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  • Series Premiere Date: Sep 18, 1965
  • Season #: 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5
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  • Starring: Dick Gautier, David Ketchum, Victor French
  • Summary: In 1965 the cold war was made a little warmer and a lot funnier due in part to the efforts of an inept, underpaid, overzealous spy: Maxwell Smart, Agent 86. The hit comedy series 'Get Smart' is the creation of comic geniuses Buck Henry and Mel Brooks. Henry teamed with Brooks to create whatIn 1965 the cold war was made a little warmer and a lot funnier due in part to the efforts of an inept, underpaid, overzealous spy: Maxwell Smart, Agent 86. The hit comedy series 'Get Smart' is the creation of comic geniuses Buck Henry and Mel Brooks. Henry teamed with Brooks to create what has undoubtedly become one of the finest parody/satires of all time. The project seemed headed for success from the start: ABC had green lighted it based on the strength of the concept, and they had an actor already under contract to play Smart. Brooks was approached to write the pilot. As he was looking for a way to finance his new movie The Producers, he agreed. Deemed "not funny", the initial script was rejected by ABC. Undaunted, the production team shopped the script around and NBC accepted it with one minor change. They wanted Don Adams in the title role. And so, an unlikely legend was born.

    Set in Washington, D.C., the show features Agent 86 (Maxwell Smart), his boss (The Chief), Smart's partner and later wife (Agent 99) and a host of other agents both good and evil. Perhaps one of the most important elements of the show is the gadgetry created to help Smart in his quest to keep the free world free. On this show, anything including the kitchen sink can be a phone, a tape recorder, a camera or weapon. Looking for an Agent? Check under your seat cushion. Want a weapon? Try your finger-gun. Need to make a phone call? Open up that bologna sandwich. The show was painted in the broadest of strokes and played every moment for its own delightful reality.
    In order to give the agents of CONTROL, a series of worthy opponents, KAOS was created. Smart and 99 battled the likes of Mr. Big, The Claw, and Siegfried. On the home front, Max and 99 had a relationship that developed as the show ran and eventually they married. 99 soon gave birth to twins (a boy and a girl) and the Smart family (and the show) began to experience some growing pains. Get Smart ran from 1965 through 1970 on both NBC and CBS. For one month in 1995 FOX attempted to bring the series back with some changes; Max as the Chief, 99 as a Congresswoman, and the Smart twins were now inexplicably only one child. Despite the lack of success experienced by the sequel, Get Smart remains a favorite by agents and civilians alike. (TV Land)

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    Telecast
    NBC September 18, 1965 - September 20, 1969 CBS September 26, 1969 - September 11, 1970

    Broadcast History Sep 1965 - Sep 1968, NBC Sat 8:30-9:00 Sep 1968 - Sep 1969, NBC Sat 8:00-8:30
    Sep 1969 - Feb/Apr - Sep 1970, CBS Fri 7:30-8:00

    Episodes
    138 Episodes On Film
    1 Episode in Black And White; 137 Episodes In Color

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  • Genre(s): Comedy, Action & Adventure
  • Creator: Buck Henry, Mel Brooks
  • Show Type: Ended
  • Season 1 premiere date: Sep 18, 1965
  • Episode Length: 30
  • Air Time: 08:30 PM
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  1. Nov 4, 2012
    10
    Get Smart is a hilarious and well-written TV series. It successfully provides entertaining viewing, and sometime morals. The humour is veryGet Smart is a hilarious and well-written TV series. It successfully provides entertaining viewing, and sometime morals. The humour is very genuine and overall this is a very enjoyable series. If you like watching idiotic but well-meaning characters or spy/secret agent stuff than this is the show for you! Expand