!![[Literature/TheSaint The Books]]
* BizarroEpisode:''The Man Who Liked Ants'' which features The Saint stopping world domination by ants. Seriously. A MadScientist breeds ants to grow in size and intelligence, believing them to be a 'purer' and more admirable life form cheated out of its glory by the evolution of fallible and in-fighting prone humanity. Templar [[KillItWithFire kills the ant queen and her nest before it can hatch.]] It's also a weird episode, because it's one of the few times you actually see Templar afraid and briefly has the heebie-jeebies about insects for a little while following it.
* ChaoticGood: Simon Templar walks the fine line between here and ChaoticNeutral. His campaign against gangsters, drug dealers, and so forth is based partially on justice for their victims and partially on it being fun and profitable. As for the Chaotic part, at one point the books comment that in Simon's opinion, the law is only really justified in existing by the funny noises it makes when he breaks it (and because it provides him with a seemingly endless string of police officers to annoy).

!![[Series/TheSaint The Series]]
* AdaptationDisplacement: The television series is by ''far'' the best-known iteration of the franchise.
* SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UWr_1uLjqic series theme]], an EarWorm composed by Leslie Charteris himself and arranged by Edwin Astley.
* BizarroEpisode: Early on, The Saint would help friends and strangers. Then he started to doing the occasional espionage job for the government. Then, in "The House On Dragon's Rock" (an adaptation of ''The Man Who Liked Ants'', above) he stops a MadScientist's [[BigCreepyCrawlies giant ant and its eggs]] from taking over the world.
** The ant is, of course, a NuclearNasty.
* HeartwarmingInHindsight: The first season finale "The Charitable Countess" has Simon helping street urchins by stealing jewellery from aristocrats. Many years later, Creator/RogerMoore became a goodwill ambassador for UNICEF.
* HilariousInHindsight:
** In one 1963 episode, Simon impersonates an [=MI-5=] agent. The woman he was tricking even remarked that it was great to have Film/JamesBond on her side. This was ten years before Creator/RogerMoore [[Film/LiveAndLetDie made his debut as Bond]].
** In addition to that, Lois Maxwell (the original Miss Moneypenny) guest-starred in two different episodes during the 5th series in 1966, seven years before Moore would go on to play Bond, thus also making them working together in the Bond films an unintentional case of IWantYouToMeetAnOldFriendOfMine.
** In the season one's "The Loaded Tourist", [[Series/FawltyTowers Andrew Sachs is working at a hotel, though he's the manager rather than the porter]].
* RetroactiveRecognition:
** Creator/DonaldSutherland made two early guest appearances - in "The Happy Suicide" as the artist [=McCleery=] and "Escape Route" as prisoner John Wood.
** Creator/OliverReed also played villains Joe Catelli in "The King of the Beggars" and Aristides in "Sophia".
* ValuesDissonance: "The Golden Journey" opens with Simon Templar suggesting that his friend could 'cure' his fiancée's SpoiledBrat attitude by [[DomesticAbuse hitting her every now and then]].
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