Inspired by Steve Coogan as Allan Partridge in ‘Never Say Allan Again’.
In a discussion with a non-fanatic years ago, I couldn’t convince her that David Niven did not play Bond before Sean Connery. She wasn’r confusing Niven with Barry Nelson - she was convinced that Casino Royale (the spoof of the series) predated Dr. No. (Give up in disgust and frustration time.)
Others I’ve met are convinced that OHMSS came first, or that it came after DAF. Oh, and it starred some berk named George Lazenberry.
In 1983 I overheard someone on the bus telling his friend about that cool scene in NSNA:
“So the villian says ‘I guess I owe you a million dollars’, hehehe, and Bond says ‘I’ll trade it all for a dance with your girlfriend’ hehehe.” (Grind teeth and keep out of it time.)
What are some of the strangest, unshakeable misapprehensions you’ve heard from non-fanatics regarding our beloved series ?