Anybody else ever notice that James Arness was a little slow on the draw at the beginning of every Gunsmoke show? The other guy always got off the first round, but they both must have been lousy shots- - - -they did it once a week for years and nobody died!
Big Al1 wrote: »
I suppose it was easy to miss a lot mistakes, back then, since most of us were watching on a 19" B&W tv with rabbit ears and various amounts of snow. Things are lot different on a 55" flat screen!!
coolgunguy wrote: »
Wasn't just the westerns either... I recall Cannon going up against a 'Army trained sharpshooter' with his competition 'target rifle' (looked like a run-of-the-mill 20" AR15). The sharpshooter couldn't hit Cannon @ 200 yards with the rifle, (which should have been a chip shot for the guy, considering his supposed abilities, and Cannon's immense girth) but Cannon was able to return fire and score a kill shot with his .38 snubby.
tbarnz wrote: »
I remember that one! And my father saying the same thing.
LMLarsen wrote: »
While we're presenting gripes about westerns, I have one on Tombstone. Doc never said "I'm your huckleberry," and seeing it quoted ad infinitum bugs me.
What he said was "I'm your hucklebearer," but with Kilmer's southern accent it got softened. In the 19th century, the handles on one's coffin were referred to as "huckles." So Doc offering to bear Ringo's huckle meant that he'd happily take him to his grave.
Jayhawker wrote: »
The most common screwups I see are guns being used in time periods before they were invented....but of late, they have been getting better at it...I see Ferguson in "Hell on Wheels" is packing an open top Colt conversion....
Gene L wrote: »
I referenced this on the web, and there is an argument for what the meaning of "huckleberry" and "huckle bearer". However, watching the two times when Kilmer said it, it is definitely "huckleberry." As "I'm the man." It also says that the script reads "huckleberry." And finally, it says on one of the web sites that Kilmer signed an autograph with "I'm your huckleberry."
Huckle bearer makes more sense, if anyone in the audience knew what a huckle was. Otherwise it's an obscure reference.
cpj wrote: »
Sounds like bearer to me in this clip.