Released in 1965, I Spy was a popular half-hour television drama starring Robert Culp and Bill Cosby as two American undercover agents traveling the globe doing spy stuff.
The episode Bossy recently caught in syndication begins when a European National blah blah defects and is transported to Mexico by blah:
But this doesn’t square up, because why is the European National being transported to Mexico when blah blah blah?
And then suddenly there were two bad guys who were tailing Robert Culp and Bill Cosby because hfhfkeo skklls dkfk zzzzzzzz:
Soon Robert Culp and Bill Cosby learn that the American spy transporting the European National is most likely crooked and planning the European National’s assassination. Except Robert Culp has been friends with this spy for years and can’t believe it. So he decides to confront him:
And then suddenly, in the middle of the confrontation, more bad guys begin shooting from an adjacent hill:
Temporarily out of harm’s way, Robert Culp realizes the bad guys were not aiming at his friend, which elevates his suspicions that he’s working for the other side, and so he confronts him again:
Then there was more shooting, and some falling, except Robert Culp and Bill Cosby remained unscathed. Even though Robert Culp’s friend died. And right after he died they discovered he wasn’t actually crooked and working for the other side after all. At least Bossy doesn’t think he was.
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furiousball saysJanuary 7, 2009 at 1:27 pm
here’s my favorite ever role that Bill Cosby did
look at how happy Bill is, he loves jello and booty butt cheeks
Enchanted saysJanuary 7, 2009 at 2:10 pm
I really liked this show too but, my favorite was “The Man from U.N.C.L.E.” (United Network Command for Law Enforcement) and I wanted to marry David McCallum!
Mimi saysJanuary 7, 2009 at 2:21 pm
what Enchanted said….mmmm…Illyan Kuriaken
Cactus Petunia saysJanuary 7, 2009 at 2:22 pm
I always wondered how come Bil Cosby never got the girl?
Oh, yeah… and I’m with Enchanted. Illya Kuryakin was the coolest spy ever!
Cathy D. saysJanuary 7, 2009 at 2:23 pm
I think maybe you need a new TV from this century. With shows from this century.
Reeb saysJanuary 7, 2009 at 2:34 pm
My favorite part (aside from all the Bossy comments) is the dress The Girl is wearing: orange and wide purple stripes. Now that’s a look. Her hair too. My wispy locks only dreamed of being able to look like that.
I wanted to marry Ilya Kuriakin too. Do a review of The Man from Uncle (too lazy to put in caps and dots) sometime, please, Bossy.
karen saysJanuary 7, 2009 at 2:43 pm
Robert Culp is the original Mr. Big! See the resemblance?? If Sex and the City was around then, Bob would have left I Spy for that show! Maybe Bob is Chris Noth’s DAD?? Where’s Entertainment Tonight to set the record straight? I was going to marry Eric Astrada of CHiPs … when I was like 9. He could do all that blah blah stuff Robert Culp could AND ride a motorcycle.
marchelle saysJanuary 7, 2009 at 2:47 pm
When ol’ boy is getting a boot to the head, is Bill Cosby smiling down in approval?
Ima get my vote on for Bossy again today.
HeyJoe saysJanuary 7, 2009 at 2:48 pm
Kind of a boring show. Maybe it’s better “live.” And sadly Robert Culp’s career landed him on The Greatest American Hero”: bad show – good theme song.
David saysJanuary 7, 2009 at 2:52 pm
I discovered Robert Culp on The Greatest American Hero, and then saw clips of Bob, Carol, Ted and Alice and was all “time machine, please!”
Kelly at The Glass Dragonfly saysJanuary 7, 2009 at 2:56 pm
Mmm. I was all about Bill Cosby in this show! Funny, I was just talking about it with my daughter last night…I didn’t know it was on anywhere.
POD saysJanuary 7, 2009 at 3:05 pm
Is Robert Culp still alive? I swear he was my high school principal.
Cat saysJanuary 7, 2009 at 3:27 pm
All of the hours I spend reading your blog save me even more in watching TV, thanks to your frequent and descriptive synopses.
Shelley saysJanuary 7, 2009 at 3:30 pm
I remember the first time I noticed Robert Culp was as the crabby “Q” type guy on The Greatest American Hero. I loved that show. And my favorite Bill Cosby?
“Ding! Noah?” … “WHAT?” *Dissolves into giggles*
Bridget saysJanuary 7, 2009 at 6:19 pm
When I was a kid I was addicted to a show starring Bill Cosby too, only it was The Cosby Show. And I also wanted to marry the man standing next to Bill Cosby on the screen, only it was Theo Huxtable. Because hellooooo Theo, what a dreamboat. http://tinyurl.com/9y2hb8
Bridget saysJanuary 7, 2009 at 6:22 pm
And now I have the giggles thinking about Theo.
jennifer saysJanuary 7, 2009 at 6:27 pm
When I was a kid, I knew I was going to grow up and marry Michael Landon, aka “Pa,” from LIttle House on the Prairie.
In one fell swoop, my Mother crushed my dreams; On a dark day in 1973, I learned the truth about Santa AND that I was never going to marry Michael Landon aka “Pa,” from Little House on the Prairie.
Thanks for bringing back the pain.
Kim saysJanuary 7, 2009 at 6:40 pm
I was never an I Spy fan, but may I say I really like the discontinuation of keep reading post
Amy in NJ saysJanuary 7, 2009 at 7:13 pm
Robert Culp is yummy.
Mr Farty saysJanuary 7, 2009 at 7:20 pm
Man from UNCLE? I wanted to BE Ilya Kuryaken.
Michael Bains saysJanuary 7, 2009 at 7:25 pm
It’s a wee bit late, but HAPPY NEW YEAR, Bossy!!!
I’ll be votin’ once, or maybe twice, a day.
Helen+ilana+Hi saysJanuary 7, 2009 at 8:05 pm
Funny I wanted to marry Billy Boy — or Illya Kuryakin — who until I read Enchanted’s comment I did not know was named McCallum — Hair One is really named Callum — spooky huh?!
Dharmamama saysJanuary 7, 2009 at 8:11 pm
I love how Bill Cosby is just suavely smiling in that drop-kick pic. Was that his role? “Suavely smiling guy”
@ jennifer – YOU couldn’t marry Michael Landon, because *I* was going to. Or, he was going to be my Dad. Or something. Hello, Electra complex!
Ranger saysJanuary 7, 2009 at 9:34 pm
You are definitely getting by vote (daily) but darn you for sharing yet other (perhaps partially-worthy) blogs through the voting list link to read……
operagal saysJanuary 7, 2009 at 9:51 pm
David McCallum is on NCIS now as Dr. Ducky, which is just fine with OG, because Mark Harmon is on NCIS, and that equals yummy, even if he is married to Mindy.
Mo saysJanuary 8, 2009 at 1:31 am
Now I get confused with this show and that show that took place in Japan with the Japan screens. Or maybe there must have been an episode of “I spy” in Japan. Please confirm…Or I suppose I can…
kate saysJanuary 8, 2009 at 1:49 am
could you do the bourne ultimatum next. because aleirnw fjeinwlkx awlez.
psychophant saysJanuary 8, 2009 at 5:33 am
Absolutely! Ilya was worth drooling over. I don’t know what made my jaw hit the floor faster, the 1st time I saw him on “The Man From U.N.C.L.E” or the 1st time I realized it was David McCallum on N.C.I.S. He has definitely aged with more character than grace. But then so many of us have done the same. (sigh)
Avitable saysJanuary 8, 2009 at 9:22 am
I, too, can put my leg up on a wall.
Jenn @ Juggling Life saysJanuary 9, 2009 at 1:17 am
In Dreams From My Father Barack Obama talks about being aware that is was never Bill Cosby that got the girl when he watched the show as a child.
Mary@Everyday Baby Steps saysJanuary 13, 2009 at 12:45 am
I remember Robert Culp best from Greatest American Hero in the 80’s. Does anyone else remember that show?
Mona Morstein saysApril 14, 2011 at 10:23 am
Bossy, I watch “I Spy” the exact same way! Be still my Culpish heart! 😉 You were hilarious! Great success in hanging around with Rachel Culp!