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The Flying Nun's Cornette vs. Knowing Is Half The Battle

It's Sally Field's aeronautic headgear vs. lessons from toys!

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The Flying Nun's Cornette

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Knowing Is Half The Battle

The case for The Flying Nun's Cornette

What is it that allows Sally Field, as The Flying Nun's Sister Bertrille, to soar through the sky like a perky, religious Superman with bangs? Her distinctive headgear (referred to as a cornette), combined with her petite frame and the strong winds of San Juan, send the intrepid novice flying over the Puerto Rican capital, on her way to solve problems usually of her own making. The other nuns in her order wear cornettes too, but only Sister Bertrille meets the specific requirements that make flight possible, including an oft-cited alleged weight of 90 pounds. The cornette's extravagant shape, resembling a paper crane, made it an icon of 1960s television nun fashion. Even the seldom-heard lyrics of the theme song pay tribute to the cornette, posing the rhetorical question, "Who needs wings to fly?" — Michael's TV Tray

The case for Knowing Is Half The Battle

If you were a child of the 80's, you probably learned many an important lesson from the last 23 seconds of every episode of G.I. Joe. The child inhabitants of the Joeverse were perpetually on the brink of death, being kidnapped, or making bad life choices. Luckily for them, there was always a Joe located nearby anytime they were about to do anything dangerous or morally suspect. Case in point: Deep Six just happens to be submerged in a lake where these youths are swimming during a lightning storm. — generate789

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