Exigius Twelve and a Half, an exoanthropologist from the planet Mars, becomes stranded on Earth after his one-man spaceship narrowly misses a NASA rocket plane and crashes near Los Angeles.... See full summary »
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
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This show was the principal inspiration for Inspector Gadget (1983), of which the main character was voiced by Don Adams, and was also a bumbling and inept Agent. Also, some of the lines from this show, such as "Would you believe..." and "Sorry about that, Chief", were uttered by Gadget on occasions. See more »
In the closing credit sequence, one of the double doors fails to merge completely when it closes. See more »
[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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The opening credits are a sequence of Maxwell Smart going through various doors to reach CONTROL headquarters.
The closing credits are of Smart leaving CONTROL through the same doors, but he injures his nose on one door. See more »
"That's the second biggest silencer I've ever seen"
I haven't seen an episode of this show in more than 10 years and yet all the scenes described above remain fresh...This show has to stand as one of the greatest of all time. It's hard to compare it to All In The Family, Cheers, or Seinfeld, but it's never been duplicated. Every time I hear "Not Craw, Craw" I have to smile. No one's mentioned the "Coughing Code" - when the cone of silence breaks down - always ending with Max's line - "you should do something about that cold Chief" The casting of the show was perfect. What made the show so great was that the creative plots were intertwined with crazy little sidebars - it's been years but I still remember one episode where 99 was doing a commercial in a tub, and was called away - and the producer/director of the commercial tries to coax his elderly mother in the tub - hilarious...
I wish these episodes were available on DVD...
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