The Gabby Hayes Show – western TV show.
GABBY WOULD HOST CUT DOWN TELEVISION VERSIONS OF THE OLD WESTERN MOVIES. HERE IS THE INTRO TO HIS SHOW. HE WOULD ALSO TELL SOME WONDERFUL TALL TALES! The first Gabby Hayes programs were on NBC starting at 5:15 p.m. Eastern Time and only ran for fifteen minutes three times a week. Wright King was a regular cast member on the first shows! Wright King appeared on the program in 1950–1951 in the roles of both bandit Sam Bass and the youthful Mark Twain. They preceded the western puppet series
Howdy Doody with Buffalo Bob. It aired from December 11, 1950, to January 1, 1954. The second version was a half-hour broadcast on Saturday mornings running for only thirteen weeks from May 12 to July 14, 1956, on ABC. Gabby retired after the close of the 1956 series. This was the second time George Hayes retired! He also retired in the late 1920′s after a very successful vaudeville career and what looked to be some shrewd investments. BUT the crash of 1929 left him broke so he had to go back to work choosing to go to Hollywood! Because of this Gabby brought countless people entertainment joy as virtually every major cowboy stars sidekick at one time or another. Gabby Hayes is the undisputed KING of the Cowboy Sidekicks!
There is not a complete episode guide available at this time but here are a few episodes.
“Ambush Trail” (I. Stanford Jolley as Bolton)
“Enemy of the Law” (Tex Ritter as Tex)
“Fighting Vigilantes” (Lash LaRue, known as the cowboy with the bullwhip, as Cheyenne Davis)
“Ghost Town Renegades” (La Rue and William Fawcett, later of NBC’s Fury series, as Jonas Watson)
“His Brother’s Ghost” (Buster Crabbe as Billy Carson)
“Navajo Kid” (Jolley)
“Overland Riders” (Crabbe)
“Shadow Valley”, with Eddie Dean and Roscoe Ates as Soapy Jones. Both Dean and Ates were co-stars of the 1950 ABC series The Marshal of Gunsight Pass.
“Stage to Mesa City” (La Rue)
“Stagecoach Outlaws” (Crabbe and Jolley)
“Terrors on Horseback” (Crabbe and Jolley)
“Three in the Saddle” (Ritter)
“Wild Horse Phantom” (Crabbe and Kermit Maynard, brother of western film star Ken Maynard)