Game Day — the Western TV Trivia Edition

Welcome to the first Game Day of 2020!

Today we’re playing for a $10 Amazon gift certificate. I love trivia, so my game is a 1950/1960’s western television game.

I have five sets of clues. At the end of the clues I ask you to name an actor or a character and perhaps one more bit of information. To play, number your responses from 1 to 5 in your comment and give the answers only.

The winner will be announced on Wednesday, so stay turned!

And here we go:

THE CLUES

1) I played a character named Rowdy Yates, who was a ramrod on a cattle drive. Who am I and what it the name of the show?

2) I hosted a year of the popular TV series Death Valley Days in the 1960s, then went on to be elected president of the United States. Who am I?

3) I played the Marshall of Dodge City for 20 year on the longest running TV western. What is my character’s name and what is the show?

4) I rode a pinto horse name Cochise and lived with my father and brothers on a ranch named after a type of pine tree. Who am I and what it the name of our ranch?

5) I’m an actual historic figure and in my TV show I “wore a cane and derby hat”. What is my name?

Feel free to look things up if necessary. I’m looking forward to your answers!

 

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Jeannie Watt raises cattle in Montana and loves all things western. When she's not writing, Jeannie enjoys sewing, making mosaic mirrors, riding her horses and buying hay. Lots and lots of hay.

37 thoughts on “Game Day — the Western TV Trivia Edition”

  1. Clint Eastwood, Rawhide

    Ronald Reagan

    Matt Dillon, James Arness

    Joe Cartwright, Bonanza on the Ponderosa (horse is actually an American Paint horse, not pinto)

    Bat Masterson

    • actually the horse was a pinto as the Paint registry came along later for a specific purpose – The American Paint Horse Association is a breed registry for the American Paint Horse. It is currently headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas. It was founded in 1965 with the merging of two different color breed registries that had been formed to register pinto-colored horses of Quarter Horse bloodlines

  2. 1.Clint Eastwood
    Rawhide
    2.Ronald Reagan
    3.Matt Dillon
    Gunsmoke
    4.Joe Cartwright
    The Ponderosa
    5.Bat Masterson

  3. Clint Eastwood Rawhide
    Ronald Reagan
    Matt Dillon Gunsmoke
    Little Joe Cartwright Ponderosa
    Bat Masterson

  4. Clint Eastwood Rawhide
    Ronald Reagan
    Matt Dillion Gunsmoke
    Little Joe Cartwright Ponderosa
    and Bat Masterson

  5. My dad loved these Westerns.
    1 Clint Eastwood – Rawhide
    2. Ronald Reagan
    3. Gun Smoke – James Arness
    4. Michael Landon as Little Joe in Ponderosa
    5. Bat Masterson

  6. 1. Clint Eastwood in Rawhide
    2. Ronald Reagan
    3. Matt Dillon in Gunsmoke
    4. Joe Cartwright in Bonanza on the Ponderosa
    5. Bat Masterson

  7. 1. Clint Eastwood in Rawhide
    2. Ronald Reagan
    3. Matt Dillon in Gunsmoke
    4. Little Joe Cartwright. The ranch was Ponderosa.
    5. Bat Masterson

  8. 1. Clint Eastwood – Rawhide
    2. Ronald Reagan
    3. Matt Dillon- Gunsmoke
    4. Little Joe- The Ponderosa
    5. Butch Cassidy – Butch Cassidy & The Sundance Kid

  9. 1. Clint Eastwood Rowdy Yates
    2. Ronald Reagan
    3. Matt Dillon Gunsmoke
    4. Little Joe Cartwright(Michael Landon) Ponderosa
    5. Bat Masterson(Gene Barry)

  10. 1. Clint Eastwood
    2. Ronald Reagon
    3. Matt Dillion Gunsomoke
    4. Little Joe Cartwright Ponderosa
    5. Bat Masterson

  11. 1. Clint Eastwood, Rawhide
    2.Ronald Reagan
    3. Matt Dillon, (James Arness) Gunsmoke
    4. Little Joe Cartwright ( Michael Landon) Ponderosa
    5. Batt Masterson (Gene Barry)

  12. 1. Clint Eastwood on Rawhide
    2. Ronald Reagan
    3. Matt Dillon on Gunsmoke with Amanda Blake as Miss Kitty
    4. Little Joe (Michael Landon) on Ponderosa
    5. Bat Masterson played by Gene Barry

  13. I love remembering all these old shows! 1) Clint Eastwood on Rawhile, 2) Ronald Reagan, 3) Matt Dillon on Gunsmoke, 4) Little Joe Cartwright living on the Ponderosa ranch (we visited the site where the series was filmed when our kids were small, still have the tin cup with picture of their house on it 🙂 & I was embarrassingly thrilled when we bought a home by the Ponderosa Developers (regular home, not like their ranch home ha ha) ), and 5 Bat Masterson.

  14. 1. Clint Eastwood, Rawhide
    2. Ronald Reagan
    3. Matt Dillon, Gun Smoke
    4. Little Joe, Ponderosa
    5. Bat Masterson

  15. Jeannie, what a fun game day blog. I grew up watching all of these shows, but missed some of the answers when I tried to remember them. The one I didn’t miss was Bonanza, since Dan Block, who played Hoss Cartwright, was my aunt’s cousin! When I was younger, I told everyone he was “my” cousin, when in fact my Aunt Martha was my aunt by marriage, so we weren’t blood related. But you didn’t ask about him. LOL Thanks for a fun day.

  16. 1. Rawhide-Clint Eastwood
    2. Ronald Reagan
    3. Marshal Dillon-Gunsmoke
    4. Little Joe-the Ponderosa
    5. Bat Masterson

    Thee star who played Festus in Gunsmoke was a classmate of my Mother’s. He always visited with her when he came to Phoenix. His stage name was Ken Curtis but he was born Curtis Gates in Colorado.

  17. 1. Clint Eastwood, Rawhide
    2. Ronald Reagan
    3. Marshall Matt Dillon, (James Arness) on Gunsmoke
    4. Little Joe Cartwright (Michael Landon), Ponderosa Ranch on Bonanza
    5. Bat Masterson (Gene Barry)

    I sure did enjoy those old western shows.

  18. 1. Clint Eastwood–Rawhide (I watch reruns on Saturday afternoons, sometimes)
    2. Ronald Reagan
    3. US Marshall Matt Dillon–Gunsmoke (I still watch the reruns 6 days a week!!)
    4. “Little” Joe Cartwright–the Ponderosa
    5. Bat Masterson

  19. 1.Clint Eastwood the name of the show was Rawhide 2. Ronald Reagan 3.Matt Dillan the show is Gunsmoke 4 Joe Cartwright and the name of the ranch was called Ponderosa 5. ????

  20. 1. Clint Easrwood Rawhide
    2. Ronald Reagan
    3. Matt Dillon Gunsmoke
    4. Little Joe Ponderosa
    5. Bat Masterson

    Except for Death Valley Days all of these shows are on METV or H and I TV every week in our area.

  21. 1.) Clint Eastwood in Rawhide
    2.) Ronald Reagan
    3.) James Arness in Gunsmoke
    4.) Joe Cartwright (portrayed by Michael Landon) in Bonanza
    5.) Bat Masterson

  22. 1. Clint Eastwood in Rawhide
    2. Ronald Reagan
    3. James Arness in Gunsmoke
    4. Michael Landon in Bonanza with Hoss, Ben and Adam Cartwright as rest of family
    5. Bat Masterson

  23. I remember watching “Saddle Up Saturdays” with my Daddy.
    1 Clint Eastwood – Rawhide
    2. Ronald Reagan
    3. Gun Smoke – James Arness
    4. Michael Landon as Little Joe in Ponderosa
    5. Bat Masterson

  24. 1. Clint Eastwood – Wagon Train.
    2. Ronald Reagan
    3. James Arness, Gunsmoke.
    4. Michael Landon, Little Joe Cartwright on Bonanza (I never knew the name of his horse)
    5. Bat Masterson
    This brought back many good memories. I Sad I could remember all these and couldn’t tell you the names of the characters or stars of most of the shows I watch today.

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