Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Z is for : Zorro!!
Zorro was a Walt Disney Company production that ran on the ABC network from 1957 to 1959. It starred Guy Williams, who I was mainly familiar with from Lost In Space, as Don Diego Vega and his alter ego, the Robin Hood of the Old West....Zorro!
The show was well received and got good ratings, but only lasted two seasons due to financial disputes between Disney and ABC over the rights of the show. It's sort of ironic that Disney "won", in the end, having bought ABC.
A top Disney executive was overheard telling some of the ABC people...
"Yeah, we'll show you....we'll now run Zorro all the time!! Muahahaha!!!"
To be honest, I've only seen this one a handful of times but I do remember catching episodes while watching the old Mickey Mouse Club. Being a big Zorro fan, it was always one of the highlights for me as well as seeing the dad from Lost In Space in the lead.
With that, I'm closing the book on this years A to Z Blogging Challenge. Honestly, I never thought I'd make it through the whole thing. My schedule has been pretty up in the air but, as was my intention, this made me put my butt in the seat and write everyday. I did some basic prep work, but the posts were usually written the night before or the day of whichever letter we were on.
A big thank you to Arlee Bird of Tossing it Out and Alex J. Cavanaugh for spearheading this zany, month long ride through the blogosphere. I'd also like to thank all of you who came by, some almost every day, and left comments....I really appreciate them and you! I apologize for not getting around as much as I wanted to, but life happens and we do what we can.
I hope you all had a good time with the challenge....I know that I did.
I'll be back on Friday or Saturday with a bit of an A to Z "wrap up" and my A to Z Challenge Survival Guide.