Fast Cars, Girls and Guns vs. The Real World of Private Investigation
Posted by Pamela S. on Friday, October 5th, 2012
Have you ever seen a car like this following you? Let’s say you were under investigation by a private investigator. How long viagra lowest price do you think it would take you to notice a red Ferrari 308 GTS in your rear view mirror?
Fast sports cars are the vehicle of choice for private investigators. The flashier the better, because P.I.s are hot, and want to get noticed. Forget the nondescript minivan with the tinted windows, if you want to be a real P.I. get yourself a cool ride. A convertible is always a nice touch, because most investigators ply their trade under the palm trees of Hawaii, Florida, or California. What smart thinking private eye wants to sit in the cold all day while on surveillance?
Most private investigators are sexy, aren’t they? TV private eyes are so attractive that you
can’t take your eyes off of them. I’m not saying that there aren’t some attractive private investigators out there. I’ve met quite a few, but if you’re a woman, you are going to notice this guy watching you, because you’ll be watching him.
Tom Selleck played Magnum P.I. from 1980 to 1988. Magnum plied his trade in Oahu, Hawaii. When he wasn’t shirtless, he was wearing Hawaiian shirts. This is a nice, discreet look for surveillance. Magnum lived in the guest house of a rich estate owned by famous, but never seen author, Robin Masters. Every PI needs a sidekick. Magnum had Higgins. Magnum had access to a helicopter and all kinds of expensive toys to help him do his job.
If you are a male, you probably wanted to be investigated by Charlie’s Angels. The angels worked for Charles Townsend, who was heard but never seen. This seems to be a common theme in TV land. Charlie’s Angels, the original series aired from 1976 to 1981, but it didn’t die there. Three beautiful women investigating crime while wearing evening gowns, bikinis and the uniform of the P.I. – the trench coat, is a story that will never get dull, or realistic. They also drove fast cars. The original Charlie’s Angels featured a 76 Ford Mustang Cobra II. In the movie version, Cameron Diaz drove a red Ferrari, a 250 GT California Spyder.
Honey West. Now there is a P.I. name. Most of you are probably too young to remember her. Honey West was a series that aired from 1965 to 1966. Honey drove an AC Cobra convertible. She almost always wore a black cat suit and she had an actual wild cat as a pet; an ocelot named Bruce. Honey may have been a blonde bombshell, played by Anne Francis, but she had a black belt in judo. Like the other TV private eyes, she was always packing heat. Honey had a sidekick, Sam Bolt, who communicated with her over a radio hidden in her lipstick case. Honey had all kinds of high-tech gadgets (for the time period) and often went undercover in situations where she got to wear seductive outfits.
TV private eyes always seem to be in danger, but they all know martial arts, have an array of weapons, and can fight their way out of any situation, even while wearing high heels. There are still more male private investigators in real life, but there are an unusual number of beautiful female P.I.s in fantasy land. These women always have fabulous hair, they never trip on their heels, suffer foot injuries, or have to go home and soak their feet every night because they hurt. Wait a minute, they do spend a lot of time in the tub, drinking champagne, while figuring out ways to solve their cases.
There is never a budget for any of their files. One thing always leads to another; they could be investigating a cheating spouse and they’ll come across a dead body. They solve every case, and they did so apparently with ease, even before the Internet!
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