Narrator: Chad Everett calls it a little piece of heaven. On the map, Bend, Oregon, home to the McKenna family. Outfitters who invite you to share their adventures for the not so faint of heart.
Chad Everett: Got a little fly fishing? (affecting an accent) Shure. Want to go mountain climbing? (affecting an accent again) Shure. That's all you have to do. And we'll take it from there.
Narr: Do you really get to do these things?
CE: So, they're outfitters. And uh, yeah, we get to do them all.
Narr: Look at him grin.
CE: Yeah. Yeah, I mean, if you can't be happy doing this.. I'm a kid in a candy store.
Narr: They pay you for this? (laughing)
CE: Yeah, that's what I'm saying. That's what I'm saying... I mean, I'm doing what I do for free and getting paid for it on the number one network in the world. Is it okay to be happy or what?
Narr: He plays Jack McKenna Sr. estranged from his younger son following the death of his oldest.
**Clip from the pilot (when Brick arrives home)**
Brick: You know I'm sorry if it hurt everyone's feelings that I didn't stay for coffee after the funeral... but I had a job to get back to.
Jack: You always did have something more important than what we were doing.
Brick: Yeah, I guess I did.
CE: Jack McKenna has an enormous amount to learn. It's not a teaching situation so much for Jack as it is a learning situation for Jack. He's got a... he's got a shell inside that's kinda hard to crack, I think. And uh, I think the kid can crack it.
**Clip from the pilot (on the cliff)**
Jack: You can do it.
Jack: I need you son.
Eric Close: When I watch the show with my parents, my mom was crying and my dad was teary. It was really neat. We were hugging and you know, it was like a neat experience... (laughs) I know but I think if someone watches this and they see that... the show, it has a strong focus on facing your challenges.
Narr: Everett loves the show as well and you might say that life on the set suits him.
CE: Got myself a truck. I went to Rent A Wreck and got myself a 1983 Silverado, you know, and it goes (CE makes truck noises)
Narr: Oh, that's good. Now, do you have the old yellow lab? You got to have a dog.
CE: I don't have the dog yet!