Bumbling Maxwell Smart, Agent 86 for CONTROL, battles the evil forces of KAOS with the help of his competent partner Agent 99.

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Complete series cast summary:
Don Adams ...  Maxwell Smart / ... 138 episodes, 1965-1970
Barbara Feldon ...  #99 / ... 138 episodes, 1965-1970
Edward Platt ...  Chief / ... 137 episodes, 1965-1970
Robert Karvelas Robert Karvelas ...  Larabee / ... 94 episodes, 1965-1970
Rose Michtom Rose Michtom ...  Woman at the Airport / ... 44 episodes, 1965-1970
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Storyline

Maxwell Smart is a bumbling secret agent, assigned by his "Chief" to foil KAOS' latest plans for taking over the world. Invariably, Smart's bumbling detective style lands him in hot water. Lucky for him, his faithful assistant "99" is there to bail him out. Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

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Country:

USA

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English

Release Date:

18 September 1965 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El superagente 86 See more »

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Runtime:

(138 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

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Color (137 episodes)| Black and White (pilot episode)

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4:3
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Trivia

There was a comic book adaptation of the series published by Dell Comics that ran from 1966 to 1967. Some stories were drawn by the artist, Steve Ditko, co-creator of Spider-Man and Doctor Strange. See more »

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In the closing credit sequence, one of the double doors fails to merge completely when it closes. See more »

Quotes

Maxwell Smart: [running gag, after being warned by the Chief that his next assignment will be the most dangerous yet] ... And loving it!
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Sheer comedy brilliance
16 April 2001 | by paulgonsalvesSee all my reviews

Get Smart stands as the single most brilliant television comedy EVER. Before Hot Shots!, before Frank Drebin, before Airplane!, before Kentucky Fried Movie, before Young Frankenstein, and before Blazing Saddles, there was Get Smart, the creation of Mel Brooks and Buck Henry. This show, which would go on to inspire Police Squad!, arguably the second most brilliant television comedy ever, presented in Maxwell Smart the most completely asanine leading man thus far in television history, and as a result provided for more stupid jokes than ever before. Perhaps the first moment in television where comedy did not require a laugh track (though it did USE one, it would have flown fine without one), this show would inspire nearly every film by Mel Brooks and Zucker-Abrahams-Zucker. Can we really imagine Hedley Lamaar from Blazing Saddles without Maxwell Smart having preceded him? Can we really imagine Frank Drebin without Maxwell Smart having preceded him? The answer to these questions MUST be "no." Get Smart was a rare moment in television comedy history, and it has given us a truly rich comedic tradition ever since. Thank you, Buck, Don, and Barbara!


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