Get Smart (1965–1970)
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Maxwell Smart must stop Mr. Big from blowing up the Statue of Liberty with his new inthermo ray. Max's team includes Agent K13 (Fang) and his new partner the beautiful Agent 99.


Howard Morris


Mel Brooks (created by), Buck Henry (created by) | 3 more credits »




Episode complete credited cast:
Don Adams ... Maxwell Smart
Barbara Feldon ... #99
Michael Dunn ... Mr. Big
Vito Scotti ... Dante
Janine Gray ... Zelinka
Kelton Garwood Kelton Garwood ... Garth
Karen Norris Karen Norris ... Mother
Edward Platt ... Chief of Control


Maxwell Smart must stop Mr. Big from blowing up the Statue of Liberty with his new inthermo ray. Max's team includes Agent K13 (Fang) and his new partner the beautiful Agent 99.

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18 September 1965 (USA) See more »

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Did You Know?


While this episode survives in black and white only, presumably at least part of it was filmed in color as the opening credit sequence of Smart walking down the hallway of ever more secure doors is identical in every following episode until the end of the series, implying it was never re-shot. See more »


The gun in a KAOS agent's hand morphs from a revolver to an automatic to a revolver again. See more »


Maxwell Smart: Are you 99?
Six and half year old boy: No, I'm six and a half.
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Referenced in Get Smart (2008) See more »

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Entered in Character
3 November 2013 | by cjmitch23See all my reviews

Mr. Big was an excellent starter episode to an iconic series. The story was well developed and nicely paced. The major characters to whom we are introduced, Max, 99 and the Chief enter the episode fully in character as if we had just been privy to a what a day would be in their, to them, perfectly normal lives.

Max, Agent 86, is a well meaning, if only slightly inept and barely secret, Agent for Control, He bounces back and forth between brilliance and pratfalls and introduces us to some of what will become classic lines, "that's the second time I fell for that....", "would you believe...".

99, stunningly beautiful and mostly under-appreciated for her contributions to the success of the mission.

Chief, the long suffering leader of Control, an international Agency based in the US and reporting to the President.

Further, we are treated to an array of barely functional gadgets that will reappear over the life of the show. The Cone of Silence, the Shoe Phone.

There are far too many gags to list and I wouldn't want to anyways because they truly need to be seen to be appreciated. The comedy that came out of Get Smart would set the stage for many comedy shows and movies to come. Mel Brooks and Buck Henry had brought farce and satire to television comedy that had previously been mostly formulaic.

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