Saturday, June 26, 2010

From the Beach to the Convent?

Back in the day, there was a popular movie called Gidget. And so, network executives decided to turn it into a TV show. Today, they do the opposite... turn TV shows into movies. Well, anyway... Gidget was the debut of Sally Field and it seemed that the show should have been a hit. A cute girl in a bikini on the beach.

Unfortunately, the shows on the rival networks NBC and CBS stole the ratings and unfortunately Gidget was cancelled. Then, a strange thing happened. During summer rerun season, people started watching Gidget and the show was a sensation!

So do the TV executives bring Sally back to the beach in a bikini? No. They put her in a convent in a habit. And... they made her fly.

Check out Sally in her TV debut:




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