A pair of intelligence agents posing as a tennis pro and his coach go on secret missions around the world.
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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Robert Culp ...  Kelly Robinson / ... 82 episodes, 1965-1968
Bill Cosby ...  Alexander Scott 82 episodes, 1965-1968
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Storyline

A pair of American agents faces espionage adventures with skill, humor and some serious questions about their work. Robinson's cover is as a former Princeton law student and Davis Cup tennis player; Rhodes scholar Scott is his trainer as well as being a language expert. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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espionage | travel | spy | polyglot | buddy | See All (17) »

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Happy-go-lucky wanderers - or undercover agents for Washington? It's Robert Culp and Bill Cosby in NBC's exciting round-the-world action series. (season 2)


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 September 1965 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Danny Doyle See more »

Filming Locations:

Acapulco, Guerrero, Mexico See more »

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3F Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(82 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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Trivia

The series' ratings declined in the third season. This was due to a timeslot change from Wednesday nights to Monday nights where it was against The Carol Burnett Show (1967). NBC offered executive producer Sheldon Leonard the choice of having the series renewed or making a new series. Leonard decided to produce My Friend Tony (1969) instead. He believed that continuing "I Spy" would lessen its syndication value as the series was struggling with creating new ideas. Also, NBC had refused to move the show back to Wednesdays. Culp and Cosby had tired of the series and were relieved that it was cancelled. See more »

Quotes

Alexander Scott: Hey, what're you doing?
Kelly Robinson: I've come to save you.
Alexander Scott: You can't, man, I've got a boat coming, now get outa here!
Kelly Robinson: But I've come to rescue you.
Alexander Scott: You CAN'T rescue me NOW.
Kelly Robinson: How come you always embarrass me when I'm rescuing you.
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Crazy Credits

During the opening credits sequence of many early episodes, scenes from that episode are shown underneath a closeup of Robert Culp's eyes. If you look closely, Culp's facial expressions (concerned, happy, etc.) almost always match the action happening on the screen. Later in the series, a standard set of action/romance/humor scenes was used. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Barefoot Executive (1971) See more »

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The original action buddy comedy.
12 January 2003 | by mack3175See all my reviews

If I think back to all of it, this show started it all. For some viewers who have not watched it, and best remember Bill Cosby from The Cosby Show. When ever this show will be shown in re-runs on T.V.Land. Just might find this show very enjoyable. Bill Cosby and Robert Culp were perfectly cast has Alexander Scott and Kelly Robinson two undercover agents going on dangerous missions and enjoying sight seeing. This show in many ways tried not to be to serious or to silly. It is a great blend of action and humor.


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