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Monday, September 26, 2005
86 Dead at 82
By Dr. Steven Taylor @ 7:41 pm

Would you believe? Don Adams of ‘Get Smart’ dies at 82

Adams died of a lung infection late Sunday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, his friend and former agent Bruce Tufeld said Monday, adding that the actor broke his hip a year ago and had been in ill health since.

I loved Get Smart as a kid, although I haven’t seen it in years. I wonder if it would play as well in the post-Cold War era. Certainly some working knowledge of the 60s spy craze is a help to fully get the show.

I will say that the move attempt The Nude Bomb was quite bad. It was as if the screenwriters and producers didn’t even know the source material.

h/t: ProfessorBainbridge.com for the news (and who found the right quote for the occasion).

Here are some more: Memorable Quotes from “Get Smart” (1965).

Maxwell Smart: I’m getting complaints from the landlord about the gun battles in the hall, and the bombs in the lobby, and the knife fights in the elevator.
Chief: Well, when you rent an apartment to a secret agent, you’ve got to expect those things.
Maxwell Smart: But he doesn’t know I’m a secret agent.
Chief: Well, how do you explain people attacking you and shooting at you?
Maxwell Smart: Well, I told him I work for the Bureau of Internal Revenue.

——————

Agent 99: Oh, Max, how terrible.
Maxwell Smart: He desereved it, 99. He was a Kaos killer.
Agent 99: Sometimes I wonder if we’re any better, Max.
Maxwell Smart: What are you talking about, 99? We have to shoot and kill and destroy. We represent everything that’s wholesome and good in the world.

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  1. I like this one, h/t Bainbridge:

    KAOS Agent: Look, I’m a sportsman. I’ll let you choose the way you want to die.
    Maxwell Smart: All right, how about old age?

    As Bainbridge said, looks like he got his wish.

    Comment by B. Minich, PI — Monday, September 26, 2005 @ 8:51 pm

  2. I remember an ultimatum from KAOS on the television (within the show). After threatening a city and making demands, the ultimatum ended with

    TV: “Brought to you by KAOS, A Delaware Corporation.”

    86: “a Delaware Corporation??”

    Chief: “Tax reasons.”

    Heh.

    RIP

    Comment by Steven L. — Tuesday, September 27, 2005 @ 2:16 pm

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