Maxwell Smart, a highly intellectual but bumbling spy working for the CONTROL agency, battles the evil forces of rival spy agency KAOS with the help of his competent partner Agent 99.

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Mel Brooks, Buck Henry
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Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 11 wins & 11 nominations. See more awards »

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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 / ... 52 episodes, 1965-1970
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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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Trivia

King Moody auditioned for the role of Hymie. He later appeared as a double agent in an episode, before being cast in the role of Starker. See more »

Goofs

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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Crazy Credits

The opening credits are a sequence of Maxwell Smart going through a seemingly endless series of doors to reach CONTROL headquarters.

The closing credits are of Smart leaving CONTROL through the same doors, but he changes his mind about leaving and starts back toward the CONTROL entrance. The door nearest Smart closes and injures his nose. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Gilmore Girls: Christopher Returns (2001) See more »

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The greatest TV show ever! OK then, the funniest comedy of all time? Would you believe the most enduring 30 minutes of stupidity in history?
28 March 2002 | by uds3See all my reviews

To review GET SMART is like giving a speech on "What I think of my Mother-In-Law! There will NEVER be another Max - even "Max" himself couldn't do it in 1995. GET SMART is a 60's time-capsule, a reminder of a life style that has so long disappeared it hurts to remember!

No matter how many times you see it - its still funny..it will ALWAYS be funny - it even transcends humor. It is something so comfortable and embraceable you can temporarily forget every day to day hassle that may be niggling at you. For those with even longer memories, Maxwell Smart had his embryonic exposure as the store detective "Glick" in the Bill Dana show...almost exactly the same character. No matter, the combination of Don Adams, Barbara Feldon and the long suffering (and late) Ed Platt were arguably the most charismatic acting trilogy ever screened. Dear old Bernie Kopell as Siegfried, Max's nemesis in CHAOS and David Ketchum as the insanely hidden Agent 13 combined to raise GET SMART to heights will never again be assailed. Probably the only show ever came close to being as fondly remembered is the Adam West/Burt Ward BATMAN series of the same period.

Think about it! How many people in the Western World of most any age have never heard of Max's shoe-phone, the cone of silence? or the phrase "Would you believe?" THAT is a measure of the penetration of GET SMART in current society. Along with THE FLINSTONES, our lives have all been enriched by this most enduring of legends!


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USA

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English

Release Date:

18 September 1965 (USA) See more »

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(138 episodes)

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