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The Flying Gidget


Wry-voiced comedian Don Adams starred as Maxwell Smart, the fumbling secret agent in the 1960s television spoof of James Bond movies,
Wry-voiced comedian Don Adams starred as Maxwell Smart, the fumbling secret agent in the 1960s television spoof of James Bond movies, "Get Smart." (Associated Press / The Spokesman-Review)

The television in the condo where I'm staying doesn't have my usual favorite cable channels, so I am cut off for three months from my usual HBO/Showtime/Starz programs.

It does have many stations that feature reruns from the 1960s and 1970s. And I have been tuning into reruns of two Sally Field shows from way back: Gidget and The Flying Nun.

The plots are corny. The dialogue ridiculous. But somehow, in this sabbatical time, when I'm living in a different city doing a completely different job for three months, it's comforting to watch these oldies but goodies. I'm going to keep looking at this retro channel hoping some of my other favorites will appear, such as Get Smart.

What TV shows from your childhood would comfort you?

(Get Smart photo from S-R archives)




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