Foreman Scotty Owned After-School TV

(Editor’s Note: Part One of a two-part series).

My Original “Ticket to Ride” … on Woody!

Growing up in Oklahoma in the sixties, Foreman Scotty was a huge part of our weekday afternoons.

If you were lucky, you got to be in the studio audience when the show was broadcast.

And if you were really lucky, and it was your birthday, you got to be on the Circle 4 Ranch AND ride Woody on the live show.

I was really lucky on my fifth birthday — March 15, 1961.

And let me tell you, it was a BIG DEAL!

I found my invitation (above) the other day while looking through my memorabilia. Talk about a treasure! 

I can still remember how thrilled I was when my Mom took me, my best friend Steve Madden and my cousins all the way to “The City” so we could be on the Foreman Scotty Show.

Woody

It was the greatest day of my life, then the worst, then the best again, all because of Foreman Scotty himself.

When I was trying to mount up, I couldn’t reach Woody’s stirrups.  I was absolutely humiliated.

Then Foreman Scotty saved the day.

“Let me help you, pardner,” he said, grabbing me under the arms and swinging me way up high onto Woody.

I sat up front and held the reins! The other Birthday Boys and Girls had to sit behind me for 30 whole minutes on live television!

Mom got to sit off-camera in the Hay Loft. So when Foreman Scotty said “Nicksobilly”, she could see the Magic Lasso miraculously appear on the TV studio TV monitor and come to rest on some kid who would win the Golden Horseshoe!

Xavier T. Willard

Xavier T. Willard

I don’t remember seeing Foreman Scotty’s sidekick, Xavier T. Willard (a.k.a Danny Williams) on my birthday, but he was the best.

If you ever get a chance, have a look at ForemanScotty.com for a lot of wonderful old stuff.

Even better is this 18-minute long interview with Danny Williams  (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TIwjp_rDjs8 ) where he relives his glory days on 3-D Danny and Dannysday. 

And who could forget Danny as the ring-side announcer for Saturday Night Wrestling, which featured the cheeziest fake professional ‘rasslers around — who my Aunt LOVED.

Each show ended in mayhem, with Danny’s famous catch-line:  “Watch Out For Flying Chairs!

Below are a few websites for Okie Boomers who want to ride down Memory Lane with me and Woody, Foreman Scotty and Xavier T.

Enjoy.

— Remember When: Foreman Scotty 

Foreman Scotty Show

The Blog of Foreman Scotty’s Daughter

3-D Danny episode

Danny Williams website

— Voices of Oklahoma — Danny Williams

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Click HERE Part Two of this two-part series.

Click HERE for HoHo the Clown memories.




8 Responses to “Foreman Scotty Owned After-School TV”

  1. Sharon Shoemaker says:

    I remember going to tour WKY Studio on a class trip. We got to be on the Foreman Scotty Show too as part of the tour. I put my name tag on my nose when they were looking for someone to give the “Golden Horse Shoe” to. I got it. I was thrilled! I got to go see Foreman Scotty again, on my birthday, and sat in front on Woody. That was a special day, for sure! Thank you for this site, to enjoy childhood memories.

  2. Rusty StoneZebra says:

    Didn’t Scotty do some drawing on each show? I seem to remember being very impressed at how well he could draw on that big pad. I got to be on the show when a friend had a birthday sometime in the late 50’s. Such fun!

  3. Glenda Coons says:

    I fondly remember Foreman Scotty. I remember if he found an eyelash on your cheek, he would pick it up with 2 fingers and tell you to make a wish. After you made a wish, he would open his fingers and blow the lash away. Great memories. Another great memory for me was Hoho the Clown. Do you have any info about him? Love your site!

  4. Lillian L. says:

    Woot! What a fun trip down memory lane. Being a mature 14 year old at the time, Forman Scotty didn’t impress me so much…but I remember you were soo thrilled. Thanks for smiles today.

    • hams says:

      Am I right in remembering that Steve, Jane and Janet went along on my birthday to Foreman Scotty while you stayed home and put Dippity-Poo on your gurly hair?

    • Glenda Coons says:

      I did thanks to you. My former boss and friend, Pat Turner, married Mike Birchall, Ed’s son. We all worked at OU together. Thanks to your information, I was able to find Pat on Facebook. It was a great day today. Thank you!

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