Show: Remembering When

Episode: 868-142 Ripcord

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Episode Description:

Ripcord is an American syndicated television series that ran for 76 episodes from 1961 to 1963 about the exploits of a skydiving operation by the same name.

The premise was a variety of adventures surrounding the then-new sport of skydiving. The men and their private aircraft were placed in unusual situations where the team's special skills and abilities were needed. This led them on weekly adventures from chasing criminals to performing daring, if not occasionally absurd, rescues.

The series stars Larry Pennell as Ted McKeever and Ken Curtis as Jim Buckley, his older mentor. Pilot Chuck Lambert, as played by Paul Comi, was replaced for the second season by Charlie Kern, portrayed by fellow Sons of the Pioneers bandmate Shug Fisher.

Guest stars included Richard Arlen, Harry Carey, Jr., Pat Conway, Richard Eastham, Lang Jeffries, Dayton Lummis, Tyler McVey, Denver Pyle, Lurene Tuttle, Lee Van Cleef, and the then little-known James Coburn.

The stuntmen performing the actual skydiving were Bob Fleming (an airline pilot) and Joe Mangione, both from Brooklyn, New York. Fleming also doubled as the pilot at the controls when not involved in the scene.

Cameramen included Tom Ryan, whose previous experience included early parachute development, testing and design. Tom was a pioneer in capturing closeup movies of falling skydivers.

The show sponsored a popular Ripcord toy consisting of a large plastic parachute with a skydiver figure attached which could be thrown in the air and would float to the ground.

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Total SD Episode Video Runtime (hh:mm:ss): 00:27:21

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Date SD Episode Video Uploaded: Thursday, June 6, 2013 - 19:43

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