Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Forgotten TV-SUGARFOOT



Will Hutchins starred in this western from 1957-61. He played Tom Brewster who came to the Oklahoma territory after a correspondence course A sugarfoot is a step down from a tenderfoor.

Not much gun play here because he preferred to use his wits or his rope to settle things. Jack Elam sometimes played his buddy. This was one of the gentle westerns and Hutchins appealed to the ladies.He only drank sarsaparilla, further setting him apart.

One of my favorites perhaps due to its star.

21 comments:

Bill Crider said...

I enjoyed this one, too. I thought Hutchins would be a bigger star than he ever became.

Anonymous said...

Not only do I remember this but I can still sing the theme song.

"Easy lopin' cattle ropin' Sugarfoot..."

OK, I;ll stop now. Sugarfoot was part of the Warners Brothers stable (so to speak) along with Maverick, Bronco and Sheyenne. I watched all of them.

Jeff M.

Anonymous said...

Cheyenne.

I need to proofread.

Jeff M .

Steve Oerkfitz said...

Remember watching this as a kid. It used to alternate with Cheyenne and a couple of other shows. It was my least favorite of the bunch. I doubt it would hold up very well.
At least Cheyenne and Maverick had cool names-who the hell wants to be called Sugarfoot.

pattinase (abbott) said...

We all watched all of them. The only thing on.

pattinase (abbott) said...

We all watched all of them. The only thing on.

pattinase (abbott) said...

We all watched all of them. The only thing on.

George said...

Wow, this takes me back! Like Jeff Meyerson, I watched all those Warner Brothers TV series. Later, I started watching the private eye shows: SURF SIDE SIX, 77 SUNSET STRIP, etc.

Jerry House said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wblOUBVH4sg&list=PLA4690FAB0D3E40FF&index=6

Todd Mason said...

If one or another of the Christian networks seeking larger audiences, the newer digital networks or the blocks of tv programming on Encore Western haven't picked up SUGARFOOT yet, I suspect it can't be long now.

Anonymous said...

We watched those too, George. Jackie's favorite was probably HAWAIIAN EYE. There was also BOURBON STREET BEAT in New Orleans.


Jeff M.

Charles Gramlich said...

Never saw this. Man I have missed lots of TV over the years.

pattinase (abbott) said...

You were too young. And as for missing TV, I am sure you are the better for it.

Cap'n Bob said...

I watched and enjoyed it, sang the theme song, and would like to see it again. BYW, that was sarsaparilla with a dash of cherry. I recall he was studying law but not the correspondence course. I could be wrong.

Richard said...

I always think of this one and CHEYENNE in the same time frame and ilk. I think perhaps this caracter was first on CHEYENNE, for that matter. This was fun but didn't last long.

Anonymous said...

Rick, it was BRONCO that came out of CHEYENNE, though it is possible SUGARFOOT crossed over outside my memory. When Clint Walker walked off CHEYENNE over money issues WB brought in Ty Hardin as a semi-replacement. When he returned they kept both shows, alternating them.

Another theme song:

"Bronco, Bronco, tearin' across the Texas plains,
Bronco, Bronco, Bronco Lane."

Jeff M.

pattinase (abbott) said...

I could easily part with my memory of all these old TV show theme songs if it would buy me room for remembering where my book is.

Cap'n Bob said...

And there's this, Jeff:

Show me a girl who's kissed him once,
I'll show you a girl who's kissed him twice.
If there's a girl who's kissed him twice,
She'd dreaming of shoes and rice.
Bronco, Bronco, tearing across the Texas plains,
Bronco, Bronco, Bronco Layne.

(Note spelling.)

Cap'n Bob said...

Also note misspelling. It's "she's dreaming of shoes and rice."

Todd Mason said...

Actually, SUGARFOOT had some fairly popular and/or interesting-looking timeslot competition, including DRAGNET and LARAMIE, over its run.

Did you ever watch much of the public broadcasting in Philly, Patti? On 35 or 12, on on the NJ stations?

pattinase (abbott) said...

I really don't remember watching PBS until I was an adult in Michigan.