(1949-05-05) Radio Show: "Burns & Allen." Episode: "George the Cowboy."
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Bill Boyd | Hopalong Cassidy
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I've tried to make Hoppy a plain and simple man in manners and dress. Hoppy isn't a flashy character. He isn't illiterate. Nor is he smart-alecky. He doesn't use big words or bad words. After all, I felt that Hoppy might be looked up to and that children might try to pattern their lives after the man. If Hoppy said 'ain't' and 'reckon' and that-away', all the kids might start saying the same ...
In an early movie, Hoppy kissed Evelyn Brent
on the forehead as she was dying. His fans saw this as unmanly, so all future romance was left to his partners, and there was a different leading lady in each picture.