History Series / GetSmart

22nd Jul '16 7:00:49 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* FunnyRobot: Hymie has NoSenseOfHumor but gets a great deal of laughs from being too LiteralMinded and [[DoesNotKnowHisOwnStrength not knowing his own strength]]. He tends to malfunction a lot too, adding more laughs.
18th Jul '16 12:25:08 AM MGD107
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** An unusual trope to invoke with regards to a sitcom, but the fact remains that, while the series was never violent or bloody, nonetheless it was a sitcom in which ''people
** One particular episode that stands out is “Island of the Darned” while itself a spoof of Literature/TheMostDangerousGame it plays the [[HuntingTheMostDangerousGame human hunting]] elements surprisingly straight. Despite possessing several jokes (especially at the beginning) the majority of the episode involves Max and 99 on the run through the jungle from a sociopathic hunter, who wants to kill them and mount their heads on his wall, with the danger they are in played one hundred percent straight. To stay alive they’re forced to resort to several noticeably more brutal and dirty tactics than normal, such as building a concealed spike pit to skewer one of the hunter’s heavies, which at the end leads to 99 wondering if they’re really any better than the people they fight. Max disagrees. got killed'', sometimes at the hands of the heroes.
* DeadpanSnarker: Max, of course.

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** An unusual trope to invoke with regards to a sitcom, but the fact remains that, while the series was never violent or bloody, nonetheless it was a sitcom in which ''people
''people got killed'', sometimes at the hands of the heroes.
** One particular episode that stands out is “Island of the Darned” while itself a spoof of Literature/TheMostDangerousGame it plays the [[HuntingTheMostDangerousGame human hunting]] elements surprisingly straight. Despite possessing several jokes (especially at the beginning) the majority of the episode involves Max and 99 on the run through the jungle from a sociopathic hunter, who wants to kill them and mount their heads on his wall, with the danger they are in played one hundred percent straight. To stay alive they’re forced to resort to several noticeably more brutal and dirty tactics than normal, such as building a concealed spike pit to skewer one of the hunter’s heavies, which at the end leads to 99 wondering if they’re really any better than the people they fight. Max disagrees. got killed'', sometimes at the hands of the heroes.
* DeadpanSnarker: Max, of course.
7th Jul '16 1:35:32 PM MGD107
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* DarkerAndEdgier: An unusual trope to invoke with regards to a sitcom, but the fact remains that, while the series was never violent or bloody, nonetheless it was a sitcom in which ''people got killed'', sometimes at the hands of the heroes.

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* DarkerAndEdgier: DarkerAndEdgier:
**
An unusual trope to invoke with regards to a sitcom, but the fact remains that, while the series was never violent or bloody, nonetheless it was a sitcom in which ''people ''people
** One particular episode that stands out is “Island of the Darned” while itself a spoof of Literature/TheMostDangerousGame it plays the [[HuntingTheMostDangerousGame human hunting]] elements surprisingly straight. Despite possessing several jokes (especially at the beginning) the majority of the episode involves Max and 99 on the run through the jungle from a sociopathic hunter, who wants to kill them and mount their heads on his wall, with the danger they are in played one hundred percent straight. To stay alive they’re forced to resort to several noticeably more brutal and dirty tactics than normal, such as building a concealed spike pit to skewer one of the hunter’s heavies, which at the end leads to 99 wondering if they’re really any better than the people they fight. Max disagrees.
got killed'', sometimes at the hands of the heroes.



* KnightOfCerebus: With a few exceptions[[note]]Siegfried, The Craw, Simon the Likeable, and others[[/note]] the majority of the KAOS agents were played straight and menacing, with little if any comedy derived from them.

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* KnightOfCerebus: KnightOfCerebus:
**
With a few exceptions[[note]]Siegfried, The Craw, Simon the Likeable, and others[[/note]] the majority of the KAOS agents were played straight and menacing, with little if any comedy derived from them.them.
** One agent that really stands out is Hans Hunter from “Island of the Darned”. For a parody of an EgomaniacHunter, he is a surprisingly dark villain especially for this series. A [[TheSociopath Sociopathic]] mad man with a passion for [[HuntingtheMostDangerousGame hunting people]], he’s introduced chasing another agent like an animal, before killing the helpless man. He then has his body stuffed and sent back to CONTROL. Capturing Max and 99, he reveals he plans to kill Max and mount his head on the wall with his other hunting trophies. The majority of the episode involves Max and 99 on the run from this deranged lunatic, and being forced to use several surprisingly dirty tactics to survive.
6th Jul '16 2:56:59 AM MGD107
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* HuntingTheMostDangerousGame and EgomaniacHunter, parodied ("Island of the Darned")

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* HuntingTheMostDangerousGame and EgomaniacHunter, parodied yet still treated with a surprising amount of seriousness ("Island of the Darned")Darned").
16th May '16 9:42:21 AM JamesAustin
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* WorthyOpponent: Hinted between Siegfried and Max: whenever the two meet, Siegfried always gives Max a formal salute to which he replies (usually damaging his ShoePhone in the process).
** [[GenreSavvy Then again, maybe Siegfried does this to trick Max into breaking his phone...]]
*** He explicitly counted on Max breaking his shoe phone at least once when on a submarine.
* YellowFace: Most notably, Leonard Strong as "The Craw".
** Also Joey Forman as "Harry Hoo", though somewhat justified in that it was a parody of {{CharlieChan}}.
* YiddishAsASecondLanguage: The entire show can be taken as a riff on Jewish stereotypes of the time being applied to the spy genre - almost everything from the name of the robot (Hymie) to Max's "Would you believe...?" is, in essence, taken straight from the Yiddish-speaking Borscht Belt comedians.
** Actually, Adams had already used the "Would you believe...?" shtick for his character on the Bill Dana Show.
** No surprise at all, given that the show was created by the great Creator/MelBrooks.
*** [[TheSimpsons "Mel Brooks is Jewish?!"]]

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* WorthyOpponent: Hinted between Siegfried and Max: whenever the two meet, Siegfried always gives Max a formal salute to which he replies (usually damaging his ShoePhone in the process).
** [[GenreSavvy
process). Then again, maybe Siegfried does this to trick Max into breaking his phone...]]
*** He
phone, as he explicitly counted on Max breaking his shoe phone at least once when on a submarine.
* YellowFace: YellowFace:
**
Most notably, Leonard Strong as "The Craw".
** Also Joey Forman as "Harry Hoo", though somewhat justified in that it was a parody of {{CharlieChan}}.
Franchise/CharlieChan.
* YiddishAsASecondLanguage: The entire show can be taken as a riff on Jewish stereotypes of the time being applied to the spy genre - almost everything from the name of the robot (Hymie) to Max's "Would you believe...?" is, in essence, taken straight from the Yiddish-speaking Borscht Belt comedians.
** Actually,
comedians. (though Adams had already used the "Would you believe...?" shtick for his character on the ''The Bill Dana Show.
**
Show''.) No surprise at all, given that the show was created by the great Creator/MelBrooks.
*** [[TheSimpsons "Mel Brooks is Jewish?!"]]
Creator/MelBrooks.



* GenerationXerox: Zach Smart is a bumbling CONTROL agent who has romantic tension with his glamorous female partner, Agent 66. Also, in one episode the villain turns out to be the daughter of Siegfried.
** Which leads to a lovely ShoutOut, when she tells him for years she thought her father was really a [[TheLoveBoat doctor on a cruise ship]]
* HonoraryUncle: One of Max's colleagues from the original series makes a cameo appearance and is addressed by Zach as "Uncle Agent 13".
** Considering that [[Series/TheManFromUncle Napoleon Solo and Illya Kuryakin]] had the numbers 11 and 2 respectively, this also makes him an Honorary U.N.C.L.E.

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* GenerationXerox: GenerationXerox:
**
Zach Smart is a bumbling CONTROL agent who has romantic tension with his glamorous female partner, Agent 66. Also, in 66.
** In
one episode the villain turns out to be the daughter of Siegfried.
** Which
Siegfried. This leads to a lovely ShoutOut, when she tells him for years she thought her father was really a [[TheLoveBoat [[Series/TheLoveBoat doctor on a cruise ship]]
ship]].
* HonoraryUncle: One of Max's colleagues from the original series makes a cameo appearance and is addressed by Zach as "Uncle Agent 13".
**
13". Considering that [[Series/TheManFromUncle Napoleon Solo and Illya Kuryakin]] had the numbers 11 and 2 12 respectively, this also makes him an [[{{Pun}} Honorary U.N.C.L.E.]]
16th May '16 9:05:53 AM JamesAustin
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* NoSenseOfDirection: Max.

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* NoSenseOfDirection: Max.Max once got lost in UsefulNotes/ThePentagon. Then again, The Pentagon has a total of ''17.5 miles (28.2 km) of corridors'' with a ''very'' confusing layout, so for once Max probably deserves a break for that.



** Then again, ThePentagon has a total of ''17.5 miles (28.2 km) of corridors''... with a ''very'' confusing layout. Some of those corridors turn out to be ramps, and before you know it, you're a floor up from where you need to be...
*** [[TruthInTelevision Been there, done that]]. And that was on a ''guided tour'', mind you.
** [[InterserviceRivalry Maybe they sent him in the wrong direction?]]



-->'''Max:''' If you couldn't find CONTROL, how did you know where to find me?
-->'''Albert Pfister:''' Oh, I telephoned KAOS, and they gave me this address.

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-->'''Max:''' If you couldn't find CONTROL, how did you know where to find me?
-->'''Albert
me?\\
'''Albert
Pfister:''' Oh, I telephoned KAOS, and they gave me this address.
16th May '16 8:54:53 AM JamesAustin
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* KnightOfCerebrus: With a few exceptions [[note]] Siegfried, The Craw, Simon the Likeable, and others [[/note]] the majority of the KAOS agents were played straight and menacing, with little if any comedy derived from them.

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* KnightOfCerebrus: KnightOfCerebus: With a few exceptions [[note]] Siegfried, exceptions[[note]]Siegfried, The Craw, Simon the Likeable, and others [[/note]] others[[/note]] the majority of the KAOS agents were played straight and menacing, with little if any comedy derived from them.
24th Apr '16 1:07:04 PM eroock
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* TheProfessor: Carlson
-->"Hidden inside the tape recorder is a tiny camera. And hidden inside the camera is a tiny tape recorder."

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* TheProfessor: Carlson
Carlson.
-->"Hidden inside the tape recorder is a [[SpyCam tiny camera.camera]]. And hidden inside the camera is a tiny tape recorder."


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* SpyCam: Parodied in an episode where Professor Carlson, a Control scientist, is giving Max and 99 equipment for their next assignment.
--> '''Carlson''': We've developed this special equipment. Inside this camera is a hidden tape recorder. And this tape recorder actually conceals a hidden camera!
--> '''Max''': May I ask you a question, Professor Carlson?
--> '''Carlson''': Certainly.
--> '''Max''': Eh, why hide a tape recorder in a camera and a camera in a tape recorder? Why not just take pictures with the camera and record with the recorder?
--> '''Carlson''': Because my mind doesn't work that way, that's why.
15th Apr '16 5:18:01 PM PaulA
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* SeadogPegLeg: In "Ship of Spies", the captain of the ship has a peg leg which makes a distinctive "clip-clop" sound when he walks -- but so does practically everything else on the ship.
11th Apr '16 7:55:08 AM RippenFan33
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* KnightOfCerebrus: With a few exceptions [[note]] Siegfried, The Craw, Simon the Likeable, and others [[/note]] the majority of the KAOS agents were played straight and menacing, with little if any comedy derived from them.


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* {{Retcon}}: Siegfried was not orignally KAOS' leader, just one of its' high-ranking agents, like Max [[note]] In fact, unlike CONTROL, KAOS didn't have a set leader and was shown to have different leaders in different episodes. [[/note]] However, it seems that the [[Film/GetSmart movie]] and other sources pretty much establish him as the group's leader.
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