|Barbara Feldon as 99 from Get Smart|
The funniest thing we ever watched on tv when we were kids was "Get Smart". And the person I most aspired to be was 99: the quintessential sixties woman.
99 was perfect. 99 was like animated Secret Agent Twiggy with humour, and I couldn't think of anything much better than that. Truly I couldn't.
I longed to be of the '60s, although I was a child of the '70s and '80s, so I was hopelessly out of sync with my era.
I was also dismally out of sync with my self as this short, ethnic, fluffy, butterball, awkward and most comfortable when invisible, dreamed of waking up with 99's boyish, flat-chested, sleek, lanky, stylish for eons ease. How life would've been different if I could've been like her.
But that was never going to happen.
I've come to terms with that now, but I don't love 99 any less. She's the grooviest chick ever.
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