The Flying Nun

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ABC (ended 1970)

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The Flying Nun

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The Flying Nun was a one of the many fantasy sitcoms on the 1960s. It was about Elsie Enthrington, a surfer girl, who became a nun. Now named Sister Bertrille, the young novice discovered that she had the ability to fly. She only weighed 90 pounds and when the wind was right she could put on her cornette and fly.

In 1967, she arrived at the Convent San Tanco in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The Reverand Mother who ran the place was a strict conservative who usually had to put up with Bertrille's mishaps. Sister Jaqueline, a wise nun with a sense of humor became Sister Bertrille's friend (Sister Jaqueline also narrated the show). The sister was also friends with Sister Sixto, a Puerto Rican nun who was struggling with her English language, and Sister Ana, another younger nun.

She had a special relationship with Carlos Ramirez, a playboy who owned the Carlos-A-Go Go discoteque. Carlos was usually disturbed by Sister Bertrille right in the middle of hot dates, and because of this he dreaded her visits. Deep down, though, Carlos was a great friend to the airborne novice.

For three years, The Flying Nun was a favorite among kids and adults, and was praised by actual Catholic nuns for its portrayal of convent life. While it is rarely shown on cable, it was recently seen in a regular timeslot on TVLand.

Broadcast Information
1967 to 1969---ABC---Thursdays 8:00pm ET
1969 to 1970---ABC---Wednesdays 7:30pm ET

For its first two seasons, The Flying Nun was seen on ABC's "It's Your Move" lineup along with Bewitched and That Girl.moreless
Sally Field

Sally Field

Sister Bertrille

Marge Redmond

Marge Redmond

Sister Jacqueline

Madeleine Sherwood

Madeleine Sherwood

Reverend Mother Placido

Alejandro Rey

Alejandro Rey

Carlos Ramirez

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  • Inside story on the Flying Nun.

    8.5
    I faithfully watched this show, and still do if I catch it on TV.



    My Dad, Buck Smith, was the crane operator who "flew" Sally Field's stunt woman. Dad told me the stunt woman was pregnant, so they called her the "pregnant nun." LOL He also told me that often his crane would be set up outside the walls of the convent set, and he would have to fly the stunt woman inside the perimeter of the convent. Unfortunately, once she smashed into the wall! He said he felt really bad about it, but he honestly couldn't see her. It was an entertaining and enjoyable show... whether Dad was involved or not! Sally Field was so endearing and drew you into her antics! She was and is still a beauty. I would recommend this show to anyone who loves Sally Field and has a sense of humor .moreless
  • A great example of Christian chaity

    8.5
    A not-so-likely girl from Chicago becomes a nun and moves to the Convent San Tanco in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Her creative ideas and youthful spirit are a breath of fresh air in the convent.



    Many of the episodes introduce someone with a problem (sometimes with a dark past they are ashamed of). Sister Bertrille (played by Sally Field) is usually the first to demonstrate true Christian charity by looking beyond their faults and offering a solution to the problem.



    And then there is Carlos Ramirez--a less-than-moral owner of the local night club. Although he would classify as a sinner by the church's standards, Sister Bertrille deveops a genuine friendship with him and helps him overcome many of his character flaws.



    The special effects are chessy by today's standards, but the show is worthy of repeated viewing. My family and I have watched the first two seasons on DVD. Time well spent!moreless
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    Comedy, Fantasy

    Themes

    Family Comedies, Sitcoms, on a mission from god, cultural phenomenon, childlike sense of wonder