Saturday, April 14, 2018

Saturday 9: High Noon

Saturday 9: High Noon (1952)

Unfamiliar with this week's tune? Hear it here.

1) What will you be (or were you) doing at high noon on Saturday?

A. Having lunch with my husband.

2) In this song, Tex Ritter sings he doesn't know what fate awaits him. How strong is your sense of intuition? Tell us about a time you knew what would happen before it occurred.

A. I'm not sure my intuition is as strong as I'd like it to be, but I have known a few people were going to die before they did.

3) This song was the theme of a hit movie western by the same name. It starred Gary Cooper as a small-town sheriff. When did you last interact with a member of law enforcement?

A. We had an animal control officer come by the house on Thursday. Someone had called and said a calf was out but neither he nor my husband could find any animals loose. The little baby calves like to roam.

4) Grace Kelly co-starred as the "fair-haired beauty" mentioned in this song. Four years later, she gave up films to become Her Serene Highness, Princess Grace of Monaco. Which job seems like more fun -- movie star or royal?

A. Movie star, just because it is mentioned in The Beverly Hillbillies song.

5) Though he cultivated a "just plain folk" persona, this week's featured artist, Tex Ritter, was really cosmopolitan and highly educated, earning a degree in economics from the University of Texas before going on to study pre-law at Northwestern. Do you think the "real you" is consistent with the image you convey?

A. I hope so, but I am not 100% sure.

6) Tex Ritter was the father of Emmy-winning comedic actor, John Ritter. John is remembered fondly as the voice of Clifford, the Big Red Dog. Clifford appeals to children because he is "gentle, friendly, loyal, lovable and clumsy." Do any of those adjectives apply to you?

A. I hope the first four do. Is this the same John Ritter who did Three's Company?

7) Tex is also the grandfather of Jason Ritter, star of ABC-TV's Kevin (Probably) Saves the World. If you followed one of your grandparents into their line of work, what would you be doing?

A. I'd either be writing insurance for car crashes or working in a grocery store.

8) In 1952, the year "High Noon" was popular, Stopette, the first antiperspirant deodorant spray, was introduced. Do you use a deodorant spray, stick or roll on?

A. I use a gel which is sort of a stick.

9) Random question: What's something you have always wanted to own, but never have?

A. I can't really think of anything pressing, but how about an island somewhere in the warmer parts of the world?

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  1. Yes, John Ritter was Jason's dad and Tex's son. I just think Clifford is a sweeter legacy than Three's Company.

    Wouldn't it be nice to walk the beach on your very own island?

  2. Can I please visit your island?

  3. That Beverly Hillbilly song could be the one song that everyone knows the words to. It is a funny thing.

    1. I can't remember all the lyrics to the Beverly Hillbillies song, but know bits and pieces of it. I'm better at other theme songs, like the Brady Bunch and Gilligan's Island

  4. I think you present fairly honestly who you are. Sign me up for a private island, too!


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