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Life with Snarky Parker


CBS Network
Puppet Drama
15 Minutes

Set in the town of Hot Rock during the 1850s, this serialized western marionette series followed the adventures of Deputy Sheriff Snarky Parker and his talking horse, Heathcliffe as they battled such frontier villains as Ronald Rodent and Blackie McGoo.

Additional characters included:

  • Cuda Barra, a sultry siren/femme fatale. 
  • Miss Butterball, the school marm.
  • Slugger, the Hot Rock Cafe piano player.
  • Noose Nolan, as Fluff's desperado partner.
  • Fluff Webster, a desperado, Nolan's boss.

Fox Comic - No. 1 - 1950 - LIFE WITH SNARKY PARKER
Deputy Snarky Parker and Heathcliffe the horse

TRIVIA NOTE: The puppets were the creations of puppeteers, Bil and Cora Baird, who also provided the voices for the marionettes.

The series was directed by a very young Yul Brynner (of The Magnificent Seven fame). See also "Four Feather Falls"

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