Wednesday, June 28, 2006
FOREMAN SCOTTY'S KIDS
I've recently been in e-mail contact with the daughter of one of my childhood heroes, FOREMAN SCOTTY.
For those of you who didn't grow up in Oklahoma City in the 50s and 60s, Scotty -- real name Steve Powell -- was a kiddy show host on what was then known as WKY. His character was a cowboy.
Not only did he have a studio full of kids every weekday in his "Circle 4 Ranch," (I was on a couple of times), he also had "adventure" segments in which he and his friends -- Xavier T. Willard, Cannonball McCoy, and sometimes 3-D Danny and back in the old, old days, Hog Waller -- would travel back in time through the Mystery Mine or explore the Amazon in a submarine or fight the Dog Man Robots ... You can see how this show shaped, or probably warped my imagination.
Anyway, Scotty's daughter Lisa has started a new blog and wants people to share their Foreman Scotty memories. The first, and so far only post, features my memory of ruining a live adventure shot at Wedgewood Amusement Park back in the '50s.
If you have a story to share, e-mail LISA.