Get Smart: Season 4, Episode 19

Absorb the Greek (8 Feb. 1969)

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When the Chief takes up with a young woman, Max follows him and finds out that she is the wife of a scientist and the Chief is memorizing her husband's formulas.



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Episode cast overview:
Jane Dulo ...
Jack DeLeon ...
Joseph Mell ...
Dr. Stanton
Robert Karvelas ...
Aliza Gur ...
Gina (as Alizia Gur)


When the Chief takes up with a young woman, Max follows him and finds out that she is the wife of a scientist and the Chief is memorizing her husband's formulas.

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The title is based on the movie Zorba the Greek (1964) (Zorba the Greek). See more »


When KAOS is torturing 99's Mother on the rack, the chains obviously have no tension on them and the shackles are loose on her wrists and ankles. See more »


Maxwell Smart: Chief! What happened, are you alright?
Agent 99: Where's my mother?
Chief: I was hit by a blackjack.
Maxwell Smart: Your mother hit him over the head with a blackjack?
Agent 99: Max! My mother wouldn't do a thing like that!
Chief: Her mother wouldn't do a thing like that! You sure it wasn't a gunbutt?
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E-Harmony Chief
12 January 2008 | by (Argentina) – See all my reviews

Pretty funny episode has Max and 99 concerned that the Chief is seeing a much younger woman (Former Miss Israel 1960 Aliza Gur) who he's been fixed up with by a computer. They tail him on orders of the Chief's (unnamed) superior and warn him he has to break off the romance because of his security situation, not knowing the romance is a cover so the Chief can get a top secret formula from the woman. 99 then tries to set the Chief up with someone much more appropriate for a man the Chief's age: her mother (Jane Dulo, in the 3rd of her 4 appearances as 99's mom). KAOS mistakes 99's mom as the top secret courier and kidnaps her. Their attempts to torture her only lead to laughs and no pain for mom or the audience.

Other than some broad stuff with 99 and 86 as mustachioed window washers at the beginning of the show (they look like the SuperMario Brothers!) the jokes all pretty much work in this. Jane Dulo uses the same charm she tried on McHale in her regular role on "McHale's Navy" to try and win the Chief's heart (and with similar success). Her comic timing is excellent. Smart is also given a pair of worthy KAOS adversaries, Stroheim (Jack DeLeon) and Preminger (Joseph Nell) who are appropriately sinister.

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