History Series / GetSmart

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.
2nd Apr '16 11:19:17 AM ZuTheSkunk
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* ProstheticLimbReveal: In "Little Black Book Part 2" Max uses the old false hands in the chain trick to make his captors think that he has been chained to a wall, and then when they leave he gets out easily.
27th Mar '16 1:36:57 PM MarkLungo
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---> '''Max:''' At the moment, seven Coast Guard cutters are converging on us. Would you believe it? Seven.\\

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---> '''Max:''' At the moment, seven Coast Guard UsefulNotes/CoastGuard cutters are converging on us. Would you believe it? Seven.\\
27th Mar '16 1:35:12 PM MarkLungo
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* ActuallyNotAVampire: In "Weekend Vampire", the eponymous vampire isn't a vampire, he uses a musical blowgun to blow two small Poison Darts that he aims at his victim's neck. But he still has a Creepy Castle and uses a coffin as a bed (and secret stairway to his underground lair).

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* ActuallyNotAVampire: In "Weekend Vampire", the eponymous vampire isn't a vampire, vampire; he uses a musical blowgun {{Blowgun}} to blow two small Poison Darts that he aims at his victim's neck. But he still has a Creepy Castle and uses a coffin as a bed (and secret stairway to his underground lair).



* CaptainErsatz: Comedian Joey Forman twice appeared as the CharlieChan-based character, [[AlliterativeName Harry Hoo]].

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* CaptainErsatz: Comedian Joey Forman twice appeared as the CharlieChan-based Franchise/CharlieChan-based character, [[AlliterativeName Harry Hoo]].
27th Mar '16 1:31:46 PM MarkLungo
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Spy fiction parody from TheSixties created by Creator/MelBrooks with (''not'' "and") Buck Henry. Definitely a SitCom. It starred Don Adams as CONTROL agent 86 Maxwell Smart, a [[TheFool bungling but perpetually optimistic]] secret agent who often managed to save the day and defeat the bad guys almost despite himself, and Barbara Feldon as his partner, Agent 99, a slighty daffy FemmeFataleSpy. They received their assignments from CONTROL's hapless [[DaChief chief]].

Offered a tremendous number of {{Catch Phrase}}s, largely at the insistence of star Don Adams, who knew they would help make the series succeed. The series ran from September 1965 to September 1970, a total of 138 episodes in five seasons, with the first four airing on NBC and the fifth on CBS.

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Spy fiction parody from TheSixties created by Creator/MelBrooks with (''not'' "and") Buck Henry. Definitely a SitCom. It starred Don Adams as CONTROL agent 86 Maxwell Smart, a [[TheFool bungling but perpetually optimistic]] secret agent who often managed to save the day and defeat the bad guys almost despite himself, and Barbara Feldon as his partner, Agent 99, a slighty daffy FemmeFataleSpy. They received their assignments from CONTROL's hapless [[DaChief chief]].

chief]] (Edward Platt).

Offered a tremendous number of {{Catch Phrase}}s, largely at the insistence of star Don Adams, who knew they would help make the series succeed. The series ran from September 1965 to September 1970, a total of 138 episodes in five seasons, with the first four airing on NBC Creator/{{NBC}} and the fifth on CBS.
Creator/{{CBS}}.
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