Bumbling Maxwell Smart, Agent 86 for CONTROL, battles the evil forces of KAOS with the help of his competent partner Agent 99.

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 Maxwell Smart / ... (138 episodes, 1965-1970)
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 #99 / ... (138 episodes, 1965-1970)
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 Chief / ... (137 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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(138 episodes)

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(137 episodes)| (pilot episode)

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Trivia

Though the chief's first name was Thaddeus, he also used the cover name Harold Clark in the final two seasons. See more »

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In the closing credit sequence, one of the double doors fails to merge completely when it closes. See more »

Quotes

Maxwell Smart: [running gag, after being warned by the Chief that his next assignment will be the most dangerous yet] ... And loving it!
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Referenced in Phelous & the Movies: Alice in Wonderland (2015) See more »

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"That's the second biggest silencer I've ever seen"
23 August 2004 | by (Winnipeg, Manitoba) – See all my reviews

I haven't seen an episode of this show in more than 10 years and yet all the scenes described above remain fresh...This show has to stand as one of the greatest of all time. It's hard to compare it to All In The Family, Cheers, or Seinfeld, but it's never been duplicated. Every time I hear "Not Craw, Craw" I have to smile. No one's mentioned the "Coughing Code" - when the cone of silence breaks down - always ending with Max's line - "you should do something about that cold Chief" The casting of the show was perfect. What made the show so great was that the creative plots were intertwined with crazy little sidebars - it's been years but I still remember one episode where 99 was doing a commercial in a tub, and was called away - and the producer/director of the commercial tries to coax his elderly mother in the tub - hilarious...

I wish these episodes were available on DVD...


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