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* SpyCam: Parodied in TheMovie. Alex Scott is complaining about the size of his supposed "spy camera" (about the size of an old-school studio camera) [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything in comparison with the "sexier" pocket-sized camera of rival super-spy Carlos]].

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* SpyCam: Parodied in TheMovie. Alex Scott is complaining about the size of his supposed "spy camera" (about the size of an old-school studio camera) [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything in comparison with the "sexier" pocket-sized camera of rival super-spy Carlos]]. A more straight example within the movie is a pair of two-way mini-camera contact lenses that are worn by members of a team (one lens for each) that allow them to see what the other is seeing at all times.


* AssholeVictim: Racist, double-crossing, obnoxious drug smuggler Danny Preston in "Danny was a Million Laughs". [[spoiler: Kelly and Scotty save him, but only so he can testify against his associates. Even then, they're tempted to let him get whacked.]]

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* AssholeVictim: Racist, double-crossing, obnoxious drug smuggler Danny Preston in "Danny was a Million Laughs". [[spoiler: Kelly [[spoiler:Kelly and Scotty save him, but only so he can testify against his associates. Even then, they're tempted to let him get whacked.]]



* FailureHero: TheMovie makes Scott a hard-core example of this (to the point that the reason why he's assigned to the mission is because [[TheAce Carlos]] TheRival super-spy is ordered to check another lead and thus can't be with Kelly -- and thus Scott ruins things for him, too). By the end of the mission the only good thing the heroes can say is that they ruined things for the villains as well as the other good spies.



* GoneHorriblyRight: In "The Barter", Kelly and Scotty need information about a kidnapped girl from PunchClockVillain Merritt (Roger C. Carmel). So, they set it up so that Merritt's Russian bosses will think he's being paid off by the Americans, causing a scared Merritt to give up the information in return for undoing the frame. [[spoiler: It works, and Merritt agrees to talk, but the Russians kill him for disloyalty before he can say anything.]]

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* GoneHorriblyRight: In "The Barter", Kelly and Scotty need information about a kidnapped girl from PunchClockVillain Merritt (Roger C. Carmel). So, they set it up so that Merritt's Russian bosses will think he's being paid off by the Americans, causing a scared Merritt to give up the information in return for undoing the frame. [[spoiler: It [[spoiler:It works, and Merritt agrees to talk, but the Russians kill him for disloyalty before he can say anything.]]



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%%* {{Masquerade}}* {{Masquerade}}: The official secret cover is a tennis player and his trainer. Pretty often they have to do their best to keep it that way, with the events of the episode threatening to blow it open.



* SpyCam: Parodied. Alex Scott is complaining about the size of his supposed "spy camera" (about the size of an old-school studio camera) [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything in comparison with the "sexier" pocket-sized camera of rival super-spy Carlos]].

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* SpyCam: Parodied.Parodied in TheMovie. Alex Scott is complaining about the size of his supposed "spy camera" (about the size of an old-school studio camera) [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything in comparison with the "sexier" pocket-sized camera of rival super-spy Carlos]].



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%%* TheyFightCrime* TheyFightCrime: One is a professional spy. The other is a professional tennis player that gets dragged into the spy stuff when he normally would just be the unassuming cover guy.



%%* WittyBanter: One could almost drown in it with this show.

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%%* * WittyBanter: One could almost drown in it with this show.show. Lots of it is Kelly and Scotty sniping at each other.

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* CigarFuseLighting: Culp lights a CartoonBomb off his cigarette in the opening credits.


''I Spy'' is an American spy series which aired from 1965 to 1968 on Creator/{{NBC}}, shepherded by [[Series/TheAndyGriffithShow Sheldon Leonard]] and produced by Triple F Productions (named after the show's creators/showrunners[[note]]as such people were not called back then[[/note]] Mort Fine and David Friedkin, and cinematographer Fouad Said). In the series a white tennis pro, Kelly Robinson (played by Robert Culp (''Trackdown'', ''TheGreatestAmericanHero'') and his black trainer, Alexander "Scotty" Scott (Creator/BillCosby) are really spies, saving the world approximately OnceAnEpisode.

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''I Spy'' is an American spy series which aired from 1965 to 1968 on Creator/{{NBC}}, shepherded by [[Series/TheAndyGriffithShow Sheldon Leonard]] and produced by Triple F Productions (named after the show's creators/showrunners[[note]]as such people were not called back then[[/note]] Mort Fine and David Friedkin, and cinematographer Fouad Said). In the series a white tennis pro, Kelly Robinson (played by Robert Culp (''Trackdown'', ''TheGreatestAmericanHero'') ''Series/TheGreatestAmericanHero'') and his black trainer, Alexander "Scotty" Scott (Creator/BillCosby) are really spies, saving the world approximately OnceAnEpisode.


* CaliforniaDoubling: Unlike just about every other spy series of the time, averted (although there was still some filming done in Hollywood, there was no "[[Series/TheManFromUncle Somewhere In (Insert Foreign Country Here)]]" cheating on this show).


''I Spy'' is an American spy series which aired from 1965 to 1968 on {{NBC}}, shepherded by [[Series/TheAndyGriffithShow Sheldon Leonard]] and produced by Triple F Productions (named after the show's creators/showrunners[[note]]as such people were not called back then[[/note]] Mort Fine and David Friedkin, and cinematographer Fouad Said). In the series a white tennis pro, Kelly Robinson (played by Robert Culp (''Trackdown'', ''TheGreatestAmericanHero'') and his black trainer, Alexander "Scotty" Scott (Creator/BillCosby) are really spies, saving the world approximately OnceAnEpisode.

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''I Spy'' is an American spy series which aired from 1965 to 1968 on {{NBC}}, Creator/{{NBC}}, shepherded by [[Series/TheAndyGriffithShow Sheldon Leonard]] and produced by Triple F Productions (named after the show's creators/showrunners[[note]]as such people were not called back then[[/note]] Mort Fine and David Friedkin, and cinematographer Fouad Said). In the series a white tennis pro, Kelly Robinson (played by Robert Culp (''Trackdown'', ''TheGreatestAmericanHero'') and his black trainer, Alexander "Scotty" Scott (Creator/BillCosby) are really spies, saving the world approximately OnceAnEpisode.


A TV movie sequel, ''I Spy Returns'', was broadcast back in 1994 and a [[TheFilmOfTheSeries movie]] based on the series appeared in 2002 starring EddieMurphy and Owen Wilson. In it, Wilson plays the actual spy, while Murphy is a boxing champion taken along for the ride. It was critically lambasted and [[InNameOnly bears no resemblance at all to the original series]] (ironically, the film's dedicated to series creators Fine and Friedkin), though some still find it enjoyable. Arguably the best follow-up to ''I Spy'' was a 1999 episode of Cosby's sitcom titled, er, ''Cosby'', in which his character dreams that he is Alexander Scott and shares an adventure with Kelly Robinson - played once again by Robert Culp.

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A TV movie sequel, ''I Spy Returns'', was broadcast back in 1994 and a [[TheFilmOfTheSeries movie]] based on the series appeared in 2002 starring EddieMurphy Creator/EddieMurphy and Owen Wilson. In it, Wilson plays the actual spy, while Murphy is a boxing champion taken along for the ride. It was critically lambasted and [[InNameOnly bears no resemblance at all to the original series]] (ironically, the film's dedicated to series creators Fine and Friedkin), though some still find it enjoyable. Arguably the best follow-up to ''I Spy'' was a 1999 episode of Cosby's sitcom titled, er, ''Cosby'', in which his character dreams that he is Alexander Scott and shares an adventure with Kelly Robinson - played once again by Robert Culp.


'''Not to be confused with a popular series of books or the [[SomethingThatBeginsWithBoring annoying game]].'''

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'''Not to be confused with [[Literature/ISpy a popular series of books books]] or the [[SomethingThatBeginsWithBoring annoying game]].'''


* ComicBookAdaptation: GoldKeyComics produced several issues of an ''I Spy'' comic book.

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* ComicBookAdaptation: GoldKeyComics Creator/GoldKeyComics produced several issues of an ''I Spy'' comic book.

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* SpyCam: Parodied. Alex Scott is complaining about the size of his supposed "spy camera" (about the size of an old-school studio camera) [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything in comparison with the "sexier" pocket-sized camera of rival super-spy Carlos]].


''I Spy'' is an American spy series which aired from 1965 to 1968 on {{NBC}}, shepherded by [[TheAndyGriffithShow Sheldon Leonard]] and produced by Triple F Productions (named after the show's creators/showrunners[[note]]as such people were not called back then[[/note]] Mort Fine and David Friedkin, and cinematographer Fouad Said). In the series a white tennis pro, Kelly Robinson (played by Robert Culp (''Trackdown'', ''TheGreatestAmericanHero'') and his black trainer, Alexander "Scotty" Scott (Creator/BillCosby) are really spies, saving the world approximately OnceAnEpisode.

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''I Spy'' is an American spy series which aired from 1965 to 1968 on {{NBC}}, shepherded by [[TheAndyGriffithShow [[Series/TheAndyGriffithShow Sheldon Leonard]] and produced by Triple F Productions (named after the show's creators/showrunners[[note]]as such people were not called back then[[/note]] Mort Fine and David Friedkin, and cinematographer Fouad Said). In the series a white tennis pro, Kelly Robinson (played by Robert Culp (''Trackdown'', ''TheGreatestAmericanHero'') and his black trainer, Alexander "Scotty" Scott (Creator/BillCosby) are really spies, saving the world approximately OnceAnEpisode.



* RecycledSoundtrack: Averted, unusually for the time but not for Sheldon Leonard - as he hated tracked-in music (he once equated it to "wearing someone else's underwear"), every episode of this and [[TheAndyGriffithShow his]] [[TheDickVanDykeShow other]] [[Series/GomerPyleUSMC shows]] had an original score written for it (Earle Hagen, who wrote the show's theme music and scored most of the episodes, won an Emmy for season three's "Laya").

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* RecycledSoundtrack: Averted, unusually for the time but not for Sheldon Leonard - as he hated tracked-in music (he once equated it to "wearing someone else's underwear"), every episode of this and [[TheAndyGriffithShow [[Series/TheAndyGriffithShow his]] [[TheDickVanDykeShow [[Series/TheDickVanDykeShow other]] [[Series/GomerPyleUSMC shows]] had an original score written for it (Earle Hagen, who wrote the show's theme music and scored most of the episodes, won an Emmy for season three's "Laya").


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* BadassBoast: Scott's "ostrich egg" speech in "The Warlord".
* BrainwashedAndCrazy: "It's All Done With Mirrors"
* BrokenPedestal: "A Cup of Kindness"
* ButNotTooBlack

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* %%* BadassBoast: Scott's "ostrich egg" speech in "The Warlord".
* %%* BrainwashedAndCrazy: "It's All Done With Mirrors"
* %%* BrokenPedestal: "A Cup of Kindness"
* %%* ButNotTooBlack



* HeterosexualLifePartners: Cosby and Culp in RealLife.
* HuntingTheMostDangerousGame: "The Name of the Game".

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* %%* HeterosexualLifePartners: Cosby and Culp in RealLife.
* %%* HuntingTheMostDangerousGame: "The Name of the Game".



* KickTheDog: The first season episode "The Loser".
* LockingMacGyverInTheStoreCupboard
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* %%* KickTheDog: The first season episode "The Loser".
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* ShoutOut: When Robert Culp guest starred on an episode of ''TheCosbyShow'' as an old friend of Cliff's (Cosby), his character was named Scott Kelly.
* SpyFiction: The "Stale Beer Flavored" type.

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* ShoutOut: When Robert Culp guest starred on an episode of ''TheCosbyShow'' ''Series/TheCosbyShow'' as an old friend of Cliff's (Cosby), his character was named Scott Kelly.
* %%* SpyFiction: The "Stale Beer Flavored" type.



* TheTeetotaler: Scott.
* TheyFightCrime

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* %%* TheTeetotaler: Scott.
* %%* TheyFightCrime



* WhereDaWhiteWomenAt: Averted on Cosby's insistence.

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* %%* WhereDaWhiteWomenAt: Averted on Cosby's insistence.



* WittyBanter: One could almost drown in it with this show.

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* %%* WittyBanter: One could almost drown in it with this show.


* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: In "Tigers of Heaven", Scotty tries to give one to a group of anti-American would-be samurai who are about to execute him and Kelly. But he gives up in disgust when he realizes they're too fanatical to listen.

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* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: TheReasonYouSuckSpeech:
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In "Tigers of Heaven", Scotty tries to give one to a group of anti-American would-be samurai who are about to execute him and Kelly. But he gives up in disgust when he realizes they're too fanatical to listen.


* CaliforniaDoubling: Unlike just about every other spy series of the time, averted (although there was still some filming done in Hollywood, there was no "[[TheManFromUNCLE Somewhere In (Insert Foreign Country Here)]]" cheating on this show).

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* CaliforniaDoubling: Unlike just about every other spy series of the time, averted (although there was still some filming done in Hollywood, there was no "[[TheManFromUNCLE "[[Series/TheManFromUncle Somewhere In (Insert Foreign Country Here)]]" cheating on this show).

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