2 thoughts on “Sky King, Roy And The Gang

  1. Nellybelle, Budd, Pat Brady’s Jeep was Nellybelle. I remembered that without googling. What I don’t remember was whether it was Pat Brady or Pete from “Fury” who cut his teeth on a branding iron. As far as shooting, wounds etc, I seem to remember that, like the Lone Ranger, our heroes were highly skilled at shooting guns out of the hands of the bad guys, hitting the guns and not the hands. The villains would wince and shake the sting out of their hands and that’s about it.

  2. As Bob Hope use to sing “Thanks for the Memories”. I watched both programs on almost every Saturday morning. I loved Roy Rodgers because he was a modern day cowboy and I loved his horse Trigger. What a nice combination. Also, Roy and Dale were one of the top vocal duets in the 50’s. They were a beautiful couple. As far a reality, when you are 5 or 6 years old, you’re not looking for a documentary on the Old West. It was FUN. It taught good behavior, respect for others, and how to be a good citizen. Find something like that today. I liked Sky King because he was a pilot and Songbird was a cool looking aircraft. I liked the Bamboo Bomber also. It was a different kind of cops and robbers adventure. I always waited for Songbird to take to the air. We used to go to KRFD or Machesney Field on weekends in Rockford, IL to watch the aircraft takeoff and land. I loved anything with airplanes. Especially the WWII movies. I enjoyed the action in Sky King. I think I fell in love with Penny just a few times. Of course, at 6 or 7 years old, not much chance of anything happening. Again, it taught respect, love of country and your neighbors, and good behavior. Oh to go back again. Thanks, Gary

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