Earth Angel - Term of endearment referring to Evie Garland (Maureen
Flannigan), a thirteen-year-old earthling on the sci-fi comedy OUT OF THIS
WORLD/SYN/1987-91. Evie's father, Troy (Voice of Burt Reynolds), an alien from
the planet Anterias, often communicated across space to his "Earth Angel" via a
special cube that genetically linked the two together.
El-Train - Street name of teenage bully Lionel "El-Train" Johnson (Steven
Daniel) a student body president who attended Manhattan High on the sitcom CITY
GUYS/NBC/1997-2001. Despite his reputation, the academically challenged El-Train
had a heart of gold.
Ellery Queen - Collectively, two writer cousins Frederic Dannay and
Manfred Bennington Lee penned the popular Ellery Queen detective novels. Their
protagonist was Ellery Queen, a mystery writer with a penchant for amateur
sleuthing who lived at 212A West 87th Street, New York City with his father,
police inspector Richard Queen. Over the years three TV adaptations have been
filmed. The first version THE ADVENTURES OF ELLERY QUEEN/DUM/ABC/1950-52 starred
Richard Hart and later Lee Bowman. In the fall of 1958, THE FURTHER ADVENTURES
OF ELLERY QUEEN/NBC/1958-59 starred George Nader later replaced by Les Tremayne
and finally Lee Philips. After 16 years, NBC revised the series casting Jim
Hutton in the title role of THE ADVENTURES OF ELLERY QUEEN/NBC/1975-76. On this
version, near the end of each episode, Ellery looked at the TV audience and
asked, "Have you figured it out? Do you know who the murderer is? He then
revealed his solution to that weeks crime. The first Ellery Queen novel was The
Roman Hat Mystery written in 1929. The character still remains popular today
with over 230,000 mystery fans subscribing to the semiannual publication of the
Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine.
Ellwood See - "Sam"
Emma Peelers - Term used to describe the clothing worn by the actress
Diana Riggs when she played the karate-kicking secret agent Mrs. Emma Peel on
the British adventure THE AVENGERS/ABC/1966-69. See -
Emperor of Ecstasy, The See -
"Connoisseur of Amour"
Enforcer, The See -
POLICE & LAW ENFORCEMENT:"The Untouchables"
Equalizer, The - Disillusioned after years of service with the US
Government espionage agency (supposedly the CIA) operative Robert McCall retired
and became an urban vigilante assisting the weak or helpless in their struggles
against the criminal elements that lurked in the concrete canyons of New York
City. This stylish, over fifty do-gooder advertised his services in a simple
newspaper ad which read: "Got A Problem? Odds Against You? Call The Equalizer
212-555-4200." He screened the calls for help on his apartment telephone
answering machine. Those he chose to help, he never charged. He often called on
former associates in the spy trade to assist him on his assignments. Edward
Woodward starred as THE EQUALIZER/CBS/1985-89. See also -
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