Wednesday, April 2, 2014
B is for: Bionic Woman
For those of your thinking today's "B" was for Brady Bunch, it's totally understandable and a very good guess. Of course, I had to throw a curve in there and, well, I've always considered Lindsay Wagner a very "lovely lady" :)
Among the many of my childhood, television, "crushes", few ranked higher than Lindsay Wagner's, Jaime Sommers. I was always a huge Six Million Dollar Man fan (still am), so when Jaime Sommer's debuted, it was like icing on the cake.
Originally only meant to be a small role in a Six Million Dollar Man two-part episode, the response to Wagner and her portrayal of Sommers was so huge that the studio decided they had to bring her back. The only problem was that they had killed her off during her guest spots on SMDM. If Hollywood is anything, it's resourceful...especially when there are millions of potential viewers lined up. Sponsors love viewers and networks love sponsors, so Jaime Sommers, love interest of Col. Steve Austin and tennis pro becomes another bionic agent of the O.S.I (Office of Scientific Intelligence), posing as a school teacher on an Army base.
Later on in the series, they brought in a bionic (jaw and legs) German Shepard, Max, as a companion for Jaime.
Our family wasn't big on pets but, once, we got a German Shepard and I promptly named him (you guessed it).....Max.
Tune in tomorrow for more lovely ladies...three of them, to be exact.