The patern of this children’s show is to have an adventure drama, followed bysilliness from Smilin Ed McConnel and his friends. All throughout, commercial breaks for the sponsor are worked in, and promotions for kiddies to pick up one of Smiling Ed’s comic books at their local Buster Brown shoe store.
The drama begins when kids are sneaking into Moe’s melon field, and creating problems. It’s enough to make him mad enough to grab his shot gun and let them have it. And I don’t mean by giving it to them as a present. Say it ain’t so Moe! Will the sheriff do anything to stop the thieves, and soothe Moes emotions.
Moe decides to get an Army trained, vicious guard dog. Listen in for the night time thriller when the dog goes wild, and tears the prowlers to pieces. Or does he? The kids manage to outsmart old Moe, but you’ll want to listen in to see how they do it.
With a lesson taught to Moe, it’s time for Smiling Ed to return to sing with his friends. Squeaky the Mouse plays a soft and pretty tune on his music box. Joined by his cowboy buddy, Ed sings, Ragtime Cowboy Joe. Froggie thumps his magic twanger, and appears to toss a wrench into the works as Alkalai Pete, the cowboy tries to tell his story.
The fun’s all done, so Ed shares a little about what’s in store for next week, and don’t forget to go to church and Sunday School tomorrow.
None today, Keith talks a little about the show, and Smiling Ed.