Get Smart: Season 5, Episode 12

Is This Trip Necessary? (12 Dec. 1969)

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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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Andre Philippe ...
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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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The KAOS-run Dartfoot Springs Water Company is a play on the name of the California based Arrowhead company that supplied bottled drinking water (and still does) to Southern California. See more »

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Sodium Calcium Chloride is a chemical impossibility. Sodium and calcium are both metals, chlorine is a nonmetal. Just the word "chloride" without "mono" or "di" would indicate an ionic bond. These are formed with metals and nonmetals, however only one metal can bond with one nonmetal. Sodium Calcium Chloride (which would be NaCaCl3 if it was real) has two metals in it, and therefore is an impossible composition. See more »

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Chief: [pushes button on intercom] What is it, Larabee?
Larabee: [on other line] How did you know it was me, Chief?
Chief: Never mind that, Larabee, what are you buzzing me for?
Larabee: The CIA and FBI just called. They want you to tune in on TV channel 51.
Chief: [breaks off connection] Channel 51, that's the educational spy channel.
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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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