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Happy Broderick Crawford Day
Highway Patrol ^ | Ten Four 2013 | NonValueAdded

Posted on 10/04/2013 2:22:46 AM PDT by NonValueAdded



TOPICS: Chit/Chat; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: crawford; tv
Ten Four!
1 posted on 10/04/2013 2:22:46 AM PDT by NonValueAdded
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To: NonValueAdded

21-50 to headquarters...


2 posted on 10/04/2013 2:29:38 AM PDT by abb
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3 posted on 10/04/2013 2:31:29 AM PDT by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: NonValueAdded; Slings and Arrows; Salamander; Daffynition
People forget, Crawford also won a Best Actor Oscar for his role as a Huey Long-type character in "All The King's Men."


4 posted on 10/04/2013 2:36:06 AM PDT by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: NonValueAdded

Oh yeah!!! Great Ringtone! Great Show! Watched all the Reruns.

Leonard Nemo and Clint Eastwood guest stars.

Play Guess the Car. You know, the one with Fins.


5 posted on 10/04/2013 2:53:56 AM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: NonValueAdded

Broderick Crawford held me when I was a baby. I don’t remember it but my dad bragged about it a lot. He was a big fan.


6 posted on 10/04/2013 3:06:36 AM PDT by South40 (Liberalism is a Disease)
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To: shibumi

I always wondered about the backstory on how an actor goes from such a pinnacle as an Oscar win to syndicated TV in such a short time.

Also, as a personal note, 10/4 is my dad’s birthday and he would have been 94.


7 posted on 10/04/2013 3:12:37 AM PDT by T-Bird45 (It feels like the seventies, and it shouldn't.)
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

I thought they had olds cars one year.


8 posted on 10/04/2013 3:15:21 AM PDT by Mouton (The insurrection laws perpetuate what we have for a government now.)
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To: NonValueAdded; All
Here's the opening credits and that great theme
9 posted on 10/04/2013 3:18:40 AM PDT by ken5050 (Benghazi investigation update: "The plot thickens, like Hillary Clinton's ankles.." (longfellow")
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To: NonValueAdded

My brother and I always threw our neckties over our shoulder to imitate Crawford. His tie was always blowing in the wind over his shoulder.


10 posted on 10/04/2013 3:18:56 AM PDT by N. Theknow (Kennedys=Can't drive, can't ski, can't fly, can't skipper a boat, but they know what's best for you.)
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To: NonValueAdded

2150 by.....


11 posted on 10/04/2013 3:29:43 AM PDT by 230FMJ (...from my cold, dead, fingers.)
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To: NonValueAdded

Being broadcast on one of the digital channels caslled
THIS TV (channel 111 here on Cablevision)

Only problem broadcast at 5AM>....!


12 posted on 10/04/2013 3:31:10 AM PDT by njslim (St)
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To: NonValueAdded

Here’s a song to get you in the mood!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x_wLVCLPx0M


13 posted on 10/04/2013 3:52:14 AM PDT by mrs. a (It's a short life but a merry one...)
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To: NonValueAdded

I delivered the newspaper to him. He paid me once.


14 posted on 10/04/2013 4:13:00 AM PDT by Haddit
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To: abb; shibumi; ImJustAnotherOkie; South40; T-Bird45; Mouton; ken5050; N. Theknow; 230FMJ; njslim; ...
Thanks for sharing the trip down memory lane.

Season one on Hulu (free): http://www.hulu.com/highway-patrol

IMDB for trivia, etc.: Highway Patrol (1955–1959)

And, of course, the thread link.

15 posted on 10/04/2013 4:16:06 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (Occupy the DC Mall - take back the monuments)
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To: NonValueAdded

Hey..we should have a “CHiPs” thread this weekend...


16 posted on 10/04/2013 4:19:30 AM PDT by ken5050 (Benghazi investigation update: "The plot thickens, like Hillary Clinton's ankles.." (longfellow")
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To: T-Bird45
I always wondered about the backstory on how an actor goes from such a pinnacle as an Oscar win to syndicated TV in such a short time.

You'll find the answer in a bottle.

17 posted on 10/04/2013 4:26:46 AM PDT by PJ-Comix
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To: NonValueAdded

Just saw Mr. Crawford in an episode of BANACEK recently and he was a delight. The best part of the show was hearing him call Banacek “Banana-check”.

I’m also a big fan of Lon Chaney, Jr., and I’ve read/heard over the years that Lon and Brod loved to really mix it up from time to time. They were both old school brawlers, and enjoyed the bottle.


18 posted on 10/04/2013 4:31:49 AM PDT by Kharis13 (That noise you hear is our Founding Fathers spinning in their graves.)
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To: NonValueAdded

Not to be confused with this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Eglnvwd6PI


19 posted on 10/04/2013 4:33:34 AM PDT by mrs. a (It's a short life but a merry one...)
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To: NonValueAdded

Highway Patrol was one of my favorite shows as a kid. I now like to watch reruns on Me TV (?). Now when I watch the shows I laugh at Broderick’s machine-gun talking style. Also, whenever a crime was committed and the crooks finally located in that tiny state of California, Broderick was there in about five minutes to get the crook. Also laughed that he never described the make of an auto .....”a tan sedan.”


20 posted on 10/04/2013 4:42:18 AM PDT by driftless2
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To: NonValueAdded
I once saw Broderick Crawford being wheeled off an airplane and I will never forget the image of the most ravaged human being I have ever seen who must have been in terminal stages of alcoholism. To confirm this image which has stuck with me for at least three decades I looked at his Wikipedia biography which makes clear his alcohol problems. I say this in sadness and reluctantly for whatever value it might have.


21 posted on 10/04/2013 5:02:04 AM PDT by nathanbedford ("Attack, repeat, attack!" Bull Halsey)
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To: NonValueAdded

Here’s an even better song, by the great NRBQ:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C0BHYFwPyq0&list=PLA38DEDF9D9978127&index=56


22 posted on 10/04/2013 5:14:07 AM PDT by WL-law
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To: Mouton

Lots of Buick’s I seem to remember some Oldsmobubbles’s too.


23 posted on 10/04/2013 5:15:21 AM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: PJ-Comix

Not surprising, it’s an old story, seen it up close and personal in the family.


24 posted on 10/04/2013 5:25:31 AM PDT by T-Bird45 (It feels like the seventies, and it shouldn't.)
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To: PJ-Comix
Boston columnist Howie Carr was talking about Crawford and Highway Patrol on his afternoon radio show some years ago. I remember him wondering if anyone else thought it strange that a program with 'highway' in its name seemed to take place on dirt roads?

The reason offered was Crawford had his license suspended or revoked for DUI/DWI so he was limited to operating a vehicle on private property.

25 posted on 10/04/2013 5:42:58 AM PDT by Oratam (Thank you St. Jude!)
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To: NonValueAdded

Roger Ten Four


26 posted on 10/04/2013 5:48:20 AM PDT by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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To: NonValueAdded

BTTT - Great show!!


27 posted on 10/04/2013 6:19:39 AM PDT by TomServo
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To: shibumi

This is actually a thing??

Weird.


28 posted on 10/04/2013 10:24:51 AM PDT by Salamander (Blue Oyster Cult Will Be The Soundtrack For The Revolution.....)
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To: NonValueAdded

29 posted on 10/04/2013 10:51:51 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: NonValueAdded

Nobody shot a snub-nosed .38 from the hip like Broderick Crawford.


30 posted on 10/04/2013 1:02:54 PM PDT by gundog (Help us, Nairobi-Wan Kenobi...you're our only hope.)
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