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PostPosted: Mon Jan 12, 2009 3:00 am 
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:-):-) MURPHY'S A STAR :-):-)

I see you are moving in very impressive circles,Murphy. :cheers: :cheers: :cheers:


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you must have been the only one to see the video

it's gone


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 12, 2009 10:19 am 
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Video's there btq1


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btq1 wrote:
you must have been the only one to see the video

it's gone


;--) I can still see it...............and so can D2 :D :D


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Don't you scrub up well :rotfl: looking good in the old tux Murphy. :>

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Thanks for the kind words ladies. Funny where 'point people pop up. If California Dreamboat would pop by and do some scanning, instead of scamming, I could show you some more.
Cheers, the Murph.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 12, 2009 8:56 pm 
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Someone send out a search party :shocked: :shocked: :shocked: Murphy has disappeared :rotfl:

It's ok...........................he's back in all his glory :rotfl: :rotfl:


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That was quite a party. The show lasted about two hours and was hosted by Gerry Sinfield and Kelsey Grammer. The audience was made completely of celebrities
(except for one) and when the hosts made a joke the cameras panned the audience. I was sat in the middle. Poor old Chevy Chase was sat way to the left stuck behind a camera and was not seen at all and spent the whole evening glaring at me, probably wondering who the @#&# is that bollocks sat in the middle.
Anyway the party after wards was held in the Rockerfeller Centre and I escorted Veronica Hamil (hill st blues) and Rhea Pearlman (Danny Devito's missus) for the evening.
Later we took the stretch to Elaine's la di da restaurant and while Elaine fussed over the cleb, I inquired, in a rather loud voice,'Where is Liam McCormick's pub" The barman got the joke and boomed back "just across the street" at which point we left, got back in the limo, did a U turn and got out and spent the rest of the night with the hospitable young Mc in his pub. Much to Elaine's dismay. More stories if yer interested. Cheers murphy.


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Nice one Murph :thumbs:

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'Cheers' for this one Murphy!!

Great clip and I really enjoyed it.

(Glad you didn't really disappear though!!)


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great stuff Murphy ..Veronica Hamill who can forget her as "Joyce Davenport"..I,m sure she took some look at big McCormick.....NYPointman and I always thoughts Joe McManus bore an uncanny resemblence to an old colleague of Miss Hamill's, Charles Haid, who played the part of Andy Renko on "Hill St Blue's"
Over the years I have compiled various box sets of the classic comedy "Cheer's",the writing and delivery on this show was laugh out load funny,writers and actors united in a most superb effort.
What are George Wendt and John Ratzenberger doing these day's?..did Ratzenberger draw any inspiration for the character of mailmen Cliff Clavin from our own much treasured HCTC ?


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Jones Hill, unfortunately, Ms Hamil, while still gorgeous, could only serve you as a one date wonder. Very high maintenance I'm afraid. On the flight to N Y we were all kicking back (1st class) so everything was cleaner than steerage,non the less, i visited the toilet with out putting my shoes on or the slippers provided only to receive an extended bollocking from the beautiful Veronica upon my return, regarding germs etc. I told her the story of when leaving the bathroom someone commented "Where I come from they teach us to wash your hands after you pee" the rebuttal was 'Where I come from they teach you not to pee on your hands". She gave up as her lecture was going no where, and we then got on nicely again. It just dawned on me why she didn't have an escort. On the other hand, Rhea pearlman, could not be nicer, big George has got scary big, his skin looks stretched to capacity and he has a tough time walking, when the cheers gang were on stage he delivered the wrong line to Ratz an ruined the joke. John said he did it on purpose as john was getting the best laughs. ratz does a lot of behind the camera but was on that dancing show making an arse of himself. On a road trip a while back i had to compare him to Brad Pitt, I said "Get a grip your'e not Brad Pitt" and other words. They were all cool although Shelly Long seems to have gone off the tracks a little.
John is still thankful for the photos of HCTC supplied by California Scheming along with all the anecdotes. He say HCTC is the perfect international model even better than Postman Pat, and should be hung for everyone to see
on billboards around the world. More later.


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"...HCTC is the perfect international model even better than Postman Pat, and should be hung for everyone to see ..."

There's a few that might agree with you regarding hanging HCTC :shocked: :D :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:

( just joking HCTC . ;) )


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Thank's Murphy that is cracking stuff...one final thing could you confirm that our mutual colleague California Dreamin had occassion to do some body double work for Randy Quaid :rotfl: ...also perhaps you don't know this but the big ex Clermont Gardens man is an avid fan of "Welcome Back Kotter"[and spends most Saturday mornings glued to the continuous re run's]....staying with friends in Lake Placid a few years ago I actually met Gabriel Kaplan [Kotter] a very witty fellow who has retired to the boondocks and is heavily involved in community matter's in this area...not as pleasing on the eye as Veronica Hamill but bettter company by the sounds of it.
I actually spotted HCTC on his rounds yesterday,as clipped and professional as ever,[astride his trusty PO issued steed he looks so square jawed and noble if he wore a white stetson one could mistake him for Randolph Scott] however on encountering him at the juncton of Duke St and Church St I was overcome with glee as I noted he wore white sport's socks ala Cliff Clavin.


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If the part called for Randy Quaid to play dead and lie in a coffin for several hours (in the dark)with the lid firmly in place, on a wet Thursday afternoon and HCTC was not available, then I suppose CD would absolutely be picked for the body double, being that he also is an accomplished "stunt" man. I personally am aware of some of the Stunts he pulled at home and abroad. (This is where i would put in one of those little yellow men if i knew the procedure)


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It seems to me that "Papa Smurphy" and "The Jones boy" have declared OPEN SEASON...There shall be a measured and suitable response in due course... >:)


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herecomestheCONGO wrote:
It seems to me that "Papa Smurphy" and "The Jones boy" have declared OPEN SEASON...There shall be a measured and suitable response in due course... >:)


HCTC, as a Charlotte St/Congo man myself, I'm waving the WHITE FLAG


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Yikes the next time I see HCTC astride his PO Mustang, the brigand shall be effecting a black stetson, his countenance evoking all the menace of the great Jack Elam.. .... :-O :-S time for me to get out of Dodge.


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Jones's Hill wrote:
Yikes the next time I see HCTC astride his PO Mustang, the brigand shall be effecting a black stetson, his countenance evoking all the menace of the great Jack Elam.. .... :-O :-S time for me to get out of Dodge.

JH if you like the the cowboys, here's on for you. Two hours north of here is the city of Tehachapi where I was recently interested in buying a ranch which turns out to be a section of the Jack Palance ranch, His wife is syill there and is selling off some of the land.There are still a lot of movie set ranches around, if you want to look them up.
The Melody Ranch Santa Clarita (Deadwood) Pioneer Town Yucca Valley (The Cisco Kid -older stuff)White Horse Movie Ranch Landers (where to alien sightings happen)


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cheer's Murphy, thanks for the head's up...appreciate it...Jack Palance will forever be Wilson the gunfighter out of Cheyenne called in by Emile Meyer [Ryker] to clean out Van Heflin and co ...thank goodness for Alan Ladd....that final scene in "Shane" is played out in the Vic from time to time of a saturday afternoon...Tommy Bradley is Wilson,Harry Smith is Shane,Liam Stewart is Stonewall Torrey, Gerry Hosier is Ryker and I am the uncredited bar tender who skulk's out before the shooting starts!...if Jim Heaton arrives in with the post we allow him to be Joey Starrett [Brandon De Wilde]...Jim's interplay with Harry at the conclusion chokes me up even more than the original. :cheers:


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Wonderful stuff Murphy i take my hat off to you (Cowboy one) its been long time from we worked together in Dollingstown along with Northbrooks brother Leo (mr Man utd) great stuff also Joneshill still the cowboy like myself (are we ever going to grow up) one of my top westerns is the man who shot Liberty Valance, next to She wore a yellow ribbon , Sons of Kitie Elder and so on and on. :--)


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I remember it well, Leo was a class man alright and you want him on your side when he loses his temper. don't bother growing up, as long as i can climb on a horse in all my 1800's finery, guns and all i will keep doing it. I gotta vote for The Outlaw Josey Wales. and Lee marvin too, i went to his grave in Arlington Cemetry, he is buried next to "the Brown Bomber" Joe Louis also Audie Murphy is there too. Chato's Land (Buster) is another cowboy freak. The Point is full of cowboys, it seems.


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Hey, Murphy,

Do you ever recall mother telling the story about the Saturday afternoon that Mr Caulfield asked her how so many young fellas fitted into our living room? Apparently he counted 22 boys coming out of our house in Charlotte Street, they had all been in to watch the Saturday afternoon Western! Mum had a great smile on her face when she recounted this tale and told me that they sat on their hunkers in semi-circles across the living room floor!

Any wonder the 'Point's full of Cowboys? There were 22 in our house alone!! :rotfl: :rotfl:


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That would have been The Lone Ranger starring Clayton Moore and Jay Silverheels. Shortly followed by Champion The Wonder Horse, The Range Rider,
Bronco Lane (Ty Hardin) and Laramie with J Fuller,


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Our Vera recalls a friday night show at the od Foy Cinema.."Run of the Arrow" starring Rod Steiger, Brian Keith and Charles Bronson [woefully miscast as "Blue Buffalo"] was showing... Paul Heatley from Great Georges St was sitting behind Vera ..when Brian Keith was pierced by the arrow of a Lakota "bad face",the tension in the house was so palpable that Paul could not help himself stood up and roared at the top of his voice "someone please pull it out"!..he was escorted out to the box office and allowed to compose himself before returning to his seat.
I think Button's Ruddy was the first person with a tv in Forth Avenue and used to perform a similar service to the children of that era..Bingo White was the first person to get a colour tv in the Avenue and Fourth Road,the Campbell boy's and I used to peer through the hedge to catch up on the actions of Yellow Hammer lookalike Blue "Boy" Cannon in the "High Chapparal".
A few months ago when along with the likes of Leo Tohill ,Art McLoughlin and Harry Smith in a converstion about western's I threw Dan Duryea's name into the mix at the very mention of the charismatic villain,Art eye's began to mist over and he became quite emotional !....Tommy Reay sitting in the background rarely spoke,but when he did it was with some authority to champion the likes of Dub Taylor and Walter Brennan. ;)


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'Murphy' would also remember 'Gunslinger,' starring Tony Young, he wore all black like a latter day Wilson, but he was a good guy, sadly this series only ran for a very short while, but it was an excellent Western.
Wagon Train. The Dakota's, another excellent western.
Was Tom Brewster Tenderfoot ?
Rawhide,Cheyenne Bodie, now there were westerns worth staying up late for, if you were allowed to that is.
The Cisco Kid.
I think The Circus Boy was set in the West (Corkey the circus boy was played by an old hero of 'Murphys', Mickey Dolenz.)
And I nearly forgot one of my own favourite Saturday evening western tv shows, the immortal 'Boots and Saddles.' Featuring the meanest looking Apaches that ever jumped a reservation, since Burt Lancaster in the seminal 'Apache' in 1954.


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Now us Cowboys are all coming out of the cuboard, i can recall Joneshill been a great fan of F troop and the rifleman (chuck connors) :--)


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Many more years ago than I care to remember I was looking out through our back window in Forth Avenue towards Jones's Hill,all the windbushes where ablaze [I later learned by the hand of Mickey Smith,Boylie,big Amby Sherry,Benny Leddy, Liam Stewart etc] I called my Father and asked him what he thought caused the blaze, I shall never forget his reply as in all seriousness he said "Comanche on the raid,plan to scald out Charlie Houston's place,and carry of the youn uns, they might run off some stock to pull us out,,,stay close" he then exited the room in the mode of Ethan Edward's :-S I was petrified and did not sleep a wink for day's and it was with a deal of relief when about a week or so later Fourth Road and I atop Jinny Black's Hill spotted Ben and Mabel Houston playing happily at the front of thier house not a Quahadi warrior in sight:-O
Many years later I was reading something by Spike Milligan and he alluded to a night as a teenager when he was looking out through his back window at a fire in the distance, which happend to be the Crystal Palace fire of 1936, Spike like me councilled his Father's advice on what might be the cause of the blaze, he received a very definite reply "Arapaho"!..I can only imagine Spikes Father and mine would have got along famously.
Back to the tv series I used to love "The Monroe's [Michael Anderson/Barbara Hershey], "A Man called Shannendoah" [Robert Horton] and out of a long held respect for Ben Cartright's family from the Ponderosa in Bonanza[ surely any man would be proud to have son's of the calibre of Adam,Hoss and little Joe] I even used to watch Michael Landon as Charles Ingall's in the Laura Ingall's Wilder tale "The Little House on the Prairie", although I must confess I never made it through an entire episode without becoming a blubbering inconsolable wreck...how Charles Ingall's faced his trials and tribulations [and trials and tribulations he had a plenty],never mind Walnut Grove's most wretched brat Nellie Olsen is a lesson to us all ! ;) ... yes Fourth Road used to adore Forrest Tucker [Sergeant O Rourke] Larry Storch [Corporal Agarn] in F Troop and Chuck Connor's in "Rifle Man" and "Branded"


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you boys are putting the Warrenpoint Historical Society to shame, you could have a W'point Western Internet Heritage Center. here's another few snippets.
I recently got a 50th anniversary ball cap and a tee shirt from Chuck Conners son for the Rifle man series. Quiz . How many shots does the Rifleman shoot at the beginning of the show? Blue boy, uncle buck, Manalito, and whatabout Victoria. Some developer bought the land where the Cartwright ranch house was up in reno and bulldozed the house without giving anyone the chance to move it. Palladin, Have Gun Will Travel, Richard Boone. Gil Favor ? Rowdy Yates?
James Drury? The Big Valley, or was it The Silent Valley with Peter Breck. Ask John McCann about Evil Roy Slade.
While at Larry the saddle man's store last year I saw a pair of bat-wing chaps in for repair, they belonged to Dan Dureay, his son allowed larry to copy the design and make me an exact copy. Big Matt Dillon, snippet, the man that Matt Dillon draws down on in the opening is not an actor but Alfonso the leather man who made the gun rigs for James Arness, also Clint Eastwood's rigs. I have a copy of Matt Dillons rig, I was privileged to meet John Wayne's son Michael a few years ago prior to his death and had a long talk with him his wife and mine had to rescue him from me as it was just like talking to the big man himself and i was drilling him with questions. He told me about when they were making the Queit Man and thet electricity was just coming in to the area and everyone was excited until something else arriver called an electricity bill, and a lot of the people wanted the electricity taken out again. More Later Adios.


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