Fox Force Five was a television show that never made it past its pilot episode. It starred Mia Wallace, who refers to the show as her "fifteen minutes".
The show followed the exploits of an all-female team of secret agents with each character having a particular specialty. Mia's character, Raven McCoy, was raised by circus performers and, according to the show, was "...the deadliest woman in the world with a knife." She also knew a "zillion" old jokes her grandfather, an old vaudevillian, taught her—though she refuses to share with Vincent the joke Raven tells in the pilot out of fear of being embarrassed. The team, besides Mia Wallace's character, had four other women: Somerset O'Neil, the team's leader; a Japanese kung fu master; a black girl, the demolition expert; and a French girl, whose "specialty was sex."
Upon arriving back at the Wallace residence, Mia finally reveals her corny joke: "Three tomatoes are walkin' down the street. Papa Tomato, Mama Tomato and Baby Tomato. Baby Tomato starts lagging behind, and Papa Tomato starts getting really angry. Goes back and squishes him and says, 'Ketchup.'"
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- This premise inspired the theme for the Spice Girls' 1996 music video for their song "Say You'll Be There" in which the girls adopt similar fictional identities.
- Fox Force Five is jokingly referenced in issue #4 of action-adventure comic Danger Girl, starring a team of female secret agents who go on deadly and adventurous Bond-like missions, Charlie's Angels style.
- This was also a mention for the Tarantino films "Kill Bill: Vols 1 & 2". If you follow the description Mia (Uma) gives in "Pulp Fiction," the five girls in Fox Force Five match up perfectly with the five women in Kill Bill Vol 1.: Blonde (Daryl Hanna), Japanese (Lucy Liu), French (Julie Dreyfus), African American (Vivica A. Fox) and knives (Uma Thurman).
- There was a show back in 1985 with the exact same premise and character ideas that only aired the pilot and it was called Codename: Foxfire.
- In "The Lego Batman Movie", when Commissioner Barbara Gordon tells Batman he will need to work with a team to defeat the Joker, Batman asks whether his team will be "Seal Team 6? Fox Force 5? Suicide Squad?"
- 2020 movie Birds of Prey was filmed under the working title Fox Force 5, in tribute to this movie.