I’m BJ McKay and this is my best friend Bear…
All day long that’s been going through my head. BJ and the Bear Trucker and his chimp pal drive a big rig across the USA–con-voy…oh sorry, that got away from me…
Where was I?
Lancelot Link Secret Chimp?
No? Not Lance and Mata Hairy?
Ah, ’twas Greg Evigan, who went on to star with Paul ‘Mad About You’ Reiser, in My Two Dads, but where’s he been since then?
And what of his best friend Bear?
Bear. Of course Bear make me think of Gentle Ben–yup, that’s going back a ways. I’m certain it wasn’t a show I saw in anything but reruns, and I think about it any time Clint Howard pops up in one of his brother Ron’s movies. Don’t hurt ‘im Ben!
Come on, you know it and I said it: Reality Shows blow. Why not bring back shows with animal costars and truckers? Make Survivor about truckers and their dogs, and strand them in a Truckstop out in Death Valley!
Steve Irwin was on his way, man! Bring back Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom. Re-make Grizzly Adams. Give Nick Nolte a job. He’s got that perfect mix of Trucker and animal lover.
I got a little convoy trucking though the night…