‘Howdy Kids!’ DVD Review

Editor's Picks, Featured Article
on April 6, 2013

Howdy Kids!!
DVD ($24.97 / Shout! Factory)

Grownups who came of age in the 1950s and early ’60s will enjoy galloping down memory lane with this 3-DVD collection of classic TV Westerns and 24 full episodes of “The Lone Ranger,” “The Rifleman,” “The Roy Rogers Show,” “Annie Oakley,” Sergeant Preston of the Yukon,” “Sky King,” “Red Ryder,” “The Cisco Kid” and six other cowboy yarns of yesteryear. Television technology soon advanced to color, half-hour Westerns rode off into the sunset, and those giddy-up days of childhood came to end, but “Howdy Kids!!” recalls a moment in time when there was nothing better than a Saturday afternoon spent watching good guys go after bad guys in an Old West world where everything was as plain and simple as black and white.