The Bionic Woman Classic

ABC (ended 1978)
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  • Episode Guide
  • S 3 : Ep 25

    Bionic Ever After?

    Aired 11/29/94

  • S 3 : Ep 24

    Bionic Showdown

    Aired 4/30/89

  • S 3 : Ep 23

    The Return of the Six Million Dollar Man and Bionic Woman

    Aired 5/17/87

  • S 3 : Ep 22

    On the Run

    Aired 5/13/78

  • S 3 : Ep 21

    Rancho Outcast

    Aired 5/6/78

  • Cast & Crew
  • Richard Anderson

    Oscar Goldman

  • Christopher Stone

    Chris Williams [ 3 ]

  • Lindsay Wagner

    Jaime Sommers

  • Martin E. Brooks

    Dr. Rudy Wells

  • Ford Rainey

    Jim Elgin

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  • show Description
  • In 1975 Lindsay Wagner made a guest appearance on The Six Million Dollar Man as a perfect female companion for Steve Austin - Jaime Sommers. After a tragic skydiving accident, Jaime also received bionic replacements. She and Steve planned to be married, but it came to pass that Jaime's body rejected her new limbs and she died.ABC realized how phenomenally successful Lindsay Wagner's portrayal of Jaime Sommers had become. So, they brought her back to life and spun her off into her own series. It debuted in January 1976 and was an immediate hit. The series ran on ABC for two seasons and was picked up by NBC for its final season. In Spanish the title is known La mujer biónica, though in in regions speaking the Catalan dialect, it is called La dona bionica. In Italy it is called La donna bionica. In Portuguese it is called A Mulher Biônica. In French it is called Super Jaimie. In Germany it is called Die Sieben Millionen Dollar Frau ("The Seven Million Dollar Woman"). In Japan it is called Baionikku Jiemi ("Bionic Jaime").moreless

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  • Quotes (285)

    • Jaime: Can I... uh... say something just between you and I, Helen? Helen: Sure. Jaime: I care an awful lot about Steve, but I just don't know where my heart is. Helen: I understand. It's so frustrating to be confused. Jaime: It really is. Helen: Well, there's one thing not to be confused about. I almost had you for my daughter-in-law, and nothing could've made me happier. But back when you were growing up, even before you lost your parents, I always thought of you as my daughter. And I always will, Jaime. So, you see, I win either way.

    • Helen: Why don't you have dinner with us tonight? Jaime: No, thanks. I'm going to whip a little tuna salad. I've got a lot of studying to do. (searches through a box) Mmmm-hmmm. I don't think I have a can opener. Helen: I'll get you one at the house. Jaime: No, no, no. It's okay. What are fingernails for, you know? (proceeds to open up the tuna can with her thumbnail) Helen: (laughing) Incredible! You don't happen to have an extra set of those nails, do you? Jaime: No, but I'll have Rudy check the parts department for you to see what he can come up with.

    • Oscar: Okay, I'll tell you what. When you get settled up in Ojai, we'll decide then. Jaime: Oscar, if I don't get an assignment from you very soon, I'm just going to show up and I'm gonna kick your door down. Oscar: Ah, you're just the one who can do it. Jaime: And don't you forget it.

    • Jaime: Even Jimmy Connors would have a difficult time returning this serve! (Jaime tosses the ball, hits it bionically and it goes through the opposite side of the fence.)

    • Jaime: $19,000 a year, for my services? What do you think I am, some kind of bionic cocktail waitress?

    • Jaime: Oscar, is it possible that those two men that [Carlton] sent to watch me are here on the base? Oscar: Yes, it's possible. Jaime: Alright. Well, then, brace yourself. I'm about to get mad at you. Oscar: What? Oh! Oh, yeah, okay.

    • Starkey: Sommers, we got a problem. the engine won't turn over; the battery's dead. Jaime: Well, what if I spin the propeller? Starkey: Aw, you can't - it's too heavy. You... (looks at Jaime, who shoots him a dirty look) On second thought...

    • Jaime: (fixes the landing gear of the plane) Okay, now does that do it? Starkey: How'd you do that? Jaime: Starkey, get these blocks outta here, get in the plane, and I'll go get the others. Starkey: Well, maybe I should... Jaime: (exasperated) Starkey... Starkey: (quickly) Yes, ma'am.

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    Notes (58)

    • The opening credits in the show broadcast in Italy had a song titled "Bambola Bambina" sang by Jimmy Fontana. The song was never recorded for sale and it's considered a rarity.

    • This episode originally aired as an episode of The Six Million Dollar Man but was shown as part of this series in re-runs.

    • The sound made during activation of Jaime's bionic hearing is different in this episode than in the (two-part) premiere episode, and different than the one they used in the rest of the series. It sounds a bit like an electronic bee hive.

    • Though credited, Richard Anderson does not appear in this episode.

    • As she realizes what her mission is going to be, Jaime uses a Yiddish expression of disbelief (Oy). This is especially humorous because she's not Jewish, Oscar is, and she's going to a part of the world not known for its warm feelings about Jews. This is one of many veiled (and not-so-veiled) references to Oscar's Jewishness.

    • Guest Gary Collins previously appeared in thebionic universe in The Six Million Dollar Man episode "Doomsday and Counting" as Colonel Vasily Zhukov.

    • This episode is a reworking of The Six Million Dollar Man episode "Survival of the Fittest" right down to much of the dialogue. In that episode Steve must protect Oscar after a plane crash on a deserted island.

    • In this episode, Christopher Stone plays a character named "Marlow," but the actor returns late in the final season in a recurring role as "Chris Williams," Jaime's apparent boyfriend.

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    Trivia (137)

    • During the opening sequence, when Oscar is dictating his letter to The Secretary, he pronounces Dr. Michael Marchetti's last name two different ways.

    • In the series' intro, a still shot of Oscar and Jaime is shown which taken directly from a scene in this episode. Oscar is facing the camera, while Jaime is looking screen-left; both are smiling. The smiles are in response to the following exchange: Jaime: "Well, I gotta think about your needs too, Oscar. I mean you got a pretty big investment in your bionic woman here, kiddo. I probably cost as much as Steve did." Oscar: "Well, not quite six million. I mean, your parts are smaller."

    • Rudy asks Jaime who she beat last year at Forest Hills, and she replies, "Uh. Chris Evert. No, it wasn't Chrissy, it was, uh... it was Billie Jean King, that's who it was." If Jaime Sommers was good enough to beat either of those women, then she'd likely be just as famous as they were. Since just about everyone in the country at that time knew what Chris Evert and Billie Jean King looked like, neither they nor Jaime Sommers would be very good undercover spies.

    • The "bionic sound" used in this episode to indicate activation of Jaime's hearing unit is different than the one used in subsequent episodes.

    • Carlton clearly tells Jaime to steal the "LD13 Sonic Modulator," but when she gets to the lab, the box is labeled "LV13."

    • When Jaime breaks into the lab to steal the LD-13 Sonic Modulator, she karate chops a chain link fence with her bionic hand, then procedes to bend it back to make room for the items she needs to steal. Problem is, she uses her left hand at one point, pushing with great force.

    • Starkey tells Jaime that they cannot fly out because the strut of the plane is bent and she cannot fix it because it's made of steel; then Jaime straightens it. Steel does not bend; it can break, but not bend because of its molecular structure.

    • In the scene were Jaime crushes the snake, it's coming down from an olive tree--typical in California, but not in tropical climates.

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    Allusions (9)

    • Using Bert Perks as a guest star to portray the host of the fictional Miss United States Pageant is an emulation of his longtime real life duties as host of the Miss America pageant.

    • Although he's never heard nor named, the Secretary of State is obviously Henry Kissinger, since Jaime says his "accent is charming" and says "auf Wiedersehen" at the end of the conversation.

    • Buck Buckley: "No matter what her reasons for doing this, I'm gonna stand by her like she stood by me."
      The character names of Buck and Tammy in this episode are obviously an homage to Country Music legends Buck Owens and Tammy Wynette. The reason the quote above is a cultural reference is that Tammy Wynette's biggest hit was "Stand By Your Man."

    • Claudette: "Oh Warfield! Bring the bags."
      "Warfield" seems an obvious homage to "Renfield," the ever-faithful, bug-eating servant to Count Drakula. Not only does Warfield's first scene include his unloading and carrying Claudette's bags (something that Renfield would have been forced to do as well), but his hair is even oiled and parted down the middle as in the classic portrayals of Renfield by Dwight Frye or Arte Johnson.

    • This episode is very reminiscent of the 1971 movie, The Andromeda Strain, based on a book by Michael Crichton.

    • Jaime: Michael? Where are all the people? In 1974, a film that was destined to be a cult classic entitled Where Have All the People Gone was released. The film, starring Peter Graves and Kathleen Quinlan, was about a family who are apparently the last survivors of a planet-wide virus that has killed off all human life.

    • The ALEX supercomputer is a clear reference to the HAL supercomputer from 2001: A Space Odyssey.

    • The episode title is a play on the 1966 movie, The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming.

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  • Fan Reviews (18)
  • Great BIONIC fun!

    By Kteam82, Apr 12, 2014

  • GO Jaimie GO!

    By SFBarbear, Oct 17, 2012

  • Not just a female version of Steve Austin.

    By revbucky, Jul 14, 2008

  • Lindsay Wagner is an excelente actress. Beautifull, nice, charismatic, and amanzing interpreter of Jamie Sommers. And I like the couple with Lee Majors. I had a great moments in my teenager, and I always remember it.

    By Jamie_Sommers, Jul 29, 2007

  • The only female superhero worth her salt

    By BenCam91, Jun 20, 2007

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