Get Smart: Season 5, Episode 9

Physician Impossible (21 Nov. 1969)

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While visiting 99 and the twins and wearing a doctor's gown, Max is kidnapped to work by the very prisoner who had escaped after being shot by him earlier in the day.

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Than Wyenn ...
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While visiting 99 and the twins and wearing a doctor's gown, Max is kidnapped to work by the very prisoner who had escaped after being shot by him earlier in the day.

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The title is another Get Smart parody of Mission: Impossible (1966). See more »

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The opening has a graphic saying they are in Bayonne New Jersey. Eddie is wounded there but when he kidnaps Max and 99 at the hospital they are in Washington DC which is 220 miles away. See more »

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One-Way Al: How do you feel, Big?
Big Eddie Little: Just fine, Al, just fine. And that doc... he's ok in my book.
One-Way Al: What do you want me to do with him?
Big Eddie Little: Kill 'em.
One-Way Al: What about the nurse?
Big Eddie Little: Al, the nurse happens to be a lady. Kill her first.
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CONTROL is using a walkathon as a cover to transfer Big Eddie Little (Henry Cordon, the second voice of Fred Flintstone and the landlord on "The Monkees") to a maximum security facility. Only his boys Cortez (Than Wyenn) and (B.S. Pully) find out and bust him out. However Max manages to wound Little as they make their escape, so the gangsters look for a doctor to get the bullet out. They go to the hospital where Max just happens to be visiting the twins and kidnap him and 99 (showing absolutely NO effects from just delivering twins!) to get the bullet out.

Very funny performances all around. B.S. Pully is a delight (he played Big Jule in "Guys and Dolls" both on Broadway and in the film) as the goofy henchman. The script does a nice turn on Max's habit of bluffing when he tells Big Eddie to surrender because "this entire place is completely surrounded by CONTROL agents"...and it actually turns out to be true! Henry Cordon is okay as Big Eddie, but you get the feeling they had been hoping to attract somebody more heavyweight like Sheldon Leonard or somebody like that to the role (Broderick Crawford who appeared earlier that season would have been good if he could have handled the opening sequence). That would have been great.

An odd note: couldn't help but notice the strong resemblance between Than Wyenn and Don Adams in the opening sequence when Cortez is waiting in the car. While watching I thought they might be setting up another "lookalike" episode.


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