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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Cast

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

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 March 1966 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

El superagente 86 See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(138 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

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

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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Trivia

According to Buck Henry, Talent Associates Producer Daniel Melnick came up with the basic idea for the show. Melnick told Mel Brooks and Henry that he wanted a character based on the two most popular film franchises at the time: the James Bond and The Pink Panther film franchises. See more »

Goofs

In the first two seasons, as Max drives up in the Sunbeam Tiger, he fails to close completely the car door while exiting the vehicle. 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 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 »

Connections

Spoofed in Green Acres: Uncle Fedor (1970) See more »

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I miss Hymie the robot.
28 April 2006 | by DeusvoltSee all my reviews

The funniest but rarest episodes were those that involved Hymie the robot who delivered wacky lines deadpan like....er...a robot. He fell in love with another robot - a soda vending machine and his wooing line was: "I like you so much because.....you are so simple." How about The Claw, the FuManChu-like or Dr. No doppleganger, who was about as inept as Maxwell himself. He tells his factotum to show the captive Smart the bamboo under the fingernails torture and starts screaming "Aaaaa! Not on me, you fool!."

At one time, Smart was assigned to solve a case of a spate of kidnappings of blond young women. It turns out that The Claw was just after one blond woman. He explains to Smart: "Unfortunately to us orientals, all blond women look alike."

Unfortunately, the movies were not as funny as the original season episodes.


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