Saturday, July 19, 2008


Branded was a short-lived (1965-1966) western I watched in re-runs as a kid in Sioux Falls, SD. Chuck Connors stars as Captain Jason McChord, a West Pointer who is unfairly accused of cowardice in battle and drummed out of the military. He wanders alone bearing his shame, but strength of character carries the day and he generally transcends. I didn't remember most of that until I looked it up. But I did remember the parody of the theme song that we found so screamingly funny on the Saint Mary's School playground.
Stranded, stranded, stranded on the toilet bowl,
What do you do when you're stranded, without a roll?
To prove you're a man, you must wipe with your hand,
so be brave! Stranded.

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