Triple R Ranch - Boy's camp at which the
freckle-faced Spin Evans (Tim Considine) and wealthy city boy Martin "Marty"
Markham (David Stollery) stayed during the summer on the segments of SPIN AND
MARTY and THE FURTHER ADVENTURES OF SPIN & MARTY and THE NEW ADVENTURES OF SPIN
& MARTY aired on the MICKEY MOUSE CLUB/ABC/1955-1958.
When Marty first arrives at the ranch he is afraid of horses and the outdoors in
general. After a while, Spin Evans became his friend and the two had many
adventures. They included:
Conquering Marty's fear of horses so he could learn to ride Skyrocket the
Fighting in a boxing grudge match after Spin put a frog in Marty's bunk
Preparing for a local rodeo with North Fork, a neighboring camp
Nursing Skyrocket back to health after a bout of pneumonia
Taking dancing lessons for the upcoming event
Participation in a swimming meet where Marty rescues Spin from drowning
Putting on a musical show with the help of the girls (Annette, Darlene,
etc) from the nearby Lakeview Lodge to pay for the damages after Marty's car
crashes into the camp kitchen.
Others in the cast included:
Roy Barcroft as Colonel Roy Logan, the
Triple R ranch
Harry Carey, Jr. as Bill Burnett, the ranch foreman
Way out there on the Triple R. Yippee yay, yippee yo,
The horses are the best by far. Yippee yay, yippee yo.
So saddle up boys and saddle up well,
And listen to the story that I have to tell.
Yippee yay, yippee yi, yippee yo.
Tenderfeet come to the Triple-R. Yippee yay hay yippee-o
They get on a horse but they don't get far. Yippee yay hay yippee-o
O around and around and around they trot
'til they can't set down on their tender spot
Yippee yay yippey ye ye hi yippee-o
TRIVIA NOTE: The Triple R ranch phone number is
PIedmont 7-5321. The Spin and Marty episodes were based on the book "Marty
Markham" written by Lawrence Edward Watkin. Outdoor location shots were filmed at
Golden Oak Ranch, Iverson ranch, Sunshine Ranch in Canoga Park and Walker
In the animated film Toy Story 2 (1999), Woody, the cowboy toy has a dream in
which Andy comes back early from cowboy camp. Andy is wearing a t-shirt that
reads "Triple R Ranch."
A made-for TV movie redo of the series entitled DISNEY'S THE NEW ADVENTURES OF
SPIN & MARTY: SUSPECT BEHAVIOR aired in 2000 on the ABC Network starring David
Gallagher as Marty and Jeremy Foley as Spin Evans.