There's a great moment in recent Will Ferrell comedy Talledega Nights where he mentions his two boys Walker and Texas Ranger which while poking fun at the show also proves how fondly thought of the Norrister series is.
Chuck Norris had been making something of a B grade name for himself in martial arts flicks during the 1980's when he was given the chance to star in this crime drama series. Norris is Cordell 'Cord' Walker, a Texas Ranger working out of Dallas and partnered with the younger Jimmy Trivette (Gilyard), Trivette is all new technology and modern methods, totally at odds with Cords good old fashioned way of dealing with criminals, knocking seven shades of you know what out of them. Also on the scene is assistant DA Alex Cahill (Sheree J Wilson).
It's all hugely entertaining of course and spread over 23 episodes on 7 discs and is for sure dead pan Chuck's finest moment and although there are violent moments its always quite cartoonish and never glorying in it.
Distributor: Paramount Home Entertainment
Certificate: M | region 4 | 7 disc set
Chuck Norris, Sheree J. Wilson, Clarence Gilyard Jr, Floyd Westerman, Noble Willingham