Thursday, 1 November 2012

RetroFix - Laura Petrie


 Now, normally with RetroFix tributes, I focus on the actress, but this one is a little unique, since it was specifically the character the talented Miss Tyler Moore played that I (and countless other guys) fell in love with in reruns of that seminal sitcom of the early 60's.



Who didn't want to be Rob Petrie? He spent his days joking around with his friends at work, and came home to a woman who could
'turn the world on with her smile'.



That smile could b
righten up a room or it could be alluring and subtly suggestive...






And as much as her dazzling smile turned me on, when Laura's temper flared (which it did often enough), the effect was meteoric. No wallflower, she was not afraid to give Rob what for once in awhile. That sweet, genteel icon of retro domestic femininity projected a no-nonsense authority and power that reached across the airwaves and deep into my spanko heart. Acting or no, it must have been a sight to behold on the set. 

 







And, to top it off,  she could offer a naughty hubbie an enticing lap...






Who else could make capri pants sexy?



Mind you, adding a fuzzy sweater doesn't hurt...
  
 

One thing that always puzzled me, though, were the twin beds. Now, I realize the social niceties of the early 60's didn't allow couples to share a bed on national television, but you have to wonder how Richie got there. Maybe he was conceived on the kitchen counter....? That thought made Laura even more exciting...



 



After a 5 year run, and decades of syndication, I also have to wonder how many other spankos Laura is responsible for creating...


 

17 comments:

  1. Interestingly I always saw Laura as spankable, but when the same actress appeared on her own show I saw her as the spanker.

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    1. She did have a cute little round rear end, I grant you. Cute enough that Rob Reiner, Carl's son, couldn't resist grabbing it one day on the set.

      I never really thought much of her in the early years of her own show - it was the 70's and very little from that era was sexy - but in the later years she became hot again.

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  2. She a sexy lady for sure. Thanks

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  3. i always thought mtm would be a wonderful spanker. she was a dancer after all which meant she was an athlete as well as a very attractive woman. thanks for posting this set.

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  4. I always thought Laura was spankable, although back then, given my age, not so much. I don't recall her having any spanking inclinations towards Richie though. That would have been more up my alley. She always had a great ass though.
    As far as the MTM show, I always thought Lou Grant (Ed Asner) might have spanked Mary, which, come to think of it, would be kind of gross. Sue Ann (Betty White) struck me as a spanko too.

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    1. She did take a healthy swing at Rob's backside in one episode, 'enticing' him to get his keester out of bed.

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  5. Looking at some pictures when she is upset... I guess she has inspired you some drawings?
    Damned copycats! ; )

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    1. She is a CONSTANT inspiration. The quintessential retro dream spanker.

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  6. Your devotion to that mid-century aesthetic is really adorable, RedRump, and not just because I share it. That is one passionately, obsessively collected batch of Laura Petrie pictures you've got there, and that kind of passion is always cute. :)

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    1. Thanks, Emily. The lovely young MTM had a way of awakening passions. Truthfully, though, it only took a couple pleasant evenings to hunt down the set and pick out the ones I thought might work on spanko imaginations.
      Oh, and then there were a few screen grabs I took from rented dvds, too - so, all told, maybe three solid evenings.

      I know. I need to get out more.

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  7. i remember seeing a whole website devoted to pictures of her in stocking feet.

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  8. Oh yes, I always loved Mary (Laura), could have given or taken a spanking from her gladly :)

    Dave

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  9. THANKS, EVERYONE, FOR ALL THE COMMENTS SO FAR - IT'S NICE TO KNOW THERE ARE OTHERS OUT THERE WHO SHARE MY APPRECIATON FOR LAURA/MARY.

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  10. Awesome, she is a classic lap, beautiful, sexy, hot but stern and no nonsense, would love to be over her lap.

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  11. Certainly a nice lap but Laura always struck me as way too passive aggressive to be a good spanker.

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