"From out of the clear blue of the western sky comes Sky King" was the familiar opening to television's premier aviation program. Operating from his Flying Crown Ranch in Arizona, Sky King,... See full summary »
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Kirby Grant ...  Sky King / ... 72 episodes, 1952-1959
Gloria Winters ...  Penny King 72 episodes, 1952-1959
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"From out of the clear blue of the western sky comes Sky King" was the familiar opening to television's premier aviation program. Operating from his Flying Crown Ranch in Arizona, Sky King, his niece Penny and their Cessna 310 airplane "Songbird" were constantly involved in one adventure after another. Written by Wayne Coleman <waynecoleman@swbell.net>

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Referenced in Jimmy Buffett's song "Pencil Thin Mustache": "Writin' fan letters to Sky's niece Penny". See more »

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Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Gamera (1991) See more »

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My mom flipped when I found this for her!
12 November 2004 | by katgoodSee all my reviews

My mother told me about this show, and she told me she would watch it religiously every Saturday morning. She was starting to think she dreamed it up, because no one she talked to remembered it. So I did a search, and found some episodes on tape, and gave it to her birthday. She watched two of them that very day, and loved them!

With Kirby Grant as the Sky King, and Gloria Winters Penny, and all the rest, from what I saw, it is a great show! Yes, it is simple, as most shows from the early fifties, but it taught right from wrong, and that's what is missing from most shows today. It might be interesting to see what a remake of this show would look like.


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16 September 1951 (USA) See more »

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