Maxwell Smart is called back to duty as KAOS is back causing trouble again, this time with a 'weather machine'. Although instructed to keep his mission secret from his wife, 99, Max can't ... See full summary »
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Maxwell Smart is a bumbling secret agent, assigned by his "Chief" to foil KAOS' latest plans for taking over the world. Invariably, Smart's bumbling detective style lands him in hot water. Lucky for him, his faithful assistant "99" is there to bail him out. Written by
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In 1965, before the show went on the air, the publicity firm of Rogers & Cowan send a series of five sealed envelopes to America's top television critics. Each was stamped 'Top Secret' and contained a vital message from Maxwell Smart. The first read: "Sssh!". The second provided instructions for deciphering the enclosed message embossed on an enclosed pin. The third required a 'cigarette lighter or matches used judiciously' to reveal the invisible message. The fourth read: 'Je was linker om iemand anders te nemen om je dit voor te laten lezen" which is Dutch for "You would have been smarter to ask someone else to read this aloud for you". The fifth included a photograph of Max, 99 and Fang with their eyes blocked out with black rectangles and a caption that read 'A scene from ____ at ____ on ____". See more »
Its writers/creators included Mel Brooks and Buck Henry.
But, since IMDb won't let me get away with saying just that, I'll just have to write more.
How can you go wrong with something by Mel Brooks and Buck Henry? It's obvious that the actors are thoroughly enjoying themselves in this show, and this enthusiasm was infectious. I was a very little girl in 1965, and I used to sit up with my father to watch TV after dinner and the nightly installment of whatever book he was reading to us. We sat together and watched Get Smart, Hogan's Heroes, McHale's Navy, among others, all of which are now considered classics. Why? Because, while the shows themselves were very topical (Get Smart was about the Cold War - as is Bullwinkle -- and Hogan and McHale fought in WWII which had ended barely 20 years earlier), the humor itself did not rely on specific current events. They were just out-and-out funny.
They still are.
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