Get Smart: Season 2, Episode 4

The Only Way to Die (8 Oct. 1966)

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Max is listed as dead so he can complete a mission.

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The title came from the phrase "It's the only way to fly!" from a 1950's Western Airlines advertising campaign. See more »


Maxwell Smart: [Max finds the mailbox 13 was hiding in to be empty] He's been mailed!
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References The Prisoner of Zenda (1937) See more »

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"Missed me by that much"
2 July 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This was a very good episode, with a lot of the famous plot devices that made this such a great spy spoof: Smart's classic lines "would you believe" and "missed by that much," the shoe phone, the fellow agent in a cramped place (a mailbox here.) There's even a pretty good fight scene in the climax, that's funny but shows Max can be an effective spy when he puts his mind to it. Unfortunately, he screws it up pretty badly at the end, but he wouldn't be the bumbling Agent 86 we all loved if he did everything like James Bond. All in all, I'd say this is one of the best episodes I've seen in the last couple of months that the RTN network has been airing the shows. As I recall, the first two seasons were the best and they gradually went downhill from there. So far, the RTN has the first two seasons on their schedule, so I'm enjoying them while I can. That's a good boy, Beau! Dale Roloff

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