One of the great things about the FSM board is its love for Mannix.
Sarcastic, ain't I?
That model looked great! My dad used to build WWII model planes as a kid and was quite good at it.
Funny thing about seeing other hobbies is one tends to think "Boy, they're ridiculously into this stuff!" And then I remember the kind of things that go on at this board, which makes me eat those words.
Did anybody on one of these Mannix fan sites ever calculate how many times Mannix was knocked out or how many times he damaged those wonderful cars during the entire series run?
Mannix always recovered from those beatings he took quite well. He had Jim Rockford beat by a mile.
There was a second season episode where Mannix was awakened by some noise in his office--remember he lived above it in that apartment upstairs--and ol' Joe was punched, sapped, and shot--in his pajamas no less-- and all before the classic Schifrin theme kicked in.
Now you went and did it Phelps.. I want to buy the DVD's now.
Funny you mention those; I ordered season six this very day.
Mannix never once during an episode bothered to ask his secretary Peggy for the doctors bills from all those various head traumas he suffered, or those other pesky bills he must have gotten from the body shop to patch up his dented and twisted cars just in time for the next episode!
That stuff just magically got taken care of.
I just think ol' Joe was a fast healer, entrepreneur that he was.
Yes, I remember the Mannix apartment pretty well. The stairs going up from the office and all that.
It kinda looked like he lived upstairs above a Mexican restaurant from the looks of the interior of the first floor of the place.
In the '70s, there was a McDonald's nearby in my neighborhood that had that look, so whenever I see 17 Paseo Verde, I think of the "Mickey D's" on Oakland Park Blvd and Rock Island Road, right next to "Verdi's" Italian restaurant (still extant). The McDonald's was gone by 1980...a bank took the place over.
When watching Mannix, several questions come to mind.
Who was Joe Mannix's insurance provider? Who would want to lease a storefront located near Paseo Verde? Who are the insurance providers for those businesses? How could Joe's skull withstand a concussion-inducing blow every week? How many times does Mannix get sent to the hospital?