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by | 12th, March 2004

‘STARSKY & Hutch might have been a great recruiting tool for the US police force, but we suspect that many who joined were disappointed to discover that real life was rather different from the show.

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On the positive side, there would have been relief that there wasn’t a standard issue cardigan that detectives were supposed to wear.

But on the negative side, there was also a whole lot less careering round the city in a Ford Torino, sliding over the roof of cars and having shoot-outs with bad guys.

One suspects that CIA recruits will be similarly disappointed to find that life as a spy is not as it appears in the ABC show, Alias.

But the CIA are doing a good job in blurring the line between real life and make-believe by using the show’s star Jennifer Garner to help recruit new agents.

The actress, who plays all-action spy Sydney Bristow on TV, tells people who log onto the CIA website that the agency is looking for people with “wide-ranging talents, integrity, common sense, patriotism and courage who want to make a difference in the world”.

Failing that, however, they’ll take the same gung-ho cowboys – and men who frequent lap dancing clubs – that they’ve been taking for years.’

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