Saturday, June 27, 2015

Goodnight Mr. Macnee

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Patrick Macnee died. He was 93 so that's a pretty good run. Still, my selfish ass would prefer if the greats were with us forever. It had a double whammy with a recent interview with Diana Rigg who said they hadn't seen each other in years and it would be could to meet and catch up again. My lovely wife put The Avengers on HULU while I slept so I woke up to some classic black and white Avengers.
I still remember being at a relatives house, leafing through a TV Guide when I came upon a listing for The Avengers. Being a huge comic book nerd I was flabbergasted. I asked my aunt if they got this channel and she said they did. I turned the knob so fast it sparked and prepared to watch something amazing.
Then I got The Avengers.
Sure, it wasn't what I expected, but it was a color episode with the killer toy shop in it.
I was hooked.
Steed was cool, Mrs Peel was gorgeous and probably responsible for a jumpstart into puberty.
Since then I have watched them all. I never get tired of them and they are probably one of my favorite teams on television.
Goodbye Mr. Steed.
We shall never forget you and will miss you every day.
I think after work I'm going to go home and watch some more Avengers.

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