History Series / GetSmart

6th Apr '17 6:44:41 AM mariofan1000
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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 got killed'', sometimes at the hands of the heroes.

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** An unusual trope Compared to invoke with regards to a sitcom, but other sitcoms at the fact remains that, while time. 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.heroes. [[SeinfeldIsUnfunny That doesn't seem unusual today]], but it wasn't something that really happened on 60s televiion.
3rd Apr '17 7:05:47 PM Yet_One_More_Idiot
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* {{Parody}}: Get Smart was purportedly a parody of ''Series/TheManFromUncle'', itself supposedly a parody of James Bond movies (ironically, James Bond was originally meant to be a parody itself, of even earlier "series" spy-genre films). And according to some quarters, Get Smart was in turn parodied by InspectorGadget! It's a change of parodic proportions!

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* {{Parody}}: Get Smart was purportedly a parody of ''Series/TheManFromUncle'', itself supposedly a parody of James Bond movies (ironically, James Bond was originally meant to be a parody itself, of even earlier "series" spy-genre so-called "serious" spy films). And according to some quarters, Get Smart was in turn parodied by InspectorGadget! It's a change chain of parodic proportions!
23rd Mar '17 7:54:49 AM MarsJenkar
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* SmartBall: Let's face it, for an IdiotHero, Max certainly has his moments of brilliance.

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* SmartBall: Let's face it, for an IdiotHero, Max certainly has his moments of brilliance. When he does, it's generally a [[Awesome/GetSmart moment of awesome]] by default.
23rd Mar '17 7:49:59 AM MarsJenkar
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* SmartBall: Let's face it, for an IdiotHero, Max certainly has his moments of brilliance.
14th Jan '17 2:04:01 PM Statzkeen
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* DoorJudo: Done at least twice. Once when Maxwell Smart and 99 are trapped in a corridor with two villains trying to break down the doors on either side. Our heroes open each door in turn so they knock themselves out, where we find that CONTROL agents know this as the "Double Door Deception Trick." Another time, Smart and the Chief are breaking into a cabin from opposite ends, when CHAOS agents simultaneously open both doors. Smart and the Chief run past each other and out the opposite doors, and two CHAOS agents shoots at them - missing and shooting one another instead.
10th Jan '17 11:06:57 PM foxley
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* HumanHeadOnTheWall: Maxwell Smart has an OhCrap moment when the VillainOfTheWeek is into HuntingTheMostDangerousGame, and has a plaque [[PrematurelyMarkedGrave already set up for Max's head]].
3rd Jan '17 7:29:39 AM Chariset
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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]] (Edward Platt).

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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 always managed to save the day and defeat the bad guys almost despite himself, and Barbara Feldon as his own efforts. His partner, Agent 99, 99 (Barbara Feldon), was a slighty slightly daffy FemmeFataleSpy.secret agent who never let Max realize she could have saved the day without his help. They received their assignments from CONTROL's hapless [[DaChief chief]] (Edward Platt).
8th Dec '16 11:52:57 AM RLYoshi
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* BeAsUnhelpfulAsPossible: Agent 13 almost never gives out the information necessary for ''stopping an evil, possibly life- or world-threatening scheme'' until he's suitably complained about his cramped quarters and been asked five or six times. For example, when Max goes to him to borrow some skeleton keys, Agent 13, in order: doesn't talk to him until he inserts a penny into the weight machine he's hiding in, moans about developing claustrophobia[[labelnote:*]]Even though - while probably just a goof - you can see a nice open room behind him[[/labelnote]], tries to give Max his weight and fortune, makes a crack at his expense instead of answering questions, demands to be paid for lending his keys, refuses to take Max's watch as collateral (forcing Max to just angrily grab the keys), ''then'' complains about having a rotten night.
** Expect any civilian bystander to end up doing this if they get a speaking role. Granted, it has to do with not knowing Max is a spy, but they still come off as a major {{jerkass}} and cause a lot of problems as a result.


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** The series lacks blood in general, actually. Sometimes it's acceptable, such as gunshots that send someone falling over quickly. Sometimes less so, such as when someone gets a knife in their back or arm and not a drop leaks out.
7th Sep '16 8:22:44 AM JackG
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* TheFool

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* TheFoolTheFool: However as The Nude Bomb lampshades, while he's an IdiotHero who's BornLucky, Smart does have some smarts, enough to figure out the SecretIdentity of the masked BigBad.
1st Aug '16 12:02:16 AM Geoduck
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* AsianSpeekeeEngrish: "The Amazing Harry Hoo", played by a Caucasian man.

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* AsianSpeekeeEngrish: "The Amazing Harry Hoo", played by a Caucasian man. Not to mention the villainous Craw.. er.. Claw.
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