My Dad named me after a TV character
BY DAVID INMAN The (Louisville, Ky.) Courier-Journal
Sunday, December 02, 2012
Q. My dad tells me that he let my grandpa
name me. And he named me after one of his
favorite characters in a TV show that I believe
is called “The Texas Rangers.” The name of the
character was Reese. Can you give me any
other information about the series? It was probably
shown back in the early 1960s.
A. Sounds like the old man was a fan of
“Laredo,” a Western series that ran on NBC
from 1965 to 1967. It dealt with the adventures
of three Texas Rangers – Chad Cooper (played
by Peter Brown), Joe Riley (William Smith)
and Reese Bennett, played by Neville Brand.
Reese was a tough ranger, but he was also older
and had a gravelly voice, so he was often the
show’s comedy relief.
During its first season, “Laredo” aired on
Thursday nights, up against the tough competition
of “My Three Sons” on CBS and
“Bewitched” on ABC. Then it was moved to
Friday, where it was trounced by “The CBS
Friday Night Movie” and ended its run.
Q. When is “Mad Men” coming back on the
air? Do we have to wait until next year?
A. The “Mad Men” people aren’t saying when
the show will return, but I’d bet sometime next
spring or summer. The show just began filming
season six last month, and the first episode will
take place in Hawaii, where Don (Jon Hamm)
and Megan (Jessica Pare) are vacationing.
Q. I would like to find out the title of the song
and artist that was on the AMC show “Hell on
Wheels.” At the end of the second season, the
last episode, as Bohannon is carrying Lily Bell
to the church, there is a song playing that continues
through till the credits. Any help is
A. The song is “Devil’s Waitin’,” by Black
Rebel Motorcycle Club.
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