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Fess Parker meets his Alamo

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by KJIM, Mar 19, 2010.

  1. KJIM

    KJIM Well-Known Member

    Suprised I didn't see a thread on this already; was in my morning paper.

    Died at 85 on his wife's 84th birthday.


    I should watch Old Yeller in rememberance.
  2. JR

    JR Well-Known Member


    I bet Spinited and I are the only ones at sj. who remember the Davy Crockett theme song

    Born on a mountaintop in Tennessee

    Greenest state in the land of the free

    Raised in the woods so he knew every tree

    Kilt him a b’ar when he was only 3

    Davy, Davy Crockett

    King of the wild frontier

    And the great Buddy Ebsen was his sidekick
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  3. Michael_ Gee

    Michael_ Gee Well-Known Member

    1. I won $5 as a five-year old at the local department store's Davy Crockett costume contest.
    2. The wines Parker produced under his own label are EXCELLENT and good value for the money ($20-30 a bottle mostly), especially the pinot noirs.
    3. At the end of the obit on NBC Nightly News last night, the woman anchor substitute for Brian Williams just sort of smiled and said "What a great life!" That's a pretty damn good obit.
  4. Second Thoughts

    Second Thoughts Active Member

    I know it by heart too. I even know the Daniel Boone theme. "Daniel Boone was a man, such a biiiigggg man..."
    And Patricia Blair as Boone's wife. I never understood why he'd leave home so much.

    Stupid CNN obit claims Daniel Boone was Parker's heyday. Are they all under 30 over there? Idiots. Playing Davy made him an icon.
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  5. albert77

    albert77 Well-Known Member

    Davy Crockett may have made him a star, but Daniel Boone is how I remember Fess Parker. Loved that show when I was 9-10 years old.
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  6. dixiehack

    dixiehack Well-Known Member

    You lose. My guess is every member on here who grew up in Tennessee knows the words.
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  7. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    Damn, JR, you are old ;D
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  8. JR

    JR Well-Known Member

    Yeah, but how many of them were alive when the TV programme was on?
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  9. Shoeless Joe

    Shoeless Joe Active Member


    and oddly enough, the first line of the song is wrong. He wasn't "born on a mountain top" he was born along a river bottom. I guess that just didn't sound as good.
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  10. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    I'm only my mid-30s, but count me among those who ran around in a coonskin cap for a significant portion of my youth. Practically every picture of my uncle Gene (who is now in his early 60s) between the ages of 5 and 12 has him wearing one ...
  11. Rumpleforeskin

    Rumpleforeskin Active Member

    Fixed for clarity.
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  12. beardpuller

    beardpuller Active Member

    The Daniel Boone thing was a way to bring the character to TV and get around the fact that he died at the Alamo, fighting those low-down meskins back-to-back with Buddy Ebsen. It was the same character.
    But the Daniel Boone show had Ed Ames as an Indian! I always wanted them to contrive to have him sing "My Cup Runneth Over" on the show.

    Also, as noted above in the thread, his pinot noir is really, really good.
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