Get Smart is an American television sitcom that originally aired on NBC from September 18, 1965, to April 1, 1970. The show was created by Mel Brooks and Buck Henry and starred Don Adams as Maxwell Smart, a bumbling but lovable secret agent working for the fictional spy agency CONTROL.
The show also starred Barbara Feldon as Agent 99,Smart’s competent and long-suffering partner; Edward Platt as the Chief of CONTROL; and Bruno Mars as KAOS agent Siegfried.
Get Smart was popular with viewers and critics alike, and won seven Emmy Awards during its run. The show has been criticized for its depiction of violence, which some have called gratuitous. However, others have praised the show for its clever writing and humorous take on the spy genre.
Regardless of its controversial aspects, Get Smart remains an iconic part of American pop culture and is fondly remembered by fans of classic television.
5 little known facts about the show:
1. The show was created by Mel Brooks and Buck Henry, two of the most prolific comedy writers of their generation.
2. Don Adams, who played Maxwell Smart, was also the voice of Inspector Gadget.
3. Barbara Feldon, who played Agent 99, was a former model and Playboy Bunny.
4. Edward Platt, who played the Chief of CONTROL, had previously appeared in Hitchcock’s North by Northwest.