Posted by Doc M on November 04, 1999 at 09:50:16:
In Reply to: Re: Come Back DDL - All Is Forgiven!! posted by Diana on November 04, 1999 at 09:32:34:
: : : : : : : : Hi Everyone,
: : : : : : : : Are you finding the days getting shorter, the weather colder and it's harder to find something to laugh about? Well - I suggest you run down to your nearest 'Blockbuster' and take out 'Last of the Mohicans' - the 1936 version, starring Randolf Scott as Hawkeye!! I just caught the last half hour of it on TV (forgot it was coming on). So, how would I describe it? In two words:
: : : : : : : : 'Oh dear!'
: : : : : : : : To be honest, I can't remember when I laughed so much!!
: : : : : : : : Still laughing just thinking about it! :0)))
: : : : : : : : Kate.
: : : : : : : Hey Kate com'on. I loved that movie. Also Northwest Passage with Spencer Tracy. You have to remember that for many of us that WAS the LOTM movie for many years, and we grew up watching it and loving it cause there was nothing else for comparison.
: : : : : : : Same with the old Northwest Passage. Sure, filled with inaccuracies and hokey interpersonal relationships, but still....fun to watch and they DID spark a whole generation's interest in things early american and colonial. Many of the reenactors out there today grew up with movies like we laugh at today.
: : : : : : : Look at the Humphrey Bogart and Peter Lorrey movies. Have you ever seen a hokier badman than Peter Lorrey or a more comical hero than Bogart in some of his movies. Yet. Loved by many for what they were.
: : : : : : : Bill R
: : : : : : : Bill R
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: : : : : : Hi Bill!
: : : : : : Yes - you are absolutely right!! It WAS good back then! And quite rightly, introduced many of us to a world we couldn't even imagine - that of the American/Canadian frontier! I too remember racing home from wherever I was to be parked in front of the TV for 'Hawkeye' with Fess Parker!! Adventure? Excitement? It had it all!! Ditto 'Northwest Passage'!! (But of course, they were 're-runs' by the time I saw them!! :0) )
: : : : : : Oh, those were the days, my friend!! But it was STILL funny, seeing it again! :0)
: : : : : : Best wishes,
: : : : : : Kate.
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: : : : : Hi, Kate and Bill,
: : : : : I LOVED watching Fess Parker and Ed What's-his-name in Daniel Boone. I had the biggest crush on Fess in the fourth grade. You're right,Bill. Those shows did spark my interest in things colonial. " Daniel Boone was a maaaan, yes a biiiiig man. With an eye like an eagle, and as tall as a mountain was heeeeee."
: : : : : Dana S
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: : : : thanks, Dana,
: : : : all these years and I thought it was "Tall as a mountain breeze"
: : : : of course I never gave it much thought as to how it made no sense...another childhood illusion shattered...
: : : : but then, am I remembering Davy Crockett, "king of the wild frontier"?...DDL, watch out...
: : : : Jo
: : : Don't get Doctor M started! Four words for you...Wagon Train --
: : : Robert Horton!!! Not only did he ride a super cool horse, but
: : : he always wore buckskins, and was always wandering around
: : : getting captured by Indians and getting tied up to a
: : : lodge pole with his shirt off! Woo! Woo! He was the genesis
: : : of my long fondness for men in leather!
: : : Doc M
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: : Ohhh, Dr. M,
: : I am tooo busy laughing; I don't think we missed any of Ward Bond going in circles on the back lot of MGM or whatever studios they filmed Wagon Train...maybe that's why the Sweetsers' four are (latent) LOTM lovers....
: : I can just remember that "scout" (my tie-in to LOTM so I don't get my hand slapped)(or banished off to the archieves..)that wasn't in every epsiode; must have been off "hunting" the trail...(probably the 405 into central LA...); or now I know; tied to every tree so Dr. M can teach him new scouting techniques...
: : And didn't they have that silly cook (Cookie??? or was that Rawhide...??)(Jingles???) always getting into some mayhem or other....I can remember the coffee that got always thrown out onto the fire....(I would never throw out my coffee for anything....)!!!!!
: : Jo
: Hey Jo,
: Yeah, Rawhide (Can't think of Wagon Train without remembering Rawhide). That must have been another fav of mine as a child. My Mom says I loved Mr. Favor (?sp), except I called him Mitter Fiffer and my first real sentence was "Moof ooffer, Mitter Fiffer (translated - move over, Mr. Favor). What a silly story, I know, but evidently several of us (or maybe everyone) have had a long standing fascination with what the "frontier" would have been like to those who lived it.
Yeah, Doc Mary STILL uses that line...she often says
"Moof ooffer Mitter whoever" after a long night at
Bumppo's Tavern. It's funny that we crones of a
certain age would all remember Gil Favor with such
fondness, and not the callow and sullen Rowdy Yates
who grew up to be Clint Eastwood! LOL! PS -- For
all who are Daniel Desperate due to his long dry spell,
run out and rent "The Outlaw Josey Wales." Clint is
almost a dead-ringer for DD-L (especially if you've
seen "The Crucible" lately!)
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