The Flying Nun

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  • TV-G
  • 1967
  • 3 Seasons
  • 6.5  (2,748)

The Flying Nun is a classic American sitcom created by Bernard Slade and produced by Screen Gems. The show revolves around the life of Sister Bertrille, a young and sprightly nun who flies through the air thanks to the aerodynamic effect of her cornette, a distinctive piece of headgear that is part of her nun's habit. The show is set in the Convent San Tanco in Puerto Rico, where Sister Bertrille (played by Sally Field) has been recently assigned from her former convent in New York City.

The show premiered on ABC in 1967 and ran for three seasons until 1970, comprising a total of 82 episodes. The Flying Nun became an instant hit thanks to its unique premise that combined comedy, drama, and religion, as well as the charm and charisma of its leading lady, Sally Field. The show tackled various themes such as the clash of cultures between the nuns and the locals, the struggles of the convent to stay afloat financially, and the personal and professional growth of Sister Bertrille.

Sally Field's portrayal of Sister Bertrille is the heart and soul of The Flying Nun. Her character is curious, adventurous, and compassionate, always willing to lend a helping hand to those in need. Sister Bertrille is also very naive and innocent, which leads her to get involved in all sorts of misadventures and comedic situations. Her flying ability is both a blessing and a curse, as it attracts a lot of attention to herself and the convent, some of which is unwanted.

The supporting cast of The Flying Nun is equally delightful and memorable. Madeleine Sherwood plays Reverend Mother Placido, the stern but fair leader of the convent who often clashes with Sister Bertrille's unorthodox ways. Marge Redmond plays Sister Jacqueline, a sweet and caring nun who is Sister Bertrille's best friend and confidante. Shelley Morrison plays Sister Sixto, a clumsy and forgetful nun who often gets the short end of the stick. Alejandro Rey plays Carlos Ramirez, a handsome and charming pilot who becomes Sister Bertrille's love interest. Linda Dangcil plays Catalina, a young girl who befriends Sister Bertrille and helps her with her many adventures. Finally, Vito Scotti plays Captain Gaspar Fomento, a local businessman and friend of the convent who provides the nuns with all sorts of odd jobs and favors.

The Flying Nun is set in the colorful and exotic backdrop of San Juan, Puerto Rico, which adds a unique flavor to the show. The producers made great efforts to showcase the beauty and diversity of the island, including its architecture, cuisine, music, and traditions. The show also has a catchy theme song, "The Flying Nun Theme", composed by Dominic Frontiere, which became a hit on its own.

The Flying Nun is a show that is both lighthearted and heartwarming, perfect for families and audiences of all ages. It promotes values such as kindness, honesty, and generosity, and celebrates the power of faith and community. The show also reflects the changing cultural, social, and political landscape of the late 1960s, as it addresses themes such as feminism, activism, and race relations.

In conclusion, The Flying Nun is a classic sitcom that has stood the test of time thanks to its timeless humor, engaging characters, and memorable setting. Sally Field's performance as Sister Bertrille is unforgettable and has solidified her place as one of America's finest actresses. The show is a must-watch for anyone who appreciates good comedy and wholesome entertainment.

The Flying Nun is a series that is currently running and has 3 seasons (82 episodes). The series first aired on September 7, 1967.

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No Tears For Mrs. Thomas
26. No Tears For Mrs. Thomas
April 3, 1970
Summary is not available.
Operation Population
25. Operation Population
March 27, 1970
Summary is not available.
When Generations Gap
24. When Generations Gap
March 20, 1970
Summary is not available.
A Gift for El Charro
23. A Gift for El Charro
March 13, 1970
Summary is not available.
The Candid Commercial
22. The Candid Commercial
March 6, 1970
Summary is not available.
Papa Carlos
21. Papa Carlos
February 27, 1970
Summary is not available.
The Somnaviatrix
20. The Somnaviatrix
February 20, 1970
Summary is not available.
AMan's Best Friend Isn't
19. AMan's Best Friend Isn't
February 13, 1970
Summary is not available.
The Dumbest Kid in School
18. The Dumbest Kid in School
February 6, 1970
Summary is not available.
Hello Columbus
17. Hello Columbus
January 30, 1970
Summary is not available.
Armando and the Pool Table
16. Armando and the Pool Table
January 23, 1970
Summary is not available.
My Sister, the Doctor
15. My Sister, the Doctor
January 7, 1970
Summary is not available.
Dear Aggie
14. Dear Aggie
 
An extended interview with the series' star. Her previous sitcom, Gidget, had been canceled by ABC but became a surprise hit during summer reruns. Rather than start production on Gidget again, the network asked the show's producer to come up with another project for Field. The result was The Flying Nun, a concept that Field hated. She turned down the role, but her stepfather, Yancy Derringer's Jock Mahoney, convinced her to take it by telling her that she might never work again. She also discusses the cheapo ways in which Sister Bertrille was made to fly and reveals that yes, it is her voice in the musical numbers. This is fascinating stuff, especially since Field is so honest about her dislike for the series.
The New Carlos
13. The New Carlos
December 17, 1969
Summary is not available.
A Ticket For Betrille
12. A Ticket For Betrille
December 10, 1969
Summary is not available.
Bertrille and the Silent Flicks
11. Bertrille and the Silent Flicks
November 26, 1969
Summary is not available.
The New Habit
10. The New Habit
November 19, 1969
Summary is not available.
Hector and the Brass Band
9. Hector and the Brass Band
November 12, 1969
Summary is not available.
A Convent Full of Miracles
8. A Convent Full of Miracles
November 5, 1969
Summary is not available.
The Not So Great Impostor
7. The Not So Great Impostor
October 29, 1969
Summary is not available.
Guess Who's Coming To Picket
6. Guess Who's Coming To Picket
October 22, 1969
Summary is not available.
Marcello's Idol
5. Marcello's Idol
October 15, 1969
Summary is not available.
The Paolo Story
4. The Paolo Story
October 8, 1969
Summary is not available.
Speek the Speach, I Pray You
3. Speek the Speach, I Pray You
October 1, 1969
Summary is not available.
My Sister the Star
2. My Sister the Star
September 24, 1969
Summary is not available.
The Big Game
1. The Big Game
September 17, 1969
Summary is not available.
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Where to Watch The Flying Nun
The Flying Nun is available for streaming on the ABC website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch The Flying Nun on demand at Amazon Prime and Crackle.
  • Premiere Date
    September 7, 1967
  • IMDB Rating
    6.5  (2,748)