Smart trains some convicts so they can break into a mansion and steal a codebook.



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Colonel Kyle K. Kirby


Smart trains some convicts so they can break into a mansion and steal a codebook.

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31 October 1969 (USA)  »

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The title is a parody on the 1934 song "Stars Fell on Alabama." See more »


Colonel Kyle K. Kirby: [Max and Simmons are caught by the Colonel] So, Control agents, huh?
Maxwell Smart: [Max covers the number sewn on his uniform] I don't know what you're talking about. We're just regular, run-of-the-mill, everyday burglars.
Colonel Kyle K. Kirby: What's your name?
Maxwell Smart: I don't have to give you my name, Colonel, all I have to do is to give you my Control serial number: 8-6-5...
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References The Dirty Dozen (1967) See more »

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The Dirty 1/4 Dozen
2 May 2008 | by (Argentina) – See all my reviews

Funny script has 86 take on the Lee Marvin role from "The Dirty Dozen", leading a team of convicts sentenced to life in prison on a suicide mission to plant a fake code book in the safe of KAO's Colonel Kyle K. Kirby (John Dehner).

They have a funny training sequence in which the team pickpocket keeps stealing Max's watch (at one point, the Chief tells Max to synchronize their watches. Max calls out for Farley to synchronize his watch!) and the team tough guy Murphy (Don Megenzo) demonstrates his power. One of the best gags comes when 86 orders Farley (Larry Vinent) to lift the keys from a KAOS guard and he not only takes the keys but the guard dog as well! Again the powers that be returned to the idea of giving Smart a memorable adversary as they cast John Dehner as a Colonel Sanders like figure. He does a good job with the material he's given. The three convicts (who are given full pardons if they can survive this mission) are mostly forgettable.

The one running bit that kind of falls flat is a running joke where 99 keeps calling Max to tell him she's having labor pains. The problem is the gag is VERY out of character for 99, who as an experienced CONTROL agent, would know not to call Max while he's out on assignment. Instead, she's written as a giddy bride, and its just not her.

I also suspect a rhyming wordplay bit was cut, perhaps just out of the syndicated version of the show, only because there's an awful lot of "K's" and alliteration in Colonel Kyle K. Kirby and the KAOS courier to be accidental, but no verbal bit develops.

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