Trivia / Get Smart

Original series
  • Accidentally Accurate: A meta example: An interview with cast and crew revealed a story that the shows writers were once called into the CIA to find out where they were getting ideas for the show's gadgets. Apparently, a few items in the series were suspiciously close to actual tools the CIA was developing.
  • Directed by Cast Member: Don Adams directed 13 episodes.
  • Hey, It's That Guy!:
  • Hey, It's That Voice!: Max himself was Tennessee Tuxedo and later Inspector Gadget.
  • Irony as She Is Cast: In contrast to his role as Larrabee, who was often being portrayed as even more bumbling as Max, Robert Karvelas actually worked as a stockbroker before he became an actor, a job that obviously requires a lot of smarts.
  • Star-Making Role: For Don Adams.
  • What Could Have Been: Mel Brooks and Buck Henry originally pitched the show to ABC, with the intention that Tom Poston play Maxwell Smart. ABC, however, declined. NBC then picked up the show, but requested that Don Adams be cast as Maxwell Smart as he was already under contract with the network. ABC would later green light another show from the same production company, Supermarket Sweep.
  • Written by Cast Member: Don Adams wrote two episodes, while David Ketcham, who played Agent 13, wrote an episode.

2008 Movie