News Peggy Lipton of "The Mod Squad" dies at 72.

Discussion in 'TV & Media' started by auntiehill, May 12, 2019.

  1. auntiehill

    auntiehill The Blueness Premium Member

    Feb 7, 2006
    at the movies
    I saw this tonight, as I scanned the news before heading to bed. How sad! The Mod Squad was the one of the first "grown-up" shows I remember watching. I was very small, and didn't really understand it at first, but loved the theme song and would sing it around the house. Only later, when I was a little older, did I appreciate it for what it was--a light bit of action-entertainment, but also one of the first to introduce to "counter-culture" to the mainstream TV audience. To have a multi-racial cast playing police officers and one of them was a woman (gasp!)--for its time, it was revolutionary.

    From Variety & NBC News:
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  2. Nerys Myk

    Nerys Myk Kang, now with ridges Premium Member

    Nov 4, 2001
    House of Kang
    Sad news. Really loved Mod Squad when I was a kid.
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  3. Kai "the spy"

    Kai "the spy" Vice Admiral Admiral

    Feb 7, 2011
    I'm not even supposed to be here today.
    Never saw Mod Squad, but she was great as Norma on Twin Peaks.
  4. Forbin

    Forbin Admiral Admiral

    Mar 15, 2001
    I said out, dammit!
    Aw, no. :(
    I'm doing a Mod Squad rewatch, as it happens. Got a s5 episode qued up for lunch today.
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  5. Mr. Adventure

    Mr. Adventure Admiral Admiral

    Jun 9, 2001
    Mr. Adventure
    Entropy sucks...

    I never heard she was Rashida Jones mother. Looking at the pictures it seems she was always a beautiful woman.
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  6. T'Bonz

    T'Bonz Romulan Curmudgeon Administrator

    Apr 1, 2000
    Across the Neutral Zone
    I loved Mod Squad as a kid (I was ten when it first aired and I think 16 when it ended). We lived in California at the time and I thought she was so pretty and how cool was it to have young people as The Fuzz.

    The counter-culture was all around you in California. I had a sister who was 6 years older, so knew more than I normally would have at ten about it. She had a friend write to her (no iPhones then and I'm not sure where that friend lived), wanting her to go up to Haight-Ashbury with her, but my snoopy mother intercepted it (she regularly read our mail until I was around 15 or so and started bitching about it ) and shitcanned it and my sister never saw it.

    Heh. In the case of Haight-Ashbury, I really can't blame Mum for her reaction.
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  7. RJDiogenes

    RJDiogenes Idealistic Cynic and Canon Champion Premium Member

    Jun 11, 2003
    RJDiogenes of Boston
    RIP, Peggy Lipton. :( She seemed like a quiet, introverted person, which is unusual for an actor.
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  8. E-DUB

    E-DUB Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Oct 28, 2011
    Every guy my age had a crush on her.
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