Main Banner
About Shep Database Shep Music Timeline Store ACS Excelsior Excelsior
Summary

Cowboy X
Airdate: 1972

Television Guest

Last Update: 08-16-2011

Show Description
Sometime around Sept 1971 Shep did a voice-over for Sesame Street. This series of cartoons was meant as an aid to teaching the alphabet. A different character and cartoon for each letter of the alphabet. He talked about it on his September 7, 1971 show. This was done about 1971 at a time when Shep was doing a lot of voiceovers and commercials. The interesting thing is that Shep does ALL the voices in this piece. The cartoon aired 12-21-1973, 4-8-1993, 1-4-2001, and 1-18-2000. Dates that can be confirmed and must have originally aired late 1971 or early 1972. Script: Narrator: In the early days of the West, the peaceful town of Sniddler's Gulch was threatened by one of the meanest desparados of all time, Cowboy X, a man who left his mark everywhere! (Cowboy X comes riding into town with a branding iron in one hand marked with the letter X.) Frightened Looking Man: It's Cowboy X! Cowboy X: Letter X! Letter X! Yipee!!! (he stamps an X) Narrator: Cowboy X left X's everywhere - on the houses, on the streets, in the schoolhouse, X's on the horses, X's on the town hall, even on the good citizens of Sniddler's Gulch themselves! Cowboy X: (in the distance) X! X! Yipeeee! (Rides off, leaving a trail of X's) Narrator: The citizens finally decided that Cowboy X had to be stopped. (Crowd noises) Man 1: Throw him in jail! Man 2: Run him out of town! Little Boy: (crowd dies down) Wait, what if we just ASK Cowboy X to please stop marking up our town with X's? Man 3: The kid's got an idea! Man 4: It's so crazy it might work. Woman: Here comes Cowboy X now. Cowboy X: X! Woohoo! X! Yiiiiiipee -- X! (Cowboy X screeches his horse to a halt and stamps an X on the boy's hat.) Little Boy: Cowboy X, would you please stop marking X's all over our town? Cowboy X: Why, sure ah'll stop! (laughs) Town: Aaaaahhhhh! Cowboy X: From now on, ah'll be known as Cowboy O! (horse neighs) Yiiiipeeeee!!! (Rides off, leaving O's all over the place.) Narrator: And the citizens of Sniddler's Gulch lived happily ever, because they really weren't very smart!
Commercials
Not Determined yet
Music
None Listed
Engineer and others in Booth
Unknown
Summary
None Yet
Airdate History ' - Original' date is earliest known broadcast)
More Ways To Hear or Buy It

Mass Backwards

NONE

Shep Catalog
The Best Source for Quality Jean Shepherd Audio

Sorry, Not Available