Sunday, November 28, 2010

The Flying Nun

There are some things that make you wonder if you have woken up in an alternate universe.

This is one of them:

9 comments:

Jim Murdoch said...

I wonder where people who live in alternate universes wake it?

Mrs Jones said...

Hellfire! I remember watching this ooh, far too many years ago now....

christinelaennec said...

Steerforth, it's just the alternate universe of the 1970s, don't worry - they're over.

Thank you for that blast from the past! I *loved* the Flying Nun, as well as I Dream of Jeannie, and Bewitched. All mad products of supposedly non-psychedelic-drug-taking American t.v. executives. Of course, over here you had the Avengers...

Martin H. said...

And, all under the good glideance of the mother superi-air!

I once saw Patrick McGoohan taking questions from fans of 'The Prisoner'. One devotee tried to engage his hero on the plot. McGoohan thanked the fan, confessing that he had at last been enlightened as to what the series was actually about.

Steerforth said...

Jim, that philosophical point has made my brain hurt, in a "Who created God and who created the god that created God way..."

Mrs Jones - was it on British television, or were you living somewhere else?

Christine - I remember watching repeats of "Bewitched", "I Dream of Jeannie" and "Nanny and the Professor", but no flying nuns. Why wasn't it repeated?

Actually, the real question is why it was made in the first place.

As for "The Avengers", John Steed is my role model.

Martin - I first watched "The Prisoner" as a teenager in the 1980s, when it was repeated on Channel Four. A friend (and that isn't a euphemism for me) became obsessed with the programme and he organised a coach trip to the Village, where we met an obsessive fan who'd lived there since the 1960s and actually managed to get chased by a "Rover", thanks to some strong headwinds. It was an odd day.

When we watched the final episode, my friend was completely freaked out by the "WE ARE ALL NO.1" message and ran out of the room.

Caroline said...

OMG!!! I'm so old!!!

Shelley said...

Unlike so many TV shows today, you always had the feeling that The Prisoner, despite all its faults, was made with some kind of sense of self-respect....

The Poet Laura-eate said...

With a wimple like that, anything's possible.

Much preferred 'King of the Rocket Men' myself.

Colonel Calvin (ret'd.) said...

When does the shooting season start?