B & B were talking about “The Rifleman” and NIU Dave, Steve from Bolingbrook and I all emailed Gary that he should call in.
This is his unedited and complete response, including “Hi guys” and a Montreal reference from May 31, 2013:
Hi, guys. At the moment B and B were talking about “The Rifleman,” I was eating lunch downtown at Jason’s Deli on Dearborn Avenue. I had just gotten my license plate sticker renewed at the Thompson Center and was on my way to work. I did listen to most of the “Second Half” on my rickety headphones but had no idea they had just talked about “The Rifleman,” but thanks for the heads-up. I’ll listen to the podcast on my home computer over the weekend and will talk to B and B about it when I next go to their Friday remotes. As I said during my crap of Mike Farrell six years ago, “The Rifleman” is the fifth-best TV series in history and the vastly overrated “M*A*S*H” can’t hold a candle to it. Anyway, thanks again for letting me know about this, and, don’t forget, besides being an ex-Cub and ex-Brooklyn Dodger, Chuck Connors was a star player for the team that was Jackie Robinson‘s first team, the legendary minor-league Montreal Royals. And Johnny Crawford is still very much alive. Thanks so much and have a great weekend. Gary