It's hard to imagine a major network greenlighting a show about a flying nun. What's even harder to believe, though, is that such a show would make it through more than 80 episodes.
The Flying Nun aired on ABC from 1967 to 1970, and featured Sally Field as a novice nun whose small frame and stiff cornette made her susceptible to gusts of wind. As one might expect, the comedy is fairly mediocre — in fact, Fields herself didn't even want to do it. However, under pressure from her father and fearing that she'd never be cast again if she turned the role down, she sucked it up and became the soaring woman of the cloth.
"I was so blind," Fields explained during an appearance on Oprah. "It was one of the times in my life when fear made the decision for me, and when fear makes the decision, it's a mistake … and The Flying Nun became a huge joke. Bob Hope and all the other comics poked fun at it. I couldn't tell the difference between jokes about Sister Bertrille, my character, and jokes about me. It was deeply humiliating. I felt denigrated as a person."
Fortunately, Field transcended the ridiculous role, and went on to enjoy a long and award-filled acting career.