Vote for the Best SMK Tuxedo Moment- Round 6

Hi Everyone! Oh how I’ve missed a bit of Tuxedo goodness!!!

Are you ready for some more?!

So what’s the rules? All round winners will be represented in the semi-finals.. [which we’ll hold when the walk has gotten to the end of season 4 – we can’t miss any tuxedo goodness!] So you’ll have the chance to vote again for the round winners.  In the rounds you can vote multiple times –  Then I’ll limit us to one vote each for the semis and the finals.😎

Let’s recap the round winners so far. picasion.com_eb7a170c482324fe875478cce35f497e
Round 1- Show Pony Tux
Round 2 – was a tie:
Happy half dressed Tux (um not even looking at the image for this one, the title sells it for me Winking smile ) & You snooze you lose Tux
Round 3- Suave Tux
Round 4- the ‘Amanda’s so old fashioned it’s endearing’ Tux
Round 5- Sore loser at Blackjack Tux

So.. you all still with me? or are you all swooned out?!
So Drum Roll Please!
This Round you are voting for your favourite tux moment amongst the following:
We’re on to TTAAC. boy.. so many amazing tux moments.. it’s tough to short list them! I’ll do my best! (the agency thanks me for my sacrifice I’m sure Winking smile )

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Lint Tux

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Lint Free Tux

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Watching Amanda ‘get rid of the woman’

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The Goodwill Tux

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Amanda’s dazzled Tux

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The ‘Yes Mingle’ Tux

As I suspected.. I haven’t gotten very far! Too many wonderful tux moments.. with that gorgeous European haircut of Lee’s!

So are we ready to vote??? Here goes:

Would you like to share with us why you chose the Tux you chose?

If there’s something else you’d like to vote on- feel free to make suggestions!

I’ll likely leave this voting open until we finish walking through Dead Men Leave No Trails.. bye! Happy drooling and voting!






Lee’s Apartments Season 2 Part 3 by SilverCorvette

Welcome back to the third and final part of Lee’s apartments. SilverCorvette is back….!
Burn Out – Episode 21

Establishing Shot – the same building as always

With some changes (a plant instead a vase of stick things)
this looks the same as DOA – lots of oriental art.
Umm, Lee’s security must be pretty minimal, Bracken just
used his lockpicks and walked right in ? clip_image006
Those plants beside the bar (I think we call them Drucena
here in Australia) are looking a bit poorly. Hasn’t Amanda
been around to water them since DOA ?
That gold antelope ? is still on the narrow table, but that
plate/dish thing was not over there under the picture before.

And this is all we see.

So this pretty much looks like the DOA apartment.

I hope you have enjoyed looking through Lee’s apartments
in Season 2. I will be back with Season 3.


Thanks to SilverCorvette for updating Lee’s Season 2 apartments. Any differences between this apartment and the DOA apartment?
Bye from the JWWM team wave



SMK food part three: Food in the Family

Welcome back to our journey through Season 1 and 2 SMK food moments. We continue our exploration of SMK food with some “character-specific” food moments.

Jamie and Phillip
We don’t get to see enough of Jamie. And we don’t see much of Phillip either, although that doesn’t really bother me cow . But when we do see Amanda’s boys, they are frequently eating or hunting for food (which makes them remarkably normal!) S2E22_Jamie_banana

As I scoured the first two seasons of SMK, I could only find one instance of Jamie eating something I’d actively encourage the Minijets to consume: a banana thumbsup  (Murder Between Friends), that staple of babies and toddlers (I don’t miss those mushed banana stains!)

I’m ok with the scrambled eggs (Murder Between Friends) S2E22_Dotty_scrambledeggs
but….Jamie’s first breakfast (or lunch?) of SMK remains a mystery – it looks suspiciously like a pile of sugar on bread 15_weeping  (the First Time)
Cracklin’ Critters, while they do have the benefit of continuity through the first two seasons, do not get the Learjet Stamp of (Healthy Eating) Approval: 0 star rating0-Star
Oh look shocked  : the boys are helping with the shopping (Saviour), except Phillip is being nasty at the same time sigh. S1E16_shopping_boys_help
And when they’re out shopping with their mother and grandma, they just want to buy…more cookies, which I guess would make them normal in my family (Just say NO, Amanda! – Ship of spies)
and don’t take those Cracklin’ Critters, Dotty shudder
Anyone care to guess what the boys are eating here? I’m thinking hot dogs and iceberg lettuce? Or maybe macaroni cheese? Potato salad? Help me out here, JWWM’ers crazy  (Service Above and Beyond).

As a Dotty fan, I felt it was my duty to examine Dotty’s relationship with food in more detail. Dotty seems to help Amanda out a lot with meals – while Amanda is looking after those clams in tuxes, Dotty is busy with the more mundane tasks of keeping the family feed and watered, for example making a roast chicken (The First Time).
We are able to examine Dotty’s preparation technique when she prepares a casserole (Saviour): S1E16_meat_for_stew_Dotty
She favours chunky-cut carrots for a casserole

Her onion cutting technique makes me fear for those beautifully manicured hands.



But there it goes, safely into the oven with all of Dotty’s fingers intact:


Dotty is sophisticated (evidence: those beautifully kept nails)… so much so that she wears unsuitably high heels to go grocery shopping…and then drops the shopping. And she buys bean sprouts yes.
Dotty (to Amanda): Yes I know you love them. They’re so Californian! (A Class Act)
She’s a gracious hostess, making egg cress sandwiches for Dean’s mother (I Am Not, Nor Will I Ever Be A Spy)
nd offering chimpanzee owner Francine strudel, reminding Francine of what her cook Moline used to say “A strudel is an act of love. To not eat it is to reject a gift” (Saved by the Bells).
But Dotty is human too – who could forget her stress-eating popcorn while on the call to Amanda’s doctor during her amnesia episode laughing  (I Am Now Nor Have I Ever Been a Spy)

Lee has a strange relationship with food his fridge is a disgrace; the smelly cheese from the fridge horrified suburban housewife Amanda gross (The ACM kid)
He’s prepared to eat some less than appetising fare while on surveillance: Exhibit 1: snack – The ACM Kid
And Exhibit 2: sandwich – Service Above and Beyond
He doesn’t look too happy about eating chilli on the job (Always Look a Gift Horse in the Mouth).
and considers a Chewy Chunky Bar no replacement for a woman (If Thoughts Could Kill).

Am I right in thinking that many women would have a hard time choosing between a man and a chocolate bar crazy ? You can rely on chocolate in a way than you can’t always rely on a mere man…

Lee turns up his nose at jelly but Bedside Bluebell Amanda is happy to wolf it down (If Thoughts Could Kill)
(Comfort eating from to deal with Cranky Lee – I know exactly how she feels; I’ve often felt a strong craving for sugar after the Minijets have pushed me a little too far!)

Lee eats his beans under sufferance when wounded on the job and Amanda “persuades” him yuck  (The Long Christmas Eve).
As mentioned in the previous post, being an intelligence operative is a dangerous job…especially when Amanda gets a steak while Lee struggles to eat his soup after taking a punch in the jaw (The Artful Dodger).
Ultimately, metrosexual Scarecrow is most comfortable with more sophisticated (and exotic wink) dining and even cooks Amanda a Japanese meal at Maplewood drive (Remembrance of Things Past).
He prefers smelly cheese from Harrods so maybe he had stinky cheese in his fridge on purpose crazy ? (To Catch a Mongoose)
And to finish off with my two favourite (and most uncomfortable) Lee’s dinners out: that terribly awkward one (for Amanda) with his “wife” at the Cumberland (Weekend)
And then dinner with Amanda (downgraded to mere “girlfriend”) and the Colonel (A Relative Situation)
And a cute moment between Lee and Amanda, after Lee takes a “dead” Amanda grocery shopping (You Only Die Twice) and they share a packet of popcorn.

So has anyone got any observation about the food choices of the family at Maplewood Drive? Where did Lee get his eating habits from? Was it from the Colonel? Any other food moments to share from seasons 1 and 2?
That concludes this trilogy on food and drink. wave from Learjet!