Yeah, when I saw the prompt, I immediately thought of Napoleon Solo. Remember him? I'm probably showing my age here but Napoleon Solo was one half of the television team known as The Man From U.N.C.L.E. U.N.C.L.E. was an American television series that ran for 4 years on NBC in the mid-60s. I remember watching it. It was a serious - more or less- counter-balance to the not-so-serious Get Smart which I also watched without fail.
Solo was the character portrayed by Robert Vaughn. The series initially was to be built around him and was developed by Ian Fleming. Yeah, that Ian Fleming. The man responsible for James Bond.
Turns out, though, that a scene featuring a Russian agent named Ilya Kuryakin went over well with viewers and so the two were paired and the rest is history. Kuryakin was portrayed by David McCallum who, these days, portrays "Ducky" on NCIS.
The thing I remember about McCallum is his haircut. Nobody I knew - on TV or in real life - had a haircut like that. It was pretty special.
You can see it in this clip from the show where McCallum shows off not just his hair but his singing ability with Miss "These Boots Are Made For Walking" Nancy Sinatra...
See who else is flying solo via the links at We Work For Cheese.
And check out this week's Pause Ponder and Pun caption contest at dufus daze.