Rico: Sister Bertrille! You're...you're flying!
Don't be silly, Rico! Whoever heard of a flying nun
The Flying Nun was a sitcom produced by Screen Gems
for ABC based on the book The Fifteenth Pelican
, by Tere Rios. The sitcom ran for three seasons, and produced 82 color episodes from 1967 until 1970.
The star was a young Sally Field (post-Gidget
), who played a spunky novice nun assigned to the Daughters of Charity convent in Puerto Rico. As a novice, Sister Bertrille, as she was called, wore a white habit robe with a heavily starched winged cornette.
Due to some Artistic License - Physics
that beggar suspension of disbelief, Sister Bertrille was able to fly in a slight breeze. "When lift plus thrust is greater than load plus drag, anything can fly." And once the breeze caught her cornette...
Every week Sister Bertrille would solve a new problem for the people of San Juan, due to her ability to fly. How this novice can be more effective and nurturing than all the middle-aged experienced nuns at her convent is interesting to note.
It should also be noted that flying amongst nuns is an unusual habit
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