1 9 5 0 (USA)
The marionettes of puppeteers Bil and Cora Baird performed in this saga of life in the Old West.
Snarky Parker was the deputy sheriff of the town of Hot Rock. He was in love with the local schoolteacher, rode a horse named Heathcliffe, and fought with Ronald Rodent, the local villain.
Other characters seen regularly in the series (which was broadcast live to air) were Slugger, the piano player in the Bent Elbow Saloon, and Paw, the father of the schoolteacher.
Yul Brynner, later more successful as a performer, was the producer and director of this show.
After leaving evening hours in August, it remained on the air for another month as a late-afternoon weekday entry.