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Charlie’s Angels

“ONCE UPON a time, there were three beautiful girls who went to the Police Academy, and they were each assigned very hazardous duties. But I took them away from all that and now they work for me. My name is Charlie…” And a right jammy bastard he was too. Concubines comprised, at first, KATE JACKSON (Sabrina), FARRAH FAWCETT-MAJORS (Jill) and JACLYN SMITH (Kelly), before Farrah quit to be replaced by CHERYL LADD (Kris). Same plot every week, which is what we all wanted: Angels assigned to glamorous location – a Swiss mountain resort, say, where they suddenly all acquired the ability to ice skate, or a tropical beach, where they suddenly all acquired the ability to surf. Someone would go undercover, impersonating a) a nuclear technician b) a test pilot or c) a sword swallower. Dopey guards outwitted. Dopey plotters unmasked. “Oh Charlie!”

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  1. Andrew Barton

    January 17, 2010 at 1:58 am

    Kate Jackson also left and was first replaced by Shelley Hack, and later future Bond girl Tanya Roberts. Only Jaclyn Smith, along with David Doyle and John Forsythe stayed for the entire run.

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