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The Flying Nun 

The misadventures of a nun who can fly and her convent and neighbours.
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1970   1969   1968   1967  
Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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 Sister Jacqueline 80 episodes, 1967-1970
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 Reverend Mother Superior Placido / ... 77 episodes, 1967-1970
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 Sister Sixto 56 episodes, 1967-1970
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The large headgear on 90-pound novice Sister Bertrille, of the convent San Tanco in Puerto Rico, enables her to fly in any stiff breeze. Her gift enables her to aid others, whether they wish it or not. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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7 September 1967 (USA)  »

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La novicia voladora  »

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This is the first (and still only) American tv show to be set in Puerto Rico. See more »

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In the opening credits when Sister Bertrille is being dragged along by a fog a wire can be seen holding her up. See more »

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Sister Bertrille: [Sister Bertrille is pulled aboard Carlos' yacht] I come from the United States.
Carlos Ramirez: You swam all the way?
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Referenced in Neighbours: Episode #1.7471 (2016) See more »

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definitive proof that TV was better back then
10 May 2005 | by See all my reviews

In my mind, "Bewitched", "I Dream of Jeannie" and "The Flying Nun" constitute the troika of sitcoms that truly represented the 1960's (colorful and pushing the limits; for that matter, "The Beverly Hillbillies", "Gilligan's Island" and "Batman" could also qualify). "The Flying Nun" tells the story of Sister Bertrille (Sally Field), who after joining San Tanco Convent in Puerto Rico discovers that she can literally aviate. She usually spends very little time in the air, but her unusual ability always helps people get out of trouble. Mother Superior (Madeline Sherwood) disapproves of Bertrille's fancy-free attitude, but ladies man Carlos Ramirez (Alejandro Rey) is often able to help her out with certain things.

"The Flying Nun" was admittedly outlandish, but it's harmless as can be. Specifically, Bertrille could represent the rebellious younger generation, while Mother Superior is the stagnant older generation.

Anyway, it's a fun show for everyone. A person would have to lack a sense of humor not to like it.


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