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 fly due to her winged coronet.

In 1967, she arrived at the Convent San Tanco in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The Reverend 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 discotheque. 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.

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  • 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

    Shelley Morrison

    Shelley Morrison

    Sister Sixto

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    More Info About This Show

    Categories

    Comedy, Fantasy

    Themes

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