Monday, September 17, 2007

One more song: "Sweet Jaime"

One more song from The Six Million Dollar Man, a rather sweet and romantic scene in which Steve Austin and Jaime Sommers start to get serious. Lee Majors starts singing about the 2 minute 10 second mark ...

Sweet Jaime

Speaking of canonical name spellings, by the way, the original spelling of Jaime's first name was to be "Jamie," but Lindsay Wagner accidentally misspelled it during an expensive effects shot when she was using her bionic finger to carve her name inside a heart ("Jamie + ?") on the side of a tree, and so "Jaime" became the official spelling.

Of course, I think it's perfect. Jaime, like Steve Austin, is from Ojai, California, and there "Jai" is pronounced "Hy" ("Ojai" is "Oh-Hy").

And that means "Jaime" can be read as a homonym of "Hymie" -- and Hymie was the robot character on Get Smart ... prior to the The Six Million Dollar Man and The Bionic Woman, Hymie was one of the most popular characters with mechanical parts on TV.

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At October 31, 2007 11:09 AM , Blogger RobertJSawyer said...

Well, I see the "Sweet Jaime" video has been pulled from YouTube due to a copyright claim by Universal.

At June 21, 2008 7:13 PM , Blogger hanke53 said...

Interesting, if you have seen the new movie "Get Smart" that just came out, the end of it has Jaime come in as a new agent at CONTROL. I never saw the show "Get Smart" and I got the joke when I read this, so thanks!



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