“Mrs. Peel, we’re needed.”
And with those words, every show began.
I’d be lying if I told you I didn’t have a crush on Diana Rigg from boyhood-on. My first memory of Diana Rigg was I was very ill with an extremely high fever, maybe 8 years old. My parents wheeled in the portable teevee and kept it running so if I woke up in the middle of the night there there would be someone there and I wouldn’t be frightened. Mrs. Peel was on when the fever broke and I’ve been a fan ever since.
Rigg was so much more than Mrs. Peel, and we should all be aware that she was the only Bond girl to get her man. But she’ll always be Mrs. Peel to me. She will be missed.
(UPDATE 1: I didn’t realize I told the story before! Amazingly consistent, tho!)