Get Smart (1965–1970)
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What's It All About, Algie? 

Algie's Nursery is using plants to spy on people in Washington.



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Episode cast overview:
Eddie Ryder ...
Loree Frazier ...
Walter Seifert ...
Seed Salesman
Robert Karvelas ...
Algernon DeGrasse


Algie's Nursery is using plants to spy on people in Washington.

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24 April 1970 (USA)  »

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Final episode directed by Don Adams. See more »


When Hathaway finds 86 cutting the fence, Max has a briefcase with a flashlight and a (lit) acetylene torch inside it. However, when he leaves Hathaway, it is nowhere to be seen. Leaving a case with such supplies, and possibly more, behind for KAOS to find would remove any doubt that CONTROL had infiltrated DeGrasse's nursery. See more »


Agent 99: [being shot at] Max, what's that?
Maxwell Smart: He's hitting the fertilizer bags above us.
Agent 99: What are you doing?
Maxwell Smart: I'm going to turn this fan on.
Agent 99: What good's that going to do, Max?
Maxwell Smart: Well, when the fertilizer hits the fan, it's going to blow all over the place and give us a chance to get away.
Agent 99: Good thinking, Max!
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Spoofs Alfie (1966) See more »

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Little Shop of Horrors
9 February 2008 | by (Argentina) – See all my reviews

Algernon DeGrasse (John Van Dreelen) runs a plant nursery that is a front for a KAOS operation. Max is sent in to work undercover as a handyman and find out how DeGrasse is using the shop to spy on top Washington power brokers after the previous CONTROL undercover operative is eaten by a Brazilian plant that bears a strong resemblance to the one from "Little Shop of Horrors".

The funniest stuff in this episode are the exchanges between Larabee and the Chief. Given more and more to do in this final season after literally being the "take them away, Larabee" guy, Robert Karvalas comes through with flying colors as he frustrates the Chief by being even dumber than Max. Unfortunately neither Adams nor Feldon get as inspired material to work with.

In addition, Adams sure-handed direction seems to go south on him. During the opening sequence there is an endless sequence as Max tries to burn through a chain link fence using a propane torch (which he keeps lit in a briefcase!!!) and then he shoots a scene in the Chief's office where the master is shot from a high angle but all the close-ups are shot eye level. It comes off as pretentious and the effect is jarring to say the least, totally detracting from the comedy.

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