A road in Switzerland

‘Meanwhile, on a road in Switzerland…’ Or some such statement. I’m not guaranteeing I have the exact quote from The Man From U.N.C.L.E. but it is close enough.

Not to Switzerland, but to the spirit of what went on in the episode. Episodes, even, maybe. When you have watched them all mixed up they tend to blur a little. As does the road in Switzerland.

The road is presumably really somewhere near Hollywood, and it got used heavily in most of the episodes where Solo and Kuryakin needed to be out in the countryside of whatever country they were in. So it’s become a bit of a family joke. We know what we mean when we say ‘road in Switzerland.’ It was so clearly not a road in that country, which is why we noticed. Otherwise the first time could equally well have been almost anywhere else in the world.

Daughter has now moved to Switzerland. Nothing to do with U.N.C.L.E., or not much. She is finally moving into a flat of her own this week. As we were talking about it a while ago, I asked if she’d noticed anything about her new address. She hadn’t.

I suggested she think again, a bit harder. She got it that time. Her address will – very nearly – be Road in Switzerland…

(It looks nothing like Hollywood, btw.)

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