A Spy Named Smart

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If you ever said this to your friends: “Would you believe…;”or “Missed it by that much…;” you were a “Get Smart” fan.

The television show, “Get Smart,” ran from 1965 to 1970. It was a spoof of the spy movies that were so popular in the 1960s. It has been called a cross between the secret agent genre of James Bond and Inspector Clouseau of the “Pink Panther” series of films. The show starred Don Adams as Maxwell Smart, or Agent 86. His partner was Barbara Feldon as Agent 99. And Edward Platt was the Chief.

Barbara Feldon was one of the first beautiful woman cast as an agent in spy genre entertainment. Here is a montage of Feldon in the first season.

Another hallmark of the show was the gadgets that Smart used, including a “shoe phone,” way before we thought a working phone could be carried in a pocket.

In the March 12 episode of 1966, Maxwell Smart tracked his nemesis, The Claw, to a San Francisco laundry. Don Adams died in 2005 at the age of 82. Barbara Feldon will be 84 on March 12, 2017.

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