Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Opening Credits: The Cisco Kid


8 comments:

Mike Doran said...

Here in Chicago, the sponsor was Butternut Bread - same packaging (blue gingham), same lettering, same local spots (some with Cisco and Pancho).
This was how Ziv did business. Interstate Bakeries licensed their recipe to regional bakeries under their own names, while picking up some of the Cisco distribution costs for syndication to the local stations.
All that bread, under different names, sure made a lotta bread for Ziv and Interstate ... (sorry)

I still wonder why Ziv sold Sea Hunt to breweries, though ...

pattinase (abbott) said...

Wonder if it was a bread company in Philly too?

Cap'n Bob said...

I saw a lot of these old shows a few years ago. My favorite one had Cisco leap on one horse, ride across the landscape on another, and rein in a third at his destination. I guess they figured the kids wouldn't know one paint horse from another and why waste stock footage?

David Cranmer said...

Cap'n Bob comment gave me a knowing chuckle. I spot that kind of blooper in a bevy of films.

pattinase (abbott) said...

And in black and white they were probably right. As a kid in Philly, a horse was a horse to me.

Margot Kinberg said...

Ah, yes, the theme song. I haven't thought of this show in forever!

Cap'n Bob said...

Actually, they were filmed in color, though it's so washed out in the prints shown nowadays you'd hardly know it.

pattinase (abbott) said...

Oh, I saw color ones and figured they'd been colorized.