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Pam had the wonderful idea of jumping ahead to the 4th season of Remington Steele for this edition of #SteeleTweet. Anarchy! Chaos! I know! Faithful #SteeleTweeters, have patience. There is a method to our madness. We will return to finish the 2nd season starting in January.
We’ve performed this time-travel expedition in order to celebrate the 90+ year career of Rose Marie. If you’re familiar with Rose Marie it is likely due to her role as Sally Rogers on The Dick Van Dyke Show. That or her “regular” appearances on Hollywood Squares. And that is precisely how I knew her… until I saw this Vitaphone short at the Turner Classic Movie Film Festival a couple years ago.
Our #SteeleTweet host Pam had the foresight to call for the scheduling of Rose Marie’s appearance in Remington Steele as her new movie Wait for Your Laughrolls out into theaters everywhere. This scheme came to fruition after Rose Marie herself tweeted out this little nugget:
#Bond_age_ is proud to present the Rose Marie edition of #SteeleTweet on Wednesday, December 6th. The Rose Marie episode, “Steele in the Spotlight” (S4.E17) begins at 9pm ET. Follow #Bond_age_TV.
Rose Marie as Sally Rogers on The Dick Van Dyke Show.
After Rose Marie has her #Bond_age_ moment, we’ll spread some more tinsel on the tree with the first Christmas-themed Remington Steele episode, “Dancer, Prancer, Donner and Steele” (S4.E9). Oddly enough the second Christmassy Steele episode also aired during Season 4. We’ll get back to that at a later date, probably December of 2018 if I had to guess.
Happy holidays, #Bond_age_ fans. Enjoy this very special Remington Steele double feature. And don’t forget that next week, #Bond_age_ celebrates it’s 5th anniversary of live tweeting. I hope to pull together some special programming in addition to the planned 20th Anniversary live tweet of Tomorrow Never Dies.
More Fluffy, you guys!
Next week on #Bond_age_:
#Bond_age_versary 5 featuring the Tomorrow Never Dies 20th Anniversary Live Tweet.
This week Pam and I finally found a skippable Steele episode from Season 2. Just one. We should offer this skipped episode up as homework. There will be quizzes at the end of the live tweet.
We settled on “Steele Knuckles and Glass Jaws” and “My Fair Steele” because of notable guest-stars for classic film fans. The episodes are mid-tier but that shouldn’t negate any live tweet shenanigans, except those that concern Murph as he’s still on sabbatical.
Our first episode, the 9th episode of Season 2, concerns mobsters and boxing and child endangerment. The episode guest stars Bert Remsen, Ken Foree and Paul Stewart. Stewart appeared in a few small projects by the names of Citizen Kane, In Cold Blood and Kiss Me Deadly. You may have heard of them.
In our B-Side episode this week, a terminally-ill millionaire hires the Steele agency to locate the twin sister of his cantankerous adopted daughter. The actress playing the twin sister dual roles happens to share my birthday (September 13th) and appeared in Jaws 2 as Tina.
Dust off your lady fedoras. This week it’s time to do some more investigating with Remington Steele. Join #Bond_age_ for the 11th Volume of Remington Steele live tweets on Wednesday, September 6th @ 9pm ET. We’ll be watching Episodes 9 and 10 from Season 2. Follow #Bond_age_TV hashtag.
I’m still struggling to find skippable episodes. Pam and I had a meeting of the minds and we decided to air episodes 6 and 7 from the second season of Remington Steele. We skipped episode 5. The twist here is that the main attraction for this pair of episodes happens to be the second episode “Love Among the Steele.”
First a recap of episode 5: Someone wants to frame Steele for murder and there are no overt references to classic cinema. Moving along…
First up, we’ve got Season 2, Episode 6 – “A Steele at Any Price.” This one’s fun because Remington Steele indulges his love of the heist in a case about stolen paintings. He gets to tease his past a little bit and solicit some Laura eyerolls. As you can imagine, this episode boasts references to a couple of classic heist films.
You’ll not want to miss “Love Among the Steele” which has the second slot of the evening. This one is essentially the “Jon Voight’s car” episode of Remington Steele. The real attraction here is the escalating Laura/Steele sexual tension and rampant double entendres. All this stuffed inside a wacky narrative which provides a platform for some excellent screwball moments.
R: “I think someone’s shooting at us!”
R: “Because we’re kissing! Somebody always shoots at us when we’re kissing!”
Dust off your lady fedoras. This week it’s time to do some more investigating with Remington Steele. Join #Bond_age_ for the 10th Volume of Remington Steele live tweets on Wednesday, August 9th @ 9pm ET. We’ll be watching Episodes 6 and 7 from Season 2. Follow #Bond_age_TV hashtag.
It’s been some time since we revisited the Laura and Remington show. We had some legit Bond business to attend to with all the milestone anniversaries. Great for #Bond_age_ fans, less so for #Bond_age_TV fans. Today I bring good tidings and more #SteeleTweet. This week we’re diving deeper into Remington Steele‘s second season. We’re diving so deep, indeed, that we’re hitting the next two episodes of the season. It might take us some time to navigate Season 2 because Remington Steele truly hits its stride with consistent quality and recognizable supporting players. There’s a reasons most fans cite Season 2 as the best of the show’s five-year run.
First up is a certifiable classic Steele episode called “Red Holt Steele.” What the episode lacks in classic movie references and guest stars, it makes up for with Steele and Laura action. You’ll see. (Bonus points for calling out the one standout movie reference.) The plot concerns a woman who thinks someone’s out to blow up her head husband’s aircraft company. Most notable in this episode perhaps is the director, Kevin Connor, who directed such 1970’s adventure classics as The Land that Time Forgot and At the Earth’s Core (starring Caroline Munro and other people, but let’s be honest. We watched that movie for Caroline).
Filling out our bill is the frenetic “Altared Steele,” an episode that more than makes up for the lack of supporting star players and movie references in “Red Holt Steele.” The high-concept premise is perfect for the Remington Steele detective company, an old fashioned whodunnit (or more accurately whosgonnadoit). An amnesiac believes one of his five ex-wives is trying to kill him — the only problem is which one. This episode features at least four movie references and Designing Women‘s Delta Burke, regular TV player Carole White, and Malcolm in the Middle mom Jane Kaczmarek.
Dust off your lady fedoras. This week it’s time to do some more investigating with Remington Steele. Join #Bond_age_ for the 9th Volume of Remington Steele live tweets on Wednesday, July 12th @ 9pm ET. We’ll be watching Episodes 3 and 4 from Season 2. Follow #Bond_age_TV hashtag.
While we’re excited to reach this milestone in the #SteeleTweet. Season 2, you guys! There is a downside to progress, however. And that casualty is Murph. Poor Murph has left us. Poor Bernice has left us. But focus on the important part. Murph will forever remain in our hearts. In his stead who will become the Remington Steele whipping boy? Only time will tell.
Season 2 opens with a two-part episode called “Steele Away with Me” and the arrival of Doris Roberts as Mildred Krebs, a former IRS agent who’d been obsessed with tracking down “Remington Steele.”
Will we learn more about Remington’s past? Will Laura and Remington continue their flirtation? Will Laura wear some more amazing hats? You’ll have to tune in to a brand new season of #Bond_age_TV presents REMINGTON STEELE to find out. You’ll also need to keep your classic movie radar finely tuned during these episodes because there are new fewer than five references.
Join us Wednesday, May 10th @ 9pm ET for #SteeleTweet Vol. 8. 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.