Monday, April 6, 2009

The Life & Legend Of Wyatt Earp

In the US, there's a restaurant chain called Cracker Barrel (that my Charmer hadn't been to) where they have a pretty good racket, I mean, business, going on--you enter through their gift shop and while you wait to be seated in the restaurant you naturally begin browsing the merchandise. So, there we were and what catches my eye but The Life & Legend Of Wyatt Earp starring Hugh O’Brian, something I may not have grabbed if it wasn’t so readily available. I’m glad I did. It’s a three DVD disc set featuring fifteen episodes from the classic fifties show. It begins with Earp becoming a marshal and then follows him in a selection of episodes from each season leading up to the immortal Tombstone showdown. This was the perfect way for me to watch a show I enjoy but probably would never buy all six seasons. It also has a nifty interview with Mr. O’Brian on the last disc. Oh, and my wife who has never been to the Barrel enjoyed the dinner.

14 comments:

ARCHAVIST said...

I've downloaded some of these old episodes - a great series. I'd love that set, myself.

David Cranmer said...

I heard somewhere that Mr. O'Brian released these dvds himself, and if that's the case, then he did a damned good job. Historically, it's not very accurate, but it's so much fun that one hardly notices.

sandra seamans said...

It's always fun finding a treasure in an unexpected place isn't it?

And I'll bet you're humming the theme song. Damn thing popped in my head when I read this and I haven't seen the show in years.

Bill Crider said...

One of the best theme songs ever. Right up there with Johnny Western's version of "Have Gun, Will Travel."

Travis Erwin said...

Great, now I'm hungry for some country ham.

Charles Gramlich said...

I've eaten at a few Cracker barrels in my day. And bought some stuff at their gift store. and rocked in their rocking chairs outside

David Cranmer said...

Sandra, I didn't grow up with this one but I'm catching up quick and yes, that song is now stuck in my noggin'.

Bill, I have a honest to goodness Johnny Western record somewhere. I should dig it out.

Travis, That ham is some of the best.

Charles, I haven't rocked in the chairs. I'm pacing myself.

Barrie said...

They have Cracker Barrels in Canada too. The last time I was there, I made an unwise purchase. I very loud and obnoxious whistle for one of my boys!

Cloudia said...

"Brave courageous & true"
Or was that Bat Masterson.....
or Mickey Mouse?
Hmmmmmm
Aloha, David

David Cranmer said...

Barrie, I can see where most of the buying is geared towards kids.

Cloudia, You got me on that one but certainly holds true of all the above.

pattinase (abbott) said...

I will always think of Hugh O'Brien as Wyatt Earp.

Don Ward said...

Never heard of it but will look for it the next time I am at the Barrel.

Sarah Hina said...

They totally got you! :P And it's a good thing.

Travis wants ham...I'm feeling the need for some chicken pot pie.

David Cranmer said...

Patti, Kurt Russell owns the role for me but I'm certainly enjoying O'Brian's assured performance.

Don, You won't be disappointed.

Sarah, It's almost lunch and chicken pot pie or ham would do.