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Charlies Angle's

If they were so posh why didn't any of them own there own homes? They all lived in shabby apartments with beige carpet. Come to think of it they all drove shitty cars and wore clothes that looked like they came from sears. Did Charlie even pay them? The only one with a little class was Tiffany. Then there's Julie. What methadone clinic did they drag her out of?

by Anonymousreply 72July 11, 2024 6:10 PM

You're so obtuse, OP. Those girls were acute. Right?

by Anonymousreply 1July 8, 2024 11:05 PM

There's no number high enough to count the levels of stupid here.

by Anonymousreply 2July 8, 2024 11:05 PM

Sabrina wore sears clithes

Kelly lived in a house as it appeared on several episodes

Sabrina/Tiffany/Julie had the series shit car - The orange Pinto.

by Anonymousreply 3July 8, 2024 11:06 PM

Sabrina wore sears clothes

by Anonymousreply 4July 8, 2024 11:07 PM

Kris had a beach house.

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by Anonymousreply 5July 8, 2024 11:09 PM

Most of the clothes the actresses wore were top ready to wear fashions circa 1976-1981. You can’t expect a TV show over 40 yrs old to be in-line with the fashion world of 2024 OP.

by Anonymousreply 6July 8, 2024 11:10 PM

Charlies Angle's?

by Anonymousreply 7July 8, 2024 11:15 PM

Charlies Angle's what, dear?

by Anonymousreply 8July 8, 2024 11:27 PM

They angled for casual, comfortable clothing they could jiggle in.

by Anonymousreply 9July 8, 2024 11:28 PM


by Anonymousreply 10July 8, 2024 11:34 PM

They were just a cover for Charlie's grooming white slave side hustle. They're lucky they got Sear's clothes and Ford Pintos. The only girls that got that much had to work the Danny Thomas coffee table gig 😬

by Anonymousreply 11July 8, 2024 11:35 PM

All of the angles were equilaterally wealthy - good business senses.

by Anonymousreply 12July 8, 2024 11:36 PM

Looks like the weekend is spilling over into Monday for Defacto

by Anonymousreply 13July 8, 2024 11:41 PM

A very acute observation, R12. You’re not obtuse like the others, which makes you all right in my book.

by Anonymousreply 14July 8, 2024 11:51 PM

^ Doesn't sound like much of a book, but I don't think you read much anyway

by Anonymousreply 15July 8, 2024 11:53 PM

r14 see r1

by Anonymousreply 16July 8, 2024 11:57 PM

R1, you’re the BEST!

by Anonymousreply 17July 9, 2024 12:11 AM

I noticed Charlie never hired 'wide' angles - they were all rather on the narrower side.

by Anonymousreply 18July 9, 2024 12:13 AM

[quote]If they were so posh why didn't any of them own there own homes?

Ah -- but I bet they know the difference between there, their, and they're.

by Anonymousreply 19July 9, 2024 12:16 AM


by Anonymousreply 20July 9, 2024 12:20 AM

Which of these angle's belonged to Charlie, dear?

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by Anonymousreply 21July 9, 2024 12:21 AM

Sabrina's Pinto was notable to car nerds for having a deluxe trim level that would've made it absurdly expensive. Its orange plaid seats would've appealed to the 'You can't spell lesbian without L.L. Bean' crowd.

by Anonymousreply 22July 9, 2024 12:27 AM

Never forget that Sada Thompson, Eternal Queen of DataLounge was up for the Sabrina Duncan role.

Me Sa-DAH.

by Anonymousreply 23July 9, 2024 12:41 AM

Angles, oh my.

by Anonymousreply 24July 9, 2024 12:56 AM

[quote]Charlies Angle's

Since somehow no one's actually said it: oh, dear.

by Anonymousreply 25July 9, 2024 1:00 AM

OP, the original show was fluff. The "angels" – or, rather, "Angle's" – were low-ranking cops before Charlie hired them to jiggle some life into his PI firm. Since they were all in their 20s and apprenticing, they made shit wages, lived in crappy apartments, and were forced to drive the POS company cars. (One of them even had a Pinto!)

Suffice it to say they leveled up for the movies (not counting the most recent shitfest with Kristen Stewart). Lucy Liu not only drove a vintage '55 Benz SL, but also lived in a mid-century masterpiece of a house (in the second movie, at least). Cameron Diaz's Natalie drove a Ferrari FFS!

by Anonymousreply 26July 9, 2024 1:03 AM

OP put such a lot of work into her thread opener.

Sad she's so unappreciated, although it's plain why.

by Anonymousreply 27July 9, 2024 1:23 AM

^ Drunk and stupid?

by Anonymousreply 28July 9, 2024 1:30 AM

How long has it been since you've been sprayed?

by Anonymousreply 29July 9, 2024 6:21 AM

Don’t be so obtuse, OP!

by Anonymousreply 30July 9, 2024 6:34 AM

OP is hiding in shame.

by Anonymousreply 31July 9, 2024 7:35 AM

At least Margo had some class and style. Had she been successfully rehabilitated and reformed she would've made a great addition to the team. Hilarity ensues.

She would use obscene phone calls to intimidate the culprits or cut them with her switchblade in a parking lot.

by Anonymousreply 32July 9, 2024 8:13 AM

Where’s Beamish?

by Anonymousreply 33July 9, 2024 9:01 AM

[quote]R18 I noticed Charlie never hired 'wide' angles - they were all rather on the narrower side.

As I lived and learned.

by Anonymousreply 34July 9, 2024 10:24 AM

The cars were sponsored by the Ford Motor Company. Their 70s cars were shit, so someone has to drive the Pinto.

by Anonymousreply 35July 9, 2024 11:36 AM

I have a cat. Her name is Bootsie Gumdrops.

by Anonymousreply 36July 9, 2024 12:09 PM

The first woman I slept with had a Pinto exactly like Kate Jackson's on the show.

It was cute (they "jacked up" the back and put mag wheels on them back then), but had very little room in the back seat.

And don't forget -- MTM had a pretty sweet Mustang back then as well.

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by Anonymousreply 37July 9, 2024 12:56 PM

[quote]And don't forget -- MTM had a pretty sweet Mustang back then as well.

The fuck she did! All '70s-era cars – including former "muscle" ones like the Mustang – were entirely defanged after its oil crisis, necessitated by much increased fuel economy requirements. If MTM drove a '69 Mustang Mach 1 Cobra-Jet, that's one thing, but the '70s Mustangs were the same size as Pintos for a reason: they used the same underlying gear, though Mustangs at least lacked the Pinto's infamous, easily exploded rear fuel tank.

Don't they cover this shit in Lesbianism 101?!?

by Anonymousreply 38July 9, 2024 7:45 PM

^ 😂 I like a guy who knows his malaise era crap

by Anonymousreply 39July 9, 2024 7:54 PM

Speaking of their apartments, cars etc. - it is notable how the show never (?) had any ongoing plot threads as to what was developing in the angels’ personal lives. We learned so little about them!

I guess that’s an example of how shallow the show was (not that the audience expected anything else- I just mean in retrospect)

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by Anonymousreply 40July 9, 2024 8:08 PM

^^ I mean, did the angels even have repeated characteristics? Like… Kris always drinks herbal tea because she’s a health nut. Kelly usually misplaces her keys because she’s always emptying her purse for lip gloss. Sabrina’s easy to get gifts for because she loves turtleneck sweaters. There weren’t even ongoing touches like that to start to differentiate the girls.

It’s kind of odd that the writing of the lead characters was so hollow - and you can see why some of the actresses got fed up with the flimsy scripts.

by Anonymousreply 41July 9, 2024 8:15 PM

At least they didn't have to drive Gremlins. I do love how Sabrina's pantsuit matched her car.

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by Anonymousreply 42July 9, 2024 8:18 PM

R41, the original show was entirely about tits & ass. Its viewers were mostly horny dudes who used it for wank material, back in the days when porn was still difficult to source outside of major cities. If you want quality writing and character development, I'd suggest any given Norman Lear sitcom from the same era.

by Anonymousreply 43July 9, 2024 8:30 PM

Nice try r43

by Anonymousreply 44July 9, 2024 9:43 PM


by Anonymousreply 45July 9, 2024 9:44 PM


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by Anonymousreply 46July 9, 2024 10:05 PM

R38's anger is both funny and thinking it would be displaced. Dumb fuck even before actual, real men thought they're welcome by the women they keep insulting, over and over again.

And then, there's the I just flicked my finger and the CRAZY ASS CUNT KENNEDYS went and *loved* me from *no exit* because!!!

by Anonymousreply 47July 9, 2024 10:28 PM

In 1976, the Pinto and the Mustang IIs made sense-Ford was the sponsor and they were pretty much the only cars they sold at the time that a single woman under 60 might drive.

They should have been changed out when Tiffany arrived, however; the Mustang had been redesigned by then, and the Pinto was facelifted and replaced by the Escort the following year. Also, Bosley got a new car that year (the blue station wagon). Even Jill got to drive better cars than the other Angels on the three episodes where she returned.

Instead, Charlie made these supposedly upscale women drive around in crap that was falling apart. And even though the Pinto was run off the road and down a cliff, and Kelly’s Mustang was blown up again, Charlie just gave them identical replacements instead of new cars.

Aaron Spelling was a cheap SOB.

by Anonymousreply 48July 9, 2024 10:43 PM

[quote]R43 If you want quality writing and character development, I'd suggest any given Norman Lear sitcom from the same era.

But the thing is, broad characterizations like that are Writing 101. It’s not like it’s hard to do, or even takes up much screen time. It’s sort of funny that in retrospect there wasn’t even the barest attempt at making the angels individual - aside from Jill being “athletic,” Sabrina being “smart,” Kelly being… something.

Originally they were to be a blonde, a brunette, and a redhead. I guess they thought that was differentiation enough.

by Anonymousreply 49July 9, 2024 11:18 PM

Sabrina was drawn to inappropriate men - at least three times, she fell for the Bad Guy.

Kelly was haunted by her early years in the orphanage at the punishing hands of Beamish.

Jill didn't like to wear bras, and was usually chilly, even in warm LA.

Feel better, r48?

by Anonymousreply 50July 9, 2024 11:28 PM

R46 Cheryl is prettier than FF.

by Anonymousreply 51July 9, 2024 11:34 PM

R47 Try that again in English - and sober.

by Anonymousreply 52July 9, 2024 11:36 PM

[quote]In 1976, the Pinto and the Mustang IIs made sense-Ford was the sponsor and they were pretty much the only cars they sold at the time that a single woman under 60 might drive.

Are you joking? Even coming from a "Ford family" – my grandfather worked at Ford for his entire career – NO ONE in my extended family would touch that shit! Even my grandmother insisted on keeping her 1970 Mustang Mach I – admittedly an unusual car for women, period, at the time, let alone grandmas! – until Ford or Mercury produced a coupe she'd accept. (She ended up getting a Cougar circa 1980 – definitely a not-great car, but way better than that Mustang II or Pinto trash.)

And did you somehow forget that GM still had a zillion divisions selling coupes? My mom had a Pontiac Grand Prix in the '70s, and my dad bought an Olds Cutlass. (Both were under 30 at the time btw.)

The ONLY reason they drove those POS cars is because Ford paid for product placement. It was also only a hair before TV characters started routinely driving luxury cars, e.g. the Benzes on "Dallas" or "Hart to Hart."

by Anonymousreply 53July 10, 2024 11:53 PM

This was before the Dynasty and 80’s consumption, Reagan years. They all were California casual, beachy sporty and young. Sabrina even wore a bikini. Kate Jackson was the lead and saw it as a strong feminist-driven show. Spelling hoodwinked her when the rating went up because the clothes came off. Ultimately the all where Spellings idea of the girl next door. Sexy, clean living, approachable.

by Anonymousreply 54July 11, 2024 12:52 AM


by Anonymousreply 55July 11, 2024 1:05 AM

R55 - The apostrophe is the second worst mistake.

by Anonymousreply 56July 11, 2024 1:49 AM

[quote]Sabrina even wore a bikini.

I'm probably misremembering, but is there an episode you can cite? The "Angels" paper dolls included bikinis but Jackson was pretty firm about her wardrobe. Even in the two-part "Angels in Paradise," Sabrina's covered up while Smith and Ladd are in bikinis.

by Anonymousreply 57July 11, 2024 2:18 AM

Didn't they drive Ford Pintos ?

by Anonymousreply 58July 11, 2024 2:20 AM

OP, calm your tits! Everyone had beige carpeting in the 70s and dressed like Sears models.

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by Anonymousreply 60July 11, 2024 2:26 AM

It was the 70s, OP. Unmarried career gals lived in apartments, & drove whatever cars the car companies donated to the show for advertising opportunities, or whatever the producers felt the Angels should drive.

by Anonymousreply 61July 11, 2024 2:28 AM

Why was Kate first billed?

by Anonymousreply 62July 11, 2024 2:39 AM

If she would have kept her long hair Kate would have been the prettiest. Don't understand why she chopped it off.

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by Anonymousreply 63July 11, 2024 2:42 AM

Sabrina Duncan has resting bitch face and her necklace hanging.outside her turtleneck makes me irrationally angry. But she does have shiny, glossy hair.

by Anonymousreply 64July 11, 2024 2:49 AM

The long hair very much suited her heart shaped face. It made her look vulnerable and human. The short hair made her look like a mean 3rd grade teacher trying to get the kids in from recess.

by Anonymousreply 65July 11, 2024 2:51 AM

Jesus Christ there are several old birches on here suffering from menopausal rage on this thread.

Slap on an estrogen patch and calm down cunts.

by Anonymousreply 66July 11, 2024 2:58 AM

I tried out for the role of Shabrina. While I was making an album lying down.

by Anonymousreply 67July 11, 2024 5:00 AM

What angle was Farrah Fawcett?

by Anonymousreply 68July 11, 2024 5:40 AM

[quote]R62 Why was Kate first billed?

Because she had more serious experience than the other two (who were essentially models with tacky acting credits), and she was there at the show’s inception with the producer.

by Anonymousreply 69July 11, 2024 5:44 AM

R69 is right. Jaclyn was green as an actress when Charlie's Angels began and her lack of acting skill is evident in the first season or two. However, Jaclyn was determined to hone her craft and early on began intensive acting workshops with Deirdre Hall at one another's homes, wherein they would act out scenes from Beckett, August Wilson, and Moliere after which they would give one another extensive acting notes. The rest, as they say, is herstory...

by Anonymousreply 70July 11, 2024 1:27 PM

[quote]Jesus Christ there are several old birches on here suffering from menopausal rage on this thread.

TIL even trees get menopause. Tragic.

by Anonymousreply 71July 11, 2024 6:06 PM

R68 Acute

by Anonymousreply 72July 11, 2024 6:10 PM
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