Back in sixth and seventh grade, when I Spy was orginally on the air, I used to love this show. Primarily, it was because of the sharp tongued wit of Scotty. Scotty was "cool". Kelly's romances, on the other hand, often seemed to bog things down. Still, it was fun to see what exotic locale would be the focus of each weekly adventure.
Looking back on it, now, the warts are a bit more obvious. The "action" is clumsy and even tedious. The storylines seem to take forever to work their way to a conclusion. And all those exotic jungles seem awfully full of plastic and rubber plants on loan from some Irwin Allen adventure epic. Nevertheless, even though I have never ever liked a single other thing done by Bill Cosby, Scotty is still "cool".