Get Smart: Season 4, Episode 15

Hurray for Hollywood (4 Jan. 1969)

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86 and 99 get jobs as actors to find out how KAOS is passing information.



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Episode cast overview:
Ivor Francis ...
Terry Kilburn ...
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Claude Woolman ...
Monte Mansfield ...
Don Ross ...
Robert Karvelas ...


86 and 99 get jobs as actors to find out how KAOS is passing information.

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Comedy | Crime




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The title comes from the song "Hooray for Hollywood" which was first featured in the movie Hollywood Hotel (1937) and has been used in numerous events celebrating movies, the capital of movie making, and the Academy Awards ceremony. See more »


Although the extras in the audience are placed to make it seem like a full house, in several scenes, especially the curtain calls, it is evident that the theater is mostly empty. See more »


Victor Polo: The irony of this is exhilerating. Whoever would have thought we'd run into a situation like this. A Control agent will be delivering KAOS information tonight.
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We Bombed in New Haven
10 January 2008 | by (Argentina) – See all my reviews

I can remember being shocked when NBC announced they were canceling "Get Smart". After seeing "Hooray for Hollywood", I can understand their feelings. This story smacks of a series that is tired and run out of things to do.

This time Max and 99 are assigned to get cast in a stage play and see if they can figure out how KAOS is secretly relaying top secret information to their agents. Unfortunately that's pretty obvious. One watches hoping there's another answer, but no, its just what you think it is and what Smart should figure out just as fast as you did reading this.

A lot of screen time is wasted with a drama coach trying to prepare Max and 99 for their roles (perhaps this is where the idea of "The Don Adams Screen Test" show came from) Of course Max is terrible, reads the stage directions as dialog and does virtually every tired gag you can think of. Strangely enough, 99 isn't much better, even though she's supposedly trying. In a story flaw, both Max and 99's parts are described as "bit roles" or "minor parts". However, not only does 99's part seem not to be minor, it comes off as pivotal.

Once again the KAOS agents are bland and forgettable. Having a colorful supervillian enamored of theater might have given this the serious help the show needed. Instead all we see is Don Adams overacting and falling down a lot.

Adams succeeds much better as director. He has some terrific shots, notably the final scene and an early moment when he and 99 kiss before searching the theater for their contact. It's one of the few saving graces in an otherwise forgettable effort.

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