Get Smart (1965–1970)

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Bumbling Maxwell Smart, Agent 86 for CONTROL, with a great deal of help from his competent partner Agent 99, battles the forces of KAOS

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1970   1969   1968   1967   1966   1965  
Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 11 wins & 11 nominations. See more awards »
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 Maxwell Smart / ... (138 episodes, 1965-1970)
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 Agent 99 / ... (137 episodes, 1965-1970)
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 Chief / ... (133 episodes, 1965-1970)
Robert Karvelas ...
 Larabee / ... (94 episodes, 1965-1970)
Rose Michtom ...
 Woman at the Airport / ... (44 episodes, 1965-1970)
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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 Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

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18 September 1965 (USA)  »

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El superagente 86  »

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(137 episodes)| (pilot episode)

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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 »

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[repeated lines]
Maxwell Smart: Don't tell me...
[bad news of the week]
Maxwell Smart: [99 or Chief tells Max the bad news]
Maxwell Smart: I asked you not to tell me that!
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Get Smart was the BEST!
24 May 2005 | by (Florida, USA) – See all my reviews

Its writers/creators included Mel Brooks and Buck Henry.

'Nuff said.

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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