Saturday, February 6, 2010

In which the Noodle discovers Get Smart

'The cone of silence is enough laughs for a whole episode', he says. But oh he laughs many more times than that.

For myself, I am surprised to find that 99 simpers at Max. In my memory she was the tough and clever one who saved the day, and I idolised her as a child and wanted to be just like her when I grew up. I realise now where my desire for straight dark hair comes from. It's a little disconcerting to see her being tough and clever, but also subservient and breathless.

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Anonymous said...

99 changes. She starts off tough and clever and becomes more and more Max's intellectual equal. It's very sad I think. And the longer her hair, the more simpering she becomes.

Roger Parkinson said...

The recent movie is worth checking out. 99 is updated and is the more experienced agent. Although the cone of silence never caught on in real life the shoe phone is close enough to the mobile phones we all carry now.

Shayne Parkinson said...

That show spawned almost as many quotes as Hamlet when I was growing up. Classic.

Ampersand Duck said...

We bought the first series, and I was startled at how much I'd forgotten about it. I gave up halfway through, hating the racism and sexism, but I might buy a later series & try again.