I sure hope you enjoyed reading our first issue, because it sure was a barrel of fun writing it. As I promised in my last column, I will be talking about the making of “Scourge of the West.” This show was the pilot for F Troop, the first show Warner Bros. made to sell to the networks. As you know, we were on ABC, and we were what is called in the industry, a sleeper. ABC bought this show, but I don’t think they had any idea what they had bought, or how funny it really was. The “Scourge of the West” was written on October 1, 1964. It was written by the show’s creators, Ed James and Seaman Jacobs. I recently had the pleasure of watching this show again which triggered some very funny memories of making the pilot.
Before I jump right in like a bucket of buzzards, I wanted to share with you a marvelous experience I just had. I got the chance to meet up with all my old buddies from F Troop. This was the first time that we have ever been able to get all of the members of F Troop together in one place at the the same time since the show’s end. Of course, we all missed Forrest Tucker, but it was one of those wonderful times that just happens when you least expect it. It took place…………..
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