There. You good? Have you reflected appropriately? Let’s continue. Some time last year we began the Remington Steele live tweets just to see how they’d go. They turned out to be some of the most fun and festive #Bond_age_TV events this side of Napoleon Solo’s snazzy loafers. So we continued and now we’ve arrived at the end of the first season of Remington Steele.
Altogether now: Awwwwwwwww.
Never fear, #SteeleTweet fans, Remington Steele returns for Season 2! Hopefully NBC will keep this character around for many years to come.
Pam has decided on our final two Season 1 episodes. Drumroll, please. Or maybe not since it’s a little anticlimactic to announce that we’re just live tweeting the last two episodes of the season.
In “Sting of Steele,” Remington Steele’s old mentor pops back into town to seek help dealing with a vindictive hood and attempts to woo Laura’s mother all in one swoop. Beverly Garland, of course, reprises her role as Laura’s mother. Any episodes with Laura’s family are must-see-TV.
In the season finale, “Steele in Circulation,” Steele prevents a man named Alfred from jumping off a bridge. It turns out the would-be jumper had “borrowed” $2.3million in currency that was slated to be shredded from the Federal Reserve to help a “friend.” The “friend” disappears. Laura and Remington attempt to find the money before the bank notices the missing loot. Familiar character actor John Doolittle (Robocop 2) plays Alfred. Prepare for a long list of classic film references. Spot all of them to win unlimited fame and Internet fortune. Maybe just a #Bond_age_ Brosrunning button. You decide.
Join us Wednesday, April 12th @ 9pm ET for #SteeleTweet Vol. 7. Embeds for the episodes will be provided. Follow along on the #Bond_age_TV hashtag, supplement with #SteeleTweet to let all the squares know what we’re doing.
We’re approaching the end of Remington Steele’s first season and as much as we’d like to jump ahead for the first appearance of Doris Roberts in Season 2, we’ve got some unfinished business.
The end of Season 1 ramps up the blossoming on-again/off-again romance between Holt and Steele. The pair begin to ask more probing questions about their respective pasts. This, of course, provides character development for our two leads — but also showcases some of the swagger Steele developed once the showrunners started producing episodes of a successful prime-time network show. And the character development and progress of the long-term relationship between Holt and Steele depicts late-season momentum knowing that there would in fact be more seasons of Remington Steele. Volume 6 of #Bond_age_TV presents Steele Tweet serves up a pair of such episodes in “Steele In the News” and “Vintage Steele.”
In “Steele In the News” our detectives investigate evildoings at a television news program. Logically, you’ll hear references to Foreign Correspondent and Network. The episode itself is perhaps most remarkable for the appearance of Richard Moll (Night Court) as a pimp. It’s a good episode — don’t get me wrong. But Bull plays a pimp, you guys.
Next up, we couldn’t pass up the opportunity to share “Vintage Steele” — an episode that takes place in and around a winery when a corpse pops up in a vat of wine. Holt and Steele must determine the corpse’s identity in order to find their killer. It just so happens that the dead guy is none other than the Abbott of the St. Costello Monastery. You can probably figure how that reference plays out within the show’s knowing reference to classic Hollywood.
Join us Wednesday, February 15th @ 9pm ET for #SteeleTweet Vol. 7. Embeds for the episodes will be provided. Follow #Bond_age_TV, supplement with #SteeleTweet to let all the squares know what we’re doing.
Many moons have passed since we last revisited Remington Steele and Laura Holt and Murph… oh Murph. #SteeleTweet Vol. 4 happened way back in September! My how time evaporates. We ran through a 1966 retrospective and then the holidays and blammo. Here we are in the dystopia known as 2017. I’m hoarding canned goods, bottled water and my Remington Steele DVDs.
Nevermind the wait — this week’s episodes are worth the wait. This week we’ll be viewing episodes 16 and 17 from Season 1. Try as we might to skip over episodes for the good stuff the more we realize that these early seasons are all good stuff.
“Steele Crazy After All These Years” has long been a fan favorite with Murph returning home to attend his college homecoming… and wouldn’t you know it? Someone gets murdered. We go back to Murph’s roots, you guys. We get to see the Murph origin story! Well, sort of. One thing is for certain — we get to make fun of Murph for an entire episode. Pay attention for references to The Third Man and The Uninvited.
Episode 17 couldn’t be overlooked — especially for fans of classic film. “Steele Among the Living” is a little riff on Laura. When an artist turns up missing, her artwork appreciates notably. Laura Holt thinks this is curious and investigates.
Join us Wednesday, January 11th @ 9pm ET for Remington Steele Vol. 5. Follow #Bond_age_TV. Embeds for the aforementioned episodes will appear right here on thejamesbondsocialmediaproject.com. This week, I’d also like to welcome a brand new #Bond_age_TV host! Pam Fallon Thornley (@fallonthornley) officially joins the #Bond_age_ ranks to share her love of Laura Holt and Remington Steele. She’s been instrumental in bringing Steele to #Bond_age_TV, so I thought it was about time I gave her a key to the #Bond_age_ HQ!