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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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Sally Field has admitted that she disliked the scripts so much that she refused to read them. She would learn her lines right before shooting each scene by looking at the script supervisor's script. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

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 'Allo 'Allo!: The Flying Nun (1987) See more »

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It's all about the 'ship
1 September 2006 | by See all my reviews

The primary reason this series was as immensely popular with young girls as it was, was the relationship between Carlos Ramirez and Sister Bertrille (the secret is out -- most of the little girls of my era desperately wanted Sister Bertrille to run off with Carlos ... and no matter how TPTB tried to dissuade them, that fact never wavered). The two actors had amazing chemistry, a fact which no doubt reflected their friendship which lasted through the years. Forget the ludicrous premise and the almost cut-and-paste plot lines, the show has a gentle, genuine sweetness about it that just doesn't show up on TV these days. It's not treacly at all, despite the cynicism thrown at it. It's far from the worst TV show in the history of the medium. And it's a joy to see the work of Alejandro Rey, who had far too short a life.


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