May 7, 2013
Bobby Benson was an early - and late - kids' western show.
Bobby was an orphan who inherited a ranch in Texas.
His ranch handyman, Windy Wales, was played by Don Knotts, who would later become much better known as Andy Griffith's deputy, Barney Fife.
The show first appeared on the air in 1932, and last appeared in 1955. But the show was only broadcast for 10 years, because it disappeared in 1936 and didn't reappear until 1949.
Over the years, several actors played Bobby. Ivan Cury had the part in 1949 and 1950, and Ivan will be one of the guests at this year's Cincinnati Nostalgia Expo. He will play Bobby Benson again at the convention, and you're invited.
The Expo will be Friday and Saturday, May 31 and June 1, 2013. Details here: http://expo.wayback.net. I'd love to see you there!
This episode, Double Dare, was first broadcast on November 25, 1949.