If there was any western shows I liked as a kid in the 1950s, it would be the Roy Rodgers show and Saturday was the day for those great westerns! And of course The Lone Ranger and Tonto, with his horse Silver, and his dog Bullet!
Roy Rodgers and his wife Dale Evans had a cafe named “Eureka” and a hotel in Mineral City, “not a real town” and also starred Pat Brady as their cook and sidekick, and he had his Jeeep “Nellybelle” that he always seemed be chasing after!
Much of the show was filmed at the Samuel Goldwyn Studioes in L.a. at California Chatsworth and at the Iverson Movie Ranch, and was sponsored in the beginning by General Mills mostly with Cereal Ads Like,”Snap Crackle Pop, Corn Flakes” and others. I can almost see nyself sitting in front of our small Dumont TV and it’s Saturday morinng again, Hi Ho Silver away!!
The show was aired by NBC and ran six seasons between December 30, 1951 and June 9, 1957. with a total of 100 episodes! I would get up early on Saturdays ” The best day of the week” and watch this show and the others that followed. As the shows theme song written by Dale Evens went, Happy Trails to you till we meet again!