Get Smart (1965–1970)
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Everybody in CONTROL is suffering from bad dreams. Max and 99 have to investigate KAOS's operations at the Dartfoot Spring Water Company.



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Episode cast overview:
Andre Philippe ...
Mrs. Dickey (as Dodo Denney)
Robert Karvelas ...
Dr. Jarvis Pym


Everybody in CONTROL is suffering from bad dreams. Max and 99 have to investigate KAOS's operations at the Dartfoot Spring Water Company.

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12 December 1969 (USA)  »

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Dr. Jarvis Pym: Observe.
[opens secret compartment in his ring]
Dr. Jarvis Pym: Sodium Calcium Chloride, do you know what that is?
Maxwell Smart: An artificial sweetener?
Dr. Jarvis Pym: No, it's the second most deadly poison in the world.
Maxwell Smart: What's the first?
Dr. Jarvis Pym: Artificial sweetener.
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LSD Trip
1 February 2008 | by (Argentina) – See all my reviews

The fifth season of "Get Smart" featured a number of name guest stars (Broderick Crawford, Victor Bueno, John Dehner) as villains. This episode might feature the best of these, Vincent Price as mad scientist Dr. Pyn.

Price certainly seems to be having a great time as Pyn, a KAOS scientist who is making CONTROL agents and top government officials (including the President) hallucinate and go into weird LSD-like trips (the opening sequence where Max sees himself as an Indian Chief, wearing snowshoes while burping his baby crocodile while 99 is made up half white and half black like Frank Gorshin in the "Star Trek" episode "Let This Be Your Last Battlefield" is truly something to see). He demands $50 million or else he will send all Washington into a one-way trip that there's no returning from.

Besides Price, there's some pretty good jokes all around as Max and 99 try and sneak into the water bottling plant and go on a tour (after meeting a woman with a strange little boy named Luden!). There's a great scene with Max and 99 trapped in a "unbreakable" glass trap. And a nice ending in which Pyn plans to poison himself but Max plans to foil him with an antidote kept in a secret compartment in a ring.

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