Monday, November 30, 2009

You Really Got Me, Emma Peel

OK, I loved Elizabeth Montgomery. I put up with many crappy Bewitched episodes to watch her cute face and occasionally peek at Mrs. Tate. I did like Barbara Feldon because she resembled a girl I had a crush on ~ and Agent 99 smiled at me through the screen, a lot more than the object of my affection did.
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But in October 1965, all the other girls went out the window and there was only one, Emma Peel on The Avengers.
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The New York Giants stunk in 1965, so all my attention that fall was available for this tall, lean, intelligent, sarcastic, athletic, gorgeous, articulate and funny goddess. Based on what I was being told in school and church, about things that sent you to hell, I'm surprised I wasn't picked up personally by the devil in a checker cab and escorted immediately to his hottest room.
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My brain burned an image of Diana Rigg on it's main screen and stayed there all week until showtime on Friday night. Much to the chagrin of my mother, Dad used a power drill with a buff attachment to shine his dress shoes at the end of the week. If Emma was on TV, Dad would rest his chore and join me in adoration. I always slept well after The Avengers.
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Ray Davies and the Kinks tells Emma Peel how he feels about her, click Kelly Garrett's video below:
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