typhoon Randy, we’d better haul in the jib before it gets covered in shit

“You started this shitstorm, limpy.”

Ricky: “Why bother with a couple of shit sticks when you can have the whole shit trolley?” Lahey: “Nice shit analogy, Rick.”

“When you keep getting pelted by shit balls, Deputy, you gotta get a shit bat.”

“We gotta nail those shitiots.”

“Well, Ricky, it looks like you cooked your shit goose this time.”

(Erica:) “Ricky is a shit leopard that can’t change his spots.”

“Those two shit rats just pissed on forty dollars worth of eclairs at the bake sale.”

“It’s some kind of distraction from those shitniks.”

“He grew up as a little shit spark from the old shit flint hen he turned into a shit bonfire and then, driven by the winds of his monumental ignorance, he turned into a raging shit firestorm. If I get to be married to Barb, I’ll have total control of Sunnyvale and then I can unleash a shitnami tidal wave that will engulf Ricky and extinguish his shit flames forever. And, with any luck, he’ll drown in the undershit of that wave….shit waves.”

“You just opened Pandora’s shit box, Ray.”

“Shit moths, Randy. They started out as little tiny shit larvae, and then they turned into shitapillars, a pandemic of shitapillars. Everywhere you look, Randy, shitapillars. I tried to put an end to the shitapillars life cycle, but I failed. And now? Shit moths.”

“I sense a shit derailment coming.”

“Listen, we don’t want to cause any shit talk here, boys. Matter of fact, I’ve been thinking about shit a lot less these days. Seeing as how I stepped in so much over the last few years, I’m sick of shit. Sick of shit.”