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There's a story. 70s. Involves two young men, an older hit-and-run driver, and Clayton Moore.

 

The end of the story has the older guy saying, "Who you think the cops'll believe. Me, a respectable businessman, or two dope-smoking hippies?"

 

And Mr. Moore steps out of the car - powder blue jump suit, white hat, boots, black mask - and says, "They'll believe ME, citizen".

 

And I firmly believe they would. I'd believe pretty much whatever he said. Him, or George Reeves.

 

Is there ANYONE on tv today, that you would believe, simply because HE said it, and you know, deep in your heart, that HE would not lie?

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Alpo,

I remember seeing that story told by the comedian that recently passed away whose name I can't remember.  He was on Murphy Brown and several other TV shows.  Back then he was a radio DJ and they went to car lots to broadcast shows.  He talked about going behind the dumpster and getting stoned before, during, and after the broadcast.  Clayton Moore needed a ride so they gave him one when the idiot hit them.  I think they had to chase him down to get him to stop after the accident.  The story was hilarious.

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4 hours ago, Marshal Mo Hare, SASS #45984 said:

I had to think, the person or the characters they play.

 

i came up with Gary Sinese

I had to look him up. Name is not familiar.

 

So if Lootenant Dayun told you something, you'd believe it - no question?

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I think it's BECAUSE of the character. The actor personifies the character. There have been several Lone Rangers, but Clayton Moore is the only one I'd believe without hesitation. He WAS the Lone Ranger, and the Lone Ranger wouldn't lie.

 

George Reeves, standing there with his hands on his hips, his legs spread, and his cape blowing slightly, in glorious black-and-white, WAS Superman. He stood for TRUTH, Justice and the American Way, and you knew that whatever he said was, was. 

 

Chris Reeves, Dean Cain, the others - they just don't have the same vibe.

 

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Nobody mentioned Robert Duvall.   He is very convincing in all his character rolls that its possible he could make you believe anything in real life also.

 

..........Widder

 

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9 hours ago, Widowmaker Hill SASS #59054 said:

Ben Cartwright.

 

I used to believe JR Ewing but Ben has a little more credibility..... :)

 

..........Widder

 

I figured you'd say Andy Griffith.

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Why would someone believe a person just because they are a celebrity or appeared in movies or on TV?

They all take their pants off the same way or pretty much so. Before I would invest my trust in anything important, I would 

like to have some experience with the folks that are asking for my trust. Especially where $$$ is involved. 

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Trey Gowdy.  Every time he speaks I am impressed with his intelligence and integrity.

 

Even though he is a politician, I wish we could clone him.

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George Reeves dodged S&W model 36's  thrown at him...:P...or were they Colt Detectives?...

 

Actually, I would not believe any of them...they all "act" for a living. :D

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Interesting that we tend to discuss men;  are there high profile women we would trust to never lie?  Not trying to stir the pot, not trying to be sexist, not trying to hijack the thread, not trying to make a "statement", just an observation.

 

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11 hours ago, J-BAR #18287 said:

Interesting that we tend to discuss men;  are there high profile women we would trust to never lie?  Not trying to stir the pot, not trying to be sexist, not trying to hijack the thread, not trying to make a "statement", just an observation.

 

 

J-Bar:

 

I thought about that, too.   I don't think it's a gender issue.  Our overall confidence in the truthfulness of public figures of any kind is at an all-time low, in my view.

 

Who would you nominate from the distaff side?  Oprah?  Judge Judy?  Meryl Streep?  Barbara Walters? Hillary? (Make the sign of the cross here)  I've got trust issues with them all.

 

LL

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2 hours ago, Loophole LaRue, SASS #51438 said:

 

J-Bar:

 

I thought about that, too.   I don't think it's a gender issue.  Our overall confidence in the truthfulness of public figures of any kind is at an all-time low, in my view.

 

Who would you nominate from the distaff side?  Oprah?  Judge Judy?  Meryl Streep?  Barbara Walters? Hillary? (Make the sign of the cross here)  I've got trust issues with them all.

 

LL

 

 

None of the above.

 

Sad to say I can't think of any either.  That's why I made the observation.

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