Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Thursday Portrait.....



Remember Gunsmoke?
Up until this year(Law and Order)It was the longest
running drama on TV, 20 years!
The original cast was James Arness as Matt Dillon,
Amanda Blake as Kitty, Dennis Weaver as Chester, and
Milburn Stone as 'Doc' Adams.
Now here is the fun part...
In the original Sci-Fi thriller The Thing, from the early
50's, James Arness played the Thing. In real life he was
the brother to Peter Graves who played Mr. Phelps on TV's
Mission Impossible. 'Doc' Adams real first name on the show
was...Galen. And the first year on TV for Gunsmoke?
1955!!!!
Hehehehehe...That reminds me of something.
See ya Friday (Or 8:00 PM EST Thursday)

18 comments:

Brian Miller said...

dude six degrees of seperation from galen to 55...well or about 24 hours...

Brian Miller said...

this is getting to be a habit...FARKLE!

Brian Miller said...

its still a dice game at least...

Mama Zen said...

I'll be there, G-Man!

lime said...

it's a freaky sort of coincidnece!

Me said...

The world is just full of coincidences, no? :)

See you tomorrow!

PS - What the heck is FARKLE?!? Hahaha!

moondustwriter said...

You have that 55 thang down

Liked the show as a kid

Thanks G for another trivia night

5thsister said...

Wow! You never cease to amaze me Mr. G.

the walking man said...

Geez I'm older than Gunsmoke? damn!

Christine said...

I'll put my thinking cap on now.

Akelamalu said...

I remember Gunsmoke - vaguely. ;)

hope said...

And I remember it more clearly...although I was a child. ;)

TALON said...

I remember how much my brothers loved Gunsmoke :) I was wondering how you were going to tie this in. lol, Galen!

gab said...

Oh yes my parents made sure we watched every week.. It was one of the shows I liked as a child. One of the others was Bonanza.

Jannie Funster said...

Hey, if this were May 5th, would that possibly make it 5 - 5 ??

xoxo

KB said...

Very interesting G :)

hedgewitch said...

Have you noticed they don't make Westerns hardly at all any more? All the popular TV shows are still about gun smoke(and powder burns, and bullet markings and other ballistical type things)though.

See ya later, 'Doc.'

secret agent woman said...

I can tell I'm hungry, because I am not sure I entirely followed that train.