As a last minute replacement for November’s #PrisTweet, we dusted off the swingin’, sexy TV crimefighter Honey West, starring an ocelot, Anne Francis and some other people. The show only ran one season with 30 episodes, but left an indelible impression. Since everyone had a truly groovy time, we’ll bring Honey back whenever there’s a gap in programming.
INITIATE HONEY WEST LIVE TWEET DIGEST (Edition 1)!
Honey West Episode #1 – The Swingin’ Mrs. Jones
Due to a late postponement of #PrisTweet because damn that life part getting in the way of Krissy’s live tweets… I’ve pulled an underseen TV favorite off the shelf and into spot-start duty. Say hello to Honey West. (embeds appear below…)
Honey West was an American crime series that aired on ABC during the 1965-66 season. The series starred Anne Francis as a female private detective. Though the show deals with domestic “disturbances,” Honey West is most certainly cut from the same cloth as the contemporary spy shows of its day. The original character was created by Gloria and Forrest E. “Skip” Fickling in the late 1950’s for a series of novels (under the pseudonym G.G. Fickling). Forrest once described the character as a mixture of Marilyn Monroe and Mike Hammer. Her television adaptation was intended to be a direct American equivalent of The Avengers‘ Emma Peel and Cathy Gale. (By the way, Archer fans, Honey West had a pet ocelot.)
Join #Bond_age_ and @007hertzrumbe as we live tweet the first two episodes of the TV series HONEY WEST starring the fabulous and fashionable Anne Francis. Tonight at 9pm EST. Follow #Bond_age_TV hashtag.