Get Smart: Season 3, Episode 25

Die, Spy (30 Mar. 1968)

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Max gets a hip black partner as he and 99 tour the world as a ping-pong pro in this spoof of 'I Spy.'



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Episode cast overview:
Stu Gilliam ...
Anthony Eustrel ...
KAOS Chief (as Antony Eustrel)
Robert Karvelas ...
Paul Camen ...
Poupée Bocar ...
Tamara (as Poupee Bocar)


While attending a funeral for a murdered double agent, someone attempts to murder both the Chief and his KAOS counterpart. Following the attack, Max informs both chiefs that it was the work of Atrocities, Cruelties and Brutalities, better known as ACB, a third spy network bent on destroying both CONTROL and KAOS. Max is assigned to find ACB's leader Kubacek, a former KAOS agent who tried to defect to CONTROL but was rejected. Kubacek also happens to be an ambidextrous table tennis player and master of disguise, which makes identifying him all the more difficult. Max is also given a new partner in a jive talking rookie by the name of Samuels. He also is given the cover of the Masked Marvel, the only player to have ever beaten Kubacek in a match. Max, 99 and Samuels eventually go on a world wide tour in an attempt to ferret out Kubacek before he kills any more agents. Written by Brian Washington <>

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As a tribute to the recently canceled _"I Spy"(1965)_ the star of that series, Robert Culp has a small cameo as the drunken waiter. See more »


KAOS Agent: I'm a sportsman. I'll let you pick the way you wanna die.
Maxwell Smart: Oh. Ok, eh, how about old age?
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Spoofs I Spy (1965) See more »


I Spy theme
Composed by Earle Hagen
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Robert Culp's Cameo stands out
21 July 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

To enjoy this one, you have to accept that a world table tennis tour pitting two rank amateurs-Max (as the Masked Marvel) and 99--simply playing each other would attract spectators.

What makes this episode so funny is the dialog of both Stu Gilliam and Robert Culp. Culp (uncredited) plays a waiter who brings Smart, 99, and Agent Samuels drinks, then keeps drinking them himself--to make certain that he hasn't mixed up who gets what. Then he cuts off any booze to Max because he (Culp) has had too much already. His line I remember is "But me no buts" when Max protests.

There was also a tribute to Abbot and Costello with talk about performers Tahday and Tamara performing at the Club Tonight.

I also enjoyed Max mimicking Samuels distinctive speech pattern.

The plot was quite thin, but Get Smart is spoofs and silliness and this was one of the series' best efforts in this regard.

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