Thursday, August 18, 2011

The Flying Nun

The Flying Nun is an American TV series from the 1960s. The series "centered on the adventures of a community of nuns in the Convent San Tanco in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The comic elements of the storyline were provided by the flying ability of a novice nun, Sister Bertrille, played by Sally Field" (wiki). I remember watching this on rerun on TV as a kid and thinking this was weird but probably it made sense in the universe of grown-ups or something. I'm not sure if I'm part of that universe quite yet today, but at the very least this series still seems weird to me. It's one of those things where you wonder who the hell approved the proposal for this show at the time and what the hell was he smoking? I am able to see now, as opposed to then, some of the sweet 1960s what you might call innocence in television production. The bright smiles, the saccharine music, the clumsy jokes (catch that dog, Sister Bertrille!). What marvel! I wonder if all too many religious communities actually got up on their hind legs about this series. Because of nuns flying around mind you, not because of its innocence.

1 comment:

  1. I think the same thing when i am playing mario galaxy on the wii. What the hell were they all smoking or I want those kind of mushrooms too. This is hilarious. A bit in the genre I Love Jeannie and all those shows. Why not flying nun