Friday, November 04, 2016

80s cult siren Markie Post - best of the best

Today 80s Power Girl Markie Post celebrates her 66th birthday so I thought this is the right time to repost what I wrote about her all those years ago.


Like I predicted the course I had to take for the jobcenter has had a disastrous effect on my posting schedule but I just had to do this post because I already prepared some stuff about Markie Post in advance.

Now I don´t know exactly how many months ago I started preparing for this but the idea was to add a few new animated GIFs and shorten the part with Heather Thomas to give Heather Thomas her own post. Now while I managed to give Heather Thomas her own post as usual I found the best animated GIFs after I had already finished the post so I don´t know if I can do an updated version of her post before Heather´s next birthday.

 
Okay, back to Markie Post. To make the new animated GIFs I went through the clips and made all the necessary screenshots but I had to cut them down to the right size. Which was not a problem but it took a long time and to keep on posting I had to take a break and when I finally wanted to continue I had thrown away the paper where I wrote down how to cut the screenshots. And then outta nowhere came the course for the jobcenter and here we are. I managed to cut the rest of the screenshots but it may be a little wobbly here or there. And for some reason I had to split the new scene into four parts. But I know that all my faithful readers expect a new Markie Post laudatio and I don´t want to disappoint them. 

As with my other reposts this is just a shortened version and you can read the original post - where I go into much more detail about FALL GUY, bounty hunters and comics - right here. So it´s time to give this tv cult siren from my youth some props and take a stroll down memory lane. 


Markie Post had appearances on tv shows like CHiPs, The incredible Hulk, Buck Rogers in the 25th century, Hart to Heart, Eight is enough, The Greatest American Hero, Simon and Simon, Matt Houston, Love Boat, Cheers, A - Team or Hotel so when you were watching tv in the 80s you were bound to catch her somewhere sooner or later. She was probably best known outside of Germany for playing public defender Christine Sullivan in the NBC sitcom Night Court from 1985 to 1992.



Aside from that she also played bail bonds contractor Terri Michaels on the tv show THE FALL GUY ( who replaced previous bail bonds contractor Samantha Jack played by Jo Ann Pflug ) beginning with Season 2.


At the beginning she played a minor role but one of the producers must have realized what a waste it is to have somebody like Markie on the cast without letting her " show what her Mama gave her " like they say Today.

 
So she got more involved in the stories where she stole the scene from Heather Thomas as soon as she donned a bikini ( mainly in Season 3 ), like in this scene from the " Inside, Outside " Season 3 episode 8. There is this young stud is hitting on her since he immediately realizes that an experienced woman with such a pornstar body is way beyond the young girl he usually dates. You can´t fault his taste in women but she says no, not because he hasn´t the bedroom skills but because as a lawyer she doesn´t want to go to jail for squeezing a ( well endowed ) minor dry.



I have to admit I never saw the full episode but I like to think that in the end Terri Michaels ( that´s who Markie Post plays on the show ) turns out to be really cool because she has learned that life can be shorter than you think and you have to enjoy it. So she appears in the bar the young stud goes to in her best " fuck me right now " dress that shows every inch of her spectacular porn physique and all his friends are speechless. Especially when she leaves with him to spend the rest of the weekend at a no tell motel where she rides him like an electric bull ruining him for all women.



BIRDS WITH NO FEATHERS or SHE´S NOT A MOANER SHE´S A SCREAMER  

Now there is this period in life where you are already interested in girls but because you´re still not 18 you can´t get the PLAYBOY, which in the times before the internet was a big thing. So as a pubertal boy in his prime you were looking for other stimulation which could be books, pulps, pin ups, BRAVO starpuzzles or comics with Black Canary in underwear.


THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD 166 pairs the Dark Knight Detective with the Blonde Bombshell in a tale called Requiem for Four Canaries written by Michael Fleisher with PENCILS by Dick Giordano and inks by Terry Austin.

Despite the top notch creators the issue is best known for the pages with Black Canary in underwear which at that time was pretty unusual, I think.


And in the story the Penguin only strips down Black Canary because he has another woman posing as her. You know, if I was a super villain I would strip every captured super heroine - just as a matter of principle. And I probably would not leave them underwear because you never know what kind of miniature gadgets there might be hidden. I think the last time I read something with the Penguin was when he was on BIRDS OF PREY during the Ed Benes run, and he was pretty much getting his perv on.


Follow the link to DAVE´S LONGBOX post on Black Canary´s underwear and you will see that I wasn´t the only one who studied this panel intensely.


So my age group had different sources for hot massitas and one of them was comics although in that regard not that much has changed. She may have worn many different costumes but Black Canary´s still a hottie.


Although with the NEW52 that may not longer be the case. My brother had the new BIRDS OF PREY book on his pull list but he has long since dropped it so I have no idea what´s up with Black Canary. I mean, those guys made Amanda Waller skinny so they might have fattened up Dinah.

And speaking about Dinah Lance, I´m a huge fan of the ARROW tv series and I was totally surprised that they turned her sister into Canary. They really pulled her character off very nice on the show even the costume.


On top of that she got some serious fighting skills, I mean she really kicks ass on ARROW. And Caity Lotz is one sexy babe. The scene where she´s drifting after the shipwreck were she´s just wearing wet underwear and you can literally see everything ? I almost creamed my pants only from watching that. And she has some impressive cleavage as Black Canary.


I have to say I was miffed when they killed her off but now that they have brought her back via the Lazarus Pit in season 4 of ARROW I wonder if that is their way to finally give her the same canary cry as in the comics.

You know, there are a lot of posts that I have prepared but never get around to do and one of them is my TOP TEN BLACK CANARY COSPLAY, like most of my cosplay related posts. I have been postponing my big Yaya Han post and there is always something else coming up. I hope I can get to do another cosplay post before the end of this year but I doubt it.

 
Okay, back to the hot babes that were available to me in my youth. Like I said I found some of them in the pages of four colored funnybooks but most often it was television. There were a few tv shows that were indispensable if you wanted to join in the schoolyard conversations, which were must see tv. One of the shows we watched was THE FALL GUY , in german EIN COLT FÜR ALL FÄLLE - A Colt in any case - don't ask me, typical unrelated german translation at work here. The original title is a clever play on words since a " fall guy " can be a scapegoat who will take the fall for someone else so to speak, a stock character which is a two dimensional archetype on television or literally someone who takes the fall for someone else like a stunt man does for the actor in a movie.

THERE´S SOMETHING ABOUT HEATHER THOMAS - AND HER BLUE BIKINI

The series had everything a good tv show needed : a cool main character, car chases, fisticuffs, explosions, shooting, monkeys, dangerous stunts, a lot of celebrity guest stars and the hot hardbody of Heather Thomas.


She played stunt body double ( and what a body it was ) Jody and her job was to keep the male viewers hooked by providing eye candy. She was in all episodes except for an episode in the first season. Yes, fan service is not as new as some people might want you to think and Heather Thomas mainly got the part because of her absolutely amazing bikini figure.


It took a few episodes before she could strut her stuff but once the tv guys got a taste of Heather it happened more often and the famous blue bikini scene was quickly added to the new intro of the second season.


For generations of adolescent young boys the only highlight of the week was the short moment during the intro of FALL GUY where sexbomb Heather Thomas appeared in her famous blue bikini ( if she - or later on Markie Post, or both of them - didn´t wear a bikini in the episode ).

Thanks to her absolutely stunning 37 ( ! ) - 23 - 32 measurements and the exposure in THE FALL GUY Heather became a famous pin up model with posters in every hormone driven boy's bedroom from that time. She even managed to replace pin up goddess Raquel Welch on the number one spot.


Jody was the female sidekick to main man Colt Seavers ( played by Lee Majors ), a very capable and sexy young woman who Colt saw as his equal or at least like a surrogate daughter. Which was a bit frustrating for her since I think she had a crush on him which he - of course - never realized.


Another thing I only got when I saw THE FALL GUY for the second time was who the people Colt knows are. When I first saw the show I didn´t know most of the famous people on the show with a few exceptions.


I knew some of the actors or actresses but with most people I only knew that such - and - such was a famous singer, actor, director or whatever because it was mentioned in the episode. Yes, I have to admit that when I first saw the Elvira episode ( " October The 31st " episode 7 of Season 4, in which Jody Banks is Elvira´s stunt double and I have to say, either Heather Thomas has way bigger boobs than Elvira actress Cassandra Peterson or she used a ridiculous amount of  padding to achieve Elvira´s trademark cleavage ) I had no idea that she was a world famous horror hostess. Which in no way diminished my enjoyment of said episode.


When I first saw the series the fact that Colt had two jobs ( stunt man and bounty hunter ) was a bit strange for me but seen from Today´s perspective - where most people have to do two or more jobs to make ends meet - the show was more visionary that I thought. Colt was the prototype of the modern Twentyfirst Century Man so to speak.

Another thing about THE FALL GUY I found strange - or better about american tv series in general - was how many people were bounty hunters. It didn´t strike me as a very safe profession : you are chasing bad guys and criminals, you risk personal injury and a single stray bullet can get you into an early grave. Despite this all there were dozens of tv series with bounty hunters in it long before Dog, and in RENEGADE even the main character who was on the run from bounty hunters was a bounty hunter. By the way, if you don´t know RENEGADE ( oh, how I envy you ! )  you should avoid it at all costs unless you´re a really big fan of Gambit or Lorenzo Lama´s wife Kathleen Kinmont who´s real centerfold material.


Anyway, a former cop who is on the run from bounty hunters and works as a bounty hunter. Isn´t that the worst idea ever ? I mean, how does he know that he´s not going to meet another bounty hunter while he´s hunting a fugitive and then the other bounty hunter suddenly recognizes him from the wanted poster : " Hey, I know your face. You´re that other dude the police is searching. You´ve got a bigger reward than the guy I was after in the first place. I think I´m going to bring you in instead. "

Not that RENEGADE was the epitome of logic but how did they miss this one ? And they even had an episode in which all the bounty hunters met.

What I didn´t know was that all one has to do is absolve a one week course and pay a 50 Dollar fee to get a bounty hunting license. And if you are after the right guy the reward money is more than you can earn in a regular job. If that´s a possible career for you check out the wikipedia page about bounty hunters , read the FAQs about How to become a Bounty Hunter or visit the main page of Be A Bounty Hunter.com .

My favorite part is Can a felon become a bounty hunter ? because the answer reminds me a bit of those Radio Eriwan jokes we used to tell in school. In general, the answer is " no " but there are exceptions.........

MARKIE POST : HABEAS CORPUS MAMMARIUS MAXIMUS FANTASTICUS

Anyway, after a few episodes another hot babe appeared on FALL GUY : Markie Post. She played bail bonds contractor Terri Michaels and was just as hot in a bikini as Heather if not hotter. Really, if I would have had to pic only one of the two at that time I don´t know who I would have chosen.


TV viewers got a first look at Markie Post´s 36 - 24 - 36 on THE FALL GUY in the episode " Baker´s Dozen " in Season 3 episode 4



Now casting an absolute sexbomb like Markie Post as Colt Seaver´s new bail bonds contractor put a big stress on the suspension of disbelieve of that show because Colt was always reluctant about working for his bail bonds person but how could anyone seriously say no to Markie ? In every scene where Markie asks Colt what else she can do to convince him to take the job you know that in real life she just would have to drop her clothes to have him wrapped around her little finger. But on the show Markie has to beg and pester Colt until he finally agrees and the whole time you are thinking you wish you had Colt´s problems. I mean, who wouldn´t want to be pestered by a bikini clad sexbomb like Markie Post ?


NIGHT COURT was another of my favorite series from the 80s although as usual german television policy kept it from reaching a big audience in Germany. Like NORTHERN EXPOSURE it was on after midnight and I don´t know what the translators did smoke when they came up with HARRY´S WUNDERSAMES STRAFGERICHT ( Harry´s woundrous criminal court ).


I guess they went for that option because in Germany there is no such thing as a night court. In Germany court sessions take place during the day and if you have read Kafka´s THE TRIAL you know that bureaucracy is more important than speedy justice. Here you have to wait for justice until the sun rises. In America the system of night courts was started to battle the overwhelming flood of street crimes in the 80s - at least that´s what I think but I couldn´t find any webpages to verify that.

The series NIGHT COURT was quite funny and had Saturday Night Live comedian Harry Anderson as the unorthodox Judge Harold T. Stone, John Larroquette as lecherous prosecutor Reinhold Fielding Elmore ( Tomar - Re on GREEN LANTERN FIRST FLIGHT and Mirror Master on THE BATMAN ), Richard Moll as bailif Nostradamus " Bull " Shannon and various others.

Richard Moll not only appeared in THE FALL GUY in an episode called " The Human Torch " he also had appearances on SLEDGE HAMMER, THE DUKES OF HAZARD COUNTY and SMALLVILLE. He´s also a very prolific voice actor who did Two Face on BATMAN THE ANIMATED SERIES and BATMAN AND ROBIN, the Abomination on the 60s INCREDIBLE HULK cartoon, Scorpion on NEW SPIDER - MAN and Java on JUSTICE LEAGUE. I have included his iMDb sheet because his resumee is just too damn long. The show is also famous because Brent Spiner from STAR TREK had his first big break on it.


Now while Markie got to show her goods in THE FALL GUY the producers were much more timid in NIGHT COURT. There were a few occasions in which she had a hot outfit but mainly she wore a business suit - even if it could not conceal her best assets. Her absolutely stunning physique was often addressed in the show by guys constantly hitting on her - which was the realistic part. If she were a public defender I bet that all the guys in town would get into all kinds of trouble just to have her defend them.


But don't despair true believer. There was CHRISTINE`S FRIEND, the 17th episode of the 4th Season, in which Markie showed what she's capable of.



The plot was that she tried to go against her image by dressing more sexy and of course it didn't work - at least in the show. In real life : DAIMN !!!


Now this was clearly just a cheap plot by the writers to explain why a hot sexbomb like Markie didn't show more skin - especially since she had already done so in FALL GUY. And it wasn't that she didn't look as hot as before. No, quite the opposite was true. But I didn't mind because at least she showed a cleavage window in that episode to rival Power Girl.


Man, I can just imagine if they had done a Power Girl movie with her back then - ah, the countless missed possibilities of bared bodaciousness.


Now with THE FALL GUY there is at least a chance that you have seen the episodes and the show might even be in reruns on german tv stations.


The DVD collections were released pretty late, Season 1 on January 2008 and Season 2 on November 2008 with no release date for Season 3. 

 
Here is the last of the other three episodes with sexbomb Markie Post in a bikini ( that I know of ) Undersea Odyssey, but if some of my readers know any other good episodes with MILF Markie in a hot outfit just contact me.



Since I cut most of Heather Thomas´ part we can add the obligatory videos at the end of the post. And since this is the first time around I want to include some birthdays I usually don´t get to adress starting with Ximena Cordoba, the sexiest weather girl on television who turns 37.



Another hot sexbomb, Petra Verkaik, a.k.a the most published woman in PLAYBOY history celebrates her 50th birthday. The Playmate of the Month December 1989 who was also voted Playboy Lingerie Readers´ Choice Model of the Year 1997 not only could have easily starred in a Russ Meyer movie with her - all natural - 37HH ( !!! ) bust she DID actually star in a movie with Kevin Bacon. But her biggest claims to fame are her Lara Croft video that was all the rage on the internet and serving as a blueprint for John Byrne´s version of Jennifer Walters a.k.a. the Sensational She - Hulk.


Because all of the Petra Verkaik videos I found on YouTube are not safe for work here is a video with Endless Echo cosplaying as She - Hulk instead.



And since I didn´t get to do a post on Halloween and I mentioned Elvira in this post here is the pilot for an Elvira tv show that never got approved.



We also had Batman in this post so our comic related video is the Batman and Robin in The Case Of The Laughing Sphinx audio drama adaption.



To close things out I wanted to add another Fall Guy video but as I haven´t found another episode with Markie Post in a bikini so far ( still catching up ) you have to settle for one where she is doing aerobics.



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