vmccooley (vmccooley) wrote in mfu_canteen,

Pondering 60s spy partners

I grew up watching reruns of I Spy, The Wild Wild West, and The Man From U.N.C.L.E. and while the shows are very different, they all featured close partnerships.

Kelly and Scotty were like brothers - Kelly regularly wrote to Scotty's mom and when they went to visit her in one episode, she considered Kelly a second son.

Jim and Artie weren't close like brothers but they clearly had great affection for each other and showed it often.

Napoleon and Illya are an interesting contrast to those two partnerships - they sniped at each other and overt signs of affection were not common but you can see they cared for each other, though they showed it in less obvious ways - and like the other two pairs, they will risk all to save the other.

Sorry for the rambling but I just felt the need to express my thoughts on this. :D
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