July 13, 2011
MRS PEEL IN UNDERWEAR
Today we celebrate one of our fave episodes of The Avengers, Death at Bargain Prices (1965). From the first Diana Rigg season, the episode is filled with the kind of playful banter that brought so much charm to the show. Although Honor Blackman appeared dressed in underwear in earlier episodes, Patrick Macnee's John Steed got to enjoy a stronger dose of innuendo here with this memorable line: "I asked the chief predator where to find you and he said, 'Our Mrs. Peel is in ladies' underwear.' I rattled up the stairs three at a time." Priceless! More info and trivia about Death at Bargain Prices at Avengers Forever here. Spy Vibe's Peeling Off the Trenchcoats here.