I always loved on Mission Impossible they could take someone down with a quick karate chop to the shoulder blade. I found out in a school fight in elementary school that does not work and I got my ass kicked.
I needed this thread this morning! I watched a lot of these shows as reruns with my Grandma or my parents. Good cruise down memory lane. Plots weren't as heavy, and the violence wasn't a focal point.
The actors and shows weren't always trying to make a political statement. They primarily tried to entertain.