Those Cartwrights!!

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  1. wabashslim

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    My brother gave me one of those too! Loved it. After a while the cap-feeding mechanism went south and the bad guys finally got me.

    One of MAD Magazine's best-ever parodies of the day was "The Rifle, Man!"
    "A man's got to stand up for what he believes in, son."
    "And you believe in gentle & peaceful livin', right pa?"
    "No son, I believe in killin' people!"
     
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    Ben Cartwright can sing too!

     
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    oh sh*t, I've offended the gun grammar police. :eek:
     
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    same here...not enough shooting and fighting in bonanza and gunsmoke...of course i can watch and enjoy them now...but back as a kid...the lone ranger was it!
     
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    You do realize that the show was a fictional version of the Old West?

    Shoot, if TV and movies were to be believed, people are spending 90% of their lives having sex, stealing something, killing or being killed.

    It’s called escapism.

    When I was a kid, I loved the old reruns of the Rifleman. I had my dad reshape my cowboy hat to look like Chuck Conners’...
    I always thought his son was too whiny, though.
     
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    oops
     
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    One of the joys of modern life is the leisure time to think way too hard about stuff that doesn't deserve it. Heck that's a good 85% of the Bad Dog right there!
     
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    His Rifle was a winchester, that's a marlin,funny how the toy company got that wrong
     
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    I thought it was a documentary!!!


    Apparently, so I've read, there wasn't near as much killing as portrayed and actual gunslinger type duels were extremely rare....which makes sense.

    But what I find amusing is how the Cartwrights are portrayed as an example of morality and fair play and 'family values' and yet they've each gunned down multiple people for various reasons and all those events are given the spin that each killing was justified and unavoidable. And millions of kids watched that in wide eyed amazement taking in those lessons and those values. Maybe my Canadian-ness is showing through.....lol. We had shows like 'The Littlest Hobo' and 'Beachcombers'....slightly different values.....not being judgmental you understand...just a cultural observation.
     
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    hey man, there is a LOT of #2 in the second amendment... and you know where #2 comes from!
     
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    The Rifleman was not one that I saw as a kid so I'm really enjoying seeing it now. I think it's a pretty well written show for the most part.
     
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    Yeah you'd think after a dozen or so you'd at least see an involuntary manslaughter charge for SOMEbody...

    No one even gets SUED!
     
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    I think they had Perry Mason on retainer......he never lost a case!! You'd think they would have fired the DA on that show as a result.....bastard never one a single case for the state.
     
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    hold on, there, you've summarized my life goals right there, other than unlimited pedal returns @ GC . . .

    :twisted:
     
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    Bonanza DVDs are my Sunday morning 'quiet time' endulgence sometimes.
    I've often considered recording how many times all the main characters have been shot - always non-fatally of course, but then get more distracted by so many other inconsistencies:
    *why are all these grown men single?
    *why does every episode introduce some neighbor we never met, or will hear of again?
    *why do grown men have assigned chores?
     
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    Westerns and War Movies seemed to be all that was on TV for kids to watch in the 60's..... then the serials came along with similar themes....

    I'd love a dollar for every poor actor that got shot in the business.....:lol:
     
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    I think this is why Adam ran away from home at age 42.
     
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    Violence in me know no bounds. In 1964, we lived on the South part of Sacramento for two yrs, then back to North Hollywood. But in that short time, this little Jewish boy, got thrown into the sack of redneck farmboys and hooliganism with no city slicker atmosphere. My Dad had and is still mine now a single shot 22. I'd go da, da, da, da ,da ,da da, da, da, da da, It was a single shot and after Da da the notes, I'd click it open to make that sound and close it. I decided to do a walk a bout with it in the neighborhood. It lasted about 5 minutes before a neighbor phoned my Mother. I felt so good, then so bad.
     
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