The Girl from U.N.C.L.E.


Even though this show only lasted one year, I was an avid fan. I really loved it. It was my ALIAS of its day.

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Agreed. Stefanie Powers was positively winsome carrying off those mid-1960s fashions!

Some favorite episodes: "The Drublegratz Affair" and "The Montori Device Affair".

http://www.tv.com/the-girl-from-u.n.c.l.e./the-drublegratz-affair/episode/78115/summary.html?tag=ep_list;title;18

http://www.tv.com/the-girl-from-u.n.c.l.e./the-montori-device-affair/episode/78101/summary.html?tag=ep_list;title;4

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DVD, s'il vous plais?

Go-go boots, houndstooth check, Carnaby Street fashion...all with tongue-in-check. Seen 'em all! X-Files also owes a debt for the girl/boy investigative-sexual-tension genre.

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I loved it too! Remember "The Mother Muffin Affair" with Boris Karloff in drag as Mother Muffin? "The Bulgarian Affair?" It had a song that was like {Oye Oye My Bulgarian Baby? And yes, the plot revoled around the fact that April Dancer was going to have to marry some Bulgarian prince! I guess they were all like that, but hey, I was in the 6th grade and never quite got that plot device.I was sad that it only lasted a year. But then, most of the TV shows that I liked back in the days of network TV (you know, 3-or 4 channels) got canceled. I learned not to get too attached to anything back then!

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"My Bavarian Baby" was performed by The Daily Flash, in "The Drublegratz Affair".

http://www.tv.com/the-girl-from-u.n.c.l.e./the-drublegratz-affair/episode/78115/summary.html

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Thanks for that information. I wish TNT or some network would show reruns of this show.

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It is currently being shown on the American Life TV Network:

http://www.goodtv.com/programs.php?programid=GF

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Umm... if X-Files owes any debt for "the girl/boy investigative-sexual-tension genre" it's to "The Avengers"

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Oh, Alias can't even PALE in comparison to GFU! GFU is the BEST!!! I loved her 1960's mod clothes! :D

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I always thought this show was stupid when it first came out. I was always annoyed by Stephanie Powers faux English accent (you know, like Madonna has now.

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Wasn't comparing Powers to Madonna in terms of talent (I agree, Madonna's only talent is self-promotion, and I have never understood her appeal) Powers to me was always a class act, and she could I think have had a successful career in film but got sidetracked by the boob tube. I think an explanation of this is provided by Kathy Griffin's anecdote about Power's answer to Griffin's mother about career advice for the just starting out comedian: "Take every offer". So perhaps when film roles that didn't meet Powers' standards were coming her way, she opted for what I'm sure she felt was a cute spoof of spy movies and an offshoot of the successful Man from Uncle. Her work ethic is admirable; I just thought the show was so silly, even for a spoof. (although if I remember correctly, wasn't Boris Karloff in "The Mother Muffin Affair"? That was fun, though...)

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Ok, but I thought the whole GFU show was cute, even though it may have been silly or cheesy! And Stef acted cute in it, as well!

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You know, I think probably after Die, Die, My Darling! Stephanie realized that Columbia wasn't giving her good roles, so I think she decided to be the big fish in the small pond and take charge of her career and so opted for starring roles in t.v. I do admit it was a wise and shrewd career choice on her part! To me, all the sixties t.v. shows now look better than anything done today!

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Yeah, I like '60's tv better than today as well. Same goes for some '70's and '80's stuff too!

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Girl From Uncle is perhaps the only 1960s U.S. show to have more spin-off novels in the U.K.,though only one or two more,than appeared in the U.S. I've no idea why.

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I love this show. I have it on DVD.

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I was hoping that the complete Man from UNCLE collection would be followed up with a GFU collection......Does anyone know if it's in the works?

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I recently purchased an unofficial "Girl From U.N.C.L.E" DVD set and finally watched ALL the episodes . I must say I really liked it ! I definitely prefer it to Seasons 3 and 4 of the "Man From U.N.C.L.E" . MFU's Season 3 was a farce most of the time , and the attempts to get cheap laughs from the public through an unreasonable amount of slapstick comedy and childish jokes were so pathetic and over the top that most episodes from that phase of the show are hardly watchable . On the other hand in "The Girl From U.N.C.L.E" the tone is quite light , but the writers don't try to make the public laugh at any cost and at every moment and the jokes are usually funny . And the silly and campy touches are usually very original , more in "Get Smart" style rather than MFU style .

Season 4 of MFU wasn't as bad as the previous one as the producers themselves had realized that the show had sunk to abysmal depths and a return to darker storylines was in order . Yet , despite a few wonderful stories ( "The Deadly Quest Affair" in particular ) the show had become quite boring and lifeless , the spirit of the first two years was gone for good and , even if still a solid duo , Robert Vaughn and David McCallum weren't anymore the irresistible couple they used to be . I think I would have probably preferred if they had axed MFU after its third season instead of cancelling GFU . Actually this new show was fresher and could have probably worn both black and white ( two of my fave eps, "The Fountain of Youth and "the Double-o-Nothing Affair have actually a much darker tone ) , so I think they probably would have send here some of the best writers MFU had , like Dean Hargrove and Robert E.Thompson . After all "The Deadly Quest Affair" could have been rewritten as a GFU script involving April and Mark instead of Napoleon and Illya . I agree that something should have been done to improve this show , like being sure that the scripts would have been more constant in tone and quality and remembering to always give April more relevance than her partner etc.. but there is still a lot to like about GFU the way it is .

For years I have been skeptical to watch it imagining that it was horribly written , like some MFU purists think , but now I see that it isn't . I had also been led to believe that Stefanie did nothing else in the show apart form screaming and being recued by her partner , which clearly isn't the case .
I must say that the show was clearly a good vehicle for Stefanie and allowed her to showcase her talent , by speaking many languages , doing many different voices , playing many characters . And sometimes ( but not too often unfortunately ) she could show her atletic prowess .
Noel Harrison doesn't have much personality or charisma as an actor , but he's overall enjoyable as a supporting player to Stefanie .
Leo G.Carroll still rocks as Mr.Waverly .
And you can clearly see that the guest actors have always great fun with the over-the-top but thoroughly enjoyable roles they are given , think to Margaret Leighton , Broderick Crawford , Hermione Gingold , Raymond Massey , Gladys Cooper , John Carradine , Ann Sothern , Boris Karloff and many others .. And Gena Rowlands and Ed Asner give memorable performances in more serious eps .
Crawford and Carradine guest starred also in some later episodes of MFU and were given literally NOTHING to do and that was pretty much the same case of other acting greats , like Michael Rennie , Paul Lukas and another Crawford , the one and only Joan !

So I definitely give GFU thumbs up .

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I had never seen the Girl From Uncle, but I liked Stephanie Powers from her 2 Disney Movies. I bought the complete Man From Uncle set and enjoyed it. I just bought the Girl from Uncle and it's a very good show. It has the same feel as it's brother show. People have commented about the clothing and look of Stephanie Powers. I think she never looked prettier and I just loved her clothing. Somebody used the word cute and I think it fits. She is really likable in the series, as is her partner. I loved the way people looked in the early to mid-60's. It's a shame what has happened since then. There are no decency standars at all anymore. Anything goes and that's not a good thing for our culture.

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Not cheap at $60 but a legitimate release of the complete series from the Warner Archive Collection -

http://shop.warnerarchive.com/product/girl+from+uncle+the+the+complete +pack+part+1++2+1000227332.do?sortby=ourPicks&from=Search?ref=GGLH MOD&gclid=CNe-8Krko7kCFdKj4Aod6U4AvA

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It was great that the network decided to do a female spinoff of The Boy From UNCLE.

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