FOR CHUCK NORRIS, IT'S HIP TO BE SQUARE
"Walker, Texas Ranger" has never been widely thought of as "cool" by the
mainstream media. But the series, which lays down the law on Hallmark Channel
beginning Monday, October 4 (6/5c), and its star, Chuck Norris, have found validation in
A running "Walker" gag became popular on "Late Night With Conan O'Brien."
"For months, he would show a little clip of 'Walker' to use as a setup for a joke," Norris
says. "Apparently they tried doing it with 'Knight Rider,' but the audience started
chanting, 'Walker,' 'Walker!' So they brought us back."
"Walker" even got a nod from the hip hit "Buffy, the Vampire Slayer." "One of
the episodes had a guy who had been buried for months," Norris recalls. "They dig him
up and the first thing the guy says is, 'Man, what's been going on with 'Walker' while
I've been gone?' Can you believe that? 'Buffy' was the show everyone proclaimed as
cool and they were watching 'Walker!'"
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