Sally Field cringes today at her Flying Nun career-choice, but it inspired Richard Branson’s Virgin Air. #NOT

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HAZMAT-RETRO HALL OF FAME presents LOVABLY TWEE TV! by JONATHAN KIERAN

TODAY’S DUBIOUS HONOREE: The Flying Nun (1967-1970 ABC)

Oscar-winner Sally Field may slash herself a bit around the wrists in regret for taking this role, but her Flying Nun career choice meant 30 minutes of amiable, starched-white whimsy to millions in the '60s and 70s.

Oscar-winner Sally Field may slash herself a bit around the wrists in regret for taking this role, but her Flying Nun career choice brought 30 minutes of amiable, starched-white whimsy to millions in the ’60s and 70s.

GUILTY OF VEHICULAR FANSLAUGHTER: Sally Field, Alejandro Rey, Marge Redmond, Shelley Morrison

RUDIMENTARY ANALYSIS: A novice nun has the ability to fly when wearing her aerodynamic habit. Her convent is always short on funds to help the poor but “Sister Bertrille” is spunky and a tad conniving … in a beatific “milk & cookies” sort of way. Fundraising gimmicks, yacht-dwelling playboys and weekly villains abound. The setting is scintillating Puerto Rico. Hijinks ensue. You can see the strings when she soars. A CLASSIC IS BORN.

DEFINITIVE DIALOGUE: “If Mr. Trouble comes knocking on my door, it’s usually Sister Bertrille that gave him the address.” (“Carlos Ramirez” as played by Alejandro Rey)

BRUSH WITH GREATNESS: Two of this cute little fluff-show’s stars went on to greater fame and fortune outside the confines of the Convent San Tanco. Sally Field wowed audiences and awards-committees playing everything from the archetypal MPD/DID sufferer (Sybil) to the archetypal Southern factory-gal cum union rabble-rouser (Norma Rae). Millions came to like her; they really really liked her. Shelley Morrison later made big bank and gave millions of gay men a lifetime supply of withering one-liners as sybarite Karen Walker’s wisecracking maid, Rosario, on the groundbreaking Will and Grace show.

LEGACY: Flew the flag for virgin air-travel long before Richard Branson hit his stride. BE WARNED: Nuns with Magical Headgear inspire people to become either billionaires or Nick at Nite addicts covered in the clammy flopsweat of obsessive nostalgia … somewhere in the dreadful dark of Mom & Dad’s basement.

EXPERIENCE THE MAGIC: They sure don’t make nuns like they used to. We would’ve been much more attentive in school if Sister could pull stunts like this.
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Book One = The magical cornerstone – a lavishly illustrated epic narrative poem … a genuine “spell” for the young and young-at-heart to treasure for a lifetime, telling the story of sorcerer Rowan Blaize’s battle to regain his magic powers. (Think Beowulf-meets-Dr.Seuss or an epic story-in-verse of a scope similar to Tolkien’s soon-to-be-released The Fall of Arthur, only contemporary.)

Book Two = The rip-roaring novel that continues the adventures of Rowan Blaize and introduces the three hilarious witches of the Ancient City, along with its dysfunctional werewolves, wraiths, ghosts, vampires, dryads, banshees and a beauty pageant brat that might just destroy the world.

Book Three = The next novel that finds Rowan trapped by a spell in another world, caught between a faery-squashing sorceress who’ll stop at nothing to conquer the kingdom … and a feisty teenage prince who’s determined to get it back.

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