Grab your six shooters and your ten gallon, 'cause the TV Museum's finally tackling a Western! We take a look at one of the 28 (yes, really!) primetime shows set in the Old West that aired in 1958: The Rifleman.
Listen in to hear about star Chuck Connors's bizarre and varied pro sports career, find out which Rat Packer made not one but two guest appearances on the show, and learn where to go when you just can't afford enough salt to get through the winter.
Note: We apologize if you hear a little audio crackle in this ep. Just imagine we're all sitting around a camp fire, shootin' the breeze....
Mentioned in the exhibit and worth a look:
The Rifleman's casualty list on RiflemanConnors.com
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CBS-TV has closed a deal with Uber that will put Tony Danza back in the role of boxer/cabbie Tony Banta, the character he brought to life on celebrated sitcom Taxi--but with a new economy twist.
The "requel" series will follow Danza during his days and nights behind the wheel of the black Nissan Altima sedan he has to pay for and maintain himself as a driver for the tech and transportation industry upstart. Instead of featuring a large ensemble cast congregating in a dispatch office, the series will center on Danza as a solitary Uber contractor.
Danza will not be the only star in the cast, however: He will be joined by Dame Maggie Smith, who is lending her vocal talents to the role of the navigational assistant application who keeps Banta company.
Alright, alright -- enough. Happy April Fools' Day from The TV Museum Podcast! But, if you're reading this, perhaps you'll stick around and check out our show!