Roy Rogers And Dale Evans Show, The

2931. THE ROY ROGERS and DALE EVANS SHOW (December 8, 1962-USA) ABC-TV net. With ROY ROGERS, DALE EVANS, CLIFF ARQUETTE, MARTHA RAYE, THE SONS OF THE PIONEERS. Participating sponsors “At The Circus.” This delightful Saturday night variety show deserved more than its three month run. Roy and Dale were certainly polished performers, but it was hard to do battle with Jackie Gleason’s ratings. Dale could sing, Roy could twirl his guns and shoot them too (as well as a slingshot, bow and arrow and even a Zulu blow gun)! Magician Mark Wilson floats Dale in space and even makes Cliff Arquette disappear (not a bad idea). Martha Raye makes an excellent second banana (and does a comedy routine on horseback!). Pal Brady is the eternal sidekick and even Trigger makes a no-accidents appearance on live TV. Goodbye Roy, “good luck and may the good Lord take a likin’ to you.” 59 minutes Live TV Variety