Category Archives: Season One

1/- Vehicle Patrol Report – Season 1 Episodes 1-8 (part 1 of 3)

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Welcome to the inaugural Vehicle Patrol report! Like Tie Patrol, in this first report, we’ll cover Season 1 Episodes 1-8; later reports will vary in the number of episodes covered…

Now—sit back and enjoy a bit of a stroll through some of SMK’s vehicle moments.

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Amanda’s Ford

S1E1_Amanda_Ford_plate_175x120 In these first episodes, Amanda’s car is a cream and wood colour Ford LTD Country Squire station wagon with Virginia plate JR4-502. (Later in the series it morphs into an Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera station wagon, with the same plate, and—finally—Amanda gets a Jeep Grand Wagoneer with Virginia plate FS4-291; more on those changes when we get there.)

The first (distant) glimpse we have of Amanda’s car in the series is in a scene-setter in The First Time, when it’s parked in the driveway outside her house:

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Not long after, we see Amanda and the boys (and a friend) in the Ford at Moby’s Dock… and as Amanda is escaping from pirate Scarecrow pirate, we see a glimpse of the interior (those’re some pretty sweet seats!  thumbsup):

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Lee’s Porsche

The first time (clip_image011) we see Lee’s Porsche, it’s parked in the garage at the “dumb” (Amanda’s word) costume party:

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Lee gets very worked up and explains to Amanda “We are in the garage! Do you think that I would let those valets park my car? A car that happens to be a classic 1963 Porsche 9… 350…smiley-angry034 (pauses—to control himself) “I’m sorry.  Hmmm… a 1963 Porsche 9350 (or 950, or 350)? I don’t think so! Porsche had a 356 model—which this appears to be (Series 60 – denoted by the 60 on the rear engine cover)—but no 9350/950/350. smiley-confused009 Oopsie! (There’s a discussion about the car at the Internet Movie Cars Database.)

So—was this crazy model number a BB flub embarrassed, or deliberate acting to show Scarecrow worked up rant2 about how much the car means to him? I went to check the script on Petra’s smk-land site (thanks, Petra—you rock! clap) to see if it would shed some light on the mystery of the Porsche model, but in the script (third draft, 3 February 1983) the party takes place on a yacht at the marina –> no parking garage scene—their escape from the baddies was to be made on a launch!!! (However, the script does note that Lee’s Porsche is “a classic 1965 model” in the scene-setting notes for the post office break-in—not 1963.)

S2E3_Lee_Porsche_plate_175x120 Unlike Amanda’s car, the license on Lee’s car is very elusive spy in these early episodes (the Porsche doesn’t have a front plate, and we rarely see [all of] the rear one, I guess ‘cos he’s a top agent—ROFL!)—but it turns out to be Washington DC plate 9S1-407.

Later in the series, the Porsche 356 morphs into a Porsche Targa.  At the 30th reunion, BB referred to the Porsche (or Porsches, I guess) as a “bathtub with wheels… that constantly died”. ROFL! He seemed very happy that the Porsche was eventually replaced by the Corvette (Washington DC 3N6-105). clip_image016 More on the changes when Vehicle Patrol gets to those episodes…

License plate styles on SMK

So—just how did SMK go about making the vehicle license plates look realistic, but not too realistic?

Washington DC

The blue text on white “NATION’S CAPITAL” style Washington DC vehicle plate—used predominantly on SMK—was, in reality, only issued between 1978 and 1984. (However, this tag line had been previously used—between 1968 and 1974—but in black text on white, and with no graphic, or lines.) The immediately previous tag style (used 1974-1978) was “BICENTENNIAL”, and in 1984, the style switched to “A Capital City”—used until 1991.

Washington DC plate information source: http://www.dcplates.net

Washington DC passenger vehicle

S2E3_Lee_Porsche_plate_175x120 The Washington DC passenger vehicle plates on SMK have the format dld-ddd where d indicates a digit 0-9 and l indicates a letter A-Z. In reality, Washington DC passenger plates from this era only had digits, i.e., ddd-ddd. (Currently, passenger plates have the format ll-dddd; the changeover occurred in 1997—ten years after SMK’s run.) Example—9S1-407—Lee’s Porsche.

Washington DC government vehicle

S1E4_Agency_Ford_4328_i2_175x117 The Washington DC government vehicle plates on SMK have the format dddd-DC where, again, d indicates a digit 0-9. In reality, Washington DC government vehicle plates from this era had the format DC-dddd or GVT-dddd. Example—4328-DC—Agency sedan.

Washington DC commercial vehicle

S1E7_Baddie_C648F9_175x117 The Washington DC commercial vehicle plates on SMK have the format C-dddld, where, as before, d indicates a digit 0-9 and l indicates a letter A-Z. In reality, Washington DC commercial plates from this era had the format C-ddddd. Example—C-648F9—baddie murder truck.

Virginia

From what I can make out, the “Virginia” (in blue) style of Virginia license plate was issued between 1979 and 1994. Prior to this—between 1973 and 1979 (and following—between 1994 and 2003—outside of SMK’s run) “VIRGINIA” (in blue) was used on issued plates.

Virginia passenger vehicle

S1E1_Amanda_Ford_plate_175x120 The Virginia passenger vehicle plates on SMK mostly have the format lld-ddd, where, as before, d indicates a digit 0-9 and l indicates a letter A-Z. In reality, Virginia passenger vehicle license plates from this era (from 1971 to 1993) had the format lll-ddd. Example—JR4-502—Amanda’s Ford.

S1E8_IceCreamTruck_EN63K8_175x117We also see a second style of Virginia passenger vehicle plates occurring on SMK—lld-dld—for example, an ice-cream truck: EN6-3K8.

Note: There are a handful of other state plates seen on SMK (e.g., Maryland), but I won’t discuss them here, since there are too few occurrences.

For the following license plate contributions, please keep in mind that many of the plates in an episode are unintelligible (hidden or partially hidden, not so great resolution, moving too fast, etc.)… clip_image001 However, please be sure to shout out if you spot any errors or omissions on my part! poke

Real license plates on SMK

Service Above And Beyond

I believe a real license plate—Washington DC plate 794-633—is seen in SAAB, outside of Victoria Greenwich’s house:

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Lee uses a fake license plate

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Lee uses a fake Texas license plate—C2B-942—in TACMK to help keep up his Ricky Joe cover (I guess he didn’t know at the time that Amanda would do such a stellar job of it clip_image002 Frankly, Ricky Joe, …”)!  It’s nice to know that the baddies pay attention, though:

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So—that’s it for now, kiddies.  Does anyone have any thoughts regarding how well Lee and Amanda’s cars suit their personalities and lifestyles?  (It’s OK–it’s SMKland…   practicalities don’t have to be involved!)  Just off the top of my head, I think the cars do kind of suit them: Amanda’s station wagon is practical and reliable—just like her—although not one of a kind the way she is, and Lee’s Porsche is a showpiece—like Scarecrow (as opposed to the hidden Lee).  I think it’s Lee that likes the the fact that it’s a classic…  maybe likes the idea of having something with history since he missed out on so much with losing his parents (does that make sense?).  It does crack me up, though, seeing them—or even just Lee—tooling around in the little car (though not quite as little as Cousin Itt from the Munsters car—a Messerschmitt KR200).  Thoughts/comments, anyone?

I’ll return with the next part, which will include gems such as Amanda’s license plate goes AWOL, magical moving license plates, and crashed/wrecked vehicles, in a day or two…   woot  In the meantime, let me know if there’s anything you’d like to see Vehicle Patrol cover!

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2/2 SMK Stats: The Long Christmas Eve

Ho, ho, ho!!! Merry Christmas!  I hope you are all nice and cozy and warm (well, nice and cool for you Southern Hemispherians) and hopefully at home or with a loved one somewhere enjoying good food and drink – not beans, herring and wodka with the KGB!  Although I hear herring tastes better after you’ve had some wodka Winking smile  Then again, I suspect there may be one or two of you out there would would gladly eat herring with the KGB if that meant you got to be Lee’s nursemaid for a night and sit on his lap and sing Christmas Carols.  Hehehe….

Enjoy!

BJo

Hits/Punches/Shots to Lee

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Look out!  The bullets are flyin’!  Dive for cover, Scarecrow!

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Man down!  Man down!  Scarecrow’s hit!

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Ouch!  Now that’s gotta hurt!  Okay, Lee’s shot in the chest, so how does he get that blood on the back of his hand?  Did he get a cut or something while diving for cover?  Shrapnel embedded in his wrist?  Anyone got any ideas??  Or is this a blooper?

AMANDA SAVES LEE/AMANDARAMBLE PART 2

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Lee’s been shot and looks like he’s hurt pretty badly.  Night has fallen and Amanda is very concerned.  She remembers the medical kit in the car and decides to go get it.  Look at the determined look on her face – she’s made up her mind!

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Still determined, off she goes so she can help Lee. 

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Rudolph tries to stop her, but Amanda doesn’t really care what he has to say.  A:  I don’t care about national security. All I know is I don’t want him to die. 

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Rudolph doesn’t give up, he doesn’t want his daughter to try get by the KGB.  A:  I’m not your daughter!  Rudolph is stunned and Amanda just broke her cover to save Lee.

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A:  My name is Amanda King, Mr. Rudolph.  I work part time for the Agency, rank GS-7 Seasonal Employee.  I’m very sorry.  How sorry do you think Amanda really is?  The Bite-Sized Amanda post for this episode will be a good one!!

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A:  May I have your attention, please?  She is one very brave woman!   And still using her manners in the face of danger!

A: We have a wounded man inside and he is hurt very badly and I need to go to the car to get the medical supply kit. So that I can help him. So,

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A:  It’s awfully cold out here, so if you’d like to come inside the cabin and wait for me that would be alright. Look – voice breaking – it’s Christmas Eve. Ahem. And I don’t know what that means to you.

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A:  But to me it means that we should be thinking about peace. And helping each other.

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We can see Rudolph and Dimitri are affected by what she is saying.  I Wonder what Scarecrow would be thinking and if he would be affected.

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A:  I shouldn’t, ah, I shouldn’t be here. I should be at home. I have two little boys.

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A:  Phillip, he’s 10 and Jamie, he’s 8. And I should be at home filling their stockings.

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A:  And I wish I were but I’m not. I’m here. All I’m asking you to do it just call a truce for a few minutes so that we can help each other. And that’s all and now I’m going to step down and please don’t shoot me.  Like I said, this episode is going to make for a good BSAmanda post and comment discussion!

AMANDA BOOBOOS

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At the end of her ramble, Dimitri grabs Amanda by surprise.  Does scaring the heck out of her count as a booboo???  Love KJ’s face – she is sooo good with her face – like we saw in the ramble.  Bravo, KJ!

Touches

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Lee’s just been shot and makes it safely back to the cabin.  Amanda’s all over him in this scene.   Two hands here.

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Two hands again, but in different places.

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Two more hands, plus she’s got her chest on his shoulder.

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She’s moved her left hand and her cheek is on his forehead.

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Her thumb is just barely touching his cheek and his head is now snug against her right shoulder.

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Two new hand positions, Lee’s head is propped up by her chest now and it looks like her chin is keeping his head up.

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New hand  and head positions again!  Amanda is really being very careful with Lee’s body here.  Love how she keeps his head up with her thumb and forefinger.  Her other hand is on the back of his head. 

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Rudolph gets in on the action!  Amanda has both hands on Lee in both pictures.  Lee really looks like he’s in pain!

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More two hand touching here too.  Amanda is telling Rudolph there is a medical kit in the car.

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Awwww, love this pic!  The pain is gone – or Lee’s passed out from too much pain – and Amanda is right there by his side.  Love how they are resting their heads on each other and Amanda’s got his chin.  Again.  Gosh, there’s a lot of plaid in this picture!

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Amanda is just sitting here with Lee.  I wonder what Rudolph thinks of her.  This is before he finds out she’s not his daughter.  I didn’t include the pics, but Amanda pats his head three different times here.

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In this scene, Amanda gets in another two hand touch as well as six additional head pats or rubs.  Six!  She can’t keep her hands out of his hair! 

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Lee is waking up after a quick nap.  She’s back at it!  More two hand touch and head patting.

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L:  What the hell is going on here?

More patting as Amanda explains.

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L:  Ivan and Dimitri?  Oh, I don’t believe this…I’m in the middle of The Brothers KaramazovI know that’s a book by a well-known Russian author, but will someone out there explain the relevance to those of us who’ve never read it?  The patting continues.

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Is she sitting on his lap?  Probably the arm of the chair – but they are very close – much closer than your typical co-workers if you ask me!  I’m counting this as a touch – If she’s not on his lap, then his right hand might be on her, I think. 

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GRATUITOUS DIMPLE SHOTS

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LOL – Lee is listening to Amanda tell her ‘father’ how she usually spends her Christmas…at home with a guacamole dip, champagne and a football game.  How does it sound, Lee?

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L:  It’s a crazy business we’re in, huh?  Yep!!  Even though it’s directed at Ivan, I had to include this dimple shot!

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A: Hi, how ya doin’?  L:  I’m fine, just fine!  Does he look happy to hear her voice, or what?  Laughing out loudIn love

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L:  It was a hell of a Christmas Eve, wasn’t it?  Awww.  What is he thinking, here?  Looks to me like he’s thinking admiring thoughts of the bravest woman he’s ever gonna know!

Here’s another view of it – a split-second later:dimple 8

A: Yeah, it was.  We’ve got two dimples in this one!

Miscellaneous

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L:  Merry Christmas, Amanda.  Damn, this is one of those times I wish I could have an Audio Play button.  This just makes me go weak in the knees!  It’s a good thing Amanda is sitting.

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A:  Merry Christmas (pause…), Lee.  Ahem, I think it did affect her!  That is a pretty big grin right there.  If she were Rudolph, her nose would be glowing full on!

Merry Christmas, everyone!  Peace on Earth and Good Will toward men…and women!  

I hope you all have a wonderful holiday!  Thank you for reading and taking the time to comment.  Here is iwsod’s first TLCE post if you’d like to go back and read her episode recap.

1/2 SMK Stats: The Long Christmas Eve

Merry Christmas Eve everyone!!!  Wasn’t that last post by iwsod on SMK Christmas trivia fun?  I’m here to continue that fun with stats for TLCEve.  Such a great episode with good insight into Amanda’s character (great for a Bite-Sized Amanda post!) and little Lee Stetson’s.   I see this as an Amanda-focused episode  with some hilarious and well-acted out humor scenes and very likeable baddies – wodka anyone? 

I hope you enjoy – and please let me know if I’ve missed anything!

BJo

Jack sightings

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Oh, look!  Both Jacks are back!  Remember the agent whose name is actually Jack from SBTBells?  He’s the one on ‘Jack’s’ right.

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Love Amanda’s look here.  Jack is telling her the joke about how many agents it takes to change a light bulb – don’t quit your day job, Jack….  Amanda laughs and says, “That’s good.” as Jack walks away – can’t tell if she’s sincere or not.  I hope not….

Jill Sightings

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I have a sneaking suspicion that the woman with the long blond hair who has her back to us is Jill.  We never get to see her face, though, so I’m not sure.  What do you think?

Cheeky Lee

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B:  He hasn’t seen his daughter since she was 3.  Mrs. King happens to be about the right age.  And besides, he knows all of our other women agents.  L:  She will never pull it off!    Oh Lee…yee of little faith.  What’s it gonna take?  The mob???  Open-mouthed smileRolling on the floor laughing

Touches, part 1

I’m going to cover only the touches that happen before Lee gets shot.  The rest will come in post 2.

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I’m not really sure, but it looks like their clothes at least are touching.  I think Lee just likes to be close to Amanda.  What do you think?

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L:  It’s three miles in.  Should take us an hour, hour and a half if we keep up a good pace.  A:  Yes, sir!  L:  Let’s go!  I love the humor in this scene!  If you haven’t scene this episode lately, you need to get out your DVD’s or fire up your Prime and watch it!!  Now!!  You won’t regret it!  Oh, the touch – yeah.  Lee ‘hits’ Amanda on the arm as he says, “Let’s go!”.  The screen cap is a very unflattering picture of Amanda, so I’m using this one instead.

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Lee spots someone!!  They need to hit the deck!   This is a full on tackle – no two hand touch here!  Hello, Sandy Newcombe!

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A:  Leeeee, isn’t this a little sudden?  Shouldn’t we talk about this?  I mean this could compromise our whole professional relationship.  ROFLMBO!!  Does Amanda really think that Lee is trying to make a move on her???  I find this hysterical!  Anyone else?  Oh, and I’m not sure how to count the touches here – there’s lots of parts touching, ahem, so I’ll maybe just count it as one touch?  Oh, by the way, this full body touch lasted for about 22 seconds.  Yep, timed it.  Wonder how many takes it took to do this scene?

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L:  Amanda, will you shut up, please? 

Muahahahaha!!!!  Lee hasn’t heard a word she’s said!!!  That’s a good thing for her sake!   How do you think he would have reacted had he heard? 

A.  Huh?  What are you talking about?

B.  Wha?  You’re not my type!

C.  Who cares?  (followed by a kiss.  hehe Smile)

D.  He did hear, he’s just pretending he didn’t for her sake.  (Awww, what a sweetie!)

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What a gentleman – helping her up.

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It looks like they’re holding hands here as they go to meet Janus/Rudolph.  But I can’t tell for sure.  There may be some daylight between them in the hand area.  KC?  You’ve got eagle eyes…what’s your expert opinion?

Amanda Doesn’t Do What Lee Tells Her/Amandaramble Part 1/Amaaanda!

This scene is too good to break up…so I’m just going to lump it all together.

Here we have your typical woman asks man if he’s lost question.   Just how does SMK handle it?  LOVE this humor here!

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A:  Are you sure you know where we’re going?
( Amanda reminds Lee to take in the seasonal adjustment – hahahaha!  Who else but ordinary suburban cub-scout leading Amanda would know to do that!)  L:  We go that way.

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A:  Well the sun is due west only at the equinox and we’re three days past the winter solstice.  I think I better just check the moss.  L:  The moss?  (hahaha – I feel for ya Lee!  If they’re three days past the winter solstice does that mean the original airing date was 12/24?)

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A:  Yeah the moss, you see, well look, you just, you just look at a a tree…you find a tree and the moss always grows on the north side so that is the north side – L:  Amanda –  A:  of the tree because moss always grows…

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L: Amaaanda!  A:  What?   LOL – love it!   Lee goes on to insult her “Mickey Mouse” spy courses which were once his Mickey Mouse spy courses and Amanda tells him it’s from the Cub Scouts – the Cub Scouts who always can find their way out of the woods.  LOL.

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A:  North is that way!  Muahahahaha!  You go girl! 

Who Left Their Keys This Week?

No one.  Lee actually decides to take his keys with him.  Thought this was noteworthy since this is the one time it would probably be okay to leave his keys in the car – they’re in the middle of the flippin’ woods!  Are you worried that the bears are gonna steal your car, Lee?

MISCELLANEOUS

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LOL!   Billy as Santa!  Boy, does he look grumpy!

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But lookey here!  Now who do you think put a smile on that grumpy Santa’s face?  Why Amanda, of course!  Even Billy can’t resist her holiday cheer.  Sure beats Lee and Francine’s reaction to her gifts.  Must be why he’s the boss.

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Hahaha!  Love this pic – Billy’s got hat head!!  Yup, even Billy can have a bad hair day!   Doesn’t the white stuff on his sleeve look like the Grinch’s??? 

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Just look at all the lovely Christmas decorations.  No wonder they gave Leatherneck a budget!    Sarcastic smile

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Here’s a hands shot!  And yes, they’re Lee’s – this shot widens to show these particular paws are attached to Lee.

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Ahhh, Lee in the outdoors, with a gun, hands up where we can see them, telling the baddies what to do….  Open-mouthed smile

gratuitous Dimple shots

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A:  Now you see I got you something that you would never get for yourself.  Look at that.  See?  socks.  And they’re all the same so you don’t have to worry about matching them when they come out of the dryer.  (I bet the laundry service who does Lee’s laundry will be thrilled!  Is this THE sock in S4 that Dotty finds in Amanda’s laundry?  TBD) 

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A:  Now I know why you really brought me along.  Yep!  I’m thinking this is exactly what Lee is thinking!

Random thought here – anybody out there like Frango Mints? I love them.. I’m eating some of them right now.. Yum! One of my favourite Christmas treats!

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L:  It’s three miles in.  Should take us an hour, hour and a half if we keep up a good pace.  A:  Yes, sir!  Love Lee’s face here!

Lee in Plaid

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And here we have Scarecrow in this lovely ensemble.  Where’s the Fashion Police?  We need to make an arrest here!

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Although, I must admit it looks better when seen above Lee’s legs.  Even if they are in pants.  Cute tree, Billy!  iwsod, has Billy’s couch always been blue so far in this season?

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Lee is too wearing plaid in this picture!  Check out the lining of his coat!

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One of my favorites.  Yep, you guessed it, it’s Lee with a gun and his hands… Open-mouthed smile  He might even be being a little ‘Cheeky’ but I can’t really tell.

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Ahhh, a very nice profile of the Scarecrow.  We don’t get to see that too often.  Love that his hair is a little messed up!  Oh, and we get his hands again Smile

Well, this is the perfect place to end this post.  TLCEve Stats Part 2 pretty much picks up where this one leaves off.  I don’t normally try to do the stats following the way the episode goes, but it just worked out that way this time!

Thanks for reading!  And here is the link to iwsod’s first TLCE episode post.

2/2 SMK Stats: Saved By The Bells

And we’re back for the second installment of stats for SBTBells.  Read on for pics of that lovely reunion scene I promised as well as a couple of bloopers (including a Lee hair blooper Surprised smile) and a map showing where Lee lives!!

It just dawned on me that this is the second episode where Amanda does not go to the Agency.  Just like Morley pointed out in TACMKid Amanda Bites post.  I wonder if that has any meaning in general or in particular for this episode.  What do you think?  Please share!  And please share any bloopers I’ve made – Lord knows they’re there somehwere!

Enjoy!  And thanks for reading and sharing your thoughts –

BJo

HITS/PUNCHES/SHOTS TO LEE

 

Poor Lee…he gets roughed up quite a bit at the beginning of this episode.  And by a nun!

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Umph!  Lee gets thrown against the wall – twice!  That’s one strong nun!

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Three punches to the gut…poor Lee…that’s gotta hurt.

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He can even see this next punch to his face coming – it came so fast he forgot to duck!

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And finally, a second punch to the face before Lee turns the tables and takes the nun, I mean Rostov, out.  Love how Rostov’s head cover neatly got back on his head after he punched Lee in the face the first time.  And look at these three just watching!  Do you think they realize the nun isn’t a nun?  I hope so!  Surprised smile

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He is shot at 4 times while covering Amanda so she can run to the phone and call Mr. Melrose – you know, the one with tweed sofas in his office.  Winking smile    Look, kgmohror, it’s Moustache Man from License to Steele!   All you RS fans, check it out! 

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And one last punch for good measure.  See?  Torturing the “real” Scarecrow is pointless!

Amandarambles

We are treated to two Amandarambles this episode!  I guess they’re treats depending upon how you look at them.

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A:  I haven’t said everything that I want to say.  Would you, would you listen to me for a minute?  I now that you’re your own man and that you like to handle things your own way by yourself.  And I really respect that.  You’re in a lot of trouble here and I think it’s time that you admit that you need somebody else.   Good for you, Amanda!  Lee does need help!  Don’t let him tell you otherwise!

Then a little later while they’re trying to find the house where Amanda was held.

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A:  Listen, I’m sorry!  I’m trying, alright?  I’m doing the best that I can.  I should be at home helping Jamie arrange his birthday party.  He wants Pretzel the Clown there and Pretzel the Clown has chicken pox.  Can you imagine a man

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L:  Amaaanda!  Would you –

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A:  Oaramble 3h look, I was tied up and in a crate.  I have to go by sounds, like the birds singing and the children playing…bells.

Oooh, I feel badly for both of them here.  Lee is really pushing and Amanda is really trying, but they are both stressed and irritated and it shows!!! 

 

TOUCHES

 

Oh goody!!!  The part we’ve all been waiting for!!  And it only took about 24 minutes to get to it.  Love all the emotion KJ and BB put into their voices, faces and body language here.  Well done you two! High five

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A:  They were gonna kill me.  They thought I was you.

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A:  I told them that I wasn’t but they wouldn’t listen to me.

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A:  They stuffed me in a crate.

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L:  I know, I know.  A:  I don’t know how anyone could mistake me for you. 

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A:  You’re so much taller.

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L:  Hey…I’m sorry.

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L:  Take it easy.

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L:  Take it easy.

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L:  It’s all over.  A:  I was…I was scared.

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L:  I know.  So was I.

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L:  It’s all over.

Well, I can’t ruin the beauty of that scene, even with touch commentary.  So let’s just say there was a lot of touching going on.  You can see the total number I assign at the very bottom if you’re interested.  **Sigh**  I could watch that scene over and over again.

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We’ve got a hand hold as Lee tries to get out of that house with Amanda.  I love the baddie in the background!  Zinoviev the Cool Baddie!

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L:  It’s okay.

And another arm grab as Lee tries to comfort Amanda. 

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We’ve got a shoulder touch here.

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And because Amanda doesn’t have any change on her to call Billly, we get one last touch!  ROFL!!!

 

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This was a tough episode for Lee…not a whole lot of happiness going on.  He was wearing this plaid shirt for most of it though so I’ve snagged a few screen caps for ya.  I wasn’t sure which ONE to choose, so I’ve got a diverse selection for you to see.  Feel free to let me know which one you like best!

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Sad Lee – I guess he’s feeling like they’re never going to find that house and he’ll be tried for treason.  I think this is the saddest I’ve ever seen him look in S1.

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Gosh, he even gives the baddie a handsome look.  I guess he just can’t help it!

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Now he’s looking back at Amanda.  I think he’s almost enjoying watching her be “the Scarecrow”.  Is that a lazy eye I see?

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L:  The place is surrounded??? 

Guess that’s NOT something the real Scarecrow would have said Winking smileLaughing out loud

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L:  C’mon, you don’t really think that the Scarecrow would allow herself to be taken alive, do ya?

Ahhhh, this is perhaps my favorite plaid look of the episode. 

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Z:  I tip my hat to you, Scarecrow.  Until we meet again.  You should learn from her, my boy.  She’s the best!  L:  Yeah.

ROFL!!!  Rolling on the floor laughing

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Lee’s masseter gets a bit of a workout this episode…I managed to catch a couple of them.

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B:  Lee, we’re not supposed to take this personally.  It’s our objectivity which makes us effective.  L:  Amanda is dying in my place.  That’s as personal as it gets!

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Lee gets caught trying to be a tough guy and take on all the baddies at the warehouse while Amanda calls Billy.

Bloopers and miscellaneous

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It’s kind of hard to tell, but Zinoviev pulls out the 4th book on the shelf which happens to be green, to activate the secret spinning entry thingy.

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But here Amanda pulls out the 5th book which is blue!  Actually the color order of the books in both photos isn’t the same either.  Whoops!

We also have a Lee hair blooper this episode too…

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Did you notice how messed up Lee’s hair is in this picture above?  He had just run his hands through it in frustration.  But look…

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In the very next part of this scene his hair is gorgeous again!  Voila!  Lee has magic hair!  Or hair that behaves very well….

And for those of you who are inclined to think Lee has some great looking hands…well, these are for you! 

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Oooooh!  So Lee lives in SE DC!  Between Capitol Hill and the Navy Yard near the Southeast Freeway it looks like.  The metal point of the compass has to be his apartment, right?  So if the Agency is in Georgetown (NW quadrant of DC) and Amanda lives across the Potomac in Arlington, VA…Lee does a lot of driving!!!

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And yes, Jenbo, these really are Lee’s hands!  Winking smile

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Well, that wraps it up for now!  I hope you’ve enjoyed the stats for this more serious and dramatic episode.  Less dimples and such but that swoony reunion scene more than makes up for it!

I just realized The Long Christmas Eve is next!  What a coincidence!!  I’ll have to get it done for the upcoming holiday!

Here is the link to iwsod’s first SBTB post on the blog.

Let’s recap…

Tuxedos – 0

Amanda Bands – 1, guess I won’t count the baddie’s

Lee saves Amanda – 1

Amanda saves Lee – 3

Amanda doesn’t do what Lee tells her – 1 – that’s all it took this time.

Amaaanda! – 1

Leeeee! – 0

Hits/Punches/Shots to Lee – 12

Amanda “Boo boos” – 6

Lee Winks – 0

Amandarambles – 2

Touches – I count 19

Lee in Plaid – Yup

Who Left their keys this week? – 0

Jack Sightings – 1

Jill Sightings – 1

1/2 SMK Stats: Saved By The Bells

Hey, hey everyone!  It’s stats time again!  My crazy Obamacare obsession has finally ebbed some and so I’m back to having some extra time to devote to SMK Stats.   Hooray!   Stats are much more interesting, yes? 

Here in SBTBells, we see our favorite heroine falling prey to the baddies after she insists on doing something that Lee really doesn’t want her to do.  And of course, that lands her in all kinds of hot water…sort of like those fishies!  But it results in such a lovely, swooney scene that it’s all worth it.  Of course that scene in detail will come in Stats part 2, hahaha!  Sorry, but iwsod’s taught me how to tease!

Enjoy!  And as always, let me know if I’ve made any boo boos!

BJo

 

AMANDA DOESN’T DO WHAT LEE TELLS HER

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A:  Well, tell you what.  As long as I’m here I think I’ll clean your apartment up a little bit.  L:  Uh, no!  No. No, you don’t need to do that.  A:  Oh, that’s alright.  I insist.  L:  No!  No, you don’t have to do that.  A:  Oh, no, no, I insist!

bad amanda 2On cleaning Lee’s apartment that is!  Love how these two go back and forth on this.  I bet Lee has NO idea just how much incriminating stuff she’s going to find!  Or maybe  he does!  Just look at his face!  Rolling on the floor laughingOpen-mouthed smile

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AMANDA BOO BOOS

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Uh oh, after sticking around to clean up Lee’s apartment, Amanda is kidnapped at gunpoint!

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Then she has her mouth taped, her hands bound and she gets stuffed in a crate and transported to the baddies’ hideout!  Please note the standard issue “baddie rope” around Amanda’s wrists.  They must all shop at the local D.C. Baddies R Us store.  Winking smile

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Next the tape gets ripped off her face.  OUCH!!!  That’s got to hurt!

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Amanda quickly forgets about the pain though when she hears the baddie call her Scarecrow.  What???  Lovin’ that face, KJ!!

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Zinoviev:  It’s a pity I may have to kill you.

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Amanda is really nervous, trying to prove she’s not “the Scarecrow.”  And I can’t help it, I have to include this…don’t you just love this poem? 

I like my bike.

I like my room.

I even like my brother.

But most of all, in all the world, I really like my mother.

(Written by Jamie King – in case you were wondering.)

I don’t think I’ve forgotten how that last line goes for the last 30 years!

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See?  It even makes the baddie happy with laughter!  He likes it too!  Nice smile…he must have good health care insurance in his country.  Surprised smile

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Ahhh, finally.  Amanda’s time as a hostage is about to end.  But one last insult – she is blindfolded so she doesn’t know where she was being held.  But hey, at least she wasn’t stuffed back in that crate again!

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LEE SAVES AMANDA

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After Lee finds out that TPTB are not willing to trade Rostov for Amanda, he decides to take care of business on his own.  He can’t live with Amanda dying in his place.

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Lee first has to get Rostov out of the Agency.  Hmmm, wonder if Rostov could find his way back???

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Just look at that face!  Lee means business!  He’s arranged a trade on a golf course somewhere in the Hollywood Hills – anyone see the sign yet?  If you do, please tell iwsod!  I hear she’s a lookin’!

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Ahhhh, Lee’s finally got her back!  You’re the man, Lee!

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C’mon, c’mon, get those ropes untied, Lee!  I love this scene!  He looks like he’s in pain for her, feeling so awful about what happened to her because she was at his apartment while he was off to run around in Bermuda!

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L:  I’m sorry.  Take it easy…take it easy.  It’s all over. 

OMG!  Another great save by Lee!!!  The save in SAAB was great, but I love that she’s awake for this one so they can share their fears and feelings together.  This one may be my new favorite save of the series.  Anyone else with me on that?

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AMANDA SAVES LEE

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Well, not long after Lee saves Amanda, he needs a little saving himself!  He’s being brought up on treason charges!

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Anyone out there like Lee’s Unabomber look?  I forget who called it that on the blog – but thank you whoever you are!  Funny how Amanda seemed to be the only one who thought to see if Lee went to his gym.  Seems she’s getting to know him pretty well, huh?  Not even Francine, his so called friend, thought to check there.

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HANDS ALERT, JULE!!  PUT YOUR SWOON CAP ON!

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After finding Lee at his gym and losing the tail at the red light, Amanda helps Lee to figure out where they were keeping her. 

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And after Amanda climbs up the shelving like a little monkey, she takes out the two baddies so Lee can escape their evil clutches!

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Even just the sound of “the Scarecrow’s” voice is enough to make these baddies stop and think about what their doing.  LOL!!!

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AMAAANDA! (always said with a hint of annoyance)

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Boy does Lee look a little mad here!  They’re trying hard to find the house where she was held but she’s just ramblin’ on about Jamie’s party, Pretzel the Clown and chicken pox.  I feel for ya, Lee!! 

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AMANDA BANDS  

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And here we go again…another one of these lovely bands!  I actually own a red one just like this, but I’ve only worn it one of two ways – across the top of my head like a head band or folded in half like a triangle to cover my hair while painting.

Check out the “HELP” on the chalk board behind Amanda.  It’s right next to “AMANDA CALL DEAN”  LOL !!!  Now who wrote that?  Dennis Duckwall?

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Here we have the back view….  Love Dotty’s face in this pic!

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Oh, look!  A baddie is now sporting an Amanda Band!   Guess he liked the look on her so much when she was their “guest” that he decided to copy it!  Tee hee…Winking smile

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This is not an Amanda band, but just what the heck is it???  Any ideas anyone?  I’m talking about that metallic line in Amanda’s hair that runs diagonally in the center of the oval.  Is it part of a hair piece?

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Jack Sightings

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We have another Jack sighting!!  You know what else is funny?  When Lee talks to these two agents to take Rostov to Recon, he calls the guy on the left, “Jack!”  LOL!!!  There are Jacks all over the place!

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Oh no!  Jack is telling on Lee!  J:  Yeah, I’ve got a Code Red, Section 6.  Bad Jack!!  But hey, he got another line in an episode!

 

Jill Sightings

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I think the woman behind Mr. Unabomber could be Jill.  The only thing that doesn’t fit is her haircut.  It looks like she had her own hairdon’t phase.  Or maybe it’s pulled in a twist and we can’t see it.  I’m not sure.  What do you think?

Gratuitous Dimple shots

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Oh my.  Is that a dimple I see there in one of his cheeks??  Actually I can’t really tell because I can’t take my eyes off his eyes.  Well, that and his lovely Dorothy Hamill haircut Winking smile  Anyway, this is how he shows Amanda his appreciation for her taking care of Melvin for him.  I know I’d feed his fish for him if he’d look at me that way!  Hahaha!

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Is that a left dimple I see?  I guess it also comes out when Amanda is being bad!  She just told him twice that she insists on cleaning his apartment.  What do you think he’s thinking here?  It’s a meme game, KC!!!

A.  Great, she’s gonna drown my Tibetan ram’s horn again.

B.  I just hope she doesn’t open up my underwear drawer.  Or my nightstand drawer for that matter.

C.  What’s she going to alphabetize this time?

D.  Oh no…I hope she doesn’t find those Lee and She robes.  Groan.

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It’s Lee in the great outdoors, iwsod!  I know you like him like that!  And there is too a dimple in his right cheek – just a little one, but it’s there!

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Lee in the great outdoors with a smile in his eyes, a bigger dimple in his cheek and holding a big bad gun…swoon, thud!  We all know this look in his eyes and dimple in his cheek is reserved for one Amanda King! 

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Awww, even when he’s stressed and has no idea how to get them out of the jam they’re in, he still manages to let her know it’ll be okay and flash her a dimple.

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A:  Is there anything else I can do?  L:  No, you can leave your silver bullet and ride off.  ROFL!!!  You are too funny, Lee!!!  Are you jealous that they still think she’s you?  Hahahaha!

Well, that wraps it up for now!  Part 2 will be coming shortly.  Here’s the link to iwsod’s first SBTBells post.  Thanks for reading and please submit your vote or alternate answer for the meme game in the comments!!  And anything else you want to say!

Burn Out is only one more stats post and a few more days away!  Blame it on the Master of Teasing herself – iwsod schedules the posts!!  ;D

Bite Size Amanda- There Goes the Neighbourhood


In our next episode, we see Amanda very excited about starting work with the Agency.  do-you-need-me_thumb1In fact she is so excited, that she offers her services to Lee while they are running their background security check on her during her probationary period.  Although Lee tells her he doesn’t need her, it’s not long before he does.  Poor Lee…he can’t win, courtesy of Billy.  Nerd smile  For Amanda’s next assignment Lee asks her to get involved with him, time-off-to-see-my-boys_thumb1err, I mean the agency on an assignment to last a few days.  And she gets to play Mrs. Lee!!!  Raise your hand if you  want that job!  Winking smile  Well, Amanda’s not as happy as I would have been because she lost the job at Honeycutt Typewriters, but after some tough negotiating, she accepts Lee’s offer.

After everything is all over, Amanda has had clip_image001_thumb1[5]another thrilling adventure with Lee but also sees the reality of the dangers of the job firsthand.  I can only imagine how she felt after Frank Bodine died while she was holding his head in her hands. Later on she is taken at gunpoint, chased by and shot at by Bobby Bouchard’s men.  To her credit, she thinks fast hairspray_thumb1[3]on her feet in BB’s office and uses her smarts to help them escape.  You go girl!  Near the end of the episode, Lee tells her the problem with their marriage was that is just wasn’t very exciting and based on clip_image002_thumb[3]her reaction, she had to be thinking, “Are you kidding me?” Although Amanda made some real contributions to this case, I think the experience must have been quite harrowing for our newly dubbed heroine. 

What about Lee, you ask?  I think Amanda has learned enough about Lee to see him as a charming and handsome spy that is clueless when it comes to “normal life” – what Amanda nevermind_thumb3is all about (no sunbathing in Borneo or “things” for her Winking smile). And as exciting as it is to work with him, I don’t think he is her type.  Lee is still rude and condescending to her, but she does feel very good after he tells her that her theory about Betty Bodine and her hair dryer is good and his “I like blue better” comment about the kitchen curtains. I can imagine this mission clip_image003_thumbwas a thrill of a lifetime for her and getting to work alongside a very handsome and charming secret agent must make it feel like she is realizing some of her fantasies. 

What do you think? Is Lee and all this secret agent stuff just a bit of a fantasy for Amanda at this point?

Do you think Amanda is thinking the spy biz is definitely for her? Or is she just playing at helping out a bit? Or is her involvement about wanting to be with Lee? What does Amanda want?

Bite Size Amanda–Introduction & The First Time


Amanda King: housewife, divorced mother of two young boys, beautiful amazing woman and mythical creature.  Just how does your journey go? 

Please join me for these next few posts down bunnydance_thumb[1]into the rabbit hole of Amanda King’s journey.  Audience participation is requested and welcomed!  All opinions, especially if they are yours, are hereby solicited Winking smile   

Before I dive in, I want to say just how difficult I find it to watch and think about this show from Amanda’s point of view versus Lee’s.  First, I find it most challenging to take my eyes and my thoughts off Lee1swoon_thumb .  Can anyone out there relate?  Second, I think it’s because I’m not very much like Amanda myself. Also, I think the show is presented in the context of Lee’s life and the spy biz.

We usually see Amanda reacting to situations she’s in because of Lee. Maybe it’s just me, but Amanda is quite an enigma and I find it hard to pinpoint her.  I really do think she is somewhat of a mythical creature.
On that note, here we go!!  Hope you’ll come on this journey and share all your thoughts along the way!

BJo  

Here we have her, our favourite 80’s housewife about to embark on an adventure of a lifetime: amanda-nightgown_thumb1I think at the beginning of The First Time, Amanda is at a crossroads in her life. It is 1983, she is in her 30’s, divorced a year and in a relationship with a man whose best quality seems to be dependability.  Whether it’s because she is strong and resilient naturally or because she has to be in order to survive as a single mother and provider (She never took alimony – TMole), Amanda is moving on and trying to figure out who she wants to be in her post-divorce world. I think she wants more out of life than what she’s had so far but doesn’t know what that is yet. I think she is not just “looking for work”, she is looking for her life (her great adventure, Morley?).

Then BAM! Enter this handsome man who is in trouble and needs helpclosed-eyes_thumb – her help. As she stands there at the train station and closes her eyes, in that split second she makes a decision to do something different, something that she has no idea of what will happen or how it might impact her future. She takes a daring leap out of her comfort zone to help this man that is pleading with her so amandadesperately.  Eventually, Amanda learns who Lee is and what he does, she can’t keep herself from helping him even though he has her do 72 fightingsomething illegal, which is against her nature.   She even tries to help him get his job back after the Post Office fiasco.
What is going on with her Everyone???
Despite Lee’s rudeness and playboy persona, she is excited by the idea of working in the spy business, the thrill of danger
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Billy is right, she is “anonymous, idealistic and responsible.”   I think Amanda learns in this 97 I hope I can look back on this someday and laughepisode that she is braver than she thought she was and is very excited about the prospect of working for the Agency in the future.   I think that as far as Lee goes, his good looks at this point are just icing on the cake for Amanda.  I don’t think she would have acted any 110 do you have a good vegetable man...differently or been less excited about a possible future with the Agency had Lee been “average” looking.

So what do you think???  Please tell!  Do you agree with any of this?  What do you have a different opinion on?  What did I miss?

Do you think Amanda falls in love at first sight with Lee?  Or vice versa? 

Why does she take that package? 

And what’s the deal with Dean coming over and the candles???!!!!!
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What do you make of Amanda’s first meeting with Francine ‘nose job’ Desmond???

Got any questions about Amanda in this episode you’d like to explore?

[p.s.  Thank you, iwsod, for the fabulous Bite Size Amanda meme!  I just realized it's KC's gravatar, duh!]

2/ Tie Patrol Report – Season 1 Episodes 1-8 (part 2 of 2)

Welcome back to part 2 of the inaugural JWWM Tie Patrol report!

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On with the show…

Lee looking extra smooth (tie-wise)

What can I say?  I could fill up a whole post for you guys with pictures of Lee looking smooth (right?), so I’ll restrict this to just a few—or more clip_image001—of the best (?) tie moments…  (with apologies to ZZ Top)  …  ‘cos every girl’s crazy ‘bout a sharp-dressed man…

Hey there, handsome!  (I know, you guys will be disgusted with me for not using Scarecrow-on-the-staircase, but this is one of our first glimpses of him, and…  well…  he doesn’t look so flipping smug in this pic.  wink)  TFT:

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Oops!  My bad!  No tie!  (This one’s just to make it up to you gals for not including Scarecrow-on-the-staircase. clip_image001)  TGTN:

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Here’s a tie!  woot  ITCK:

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Ah, who am I kidding?  There’s no tie here, either, but there’s just something about Lee skulking in the shrubbery…  and with a genuine smile on his face…  clip_image004  MB:

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OK—here’s another tie!  Well, a bolo tie…  TACMK:

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Back on track, now; Smooth Lee (in a tie).  cool  ALAGHITM:

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Asdkfjgasuyfweqwhig!  faint2  Sorry…  distracted by Lee in the shrubbery again! drool (Tie Patrol has made an executive decision and is now recognising Smooth Lee sans tie too—especially if surrounded by green stuff, err…  shrubbery!)  SAAB:

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Well, that didn’t quite work out how I’d planned; maybe next post I’ll get things back on track…  (Feel free to give feedback regarding what you want to see more of, or less of, in future Tie Patrol reports…  keeping in mind that there’s not much I can do regarding “less of” Lee’s clothing.  angel/clip_image016)

Lee looking not quite so smooth (tie-wise)

So did our super spy look less than smooth at all? 

Well, he trashed his tux in The First Time (but still managed to look pretty much the hunky super spy) clip_image001[4]:

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And here’s Lee, in the same episode (TFT), not looking quite so suave in the shrubbery smiley-laughing004 (I lightened the image slightly, since it was so dark):

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Bwah hah hah—such a happy-looking Lee…  he so loves being at the mercy of the medical profession!  smiley-sick005  ITCK:

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He loosens his tie when on stakeout in TACMK (while eating Fritos and bean dip with the nameless agent in the blue van) and again when sitting in the Agency listening van in SAAB (while munching on a sandwich and dropping lettuce on “Jack”)…  I guess it’s tough being super spy smooth guy all the time—Lee needs his downtime when on stakeout, etc.  clip_image012:

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He unties his bowtie when being debriefed by Billy after the Quickie Chickie gala in SAAB (just before ineffectively trying to imagine Amanda as “exotic and mysterious”  shakehead):

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Then, later on in SAAB, Lee goes for the labcoat look (I love this jacket in close-ups, e.g., in the blooper pic near the end of this post, but in the wide angle views—not so much!  twitch):

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Finally, Lee’s Unabomber look in Saved By The Bells is really not smooth  clip_image015  (I know that this one’s not a tie, but the towel is wrapped around his neck…  oversized bandana, maybe?  lol):

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Special guest ties…

No—not ties on special guests (though some of them might be), but ties that I really like that I wish we saw more of (we see them briefly on bit characters)…

Baddie Glaser—red tie with gold leaves—ITCK:

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Prince Khan—purple tie with embroidered pattern—ALAGHITM (I looove this tie!  smiley-love008):

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And no, it’s not the same purple tie that the baddie Glaser wore in “The Damn Duck” episode (ITCK; LOL BJo)… that one had a paisley pattern:

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Where’s Lee’s tie?

Time for some more fun; this is like Where’s Wally (Where’s Waldo for the North Americans), but in the case of SMK it’s a hunt for Lee’s ties randomly strewn amongst his apartment mess…  woot  See if you can find the three random ties in these two clips (ITCK and SBTB):

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Just as an aside, I actually think the props department might’ve had a lot of fun with Lee’s messy apartment…clip_image011[4]Check out what the monkey (?) statue’s wearing in these following two pics (ITCK and TACMK):

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Closer view of the monkey in TACMK (I think he looks better in shades!  matrix-smiley-014):

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Billy looking ruffled

I think we all love Billy in those early episodes, where he’s looking ruffled…  or—at the very least—relaxed, with his top button undone, tie loosened and/or askew…  kind of like he wanted to join the “kids” on stakeout eating Fritos and bean dip, but had to stay in the office and behave himself instead.  clip_image001[6]  It seems that as time goes by in SMKland Billy looks less casual/ruffled, and more polished/boss-like—maybe indirectly due to Amanda’s positive influence/example at the Agency, helping to keep the rest of the “kids” (i.e., mainly Lee and Francine) in line?

The First Time (Billy looking relaxed in his comfy chunky cardy and no tie):

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There Goes the Neighborhood (Rocking a different cardy, then a cardy vest):

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Magic Bus (Ooh, the brown cardy again and then the comfy chunky cardy):

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The ACM Kid (What?!?  No cardy!?!  Billy—you disappoint me!):

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I think this one is my favourite; Billy is so distracted in this scene, almost ignoring Francine while focusing on what’s really important—looking for his coffee mug! clip_image014It almost looks like someone grabbed him by the tie before he walked into his office (and he’s wearing a *real* vest, not a cardy—way to go, Billy!):

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Tee hee hee—mug found:

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Saved By The Bells (No cardies!  But—lol—Billy’s second outfit is the same as in ALAGHITM):

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Oops! Lee’s tie gets retied…

Mini continuity gaffes, where Lee’s tie suddenly appears retied…  clip_image021

Service Above And Beyond

When we first see Lee—and the stripey heather-coloured tie (“Heather” blue-grin)—in the Agency listening van in SAAB, he’s got the tie loosened:

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He straightens it (off camera) before heading in to confront Amanda in the bathroom:

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Then, after Amanda ditches the listening device, Lee catches up with her at Victoria Greenwich’s house… and his tie has been retied—check out the placement of the stripes (OK—so maybe he got frustrated at finding out he was duped and not in the kitchen clip_image042 and took the tie off in his disgust then retied it when he was back at Victoria Greenwich’s house, but I choose not to believe that):

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Oopsie!  Blooper reel!

Bloopers—gotta love ‘em!!!   

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Lee’s grey tie is very busy at the start of this episode, and I think that it’s actually two distinct ties.  woot  My evidence?  It appears to sit differently (like two different fabrics) and the pattern is somewhat similar but not identical.  See what you think…

When we first see Billy and Lee the tie is knotted smoothly and flows fluidly down toward his lapels:

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Then, when Billy and Lee are talking outside the Bullpen (right after Billy mentions Lee’s department!), suddenly it’s knotted with a big dimple and appears to be of stiffer fabric, sitting concavely (yes, the suit’s the same—the lighting is different):

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And then, in Billy’s office and when Lee meets Amanda in the lobby, it’s back to the smooth knot and more flexible fabric (fluidity more easily seen in this shot) smiley-confused009:

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And when Lee rescues Amanda from Mr. You-would-look-delicious-in-blue Davenport at Honeycutt Typewriters, the tie-dimple is back:

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Finally, when Lee and Amanda are talking on the street—in the wind clip_image031there’s a smaller tie-dimple off to the side…  is anyone else’s head spinning now spin, or have I just been down the rabbit hole too long? clip_image032:

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Regarding the “not identical” pattern, compare these cropped images of the “dimple” close-up shot a couple of images up with the original tie as seen in Magic Bus (just ‘cos that’s the closest shot I could find of the tie; ignore the red/brown discolouration induced by the lighting inside The Vigilant in the second crop):

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This is definitely two different ties, right? clip_image037  (Hey—is one of these Stunt Tie?)

Service Above And Beyond

In SAAB, we see a different sort of blooper—the inverted image…  (Yes, it’s a tie-related blooper…   there’s a tie in the camera shot!!!  blue-grin)

This is how we see Lee in this suit and tie (and pocket hanky—note the pocket hanky) for most of the episode:

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But when Lee meets Amanda to tell her that “… we want you to (pause) continue your relationship with James Delano…” the frame has been inverted (transposed).  weee  Oops!  

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BTW, the building in the distance behind Lee and Amanda is the Smithsonian Institution Building in Washington DC (in reverse)—here’s a correctly-aligned image of it courtesy of Wikimedia Commons (© Túrelio via Wikimedia-Commons):

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Saved By The Bells

In SBTB, there’s a tie hanging over Lee’s telescope (gotta love those ‘80s blunt-cut ties!) which magically moves (as does the telescope)…

When Scarecrow leaves his apartment (note more tie fabric hanging towards the viewer side of the telescope):

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Just a couple of minutes later (more tie fabric hanging on the far side of the tilted-less-than-before telescope):

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Maybe Amanda tilted-the-telescope-and-disturbed-the-tie-when-she-slightly-pulled-closed-the-right-hand-curtain-after-opening-the-nets-when-opening-the-window-(so-the-baddies-could-see-her)-that’s-now-magically-closed-again…?!?!?…  clip_image005  Nah!  Blooper!!!  woot 

 Well, that’s it for the inaugural Tie Patrol report.  I hope you guys enjoyed it—I had a blast patrolling!  smile  I’ll just leave you with a few statistics…

Some tie statistics for these first 8 episodes

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Officer KC signing out—thanks for riding along on this first Tie Patrol report!

1/ Tie Patrol Report – Season 1 Episodes 1-8 (part 1 of 2)

Welcome to the first Tie Patrol report!  smile  In this report, we’ll cover Season 1 Episodes 1-8; later reports will probably vary in the number of eps covered…  This won’t be a deep and meaningful series of posts, but hopefully they’ll be at least a little entertaining.

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The stripey tie from The First Time
First up in this inaugural Tie Patrol report, I want to mention a tie that was already discussed in an ep recap on this site, and which was partially responsible for the instigation of Tie Patrol.  This tie is quite distinctive and very special—because it was actually there, right behind Amanda, when Lee first spotted her at the train station…  woot

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I wanted to write a fun short fic about this tie and how Lee ends up with it by the end of the season (Tie Patrol spoiler alert: Lee wears the tie in Waiting For Godorsky), but even though I’ve had a couple of ideas, nothing decent has really gelled yet.  Maybe later…  by the time Tie Patrol gets to the end of Season 1?  In the meantime, let’s hear it for the stripey tie from The First Time!  cheerleader  (Closely cropped image is from Waiting For Godorsky.)

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I want to give this special tie a name.  I’ve narrowed the possibilities down to two; I think both of them convey an element of this tie…  maybe you guys can help me out (name meaning given in parentheses):  David (beloved) or Simon (the listener).  I think I’m leaning towards Simon.  Got a better idea…???…  speak up on the blog.  smile 

Who’s been wearing whose tie?

So—who’s been sneaking into whose closet/wardrobe and snaffling their tie/s?
Well, first up, we have the Internal Affairs agent—Belmont (ITCK)—borrowing (?) the tie of Mr. You-would-look-delicious-in-blue Davenport (TGTN)!  (Now that’s kind of creepy…   twitch   at the very least, weird.  Maybe giving up the tie was part of a plea bargain Davenport struck with the Agency after Lee reported him for lecherous conduct?  lol)

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From the same episode pairing (ITCK/TGTN), we have the ex-Agency baddie doctor Glaser wearing the Connie Beth muscles’ tie (maybe the baddies have a rental shop for ties…???… Ties”R”Us? Tie Club For Men? smiley-confused013):

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In Magic Bus, we have a baddie rummaging around in an agent’s closet!  Yikes! Somebody call Security!!!  Good thing it’s just one of the nameless agents  confused  (from TFT) whose tie is stolen by baddie Standish:

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Ha ha—the striping of this tie reminds me of the king/milk snake in OOADP!

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I don’t know what was going on with the baddies in MB and TACMK, but they must’ve gotten together for a baddie coffee klatsch at the tie rental shop or a baddie tie club event—or something  drinks—because we have Dorin “borrowing” Holt’s stripey tie and Kaufman “borrowing” Standish’s speckly tan/yellow tie  smiley-confused009:
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(Note: the overly brown colouration of Holt’s tie is caused by red lighting; the suit that Fremont—standing beside Holt—is wearing is actually grey, not brown.)

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And it’s not just the baddies getting together and swapping ties…  the nameless agents are in on the act, too, in MB and ALAGHITM.  (Maybe they “borrowed” the tie from whatever was available in the elevator wardrobe?chaplin)  I think I’m going to call this the random-agent-at-the-edge-of-the-camera-shot tie:
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In one of the most stunning snaffles in these early SMK episodes, the creepy Hollander baddie who injected Amanda with muscarine in SAAB  smiley-angry034  got away with one of Billy’s ties (I guess the Agency had better see about setting Billy up with a better house alarm system!  smiley-laughing004):
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Finally, not to be outdone, the timid Mr. Singer—who was informing on Hollander/Delano in SAAB—pulled out a bold move and stole the tie from Internal Affairs Agent Belmont that he in turn had stolen from Mr. You-would-look-delicious-in-blue Davenport…   A double snaffle, for bonus points  winner:
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Lee wears the same tie

In this first report, this section is a mix of the same tie/shirt/suit combo and just the same tie. Instances where Lee wears the same tie and shirt/suit combination in different episodes—presumably filmed at the same time—might possibly help shed some light on episode order…???…

So—when did Lee wear the same tie/s in episodes 1-8?

Same tie/shirt/suit combo (TGTN and MB; but with the collar studs/tie pin thingie added in MB):

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Same tie only (TACMK and SAAB; d*mn his hair color is… uh… vibrant and matchy-matchy with his tie in the scene from SAAB—maybe this is where the ID badge pic comes from that almost makes him look like a redhead?):

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And, while I’m on the subject I have to say, I *love* this tie—the deep blue watermark pattern on the brown…  (No dimples to be seen in this pic, but intense Lee is still swoon-worthy!  faint2)

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OK—breathe…   Back to the tie “stats”…  Same tie only (SAAB and SBTB); it’s funny that drinking adult beverages clip_image009seems to be a common theme with this tie (which I’m going to name “Heather”)—will the theme continue in later episodes…???… :

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The Walk of Shame…

Was anyone spotted wearing the same tie twice in one episode?  clip_image001  Yes…!!!… but not who you might expect.  Billy was seen wearing his navy-with-small-white-spots tie on two different occasions in Magic Bus (but he wore two other ties between appearances of this particular tie):

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Lee also wore the same tie (bolo) twice—but this was a cover tie, in The ACM Kid:

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So, ultimately, nobody did an actual (tie) Walk of Shame in these episodes… but Tie Patrol will keep watching and waiting.  clip_image010  (Back down the rabbit hole…)

Most worn tie

The most worn tie in Season 1 Episodes 1-8 was… drum-roll, please…  clip_image011

A tie (!) between Billy’s blue tartan tie and his red knitted one!  He wears both of these in five of the first eight episodes: the blue tartan in ITCK, MB, TACMK, ALAGHITM, and SAAB, and the red knitted in TFT, TGTN, MB, SAAB, and SBTB.  Whoo! 

Billy actually scores a trifecta, ‘cos he also has the third most worn tie: one of his navy blue spotted ties (in four of the eight episodes; MB, TACMK, ALAGHITM, and SBTB).  Billy—you seriously need more ties, man!  clip_image012

Blue tartan, red knitted, navy blue spotted:

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Smoothing the tie

We don’t have any instances of Amanda smoothing/touching/retying Lee’s tie in these early episodes…  sad  The best I could come up with was…

Amanda smoothing Lee’s security badge after clipping it on him in the elevator during MB (which is actually a pretty nice substitute for the tie  smile):

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Also, we see Lee adjusting his own tie (and looking like he’s trying to strangle himself  lol) in TGTN:

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Well, that’s it for the first half of the inaugural Tie Patrol report.  Thanks for bearing with me, and I’ll be back with the second half—including fun stuff like “Where’s Lee’s tie?” and “Billy looking ruffled”—sometime in the next few days…

Officer KC out.

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3/3 SMK Stats: Service Above And Beyond–The Rest

Now that I’ve covered the tux and the dimple, I can finally focus on getting through the rest of the stats for this episode!  Thank you for bearing with me.   Smile

This post is a tad longer than usual, but there are still some very swoony moments and screen caps.  Plus a couple of oopsies at the end!

 

Enjoy and I’d love to hear your thoughts on any or all of this!  Especially if I’ve missed anything – this episode was jam packed!

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AMANDA BANDS 

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Just one this episode – and it’s red.  Don’t you just love the look on Amanda’s face here.  The wheels are turning inside her brain…c’mon think of something to tell my mother….I know, Chuck!

 

 

Lee in plaid

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A:  Look, you may think Jim’s not good, but I think he’s charming and I think he’s sincere.

Pretty sure Lee’s jacket counts as plaid.

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This is the same plaid jacket – I realize the resolution isn’t that great – sorry!  Looks like Lee’s having an adult beverage.  No wonder he has a grin on his face.  I’d have thought after their bathroom fight and having to wait for Amanda to come “home” he’d be a little miffed.  I’m glad he’s not though In love  He actually looks like he’s thinking she’s as pretty as Cinderella.

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AMANDARAMBLES

We have a couple of Amandarambles in this episode.  One is a mini, but I just love KJ’s delivery so I’m including it.  Plus it means more Lee in a tux and more gorgeous KJ in that dress.

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My boys love Quickie Chickie Snack Shack! You know they have the best french fries-

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Love Lee checking his watch here….notice he doesn’t interrupt. He knows it’s pointless.  And yup, scrunched up face and all – he’s still gorgeous. 

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And they have the only cole slaw that doesn’t….why are we going to this?  Wish I had KJ’s arms and shoulders – she really looks great tonight, doesn’t she?

The second Amandaramble is at Amanda’s dinner with Delano.

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A:  Well, you know how it is (L:  No, tell us.).  You travel a lot, you meet all sorts of people but you never really meet the ones you want to meet, you know?  Do you believe in reincarnation?    Maybe we met in another lifetime.  You see, sometimes I think that maybe I really lived once before during the War of the Roses and I was a countess who lived in a huge, beautiful castle with acres of land (L:  What is she talking about?  Good question, Lee.) and my husband, the count, and my husband the count was imprisoned in the Tower of London.  And then one night, it was a dark stormy night,  his enemies came and they took me away.  So when they brought me to the gallows I just looked at the executioner and smiled serenely because I knew I wasn’t going to die.

Where did she get all that? 

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Jack Sightings

 

Jack 1 is back!   When was the last time we saw him??

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L:  What is she talking about?

Even Jack is cracking up! Reincarnation? War of the Roses?  Is this more stuff from the novel she’s reading?

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JILL SIGHTINGS

No, not this time.

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Who left their keys this week?

No evidence of keys being left behind this week.

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AMANDA DOESN’T DO WHAT LEE TELLS HER

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A:  …and go back in your truck and don’t eavesdrop on me!

You go girl!  Let him have it!  He is acting like a jealous person and he has no right as you say…but you were supposed to keep the broach on.  It’s a minor infraction, I know, but I just love that she’s being feisty with him.  She should have told him to stick it where the sun don’t shine if you ask me. 

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L:  Now, what were you saying about your evening?

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AMAAANDA!

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Oh Lee, she does complicate your life, doesn’t she!  And we absolutely love her for it!

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LEEEEE! (always said to save our Scarecrow)

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HITS/PUNCHES/SHOTS TO LEE

This is a rough week for Lee.  At least he doesn’t get shot though.

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LOL!  I just had to include this funny screen cap of the guy attacking Lee in the study.  He sure looks scary!  Sarcastic smile  Not!  Do you think he took out the cameraman when he did this?  I don’t even think it’s the same actor who actually fake fights with Lee.

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Next he’s tipped over the chair…

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And thrown to the floor one last time before he starts kickin’ the ever lovin’ tar out of the baddie.  Boy, can this man take a lickin’!

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AMANDA BOO BOOS

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This is a veeery scary week for Amanda.

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We can see the look of fear on her face…

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as she gets taken by gunpoint.

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How polite.  Like she has an option to say,  “No thanks.”  I wonder if the baddies think they’ll get a break with viewers or jurors because they use good manners?

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Ooooh, who can forget the slap???  Ouch, that hurts!  Well, actually, it really doesn’t, but seen at real speed it looks like it does!  No wonder we don’t see a red mark on Amanda’s cheek.

And as if that wasn’t bad enough – he has to poison her with some deadly mushroom poison!

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H:  A shot of muscarine…perhaps this will make you remember who you are.  A:  Would you believe me if I told you that I was just a suburban lady with two small boys, a station wagon, and a little league team on a bad losing streak?

Lee?!?!  Where are you???  Poor Amanda!  Do you think she gave up on him?

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LEE WINKS

I didn’t see any Lee winks this episode but it seems like there could have been.  Did I miss any?  It would have been easy to do with the tux and dimples and all.

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AMANDA SAVES LEE

Lee does all the saving this episode!

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LEE SAVES AMANDA

I think this is one of my favorite saves of the series…anyone with me on that one?

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Right after Lee beats up the baddie in the study, he immediately searches for Amanda.   He knows something is very wrong….

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Uh oh, Lee spots Amanda’s purse on the second floor bannister.  

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He’s starting to really look worried now.  She’s not supposed to be upstairs!

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After Lee rushes up the stairs in search of Amanda, he hears a scream!  He rushes down the hallway into the room where the scream came from….

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Oh no!  He’s too late!  She’s already been injected!  Lee tries to keep Hollander from shooting him – he’s already taken a beating tonight…

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Love how Lee never takes his eyes off the gun. 

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But ahhh, was there ever any doubt who would end up with the gun?  Just look at Lee’s face here (ok, tough to do, I know), could he be any more intense? 

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L:  What’s in the injection? 

Lee’s final move here to save Amanda will be with one big karate chop to the neck.  I kinda wanted him to shoot Hollander though.  He really deserved it.

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But wait, there’s more!  Is that what you’re thinking??  Read on, dear friends!

 

TOUCHES

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L:  That’s not all she has. C’mon. He’s got her by the elbow.  What a gentleman.

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This is not a separate touch, just a continuation of Lee’s hand on her arm.  I think this is such a pretty picture so I had to include it.  I don’t even mind the Porsche – the top is neatly tucked away and provides some nice foreground for our favorite superspy and housewife!

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L:  Here is your help.  Frederick, your butler and Mary your maid.

There is definitely some touching in this scene.  I know I’ve commented on how close and touchy these two are before and that I really don’t understand it.  Maybe it’s all subconscious or maybe they’re just close talkers.   But for two people who are just business acquaintances….  I still love it though!

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A: Do they know? L: They’re agents.  A: Oooh They are very close here…in fact, Lee is within striking distance if you ask me.  Too bad those other agents are watching Sarcastic smile

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A:  Here look, you just take this little thing, get it out of my life, get back in your truck and do whatever you’re doing and don’t eavesdrop on me!

She’s just taken the bug out of the broach and stuck it in Lee’s hand.

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Oh, wow.  Very swoony look he’s giving her here!  In love  There’s your lovely chauffeur’s outfit, Jenbo!  Secret telling smile

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Lee touching fur, fur touching Amanda equals Lee touching Amanda.  That is the Transitive Property of Touching for SMK!  And let’s not forget to mention Lee’s licking his lips!!!  Double points!!!

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Here we have more pictures of Lee saving Amanda.  I’ve included them here because they involve a lot of, ahem, touching.

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Here he goes…picking up fake Amanda to carry her.

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Carrying fake Amanda down the stairs.  Wait, what is that brown thing at the top of the stairs?  Is that some sort of a chair lift?  I’m glad Lee didn’t use that, it totally would have wrecked the tag!

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Yay, the real Amanda!  At least it sure looks like it!  Not a new touch, but had to include it because it’s the real deal.

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Ahhh, more parts touching after he hitches her up.  I’m going with ‘this is the real Amanda’ here.

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L:  Damnit, man!  Don’t you apologize! 

This too is real Amanda, right?  Love, love, love the intensity of Lee in this scene. 

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L:  I guess this one got a little rough.

 

Here he touches her hair 5 times.  Awwww.  Very sweet.  In love

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Cheeky Lee

For now, that’s what I’ve decided to call this new category….sounds better than ‘Cheek Muscle Thing’, don’t you think?  If anyone out there has a better idea, let me know!

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He actually gets pretty ‘cheeky’ a lot in this episode, so I’ve just captured a few of them during more meaningful or kind of funny scenes.

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A:  I understand what a sweep is, but I, ah I don’t know what a scenario is.  L:  The life story of Victoria Greenwich.

I guess in order for Lee to truly be a knight in shining armor he has to put Amanda in a fairy tale.

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A:  I have to go home.  I should change clothes.  L:  Aren’t you going to tell me about your evening?

Nope!   Hahahahaha!!!

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Now you’ve done it, Hollander!  Lee’s flexing his masseter…you haven’t got a prayer…say good bye!

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OOPSIES! 

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You can see Amanda’s  “boot” on her right foot in this picture.  You can also see it when she walks to the study to flick the light three times, but I couldn’t get a good screen cap of it there.

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Isn’t that Marge Clapton from repeat goodieTGTNeighborhood on the left? 

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I think it is!  Maybe Hollander was planning to use Connie Beth Golden Circle Girls if the plastic chicken thing didn’t work out!

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And whose car is parked in Amanda’s driveway??? 

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See it there on the left?  It’s parked pretty far back for company.

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That’s it for this episode.  It was jam packed!  Thanks for reading and sharing your thoughts on this lovely show!  

Let’s recap…

Tuxedos –  Good lord, yes!

Amanda Bands – 1, red

Lee saves Amanda – 1 big one

Amanda saves Lee –  0

Amanda doesn’t do what Lee tells her – 2

Amaaanda! – 1

Leeeee! – 0

Hits/Punches/Shots to Lee – 7

Amanda “Boo boos” – 3

Lee Winks – 0

Amandarambles – 2

Touches – I’m counting 15

Lee in Plaid – Yes

Who Left their keys this week? – No one

Jack Sightings – Jack 1

Jill Sightings – 0

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I hope you made it all the way down here!  If you did and want to go check out iwsod’s first post on this episode, here’s the link.