The Flying Nun (1967–1970)
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The Convent Gets the Business 

The convent is willed a dry goods business, which is free and clear of debt. However it is devoid of any sense of order. Unable to run the business themselves, the sisters look for someone ... See full summary »


Jon C. Andersen (as Jon Andersen)


Paul Richards (story), Leo Rifkin (teleplay) | 2 more credits »


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Episode cast overview:
Sally Field ... Sister Bertrille
Marge Redmond ... Sister Jacqueline
Madeleine Sherwood ... Reverend Mother Superior Placido
Alejandro Rey ... Carlos Ramirez / Luis Ramirez
Shelley Morrison ... Sister Sixto
Ernest Sarracino ... Flavio Pedrosa
A.G. Vitanza A.G. Vitanza ... Ramon
Renata Vanni Renata Vanni ... Woman #1
Argentina Brunetti ... Woman #2
Lew Palter ... Man #1
Alma Beltran ... Woman #3
Nelson D. Cuevas Nelson D. Cuevas ... Man #2 (as Nelson Cuevas)


The convent is willed a dry goods business, which is free and clear of debt. However it is devoid of any sense of order. Unable to run the business themselves, the sisters look for someone to act as manager. Carlos suggests his cousin Luis, if only to get Luis out from working at the casino. Luis has some unique business ideas, which is causing havoc for Carlos at the casino. At the dry goods store, Luis' business ideas cause the store to go into the red after the first week. To keep the sisters from firing Luis which would in turn cause Luis to go back to working at the casino, Carlos pays people to buy things at the store, and the fortunes of the store obviously turn around. However Luis comes up with some more interesting business ideas, including advertising the fact that the store is owned by the charitable sisters, to which their dry goods competitors cry foul. The Reverend Mother sees no other way to undo this unfair advertising than to sell the store. Luis is initially ... Written by Huggo

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27 March 1969 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


The dual role of identical cousins or siblings, with contrasting personalities (Carlos Ramirez / Luis Ramirez), was a common plot device and special effects' technique (using split-screen) in 1960's sitcoms. It was used for cousins Samantha Stephens / Serena in Bewitched (1964), Herman / Charlie Munster in The Munsters: Knock Wood, Here Comes Charlie (1964) and Jeannie / evil fraternal twin sister (also named Jeannie) in I Dream of Jeannie (1965). See more »

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Dried up dry goods
5 September 2018 | by JordanThomasHallSee all my reviews

Convent San Tanco has been willed a run-down dry goods store. Meanwhile, Carlos' cousin Luis Ramirez (Alejandro Rey in a dual role) is costing the casino with his big ideas. When Sister Bertrille comes to Carlos for help in finding someone to run the store he arranges for Luis to be their man. His idea of giving away shopping bags and sewing kits that require an additional purchase backfires, as customers say they can buy it cheaper elsewhere. He advertises free delivery leaving Sister Bertrille to deliver for the store. When Luis still fails to show a profit Carlos fears Luis will return to the casino. A rival businessman Flavio Pedrosa (Ernest Sarracino) vehemently protests when his customers drop after Luis hangs a sign that reads "owned by Convent San Tanco". Senior Flavio makes Reverend Mother Placido reconsider the business arrangement.

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