Saturday, January 10, 2009

A Still Tongue Makes A Happy Life

Oh behave, baby! The hipsters over at are now showing episodes of the 1960's metaphor-laden series The Prisoner.

Patrick McGoohan as Number Six is sexy in a Steve McQueen middle-aged, Irish, bad-boy kind of way. The producers of the show must have been counting on his sex-appeal which might explain why his uniform is so much more stylish than the other villagers. The rest of them look like they're working at Hot Dog On A Stick.

A few years ago, we caught several episodes on our local PBS station, including the surprise ending. But, even though we know the outcome, we're still riveted by the mystery. Plus the giant beach ball on security detail is hilarious.

This past weekend at Stitches in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, my husband used the Village motto "A still tongue makes a happy life" on a heckler. Needless to say, it is now officially part of his comedy repertoire.

We're looking forward to firing up the laptop, sitting under a blanket on the Monroe Cuddler and watching the remaining 17 installments. We need something to appeal to our mid-century sensibilities until Mad Men resumes later this year.

In the meantime, as the Villagers say, "Be seeing you."

1 comment:

Traci Skene said...

Patrick McGoohan has died. He was 80. Be seeing you, Patrick.,0,3951859.story