Friday, August 19, 2005

Don Knotts, Dick Ayers & Bobby Bensons' B-Bar-B!

More fun from the old West! seriously though, these kind of posts give me the most satisfaction, because it's so interesting for a number of reasons. First of all, Don Knotts. That's right, Don got his start on the radio show that this comic is an adaption of. He got his first major recurring role as comic cook "Windy " Wales. And you know the rest....slowly from then on into the TV & film work we know him for. i may get into some trouble for this, but while i think his Barney Fife, which is his most recognized portrayal, is not his best work. Watch "The Love God" some time...his performance in that is genius. Also some of his early TV comedy work as "The Worlds' Most Nervous Man" is still hysterically funny today. Ptui! on you Jerry Lewis, Don Knotts would kick your ass!

Here's 2 shows with Don -
Click here to download the July 28th 1950 episode Bobby Bensons' B-Bar-B "Ghost Rider" as an mp3!

Click here to download the Bobby Bensons' B-Bar-B episode from Dec. 1st 1951 - "Queen of the Cowgirls!" as an mp3!

Then there's the book, with KILLER art by Dick Ayers on all but one story. Bob Powell does the duties on that, so it's OK! But Dick is drawing up a storm over at Vin Sullivans' Magazine Enterprises, and his work on this is really nice stuff. Now, as to the can see that by the time i got it for was pretty thrashed and pretty much self-destructed as i scanned it...but now we can all share it, so it wasn't all in vain...i kind of liked not fixing the wear up too it a kinda funky look i may not like western comics or horse-opera radio shows, but we think you'll like these.....enjoy!
Click here to download the 16th issue of Magazine Enterpises Bobby Bensons' B-Bar-B comic as a pdf!
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