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Westerns
The Adventures of
 Lariat Sam

CBS Network
1962 - 1965
Cartoon
15 Minutes

Shown as a segment on CAPTAIN KANGAROO/CBS/1955-1984, the animated series The Adventures of Lariat Sam (a Terrytoons Production) was created by Robert Keeshan (a.k.a. "Captain Kangaroo").

Lariat Sam, a friendly, idealistic hero, never carried a gun, but instead used his lasso to subdue wrongdoers.

His sidekick Tippytoes (a.k.a. "Wonder Horse") wore a derby hat and liked to read poetry. Together they battled their nemesis, Badlands Meeney - who was just as rotten as his name - and his cohort in crime J. Skulking Bushwack. 

Each of the thirteen Lariat Sam stories contained three 5-minute chapters. The series went into syndication after 1965. The voices were supplied by Dayton Allen


Listen to Theme Lyrics

Theme Song Lyrics
(Sung by Gene Wood)

Yippy-yi-yippy-yo, yippy-yippy-yi-ay
His name is Lariat Sam
Yippy-yi-yippy-yo, yippy-yippy-yi-ay
In the West he's the best that am

With his lariat you can always bet
Sam will win the day
 With his lassoo slick tricks he'll do
 Guaranteed to chase the every villain away

Brave and bold with a heart of gold,
His name is Lariat Sam,
Strong for the right, for the right he'll fight,
His name is Lariat Sam,
Yippy-yo!


Screen Shots from Opening Sequence

Screen Shots from Series Opening

Screen Shot - Opening Credits - THE ADVENTURES OF LARIAT SAM
Screen Shot - Opening Credits - THE ADVENTURES OF LARIAT SAM
Screen Shot - Opening Credits - THE ADVENTURES OF LARIAT SAM
Screen Shot - Opening Credits - THE ADVENTURES OF LARIAT SAM
Screen Shot - Opening Credits - THE ADVENTURES OF LARIAT SAM
Screen Shot - Opening Credits - THE ADVENTURES OF LARIAT SAM

Memorabilia

Print Ad - THE ADVENTURES OF LARIAT SAM

Obituaries: Dayton Allen: 11/11/2004


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