Wednesday, April 26, 2023

Billy the Kid Made J.W. Bell Famous And Other Ridiculous Connections to Coffee Mug History

 April 26, 2023

   Rewatched both Young Guns and Young Guns II last night because I wanted to see the "Hello, Bob," sequence and I just had to take a screen shot of this scene that precedes the window-shotgun-Olinger shot. 

   Billy the Kid (Emilio Estevez) has just shot deputy J. W. Bell and he had warned Bell not to make a dumb move before he did make a dumb move. I have to admit one of the early inspirations for me getting into Billy the Kid history was the fact that he shot someone with my last name, which only proves the John Fusco line repeated throughout the film, like an anthem, "I'll make you famous!" 

   Yes, it was Fusco who wrote both films.

Opening credits to Young Guns II

   Here's the line and scene I was after:

   And, here is my version of this scene:

Daily Revised Whip Out: "Hello, Bob."

   And, here is this art applied to a coffee mug:

   Want one?

"Keep the change."

—an Alleged add on quote from the Kid because Olinger allegedly packed his shotgun with dimes

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous1:06 PM

    I still like the picture you did in your book of Billy looking down on Olinger who knows he hosed. Not sure if he’d be wearing a hat. Regardless, no matter if he said anything to Olinger, he had plenty to say immediately afterward. If Olinger had indicated that he’d loaded his shot gun with coins when threatening Billy earlier, he deserved whatever the Kid said to him.


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