The Jethro Bodine Military Academy

In an episode of The Beverly Hillbillies Jethro Bodine becomes infatuated with James Bond films and wants to be a spy.  He sees one of the gadgets offered to Bond is a pair of shoes where if you click your heels a switch blade pops out of the front right shoe enabling Bond to stab the bad guy.  Jethro gets the shoes but puts the blade in backwards, stabbing himself in the foot after clicking his heels.

The U.S. Air Force recently reenacted a 21st century version of this scene when an AI-controlled drone turned on its Air Force operator and killed him.


6:27 am on June 3, 2023