The Avengers (1961–1969)
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The Bird Who Knew Too Much 

Two spies have obtained information about a secret missile base which they are passing to the other side, via a person known as Captain Caruso, whom the Avengers are charged to locate. In ... See full summary »

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Two spies have obtained information about a secret missile base which they are passing to the other side, via a person known as Captain Caruso, whom the Avengers are charged to locate. In the event the good Captain turns out to be a trained parrot who possesses a photographic memory . . . Written by don @ minifie-1

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Steed tells Samantha they will talk about "cabbages and kings ...". This is a quote from 'The Walrus and the Carpenter' by Lewis Carroll (from "Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There"). See more »

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Mrs. Peel parks her car in front of Professor Jordan's house and gets out to go and find him. The next view of the front of the house shows Mrs. Peel's car to be missing from the shot. See more »

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Professor Jordan: [about Captain Crusoe] Whomever teaches him a phrase, he gets the tone and inflection of that person's voice exactly. A parot paragon.
Emma Peel: And now he's a Polly gone.
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References The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956) See more »

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Ron Moody and Anthony Valentine
16 March 2011 | by (Youngstown,Ohio) – See all my reviews

"The Bird Who Knew Too Much" is probably a lesser entry, which is usually the case when the two stars are split up. In this one, Steed spends an inordinate amount of time with a model (Ilona Rodgers, "Six Hands Across a Table"), even posing with her for a photographer (Kenneth Cope, "The Curious Case of the Countless Clues"), while Mrs. Peel does more of the footwork, as avian agents feather their nests with aerial information translated for the mysterious Captain Crusoe, a remarkable talking parrot. Ron Moody's appearance is just as brief as his preceding episode, "Honey for the Prince," while Anthony Valentine made one further appearance in "Killer." Playing silent roles as murdered agents are John Lee ("The Forget-Me-Knot"), and an unbilled Frank Maher ("November Five," "Dressed to Kill," "The Little Wonders," "You Have Just Been Murdered").


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