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What are the best episodes of Charlie's Angels?

Full episodes are up on Youtube. Last night I watched "Night of the Strangler", featuring murder by clown doll and a bunch of unattractive middle aged men in horrible leisure wear. The Angels looked great though!

What episodes are considered the classics?

by Anonymousreply 20204/14/2015

"I Will Be Remembered." Ida Lupino guest stars as a faded film star from Hollywood's Golden Age.

"Angels in Chains." Classic women in prison story with a dykey prison matron.

"Angels at Sea." The Angels go up against Frank "The Riddle" Gorshin who has planted three bombs on a cruise ship. It works for two reasons: Gorshin gives a hell of a performance, and there's a great scene where the Angels diffuse the bombs. It's completely ludicrous even by the show's standards, but it works because the Angels are committed to it.

"To Kill an Angel." Camp classic where Kelly befriends an autistic boy who accidentally shoots her.

by Anonymousreply 104/30/2012

I was always a fan of the one about Kelly's abusive nanny, Bemish. Loved when she was hypnotized into believing Jill was Bemish in disguise and almost killed her. Campy delight!

by Anonymousreply 204/30/2012

Beemish! Holy fuck, that episode was scarier than Phantasm.

Most heart breaking was a two-parter where Kate Jackson may or may not be blown up in a terrible explosion for the cliff hanger. I was nervous for a week that she would die!

by Anonymousreply 304/30/2012

The serial killer that buried women in the sand, leaving a hand or a foot sticking out scared the bejeebus out of me.

by Anonymousreply 404/30/2012

Thanks, all! These sound great. Kelly & the autistic boy sounds vaguely familiar - did they go to an amusement park?

by Anonymousreply 504/30/2012

Wasn't there an episode where they all had to go to big rig trucker school? I remember watching that and wanting to be a trucker after that.

Angels in Chains is such a classic.

by Anonymousreply 604/30/2012

One from the Tanya Roberts season has the Angels investigating a murder at one of those singles bars with telephones on the tables. I won't spoil the big twist but I sure wouldn't want Jaclyn Smith investigating my murder if she could be so easily fooled.

by Anonymousreply 704/30/2012

There's only one best episode of Charlie's Angels: Angels in Chains.

by Anonymousreply 805/01/2012

OP I tried the link and it said it couldn't open it in my country. I'm in the US, did you post from another country?

by Anonymousreply 905/01/2012

Shelly Hack? Tanya Roberts?! Some of you spent the 70s and 80s in a drugged up stupor! Those two marked the worst of Charlie's Angels.

by Anonymousreply 1105/01/2012

Shelly Hack is a DL icon.

by Anonymousreply 1205/01/2012

The show jumped the shark with Shelley Hack.

by Anonymousreply 1305/01/2012

'Angels in Chains' (Season 1, 1976): THE classic!

'Consenting Adults (Season 1, 1976): Farrah on a skateboard!

'The Seance' (Season 1, 1976): Beamish!

'I Will Be Remembered' (Season 1, 1977)

'Angels in Paradise' (Season 2, 1977): Two-parter that introduces Cheryl Ladd.

'The Sandcastle Murders' (Season 2, 1978)

'Angels in Springtime' (Season 3, 1978)

'Haunted Angels' (Season 3, 1978)

'Counterfeit Angels' (Season 3, 1979)

'Angels Go Truckin' (Season 4, 1979)

'Fallen Angel' (Season 4, 1979): The best of the return of Farrah episodes.

'Angel Hunt' (Season 4, 1979)

'Of Ghosts and Angels' (Season 4, 1980)

by Anonymousreply 1405/01/2012

The Hawaii episodes.

by Anonymousreply 1605/01/2012

Loved the two-part episode in which Kelly and Kris fought over Patrick Duffy.

by Anonymousreply 1705/01/2012

Shelly was pretty good in The King of Comedy.

by Anonymousreply 1805/01/2012

I like the one from season 4 where Kris goes to jail, there's a fumigation scene, a big dyke who gets interested in her.

There are a lot of "solo" episodes during this season, where one Angel does a lot of the work and the other two are incidental.

Also the one with the attempted murder-by-herbal-wrap that takes place at a spa, with Mercedes McCambridge.

Watch Shelley Hack as a streetwalker!

The Kim Cattral guest star one is fun, as is the one where Kelly gets strung out on heroin.

Also it's worth watching at least one of the handful episodes where Sabrina and Kris have to team up, knowing the backstory that Jackson couldn't stand Ladd. Pretty much they were able to work around this, with Sabrina-Bosley + Kris-Kelly pairings, or Sabrina-Kelly + Kris-Bosley (Ladd loved Doyle almost like a surrogate father). To their credit, there is a poignant moment when Kris shoots someone dead for the first time and Sabrina comforts her.

As soft as it is, sometimes the show will be violent in a way that is completely unexpected; you snap out of the viewing coma and think, "well, you'd never see that on tv today."

You'll notice how badly staged a lot of the special effects are (speeding up the film to make cars go faster) and how cheap or low tech some things are done. Cars explode at the slightest provocation. Sometimes the Angels are helpless women in distress and then suddenly they flatten a towering athletic man with one karate chop--sometimes in the same episode!

You'll tire of seeing the swing set that's reconfigured and redressed over and over again: the one with the little kitchen with cabinets and counter and bar on the upstage wall.

Also, you'll pray that Allah will save you from ever having to hear another original song written by the series writers (who must have been frustrated songwriters--always cramming their dog songs into episodes).

Most glaringly, time has not been kind to the detection and undercover methods--most of their covers would be blown with a simple Google search today. And they're never shy about appearing together in public even though their "covers" wouldn't likely know each other.

Where's Season 5 on DVD? That's the real question.

by Anonymousreply 1905/01/2012

oh, duh, also: THE PILOT!

That was excellent.

Diana Muldar!

Bo Hopkins!

Tommy Lee Jones!

Twists, turns... those smoothies in the beginning.

Jackson was originally going to play Kelly, which is why we see so much of Smith in the early part of the pilot.

Farrah, God Bless, never had a handle on who Jill was. She was brilliant in the Burning Bed, but she was simply horrific on CA.

Jackson, meanwhile, got two Emmy nods for playing Sabrina.

by Anonymousreply 2105/01/2012

Angels in Chains mini episode. Great stuff!

Forgot Kim Basinger was in it.

by Anonymousreply 2205/01/2012

Who can forget "Death on Wheels" where Farrah has to be the roller derby bully?

by Anonymousreply 2305/01/2012

[quote]Where's Season 5 on DVD? That's the real question.

It's available on iTunes.

[quote]These sound great. Kelly & the autistic boy sounds vaguely familiar - did they go to an amusement park?

Yes. She takes him to an amusement park, two killers ditch a gun near him, and he shoots her in the head. Make your own joke about that one.

by Anonymousreply 2405/01/2012

Another vote for Angels in Chains. It's got it all.

by Anonymousreply 2505/01/2012

How can this thread have gone so long without a mention of Toni's Boys - Stephen Shortridge, Bruce Bauer, Bob Seagren.

by Anonymousreply 2605/01/2012

Agree that Angels in Chains is the best. ABC repeated it 3 TIMES that year and it was top 10 every time. Hard to believe.

The lesbian dialogue is priceless-

"I've got my eye on you, sweet cheeks".

"I can fit you better than any tailor just by LOOKING at you".

"When was the last time you were sprayed?"

Smutty innuendo about Kim Basinger's nipples closes out the episode!

I also like Hellride (Bosley at his best) and Consenting Adults.

Sorry (R1) but I think Angels at Sea is the worst. Diffusing that bomb is a snoozefest and Frank Gorshin is as annoying as ever. The laughable shot of the bomb exploding a mile away after the Angels throw it overboard is fun, though!

by Anonymousreply 2705/01/2012

You bitches forgot Jamie Lee Curtis' portrayal of a pro golfer in danger!

by Anonymousreply 2805/01/2012

I remember a late series episode about bodybuilders. I just wanted to see it for the men in their posing briefs.

by Anonymousreply 2905/01/2012

I don't know if I'd call it moving but as a kid I loved the strategically placed explosions.

by Anonymousreply 3105/01/2012

[quote]Thanks for these great reminders. Does anyone else find the show's theme music oddly moving? I guess it just takes me back to a nice place in my childhood. I should probably be too embarrassed to ask this.

Don't be. It predates my childhood by a year, and I still love it.

When Farrah, Kate, and Jaclyn did their tribute to Aaron Spelling at the Emmys in 2006, they were played on with it, and it was the best moment of the ceremony.

by Anonymousreply 3205/01/2012

[quote]Most glaringly, time has not been kind to the detection and undercover methods--most of their covers would be blown with a simple Google search today

Oh, come on. No one would see through Kelly's faultless disguises of an exaggerated version of her Texas twang and/or glasses.

Also, "Dancing in the Dark" where Kelly was a disco-dance instructor (because I guess that was a thing in the seventies), and Bri was an Asperger's-suffering heiress taking dance lessons.

by Anonymousreply 3305/01/2012

Kris was my favorite.

by Anonymousreply 3405/01/2012

There was a disco episode I found very hilarious... just watching these old people dance like that

by Anonymousreply 3505/01/2012

"Angels In Chains" is great. The male guard was one of those creepy casting choices that couldn't be made today. Towards the end, he tells Kelly that he's sorry he has to kill her before he had his way with her.

The episode with the autistic kid was one of those recycled Aaron Spelling scripts. It was done on "Mod Squad" with Peggy Lipton in the Jaclyn Smith role.

by Anonymousreply 3605/01/2012

R32, that's a great clip. However, after it aired, it was rumoured (strongly) that Kate made a scene backstage about wanting to go on with her position in the middle and be the one to speak first. She did both. She also made her speech more about her (Aaron told me, "Katie, you have stardust in your eyes.") than about the man she was there to honour. All of this kind of soured me on her even more as I'm aware of the ego trips she's pulled over the years.

by Anonymousreply 3705/01/2012

r32

I like the way that Farrah decided to showcase her chest. She made the other 2 look matronly.

by Anonymousreply 3805/01/2012

I like the episode where the Angels infiltrate and get jobs at a small circus...

The episode called Teen Angels features one of the Landers sisters. She is the head mean girl at an all girls boarding school and pulls a huge strand of Kris's hair in art class.

I also like the episode where these female criminals that look like the Angels commit crimes.." Counterfeit Angels"

by Anonymousreply 3905/01/2012

Cheryl and Jaclyn in 2010. Both look great, but Cheryl looks 35.

by Anonymousreply 4005/01/2012

What was the one at a race track? Farrah played a preachers daughter and Bosley was her daddy.

by Anonymousreply 4105/01/2012

The first two episodes I thought of were "Angels in Chains." and "Angels at Sea". these are classic Angels episodes as well as classic 70s television at its very best!

by Anonymousreply 4205/01/2012

Does anyone remember Toni's Boys, which was to be a spin off. It featured Barbara Stanwyck and 3 hunky male investigators. They worked a case with the Angels (Shelly Hack era). The script is for sale on ebay.

by Anonymousreply 4305/02/2012

How about the episode where Cheryl befriends me and then steals my husband...?1

by Anonymousreply 4405/02/2012

R27 don't forget to add the evil female guard watching them shower then making them take off their robes while she ogled the Angels' naked bodies and sprayed them down with some sort of disinfectant.

by Anonymousreply 4505/02/2012

I also find the music oddly comforting. It brings back in an immediate way how the culture was right before the Reagan era. More open, more campy, more fun.

by Anonymousreply 4605/02/2012

Those were good times.

by Anonymousreply 4705/02/2012

The episodes mentioned on this thread were all classics. I loved them. I especially loved the one that was about diamond thieves or something that had Farrah riding her skateboard trying to escape. All the kids in the neighborhood were trying to ride their skateboard like she did after that. Ah, memories!

by Anonymousreply 4805/02/2012

Farrah on the skateboard....!!!!!

by Anonymousreply 4905/02/2012

R37, I agree that Kate has her issues, but I thought her speech to Aaron wasn't ALL about her.

There were poignant moments to it.

Plus, she should have gone first; she'd worked for him on the Rookies, too.

Farrah quit after a year.

Maybe Jaclyn could have gone first, but Kate's the best speaker.

by Anonymousreply 5005/02/2012

All of the best episodes have been mentioned already, but I'd like to include my favorite from the Shelly Hack era. It was set in a Roller Disco palace (Flippers!!!) with Rene Auberjenois as the main villain and Cheryl was undercover as a roller disco contestant! Plus, Jaclyn and Shelly played "reporters" doing a story for "Roller Disco Magazine"!

by Anonymousreply 5105/02/2012

Thanks, R49. That was a good laugh. You could really notice the film speeding up to increase the speed of the chase.

by Anonymousreply 5205/02/2012

Any that included Dennis Cole as a guest star. He was dreamy.

by Anonymousreply 5305/02/2012

Wasn't Jacklyn Smith involved with Dennis Cole? Even more important question: Why do I remember this obscure bit of '70s trivia?

by Anonymousreply 5405/02/2012

[quote]Also, "Dancing in the Dark" where Kelly was a disco-dance instructor (because I guess that was a thing in the seventies), and Bri was an Asperger's-suffering heiress taking dance lessons.

Kate was hilarious in that one.

by Anonymousreply 5505/02/2012

Yeah I got beat to Toni's Boys. Damn. I loved the Shelly Hack episodes. Especially when she was being hunted in Mexico. But yeah I'm curious just how did Shelly Hack become a DL icon? She has one of the strangest careers. No one in Hollywood has been given more chances for a hit than her. I want to know who she was fucking. I mean did SHE abort Warren Beatty's love child?

Now someone start a Bionic Woman thread because I know the life of Jaime Sommers inside and out.

by Anonymousreply 5605/02/2012

There was one where they were in a Vegas-style show where they sang some god-awful number entitled "Pals, Buddies, and Friends". It was so awful. I LOVED IT!!!

by Anonymousreply 5705/02/2012

[quote] Maybe Jaclyn could have gone first, but Kate's the best speaker.

"Dear Aaron is in heaven now. With Bootsie Gumdrops, my first cat I got from the shelter. Thank you."

by Anonymousreply 5805/02/2012

Yes, R58. That's JUST what she said.

by Anonymousreply 5905/02/2012

Thanks R49!

by Anonymousreply 6005/02/2012

Jaclyn was married to Dennis Cole. Before he began working steadily as an actor, he was a AMG model.

by Anonymousreply 6105/02/2012

I forgot about Bootsie Gumdrops. Has anyone checked Jackie's Twitter lately?

by Anonymousreply 6205/03/2012

Why did they almost always, without fail, use their real names on cases? I always found that to be absurd.

by Anonymousreply 6305/05/2012

What was the name of the one where Elaine Joyce (Match Game, Mrs. Neil Simon) played the villan?

by Anonymousreply 6405/05/2012

Angels in Sprintime. Best. Episode. Ever.

Could only find parts 3-5 on Youtube but check it out!

by Anonymousreply 6505/05/2012

And here's the crib notes version...

by Anonymousreply 6605/05/2012

"Angels in Vegas" their crossover with Vega$. Most notable for guest star Dean Martin and the even-more-funky special version of the theme.

by Anonymousreply 6705/11/2012

It wasn't just Angels in Chains, was it?

The show was a phenomenon; despite how frustrated Kate was in the scripts there were some nice relationships and dynamics on the show, not the least of which was the Angels feelings towards lovable Bosley.

by Anonymousreply 6806/02/2012

I can't believe nobody has mentioned the Episode about the transvestite killer Margot! She befriended Kelly and played a double roll on the show. There was also that amazing episode where Cheryl Ladd played a porn actress. I loved her sideswept curls.

by Anonymousreply 6906/02/2012

The one where the Angels walk around in skimpy outfits and catch the bad guy

by Anonymousreply 7006/03/2012

R69, see r7.

by Anonymousreply 7106/03/2012

Wait. So Kelly got shot in the head twice during the series? By the austic kid and in one of the Tanya Roberts episodes.

by Anonymousreply 7206/03/2012

I liked the one where the bad guys got Kelly hooked on heroin. Apparently heroin makes one's hair frizzy and uncontrollable. The More You Know.

by Anonymousreply 7306/03/2012

One of my favorite episodes was "Angels on the Line" from their final season. Kelly get stalked by a transvestite who runs a nightclub called "The Hotline Club." I'm so glad that season 5 is finally coming to DVD so I can see this again.

by Anonymousreply 7410/02/2012

Did anyone watch Toni's Boys? Was it good? Were they butch?

by Anonymousreply 7510/03/2012

What was the best season?

by Anonymousreply 7610/03/2012

I can't believe Amazon is charging almost $40 for season 5.

by Anonymousreply 7701/06/2013

I guess the price came doen a bit. It was released this month as MOD.

by Anonymousreply 7901/06/2013

I love the season 4 episode where they go undercover at Tiffany's alma mater to expose a white slavery ring led by Gary Collins and Jo Ann Plug. It must've been one of the early season 4 eps, since Shelley was pretty prominent. As the season went along and it was obvious she wasn't working out, her screen time was severely reduced.

by Anonymousreply 8001/06/2013

R80, I read Gary Collins as Gary Coleman and lost it!

by Anonymousreply 8101/06/2013

I was such a little queen growing up, I was fascinated by their changing hair styles. I remember being obsessed with the Hack season opening credits in which Hack has frizzy hair in one shot, and totally straight hair in another.

by Anonymousreply 8201/06/2013

R80 Some of those Shelly Hack episodes are hard to watch. She was a beautiful model, but a terrible actress.

by Anonymousreply 8301/06/2013

Trying out to be lifeguards

by Anonymousreply 8401/06/2013

R82 - what specific changes happened with their hairstyles?

by Anonymousreply 8501/06/2013

Looking back, maybe it was just Shelley Hack's hair that I was obsessed with. It seemed to change every episode, which was reflected in the opening credits.

by Anonymousreply 8601/06/2013

R87 - I can't tell any significant differences in the looks of Jaclyn or Cheryl throughout the series.

by Anonymousreply 8701/06/2013

Sometimes Jaclyn had big fluffy hair, sometimes it was straight, and sometimes it was heroin-frizzy.

by Anonymousreply 8801/06/2013

Jackie's hair got noticeably shorter around season 2 and 3, and would altenate between a teased/swept-back look and bangs. Her changing hairstyles are reflected in the season 4 and 5 credits, when they finally updated their shots.

by Anonymousreply 8901/06/2013

Tiffany homage.

by Anonymousreply 9001/06/2013

Cheesy old-fashioned show. I saw a few episodes on TV and thought they were lame-o. Bad acting and horrible scripts. Guess I'm too young to "get" the appeal.

by Anonymousreply 9101/06/2013

You're too young R91

by Anonymousreply 9201/07/2013

Loved the episode where Kris goes undercover with the worst scandavian accent ever. I yust love that yade!

by Anonymousreply 9301/07/2013

I loved the episode where Kelly was terrorized by a transvestite.

by Anonymousreply 9401/07/2013

Which episode is that R94?

by Anonymousreply 9501/07/2013

R95 The epsiode was "Angels on the Line" from Season 5.

by Anonymousreply 9601/08/2013

Thanks R96. I barely recall season 5.

by Anonymousreply 9701/08/2013

I can't tell you the title (or season) but I recall one that had a sad ending but I remember as being good.

It had to do with a murdered (?) country music singer.

by Anonymousreply 9801/08/2013

R98 Was that the episode Cheryl Ladd sang on?

by Anonymousreply 9901/09/2013

What ever one was where they were on the loveboat.

by Anonymousreply 10001/09/2013

Some channel called Universal HD shows Charlies Angels and TJ Hooker and it's impressive how good they look today.

by Anonymousreply 10101/09/2013

Here's Kelly vs Margot. Margot does an extremely impressive pratfall at 1.49 and then Cheryl Ladd rips off the wig!

by Anonymousreply 10201/09/2013

I liked the Angels infiltrating the Miss Chrysanthemum pageant, especially the Miss Chrysanthemum polka song which is repeated endlessly.

by Anonymousreply 10301/09/2013

That's like asking who is the classiest of the Kardashians.

by Anonymousreply 10401/09/2013

Thanks R102

by Anonymousreply 10501/09/2013

I love that Jaclyn Smith had NO idea Margo was really a man! Some detective...

I get some cable channel called CLOO that seems to run a "Charlie's Angels" marathon on Saturdays once every month or so. Cheesy fun!

by Anonymousreply 10601/09/2013

I knew Margo was a man, but I was completely surprised by Sally on "General Hospital" when she started speaking in that man's voice.

by Anonymousreply 10701/09/2013

"Angels in Springtime" is a camp classic! A spa run by criminal lezzies in pink tunics, guest starring Mercedes McCambridge (whose character hotly denies being a foot fetishist.)

by Anonymousreply 10801/13/2013

some kind of roller derby episode.

by Anonymousreply 10901/13/2013

Farrah on a skateboard ain't got jack shit on Wonder Woman!

by Anonymousreply 11001/13/2013

Thanks R110

by Anonymousreply 11101/13/2013

I always enjoyed the 4th season episode where Jaclyn and Shelly go undercover as prostitutes while Cheryl hangs out at a music school harassing the poor crazy girl with the multiple personality disorder who turns tricks as her alternate to keep the music school afloat.

by Anonymousreply 11201/26/2013

"Teen Angels" is a great ep! The Angels go undercover at a snobby boarding school and encounter Audrey Landers as the Queen Bee sociopath.

by Anonymousreply 11301/26/2013

Season One: "Ladykiller" Jill and Kelly work at a "Playboy"-type nightclub where the centerfolds are being killed. Sabrina diffuses an electrocuting bed and Kelly is chased by Alan Fudge atop an abandoned oil refinery.

Season Two: "Angels on Ice" The Angels try and stop a terrorist assassination at an Ice Capades show.

Season Three: "Angels In Springtime" Lots of lesbo action and Mercedes McCambridge calls Nancy Parsons a "muscle-bound nit-wit".

Season Four: "Angels on the Street" Shelley's best episode when she and Jaclyn turn streetwalkers and uncover a psychological crisis in their client Judy....or Rose ("Just Rose...Rose of the road").

Season Five: "Angel on the Line" Kelly squares off with a psychotic drag queen.

by Anonymousreply 11401/26/2013

Counterfeit Angels from Season 3 is another favorite. Fake Sabrina, Fake Kelly and Fake Kris are pulling heist jobs but the police think it's the real Angels so they have to go in hiding. Then the fake Sabrina gets hospitalized after a botch job so the real Sabrina infiltrates the gang as the sister of the fake Sabrina in dire need of cash. Great showcase for Kate Jackson's comedic acting skills.

by Anonymousreply 11501/26/2013

R113 - That video is not available in the US.

by Anonymousreply 11601/26/2013

Sorry R116, I'm in Canada - did you try entering the ep title into YT?

by Anonymousreply 11701/26/2013

I just sat through Love Boat Angels. It was a crossover episode. Loved it! Guest Star: Bert Convy! I had no clue he was so attractive when younger. Its also the first Shelley Hack episode.

Kate Jackson apparently is a huge bitch, so my fave angels are Jaclyn, Cheryl and Tanya.

by Anonymousreply 11802/23/2013

My LEAST favorite episode of the entire series was in the first season. It was titled "Three Girls and a Cup". It started off shitty and just got worse from there.

by Anonymousreply 11902/23/2013

Angel In Love; Sabrina falls for a crook.

The pilot. Diana Muldar!

The two-parter with Patrick Duffy, Robert Reed and Ray Milland that explored Kelly's true origin.

Kris' first case, a two-parter where they go to Hawaii to rescue Charlie.

Shelley Hack FINALLY gets to do something, saves her pal (GH's Heather) from an evil mate.

Angels in Chains. (Of course!)

by Anonymousreply 12002/23/2013

BEMIS

by Anonymousreply 12102/23/2013

When Bright New Angel Shelley Hack Gives the Dickens to Jackie or Cheryl, It is a Book

by Anonymousreply 12208/06/2014

Kate's most fabulous hairstyle.

by Anonymousreply 12308/06/2014

Ah, not the best episode by far, but do you remember the one (first season, I think) where models are being attacked and scalped?

We are supposed to believe a man is assaulting them, but it is a woman who lost here hair because of cancer (was it cancer ?)

A bit campy.

by Anonymousreply 12408/06/2014

R123 - Kate looked better with long hair.

by Anonymousreply 12508/06/2014

"Remembrance of Angels Past"

In Paris for a detectives' conference, a taste of a madeleine dipped in lime-scented tea opens up for Sabrina a series of buried memories about love, snobbery, the nature of desire, and the subjective construction of time as played out among the highest reaches of French society during the Belle Epoque! PLUS: Kris goes undercover as an apache dancer!

by Anonymousreply 12608/06/2014

Lifeguard try outs or an excuse to gave them all in bikinis.

by Anonymousreply 12708/07/2014

"Toni's Boys" with Barbara Stanwyck, who runs a detective agency that just happens to employ three men.

After attempts are made on the Angels' lives, Charlie hires Stanwyck so that her boys can watch over the girls.

One of "Toni's Boys," Cotton -- played by Stephen Shortridge -- is hunk-a-licious. How that sexy young man didn't make a bigger splash in Hollywood, I'll never know. (And, damn, he looks good in a tight pair of jeans!)

by Anonymousreply 12808/07/2014

Thanks for the link R128

Here's Circus of Terror

by Anonymousreply 12908/07/2014

Here's Island Angels. One of the few times when Boseley brandishes a gun.

by Anonymousreply 13008/07/2014

"Angels on Campus" was also good. Shelly Hack returns to her sorority to investigate the disappearance of two young women on campus.

The episode features Gary Collins as the handsome professor over whom the coeds swoon. And the scenery is quite pretty, as it is filmed at the lovely University of Southern California campus.

by Anonymousreply 13108/07/2014

"Angel on the Line" was an interesting episode. On assignment, Kelly goes to a nightclub (oh, the 70s!) where patrons are seated at tables with phone...the idea being that you call someone you think looks hot.

Kelly gets a threatening call that has her scared the entire episode -- it was rather rare to see an Angel portrayed as scared...especially for an entire episode.

The hypnotist at the club, Margot, befriends Kelly and ostensibly wants to help her nab the bad guy...but, as we all know, there is quite a twist with Margot!

by Anonymousreply 13208/07/2014

Caged Angel. Kris goes to prison.

by Anonymousreply 13308/07/2014

[R133] Yes! "Caged Angel" had Big Aggie.

When Kris tries to go to sleep in her cell, shaking and crying. That was some great acting.

It's also a great mindfuck when the warden -- who seems straight-as-an-arrow -- turns out to be the mastermind behind the burglaries.

by Anonymousreply 13408/07/2014

Someone with far too much time on their hands made an "opening credits" film for Toni's Boys....

by Anonymousreply 13508/07/2014

R135 That's awesome!

Thanks for sharing. I'm bookmarking it...

by Anonymousreply 13608/07/2014

I like the one where Cheryl and Jacklyn tell Shelly Hack "You know...Um..this was a huge mistake, you're just bad, I mean really bad...And this is a show where bad is the defining bit. So just go..OK..We'll see you get your pay for the rest of your contract, but just go now."

by Anonymousreply 13708/07/2014

Margot was the campiest thing ever seen - this was filmed in 1981 before Joan Collins joined Dynasty. Angels On the Line had so many howlers. Margot's yellow outfit was to die for!

by Anonymousreply 13808/07/2014

"Angels in Chains"

by Anonymousreply 13908/07/2014

Get Set Death. As a tennis lover, this one was just absurd. The $25,000 LaHermosa Cup tennis tournament is the comeback of Carrie Jo Evans (get it - Billie Jean Evert?) and her competetion is being bumped off. Helga Borne, the Swedish Yoga queen, Carmita Medina, the champ of Mexico, etc. It also had one of the best villian names ever - ARLO SPINNER. At one point, a hit man with a high powered rifle is three feet away from his target, hiding behind a bush undetected by the 3 Angels. I think this ep would have been heaven for tennis loving Farrah, but she'd already flown the coup so Cheryl got to play the tennis tourney.

by Anonymousreply 14008/07/2014

I laughed my ass off when Jaclyn used the Bootsie Gumdrops line in the SVU episode she was in with Susan Anton and Ann-Margret.

by Anonymousreply 14108/07/2014

For some reason, a really weird episode is stuck in my head. It's weird enough that I think I might be making it up somehow. Can anyone verify?

Kris is undercover somehow with a guy who is a computer genius who figures out how to rob ATM machines. The drive to Las Vegas and win big at blackjack or poker or something. She winds up falling in love with him when she finds out he was stealing the money to prove that computers are fallible and gambled the money so he could pay it back with interest.

She seriously debates running away with him and decides not to help him escape.

Anyone?

by Anonymousreply 14208/07/2014

The bodybuilders.

Oh my young self loved that.

by Anonymousreply 14308/07/2014

Which do you think is the best season?

I would say 3 because it had Kate, Cheryl, and Jaclyn, and special appearances from FF.

by Anonymousreply 14408/07/2014

I loved all of the seasons...but am a bit partial to season 4 because, when younger, I had a thing for Tiffany Wellles (the whole beauty + brains thing)

by Anonymousreply 14508/07/2014

R145 - I didn't really care for Tiffani.

by Anonymousreply 14608/07/2014

Tiffany was my favorite angel too. It struck me as odd though. They hired her for a certain look and appeal then immediately began to change everything about her. They fucked with her hair so much it became dry and ugly. Shelley sure had her chances though. I can't think of any other actress that Hollywood tried to make happen more than her. Who was she fucking? She had at least six series with her as the lead and was in a couple of movies. Then they just gave up.

by Anonymousreply 14708/08/2014

Shelley seemed like a lesser version of Cheryl.

by Anonymousreply 14808/08/2014

Shelley was gorgeous and stylish in her Charlie ads.

by Anonymousreply 14908/08/2014

Then they went and did shit like this to her and she looked ridiculous.

by Anonymousreply 15008/08/2014

Here's all three angels where Shelley is in her glamor element, and to me anyway, she's clearly the most attractive.

by Anonymousreply 15108/08/2014

She looks too bony in R151

by Anonymousreply 15208/08/2014

Lauren Tewes was in Angels in Chains

by Anonymousreply 15308/08/2014

After reading this thread I watched two Charlie's Angels episodes yesterday and today. It's on Cozi-TV at 3 in the afternoon. They were both Shelley Hack episodes.

I always watched the show when it was on originally. I probably enjoyed the Kate Jackson years the most but liked all five.

by Anonymousreply 15408/08/2014

Very touching!

Jaclyn Smith Remembers Farrah Fawcett's Final 6 Months - Where Are They Now? - OWN

by Anonymousreply 15508/08/2014

I actually like the episodes with Farrah a lot better now that I'm watching them on Netflix. As a child I didn't start watching CA until the third season so for me, Cheryl Ladd was ALWAYS an angel.

What I DON'T like is the fact that they never explain what happens to the kitties. The kitten the French killer dragged around through the whole show; the kitten the autistic kid dragged around through the whole show; Scatman Crother's kitty on the leash after he gets run over in the alley by that freaky "New Darrin". Like, don't leave us hangin', people!!!

by Anonymousreply 15608/08/2014

I'm concerned for you, R156, considering CA isn't available on Netflix.

by Anonymousreply 15708/08/2014

Don't be concerned R157, I meant Crackle :)

by Anonymousreply 15808/08/2014

I will have to watch them on Crackle.

by Anonymousreply 15908/08/2014

Shelley was too fucking uptight.

As an angel, she sucked donkey balls.

by Anonymousreply 16008/08/2014

[quote]What I DON'T like is the fact that they never explain what happens to the kitties...Like, don't leave us hangin', people!!!

All the kitties were shelter cats later adopted by Jaclyn Smith and named Bootsie Gumdrops.

by Anonymousreply 16108/08/2014

I don't see it on crackle

by Anonymousreply 16208/08/2014

Sorry, R162, I'm in Canada. Maybe it's not on Crackle in the States.

by Anonymousreply 16308/09/2014

met Cheryl ladd SUPER NICE SWEET WOMAN! So any episode with her is awesome in my opinion :).

by Anonymousreply 16408/09/2014

Farrah who?

by Anonymousreply 16508/09/2014

I like the one where they were involved in a Vegas show and sang "Pals, Buddies, & Friends"!!!!

by Anonymousreply 16608/09/2014

Season 4 opening theme.

by Anonymousreply 16708/09/2014

I liked the sing-off between Kate Jackson and Farrah Fawcett at the Rusty Anchor.

by Anonymousreply 16808/09/2014

Oddly enough, I was watching Blossom last night and she and Six were sleeping outside a record store for C&C Music Factory tickets (I KNOW) and what should be next door to the record store? THE RUSTY ANCHOR!!!

by Anonymousreply 16908/09/2014

[quote]For some reason, a really weird episode is stuck in my head. It's weird enough that I think I might be making it up somehow. Can anyone verify?

[quote]Kris is undercover somehow with a guy who is a computer genius who figures out how to rob ATM machines. The drive to Las Vegas and win big at blackjack or poker or something. She winds up falling in love with him when she finds out he was stealing the money to prove that computers are fallible and gambled the money so he could pay it back with interest.

[quote]She seriously debates running away with him and decides not to help him escape. Anyone?

I remember this one, r142. It's called "Angel on a Roll" and it's from the final season. Cheryl Ladd's/Kris Monroe's conflicted feelings about the bad guy are really the only memorable part of the plot. Though I seem to recall an episode with Kate Jackson having the same kind of emotional dilemma.

by Anonymousreply 17008/09/2014

R170 - CA recycle plot? Say it ain't so.

by Anonymousreply 17108/10/2014

Remember Jill dating an impossibly young and beautiful Timothy Dalton?

by Anonymousreply 17208/10/2014

Robin Mattson in Of Ghost and Angels.

by Anonymousreply 17308/10/2014

I used to laugh my ass off watching Sabrina outrun V8 land barges in her orange pinto.

by Anonymousreply 17408/10/2014

Why was the first half of season 5 playing in Hawaii? I cannot recall a reason, not even sure it was ever mentioned why. And why did they go back to LA at some pount?

by Anonymousreply 17508/10/2014

Let's not forget Jaclyn Smith's Emmy worthy episode when the bad guys was trying to turn her into a heroin addict.

by Anonymousreply 17608/10/2014

r175, Hawaii = endless bikini scenes. Ratings were dropping and they were blatantly trying to retain viewers any way possible.

by Anonymousreply 17708/10/2014

What was the Eason within the show?

by Anonymousreply 17808/10/2014

Tiffany's entrance

by Anonymousreply 17908/11/2014

Bump

by Anonymousreply 18008/13/2014

The one with BEAMISH

by Anonymousreply 18108/13/2014

The Angels were in Hawaii to help open the Hawaiian branch of the Townsend Agency.

by Anonymousreply 18208/13/2014

Reading so much hilarious "Angels in Chains," "Angels on the Line" and Beamish talk has convinced me to watch [italic]Charlie's Angels[/italic]. The box set arrives tomorrow. You're all terrible influences.

by Anonymousreply 18308/21/2014

Another vote for the Bemish episode!!

by Anonymousreply 18408/21/2014

I bought season 3

by Anonymousreply 18508/22/2014

I have season 1. It has no special features. Do any of the other 4 seasons have any?

by Anonymousreply 18608/23/2014

My season 1 features some fan retrospective video and the "original pilot movie" is considered an extra. I think season 1 has been repackaged since I bought it though.

None of the other seasons has any extras. And if you're interested in season 5 with Tanya Roberts, spring a few extra bucks to buy the complete series boxset. The stand-alone season 5 is a DVD-R set manufactured on demand but the complete series set has actual pressed DVDs.

by Anonymousreply 18708/23/2014

I had to look up who Beamish was. Oh my. Here's Kelly Garrett's wiki page. She was very mysterious with a twisted past. Who knew?

by Anonymousreply 18808/23/2014

I have little else going on right now so I have been watching Charlie's Angels at 3:00 on Cozi-TV. Right now it's the Hawaii episodes from season 5 mentioned earlier. I haven't seen these later episodes in a very long time.

Programming note: It's followed by Here's Lucy at 4:00. I had forgotten how bad that show was.

by Anonymousreply 18908/23/2014

It's similar to Breaking Bad or Six Feet Under in that, to really appreciate all that is going on, it's best to start with the first episode and watch it straight through, never skipping an episode. So choosing "best" episodes is a little bit difficult.

But I'll go with the one at the circus where the dwarf has a crush on "Bosley John Bosley."

by Anonymousreply 19008/23/2014

R180 - Seriously? CA is much more story of the week than those shows. You don't need to know the backstory to enjoy it.

by Anonymousreply 19108/23/2014

My first cat was a shelter cat. We used to call her Bootsie Gumdrops.

by Anonymousreply 19208/23/2014

R141...I just sat through that SVU episode waiting for the Bootsie Gumdrops kickdown and it never happened!

by Anonymousreply 19308/24/2014

The Pals, Buddies and Friends episode aired today!

by Anonymousreply 19408/29/2014

The best is with Babs Stanwyck and the 3 queens who are hired to protect them.

by Anonymousreply 19508/30/2014

I just watched the one from season 3 when Jill comes to Kris because of a strange message. She winds up planning to race a special new car in the Grand Prix.

I really could see Farrah and Cheryl as sisters, even though they don't look all that alike.

by Anonymousreply 19609/07/2014

lmao just fell upon an episode from season 5 that had a man dressed in drag trying to kill 1 of them with a knife. When backup came, the drag queen ran but fell in a puddle and his wig was literally snatched before being arrested.

by Anonymousreply 19712/17/2014

The exciting climax of "Angel on the Line" with drag queen killer Margot. Jaclyn Smith sure isn't much of a detective if she couldn't figure out that was a man.

by Anonymousreply 19812/17/2014

R198 lmfao yes I happened upon that exact scene while surfing. Not surprised the episode ended with an embarrassing drag queen whimpering.

by Anonymousreply 19912/17/2014

I thought most of them were very entertaining. The worst was from the 5th season "Moonshining Angels" where it was a bad version of the Hatfields and McCoys. Plain Awful

by Anonymousreply 20004/14/2015

The Jade Trap

by Anonymousreply 20104/14/2015

and this Moonshinin' Angels. Cheryl goes southern.

by Anonymousreply 20204/14/2015
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