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Full Name: Maxwell Smart
Codename: Agent 86
Nationality: American
Organization: Control
Occupation Agent

Creator: William Johnston
Time Span: 1965 - 2008

ABOUT THE SERIES

Maxwell Smart is an agent for CONTROL.

In September, 1965, Buck Henry and Mel Brooks gave the world Maxwell Smart and with him a wealth of one-liners and an amusing look at a subject that could use a good ribbing. Initially it was ABC who heard the concept and okayed taking it to the pilot stage, even though it would be NBC followed by CBS that actually would air the series.

When Brooks and Henry approached ABC, they were given the go-ahead for a pilot. Hiring Tom Poston to play Maxwell Smart, they created the pilot and took it back to the network which deemed it not funny enough and rejected it.

Still believing in their idea, the pair next went to NBC who saw things differently and accepted the show. The only change they requested was in the starring role. Don Adams had been quite popular in the several parts he had played in NBC comedies and the network wanted him to get a shot at lead.

The show was zany and unafraid to try the wackiest things. Agents hiding inside trees and garbage cans, a perpetually-failing 'dome of silence', shoe phones, finger guns, and a knock-out colleague with no real name. These were many of the sillinesses that please audiences for 138 regular episodes from 1965 to 1970, one feature movine ('The Nude Bomb'), and a reunion movie in 1989

Maxwell Smart was legendary in the espionage field. Respected by his fellow agents as well as his opponents, he succeeded in assignments that would have easily foiled lesser agents. Would you believe ....

Smart worked for an intelligence agency named CONTROL. His main job in that agency was to combat the nefarious plots by the evil organization named KAOS to take over the world. (Note that neither names were actually acronyms although both were always written as though they were.)

He was an expert marksman, a deadly karate expert, a renowned lady's man, and a man with an uncanny nose for trouble. At least, he got close to those things. Missed by that much.

Most importantly about Smart is the fact that he works closely with 99. Played by the delectable Barbara Feldon, this highly intelligent and extremely resourceful woman usually the reason that Agent 86 survived the loony things he attempted. Nevertheless, she adored Smart and was happy to continue to work beside him even though he invariably hogged the credit. Eventually she would even marry him and raise two children with him. Amazing patience!

BOOKS

Number of Books:9
First Appearance:1965
Last Appearance:1969

1 Get Smart! Get Smart!
Written by William Johnston
Copyright: 1965

A young woman named Rose, a checker at a local grocery, had created the world's most sophisticated computer while trying to put together one from a kit and not liking the directions. It decided to walk out on her. Now Max is in a race with agents from FLAG to find it first.

2 Sorry, Chief ... Sorry, Chief ...
Written by William Johnston
Copyright: 1966

Aided by both 99 and Fang, Maxwell Smart is sent out to locate the elusive Dr. X, inventor of an invisibility formula. Wanting to blend in on a cruise across the Atlantic, Max assumes the role of a space scientist as he competes with KAOS in locating six missing and invisible guinea pigs that prove the formula does work.

3 Get Smart Once Again Get Smart Once Again
Written by William Johnston
Copyright: 1966

There was only one copy of the KAOS Dooms Day Plan and CONTROL has it. Unfortunately, they won't know what exactly it is until Miss Twelvetrees is able to break the code. Since the KAOS master spy, I. M. Noman, is said to be after her and the Plan, Max is assigned the task of safeguarding her until the code is cracked.

4 Max Smart And The Perilous Pellets Max Smart And The Perilous Pellets
Written by William Johnston
Copyright: 1966

CONTROL is in possession of KAOS's Little Black Book containing the locations of all major bases and identities of all known agents. Unfortunately, KAOS has the same book belonging to CONTROL. Each has the ability to bring down the other but who will get there first?

5 Missed It By That Much! Missed It By That Much!
Written by William Johnston
Copyright: 1967

Max and 99 are sent on their most perilous mission to date, deep in the heart of Africa where they must find and save Dr. Livingston, inventor of the secret formula 'Brassica Oleracia-212' before KAOS can get to him, obtain the formula, and use it to take over the world.

6 And Loving It! And Loving It!
Written by William Johnston
Copyright: 1967

An Indian snake-charmer learns how to hypnotize anyone into believing anything. Both CONTROL and KAOS want him on their side. Unfortunately, he wants on neither side and has the power to keep it that way. Max and 99 must join forces with a KAOS agent but can anyone trust anyone?

7 The Spy Who Went Out To The Cold The Spy Who Went Out To The Cold
Written by William Johnston
Copyright: 1968

Max and 99 are given the task of escorting Professor Wormser von BOOM to a secret lab at the North Pole but, in the interests of security, they must take a bizarre route to throw off the KAOS agents after him. This means heading into the Sahara, traveling the Nile, and even visiting Russia.

8 Max Smart Loses Control Max Smart Loses Control
Written by William Johnston
Copyright: 1968

Agent 99 and Hymie the Robot were on an assignment against two KAOS agents, Ways and Means, when Hymie is captured and brainwashed. It is Max's duty to find the errant robot and return him to CONTROL.

9 Max Smart & The Ghastly Ghost Max Smart & The Ghastly Ghost
Written by William Johnston
Copyright: 1969

When Max and 99 are assigned the job of trailing several top KAOS assassins to a secret convention, they find themselves on a train where the passengers are disappearing with great rapiditiy. KAOS is certainly at work but to what end and can Max find the answer before he vanishes himself.

MOVIES

Number of Movies:3
First Appearance:1980
Last Appearance:2008

1 The Nude Bomb The Nude Bomb
Also known as The Return of Maxwell Smart
Director: Clve Donner
Writers: Arne Sultan, Bill Dana, Leonard Stern
Actors: Don Adams as Maxwell Smart, Sylvia Kristel as Agent 34, Rhonda Fleming as Edith Von Secondberg, Dana Elcar as Chief
Released: 1980

The Control team goes after a terrorist with a bomb that destroys clothing. Maxwell Smart is pulled from retirement to help. This was planned to be a tv-movie but the changed to a theatrical release and then soon was shown on tv.

2 Get Smart, Again! Get Smart, Again!
Released: 1989

Agents 86 and 99 are brought back again from retirement because KAOS is back as well, this time with a weather machine causing trouble.

3 Get Smart Get Smart
Director: Peter Segal
Writers: Tom J. Astle, Matt Ember
Actors: Steve Carell as Maxwell Smart, Anne Hathaway as Agent 99, Dwayne Johnson as Agent 23, Alan Arkin as The Chief, Terence Stamp as Siegfried, Bill Murray as Agent 13
Released: 2008

Maxwell Smart is quite intelligent but hardly the dashing, sophisticated agent he would like to be. He has to learn fast to stop a terrorist attack by a Russian spy organization.

TELEVISION


Number of Episodes:138
First Appearance:1965
Last Appearance:1995
Network:CBS/NBC

REGULAR CAST
Don AdamsMaxwell Smart [ 1=5 ]
Barbara FeldonAgent 99 [ 1=5 ]
Edward PlattChief [ 1=5 ]
Robert KarvelasLarabee [ 1=5 ]

Note: the dates, director and writer info, and the plots were taken from the excellent Wikipedia entry on the show.
1 Mr. Big
Episode S1-1, first aired 09/18/1965
Director: Howard Morris
Writers: Buck Henry, Mel Brooks

Maxwell Smart must defeat the sinister Mr. Big, who is using a device called the Inthermo to threaten New York City. Michael Dunn, who would go on to star as The Wild Wild West's Dr. Miguelito Loveless, stars as KAOS's Mr. Big.

2 Diplomat's Daughter
Episode S1-2, first aired 09/25/1965
Director: Paul Bogart
Writers: Gerald Gardner, Dee Caruso

Numerous blondes have been kidnapped and Max is assigned to protect a diplomat's beautiful daughter. He discovers the KAOS lair and tangles with The Claw (played by Leonard Strong), capturing him and his henchmen.

3 School Days
Episode S1-3, first aired 10/02/1965
Director: Paul Bogart
Writers: Stan Burns, Mike Marmer

Max goes undercover at the CONTROL spy school to find an undercover KAOS spy.

4 Our Man in Toyland
Episode S1-4, first aired 10/09/1965
Director: Don Richardson
Writers: Stan Burns, Mike Marmer

KAOS is secretly smuggling secrets out of the country. 99 discovers they are using a department store as a front and Polly Dollies to smuggle out the secrets. When one pulls the doll's string, Polly reveals top secrets. Max and 99 are trapped by KAOS. Using children's toys, Max and 99 attempt to fight their way to safety and stop KAOS' smuggling ring. John Hoyt guest stars as Herr Bunny (a spoof of Ernst Stavro Blofeld). A spoof of Our Man in Havana; the title is a spoof of Babes in Toyland.

5 Now You See Him... Now You Don't
Episode S1-5, first aired 10/16/1965
Director: Paul Bogart
Writers: Arne Sultan, Marvin Worth

A doctor meets Max at his apartment and convinces him that he has escaped from KAOS with an invisibility ray. KAOS then attempts to kidnap Max as he tries to figure out if the ray is real. The title is based upon a common magician's dialogue with the audience.

6 Washington 4, Indians 3
Episode S1-6, first aired 10/23/1965
Director: Richard Donner
Writers: Gerald Gardner, Dee Caruso

Indians threaten to start a war if they don't get all of their land back. Smart is assigned to go into their camp and foil their plan. Will Max and 99 save the United States from Native Americans? (Title changed to "Washington 4, Indians 3" for DVD release; "Redskins" was a common sports team name in the 1960s but is now considered racist.) The title is a parody of a sporting event's score and based on the American football team the Washington Redskins.

7 KAOS in CONTROL
Episode S1-7, first aired 10/30/1965
Director: Don Richardson
Writers: Hal Goldman, Al Gordon

CONTROL hosts a conference for some of the smartest scientists on the planet, but KAOS has other plans which include a retrogressor gun, which emits a ray that retrogresses a person's psyche to the point where he or she becomes an eight-year-old child. Will Max's knowledge of Captain Kangaroo help him catch the KAOS agent? Mission Impossible's Barbara Bain guest stars as a KAOS agent/scientist in the CONTROL lab.

8 The Day Smart Turned Chicken
Episode S1-8, first aired 11/06/1965
Director: Frank McDonald
Writers: Pat McCormick, Ron Friedman

Max is to testify against KAOS soon, so they devise situations to show that Max is losing his mind. Will KAOS succeed in discrediting Max? Simon Oakland and Howard Caine guest star as KAOS Agents.

9 Satan Place
Episode S1-9, first aired 11/13/1965
Director: Frank McDonald
Writers: Stan Burns, Mike Marmer

KAOS kidnaps the Chief and prepare to give him mind-control surgery. Max pretends to be a doctor in order to try to free the Chief from Harvey Satan. Len Lesser (Seinfeld's Uncle Leo) has a small role as a KAOS agent. The title is based upon the book, film, and television series, Peyton Place.

10 Our Man in Leotards
Episode S1-10, first aired 11/20/1965
Director: Richard Donner
Writers: Mel Brooks, Gary Belkin

Emilio Naharana steals a new drug invented by CONTROL named Immobilo, in order to use it against the Ambassador of Pinerovia. Max and 99 disguise themselves in order to save the day. The title is based on the spy novel Our Man in Havana.

11 Too Many Chiefs
Episode S1-11, first aired 11/27/1965
Director: Bruce Bilson
Writers: Gerald Gardner, Dee Caruso

Alexi Sebastian, a master impersonator, attempts to kill someone who was about to reveal the secret of the KAOS coding system. Alexi disguises himself as the Chief to confuse the situation even more. The title is from the common expression, "Too many chefs spoil the broth.

12 My Nephew the Spy
Episode S1-12, first aired 12/04/1965
Director: Bruce Bilson
Writers: Arne Sultan, Marvin Worth

Max stumbles upon a shoe store that just happens to be a KAOS communications center. Max is followed by a KAOS agent (Conrad Janis) who wants to kill him. The arrival of Max's aunt (Maudie Prickett) and uncle (Charles Lane) further complicates matters.

13 Aboard the Orient Express
Episode S1-13, first aired 12/11/1965
Director: Frank McDonald
Writers: Robert C. Dennis, Earl Barret

CONTROL couriers aboard the Orient Express are being murdered in order to prevent them from delivering important information. Max and 99 get into a sticky situation while trying to solve the mystery. Cameo appearance by Johnny Carson as the train conductor (he appears in the credits as the "Special Guest Conductor"). A spoof of Murder on the Orient Express.

14 Weekend Vampire
Episode S1-14, first aired 12/18/1965
Director: Bruce Bilson
Writers: Gerald Gardner, Dee Caruso

CONTROL agents are found murdered with mysterious puncture marks on their necks. The investigation leads to the mysterious Dr. Drago.

15 Survival of the Fattest
Episode S1-15, first aired 12/25/1965
Director: Frank McDonald
Writers: Mel Brooks, Ronny Pearlman

Max has to protect an Arab prince, who must remain fat to retain his power. The title is from the common idiom "survival of the fittest.

16 Double Agent
Episode S1-16, first aired 01/08/1966
Director: Frank McDonald
Writers: Joseph C. Cavella, Carol Cavella

Max has to become a broken, drunk agent so that KAOS will probably try to recruit him as one of their agents. He eventually succeeds, but is assigned a difficult task.

17 Kisses for KAOS
Episode S1-17, first aired 01/15/1966
Director: Gary Nelson
Writers: Stan Burns, Mike Marmer

After several buildings are inexplicably blown up, CONTROL follows the trail to an art gallery where a former chemist, debonair Rex Savage, has teamed up with painter Mondo to produce a series of explosive paintings. 99 disguises herself as an art expert with Max as her driver/butler as they try to get Savage's fingerprints and photograph, something that turns out to be more complicated than expected.

18 The Dead Spy Scrawls
Episode S1-18, first aired 01/22/1966
Director: Gary Nelson
Writers: Stan Burns, Mike Marmer

CONTROL tries to find the location of a KAOS communication center, which turns out to be in a pool hall. Appearance by Leonard Nimoy in a small role as a KAOS agent. Pool expert "Willie Marconi" is based on real life Pool expert Willie Mosconi. The title is a takeoff of "Dead Sea Scrolls.

19 Back to the Old Drawing Board
Episode S1-19, first aired 01/29/1966
Director: Bruce Bilson
Writer: Gary Clarke

KAOS is interested in capturing Dr. Shotwire, a brilliant scientist whose work has been set back six months thanks to his bodyguard's helping hands (none other than those of Agent 86 (Max)). The KAOS agent in charge of the kidnapping, Natz, also has a vendetta with Max, who sent him to prison in the past. This is the first episode with Hymie (played by Dick Gautier), a KAOS-designed robot whom Max convinces to join CONTROL. This episode is notable for an extended physical comedy routine involving Max and Hymie.

20 All in the Mind
Episode S1-20, first aired 02/05/1966
Director: Bruce Bilson
Writers: Gerald Gardner, Dee Caruso

Max poses as an insane colonel in order to prove that a KAOS psychiatrist is stealing confidential information revealed by his patients. This episode is notable for its use of a secret KAOS weapon: a phone booth that fills with water.

21 Dear Diary
Episode S1-21, first aired 02/12/1966
Director: Murray Golden
Writers: Stan Burns, Mike Marmer

Max must find the secret diary of a retired agent who lives at a rest home for retired spies. Burt Mustin and Ellen Corby guest star as elderly retired CONTROL agents.

22 Smart, the Assassin
Episode S1-22, first aired 02/19/1966
Director: Bruce Bilson
Writer: Budd Grossman

After being hypnotized by KAOS to kill the Chief, Max finds himself in a difficult situation while playing a game of chess.

23 I'm Only Human
Episode S1-23, first aired 02/26/1966
Director: Murray Golden
Writers: Stan Burns, Mike Marmer, Pat McCormick, Ron Friedman

Max convinces the Chief to take Fang out of retirement after some CONTROL agents are killed by their own dogs. Each of those agents had left their pets at an animal spa while they were traveling. What they forgot to check was whether the animals would be brainwashed before being returned to their owners. Oscar Beregi, Jr. guest stars.

24 Stakeout on Blue Mist Mountain
Episode S1-24, first aired 03/05/1966
Director: Murray Golden
Writers: Stan Dreben, Howard Merrill

A horde of KAOS agents are taking flights to Washington. Each one carries a piece of a bomb which is meant to explode near an American base. With the help of 44 (disguised as a piece of luggage), Max and the Chief capture one of KAOS's agents and force confidential information out of him. Ted Knight plays a KAOS agent.

25 The Amazing Harry Hoo
Episode S1-25, first aired 03/12/1966
Director: Gary Nelson
Writers: Gerald Gardner, Dee Caruso

The Claw ("Not the Craw! The Craw!") is back, and planning to lead Max into his deadly trap. His scheme leads Max and 99 to San Francisco as they follow a Chinese agent (Number 3) in the hopes that this will lead them to Number One (The Claw), the mastermind behind a smuggling operation that uses a laundromat as facade (through the real money is actually in the laundry). However, Max gets help from Harry Hoo (Joey Forman), a Charlie Chan-type Chinese police inspector with a keen eye for detail and two theories to explain anything.

26 Hubert's Unfinished Symphony
Episode S1-26, first aired 03/19/1966
Director: Gary Nelson
Writers: Stan Burns, Mike Marmer

Max and the Chief are going to meet Hubert (a CONTROL agent and violin player) after his performance. When he bows at the end of his show, he gives Max and the Chief a signal that means he is in trouble. When they go backstage to meet with Hubert, they find him dead in his room. The only clue as to who killed him is written in a piece of music on Hubert's desk.

27 Ship of Spies: Part 1
Episode S1-27, first aired 04/02/1966
Director: Bruce Bilson
Writers: Buck Henry, Leonard Stern

KAOS has stolen the plans to the nuclear amphibian battleship and hidden them on the freighter Lucky Star. A KAOS informant is about to give Max all the details when he is killed. The only clue is a clip-clop noise he makes as he walks. Max and 99 book passage and search for the clip-clop noise, which everyone on the ship seems to make. Agent 44 is also on-board to give them a hand, as well as help with planning a banana theft.

28 Ship of Spies: Part 2
Episode S1-28, first aired 04/09/1966
Director: Bruce Bilson
Writers: Leonard Stern, Buck Henry

Max and 99 continue their search for the plans that are not plans. After investigating all of the spies on the ship, Max ends up asking Captain Graumann for help, which turns out to be a big mistake. Harold J. Stone guest stars as Captain Graumann, a KAOS operative.

29 Shipment to Beirut
Episode S1-29, first aired 04/23/1966
Director: David Alexander
Writer: Arne Sultan

KAOS is using clothes designer Richelieu (Lee Bergere) to smuggle plans and one of the models tries to sell information to Max. When Max shows up at the boutique, somehow the model has become a mannequin. Furious that Max spent a ton of money and didn't get any information, the Chief takes Max off the case. 99 then goes undercover as a model (against the Chief's orders) and Max disguises himself as a mannequin in order to break the case.

30 The Last One in Is a Rotten Spy
Episode S1-30, first aired 05/07/1966
Director: David Alexander
Writers: Stan Burns, Mike Marmer

Max is contacted by a member of the Russian swim team who has a list of KAOS agents and wants to use the list to defect. Unfortunately, Max can't remember her name, so he has to go undercover as a swimming trainer to discover the defector. 99 and the Chief join him as they attempt to ferret out the potential defector. Alice Ghostley guest stars as one of the members of the Russian contingent.

31 Anatomy of a Lover
Episode S2-1, first aired 09/17/1966
Director: Bruce Bilson
Writer: Gary Clarke

KAOS reprograms Hymie to murder the Chief. After Max foils the attempt, and unable to go through with dismantling him, he hides Hymie in his apartment. Posing as Max's cousin, Hymie meets the Chief's niece who immediately becomes smitten with the robot. KAOS once again reprograms Hymie, and this time, he is out to kill Max!

32 Strike While the Agent Is Hot
Episode S2-2, first aired 09/24/1966
Director: Gary Nelson
Writer: Budd Grossman

A CONTROL agent contacting Max is shot on duty. Before he dies, he puts Max in charge of the "Spy's Guild" labor negotiations.

33 A Spy for a Spy
Episode S2-3, first aired 10/01/1966
Director: Bruce Bilson
Writers: Mike Marmer, Stan Burns

The Chief is kidnapped by KAOS Vice President of Public Relations and Terror, Siegfried (Bernie Kopell, in his first appearance in this recurring role). Max retaliates by kidnapping KAOS's top assassin. After this, a war of kidnappings takes place, which culminates in Max and Siegfried being the only ones who haven't been kidnapped.

34 The Only Way to Die
Episode S2-4, first aired 10/08/1966
Director: Bruce Bilson
Writer: Arne Sultan

After Max is almost killed by KAOS agents Perry and Carter, the Chief arranges to fake his death to everyone so they can use information Max has in order to discover the identity of "The Blaster," a KAOS agent who each year blows up a national monument in Washington D.C.

35 Maxwell Smart, Alias Jimmy Ballantine
Episode S2-5, first aired 10/15/1966
Director: Gary Nelson
Writer: Arnie Rosen

Max has to impersonate a safe cracker named Jimmy Ballantine, a recently released convict. CONTROL makes KAOS believe Ballantine's face was burned, allowing Max to have his face wrapped in bandages so KAOS won't recognize him. CONTROL believes the barber shop rendez-vous point is a KAOS front. 99 poses as a manicurist and Agent 13 is in the towel steamer. The KAOS agents want Max to open the vault of a federal reserve bank. 99 doesn't know which one, so the Chief has all the banks vaults left unlocked. Max opens the vault, KAOS guys are removing the money and plan to kill Max, when he gets the drop on them and their plan backfires. 99 and the Chief arrive and Max accidentally locks the Chief in the vault. A spoof of Alias Jimmy Valentine.

36 Casablanca
Episode S2-6, first aired 10/22/1966
Director: William Wiard
Writers: Joseph C. Cavella, Carol Cavella

The Choker kills the man Max was protecting. After the Chief orders him to go on vacation, Max decides instead to pursue the Choker to Casablanca. (This episode is notable for the impression done by Don Adams of Humphrey Bogart, as well as the two songs performed by Feldon, "There'll Be Some Changes Made" and Édith Piaf's well-known French chanson "La vie en rose".)

37 The Decoy
Episode S2-7, first aired 10/29/1966
Director: William Wiard
Writers: Sydney Zelinka, Ronald Axe

CONTROL makes KAOS believe that Max is carrying a secret code. Max is captured by KAOS, subjecting him to their truth serum.

38 Hoo Done It
Episode S2-8, first aired 11/05/1966
Director: Gary Nelson
Writers: Gerald Gardner, Dee Caruso

Max and Harry Hoo try to solve a murder of an agent in a tropical hotel. This is a parody of Agatha Christie's Ten Little Indians. One of the suspects is named "Ben Gazzman", and says he is an adventurer living life at most since he has two years to live, a spoof of the Run for Your Life series that starred Ben Gazzara.

39 Rub-a-Dub-Dub... Three Spies in a Sub
Episode S2-9, first aired 11/12/1966
Director: Bruce Bilson
Writers: Mike Marmer, Stan Burns

Max and Agent 99 go on a dangerous mission to destroy a KAOS computer on an island. However, they are captured by a KAOS sub commanded by Siegfried.

40 The Greatest Spy on Earth
Episode S2-10, first aired 11/19/1966
Director: Joshua Shelley
Writers: Gerald Gardner, Dee Caruso

Max and Agent 99 go undercover in a circus to find a KAOS smuggling ring. Special guest starring Paul Dooley, with a notable performance by Mickey Manners as the half man/half woman Gertrude/Gerald.

41 Island of the Darned
Episode S2-11, first aired 11/26/1966
Director: Gary Nelson
Writers: William Raynor , Myles Wilder , Buck Henry , William Raynor , Myles Wilder

86 and 99 are stranded on a KAOS-controlled island where they must fight for their lives-they are hunted by a sadistic KOAS Agent armed with guns; tracking dogs and KAOS killers. With only 86's intelligence for a weapon, are 86 and 99 doomed? Special guest star Harold Gould plays the man-hunting sociopath Hans Hunter. The episode is a spoof of The Most Dangerous Game.

42 Bronzefinger
Episode S2-12, first aired 12/03/1966
Director: William Wiard
Writers: Lila Garrett, Bernie Kahn

Max has to learn about art in order to try to capture Bronzefinger, a thief and smuggler of valuable bronze statues. Will Max and 99 end up as Bronze statues? A spoof of Goldfinger.

43 Perils in a Pet Shop
Episode S2-13, first aired 12/10/1966
Director: Bruce Bilson
Writer: Martin A. Ragaway

Max is following a KAOS Agent who is smuggling a parrot. While questioning the parrot, it is freed by his lawyer. Max and 99 trail him to a pet shop, where Max learns that the pet shop is a cover for Melnick, the Smiling Killer. While trying to break into the pet shop after hours, Max, 99, and Fang are captured. They learn that the parrots are being used to memorize secret information and then smuggled out of the country. This is Fang's final appearance on the series.

44 The Whole Tooth and...
Episode S2-14, first aired 12/24/1966
Director: William Wiard
Writers: Lila Garrett, Bernie Kahn

While carrying plans for a nuclear reactor, Max runs into KAOS Agents. Quickly, he hides the plans on an unsuspecting stranger, who turns out to be a convict headed for Joliet Penitentiary. Max later has to pretend to be a convict and go to jail to get them back.

45 Kiss of Death
Episode S2-15, first aired 12/31/1966
Director: Bruce Bilson
Writers: Stan Burns, Mike Marmer

A rich socialite (Geraldine Brooks), head of "Daughters of KAOS", pretends to be in love with Max to seek vengeance. Max had killed her father, a KAOS operative, a year earlier.

46 It Takes One to Know One
Episode S2-16, first aired 01/07/1967
Director: Earl Bellamy
Writer: Gary Clarke

KAOS agent Octavia (Gayle Hunnicutt) destroys the Number Two men of CONTROL in succession, such that Hymie perforce becomes the newest Number Two. But Hymie might be precisely the right "man" for this job, inasmuch as Octavia is a gynoid.

47 Someone Down Here Hates Me
Episode S2-17, first aired 01/14/1967
Director: Earl Bellamy
Writer: Nate Monaster

KAOS puts up a reward to kill Max and announces that their annual party will be canceled if they don't kill him, creating more incentive and more peril for Max.

48 Cutback at CONTROL
Episode S2-18, first aired 01/21/1967
Director: Earl Bellamy
Writers: Gerald Gardner, Dee Caruso

As a Senate sub-committee threatens to shut down CONTROL, Siegfried invites Max to become an agent for KAOS.

49 The Man from YENTA
Episode S2-19, first aired 01/28/1967
Director: Bruce Bilson
Writer: Arne Sultan

CONTROL works with Israeli agent #498 (Alan Oppenheimer) to protect an Arab prince (Walker Edmiston), but everything goes awry. (Working title: "He Should Live and Be Well".)[4]

50 The Mummy
Episode S2-20, first aired 02/04/1967
Director: Earl Bellamy
Writer: Budd Grossman

Max investigates a Washington museum where KAOS is smuggling agents into the country in mummy cases.

51 The Girls from KAOS
Episode S2-21, first aired 02/11/1967
Director: William Wiard
Writers: Joseph, Carol Cavella

Miss USA, who happens to be the daughter of an important American scientist, contacts Max after finding that her life is in danger. Max has to protect her during the next competition as well as finding which of the fellow contestants is a KAOS assassin. (Working title: "The Girl From KAOS".)[4]

52 Smart Fit the Battle of Jericho
Episode S2-22, first aired 02/18/1967
Director: Bruce Bilson
Writer: Arne Sultan

When a CONTROL Agent is killed (made to look like an accident) while undercover, Max is assigned to investigate his death and to find out how a man named Frank Lloyd Joshua is causing high-rise buildings to explode. This episode introduces CONTROL agent Charlie Watkins.

53 Where-What-How-Who Am I?
Episode S2-23, first aired 02/25/1967
Director: Gary Nelson
Writers: Barry E. Blitzer, Ray Brenner

86 overhears a plot to kill scientists but Max suffers amnesia in a car crash, or so we are led to believe. KAOS uses a creative way to protect this information. (Working title: "The New Car".)[4]

54 The Expendable Agent
Episode S2-24, first aired 03/04/1967
Director: Gary Nelson
Writers: Gerald Gardner, Dee Caruso

A British scientist who came to America to reveal a new rocket fuel formula hides at Max's apartment. This episode focuses on how, in the spy business, agents can be "expendable"... but who, in this episode, will that "expendable" agent be?

55 How to Succeed in the Spy Business Without Really Trying
Episode S2-25, first aired 03/11/1967
Director: Gary Nelson
Writer: Mike Marmer

Max and 99 are saved by Siegfried, who claims he wants to defect. This is the first episode featuring King Moody as Siegfried's inept assistant Shtarker. The episode is a spoof of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.

56 Appointment in Sahara
Episode S2-26, first aired 03/25/1967
Director: Don Adams
Writers: Gary Clarke, Arne Sultan

KAOS gets a hold of nuclear bombs, threatening to blackmail the world into disarmament. The Chief gets a lead of the whereabouts of the bombs, sending Max and 99 to the Sahara desert to try to save the day and the entire world! Vic Tayback guest stars.

57 Pussycats Galore
Episode S2-27, first aired 04/01/1967
Director: Sidney Miller
Writer: Arne Sultan

Max gets a tip that important scientists begin to go missing right after attending the Pussycat Club. To infiltrate the club, the Chief assigns Max and 99 to go undercover as two married German scientists while agent Charlie Watkins poses as an employee. Ted Knight guest stars. (Working title: "The Disappearances".)[4]

58 A Man Called Smart: Part 1
Episode S2-28, first aired 04/08/1967
Director: Earl Bellamy
Writer: Leonard Stern

Part 1 of 3. After KAOS agents steal DRY-UP, a water evaporation formula, they threaten to eradicate the water supply of the United States. Howard Caine (also known as Major Hochstetter of Hogan's Heroes) plays two roles as CONTROL scientist Dr. Smith and as flamboyant impresario/KAOS agent Russell Bediyoskin, aka "The Big One". (Note: this and the other two episodes were supposed to be a feature film released by Paramount, but the fallout of the box office failure of the film Munster Go Home put an end to that, leading it to be a three part episode instead.)

59 A Man Called Smart: Part 2
Episode S2-29, first aired 04/15/1967
Director: Earl Bellamy
Writer: Leonard Stern

Part 2 of 3. CONTROL's first chief, 91-year-old Admiral Hardgrade (William Schallert), is appointed by President Johnson to take charge of CONTROL during the crisis. The Chief, Max, and 99 go into the field to uncover who is behind the DRY-UP caper. However, when KAOS traps them in a hospital, the Chief is wounded.

60 A Man Called Smart: Part 3
Episode S2-30, first aired 04/22/1967
Director: Earl Bellamy
Writer: Leonard Stern

Conclusion. After 99 foils a KAOS assassination attempt on the Chief in his hospital room, Max and 99 eventually wind up at Panamint studios in Los Angeles in their investigation of the DRY-UP caper. Can they discover who is the mastermind before KAOS dries up the Mississippi River?

61 Viva Smart
Episode S3-1, first aired 09/16/1967
Director: Norman Abbott
Writers: Bill Idelson, Sam Bobrick, Norman Paul

Max and 99 are sent to the Latin American republic of San Saludos to rescue a President who has been overthrown and imprisoned by a maniacal army general dictator, General Diablo Pajarito. The title is a parody of the movie Viva Zapata! Joey Bishop has an uncredited cameo as a guard.

62 Witness for the Persecution
Episode S3-2, first aired 09/23/1967
Director: James Komack
Writers: Sam Bobrick, Bill Idelson

Smart has to testify against a recently captured well-known KAOS agent. With the trial date in two weeks, KAOS tries numerous methods to kill him during that time to make sure he doesn't reach the courthouse. A spoof of Witness for the Prosecution.

63 The Spy Who Met Himself
Episode S3-3, first aired 10/07/1967
Director: Gary Nelson
Writers: Phil Leslie, Keith Fowler

The KAOS League of Impostors attempts to take over CONTROL from within by means of replacing agents with lookalike impostors. They even have one of Max.

64 The Spirit Is Willing
Episode S3-4, first aired 10/14/1967
Director: Norman Abbott
Writer: Arne Sultan

Max's informer turns out to be a woman who died before Max could have met her, suggesting that supernatural forces are at work. In order to get enough evidence, Max must attend a séance. Len Lesser (Uncle Leo on Seinfeld) makes his second appearance on the show as an assistant to the KAOS leader Paul John Mondebello. The title is based on the biblical expression, "The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.

65 Maxwell Smart, Private Eye
Episode S3-5, first aired 10/21/1967
Director: Bruce Bilson
Writer: Elroy Schwartz

Cutbacks at CONTROL mean part-time work for all of its agents. Max decides to set up shop as a private detective with 99 as his secretary. This episode marks the second impression by Adams of Humphrey Bogart on the show, this time as a parody of his Sam Spade role from The Maltese Falcon, and for the parody characters of the Fat Man and Joel Cairo, most famously played by Sydney Greenstreet and Peter Lorre (although here the Fat Man is called Mr. Peter and the Lorre-type character is Mr. Sidney. When Max apologizes for constantly mixing the name up, the Fat Man tells him that it happens "all the time"). Buddy Hackett has a cameo as the duo's bespectacled but nearsighted gunslinger Wilbur (based on "Wilmer Cook" of The Maltese Falcon). The episode's title is printed as "Maxwell Smart, Private Eye" on the DVD edition, but announced as "Maxwell Smart, Private Spy" in Barbara Feldon's spoken introduction, and this title appears in NBC memos shown on the bonus features DVD.

66 Supersonic Boom
Episode S3-6, first aired 10/28/1967
Director: James Komack
Writers: Ben Joelson, Art Baer

After an effective demonstration on the Chief's office, KAOS threatens to use their new supersonic boom machine to destroy New York City. Max and 99 must find where the machine is located, but KAOS has planned a way to confuse and disorient them. Farley Granger guest stars. (Bill Dana, brother of Irving Szathmary, who composed the series' iconic music, has an uncredited cameo as a pedestrian.)

67 One of Our Olives Is Missing
Episode S3-7, first aired 11/04/1967
Director: Jess Oppenheimer
Writer: Jess Oppenheimer

KAOS has planted a listening device in what appears to be an ordinary olive. The olive, however, is inadvertently consumed by a country and western singing star. Special guest star Carol Burnett. The title is a parody of the 1942 movie One of Our Aircraft Is Missing.

68 When Good Fellows Get Together
Episode S3-8, first aired 11/18/1967
Director: Sidney Miller
Writer: Gary Clarke

KAOS creates the super-robot Groppo to destroy CONTROL's robot Hymie. Max must help Hymie defend himself, but Hymie may be too "nice" to be willing to use violence.

69 Dr. Yes
Episode S3-9, first aired 11/25/1967
Director: James Komack
Writers: William Raynor, Myles Wilder

After recent American rocket launches go awry, Max and 99 masquerade as vacationers to track down the KAOS mastermind behind the sabotage, the evil Dr. Yes. (Working title: "Señor Si".)[4] A spoof of Dr. No.

70 That Old Gang of Mine
Episode S3-10, first aired 12/02/1967
Director: Norman Abbott
Writers: Phil Hahn, Jack Hanrahan

In London to help the British section of CONTROL, Max assumes the identity of a safecracker named Scar in order to infiltrate a group of thieves known as the Scorpion Gang who plan to steal the Crown Jewels from the Tower of London. Cameo by Danny Thomas as a foppish Englishman. This is a parody of Eve Titus's Basil of Baker Street. The title refers to a barber shop song of the same name.

71 The Mild Ones
Episode S3-11, first aired 12/09/1967
Director: Gary Nelson
Writers: William Raynor, Myles Wilder

A foreign prime minister is kidnapped by a group of surprisingly literate hippie gang members known as the Purple Knights, who see themselves as a modern group of Arthurian Knights of the Round Table who ride motorcycles and speak in Middle Ages slang. Max and 99 must pass as new gang members to save the prime minister. Cameo by Steve Allen as an aide to the prime minister and future Transformers and G.I. Joe voice actor Michael Bell stars as Brute, the leader of the Purple Knights. A parody of The Wild One.

72 Classification: Dead
Episode S3-12, first aired 12/23/1967
Director: Norman Abbott
Writers: David Ketchum, Bruce Shelly

Max is poisoned by a KAOS agent and has until 1 PM the following day to find the antidote. Special guest star John Fiedler as the KAOS poisoner/fitness expert Mr. Hercules. This is a parody of the 1950s film D.O.A. and the TV series Run For Your Life.

73 The Mysterious Dr. T
Episode S3-13, first aired 12/30/1967
Director: Gary Nelson
Writers: William Raynor, Myles Wilder

A top scientist is being protected by CONTROL but is poisoned during Max's watch. Before dying, he admits he has plagiarized all his major scientific findings from another scientist, the mysterious Dr. T. Neither CONTROL nor KAOS knows who this scientist is, and Max and Siegfried compete to discover the scientist's identity...which turns out to be quite a surprising discovery!

74 The King Lives?
Episode S3-14, first aired 01/06/1968
Director: Gary Nelson
Writers: Gloria Burton, Don Adams

Max poses as the King of Coronia, a person whom he strongly physically resembles, in order to uncover the party behind an assassination attempt made against the King shortly before his coronation. (This episode is a parody of the movie The Prisoner of Zenda, and is notable for the impression by Don Adams of Ronald Colman, the star of that movie. The episode also features Johnny Carson's second cameo on the show, as a footman to the King.)

75 The Groovy Guru
Episode S3-15, first aired 01/13/1968
Director: James Komack
Writers: Norman Paul, Burt Nodella

A hippie disk jockey called the Groovy Guru (played by guest star Larry Storch) seeks to control the minds of teenagers through his radio show. This is a parody of the German folktale and Robert Browning's poem "The Pied Piper of Hamelin.

76 The Little Black Book: Part 1
Episode S3-16, first aired 01/27/1968
Director: James Komack
Writers: Jack Hanrahan, Phil Hahn

Max's army buddy Sid (played by guest star Don Rickles) is in town to visit, but Max is involved in a case. Sid discovers a "black book" full of women's names, and assumes it is a list of women Max knows socially. It is in fact a list of KAOS code names, and when Sid uses the black book to make a phone call, he inadvertently involves both of them in a web of intrigue. (Working title: "The Visiting Fireman".)[4] James Komack guest stars as a KAOS agent/killer.

77 The Little Black Book: Part 2
Episode S3-17, first aired 02/03/1968
Director: James Komack
Writers: Jack Hanrahan, Phil Hahn

Having found out that Max is a spy, Sid joins him in his search for the black book and the infamous Maestro, a top KAOS assassin. Joey Forman, who had previously played Harry Hoo in the series, returns in this episode as a CONTROL lawyer. Ernest Borgnine makes a one-line cameo appearance.

78 Don't Look Back
Episode S3-18, first aired 02/10/1968
Director: Don Adams
Writers: Phil Leslie, Norman Paul

In this parody of The Fugitive, Max gets framed by KAOS and must escape from the police and prove his innocence. (Working title: "The Fugitive".)[4] Milton Berle has a cameo as a hotel clerk.

79 99 Loses CONTROL
Episode S3-19, first aired 02/17/1968
Director: Bruce Bilson
Writers: William Raynor, Myles Wilder

99 resigns from CONTROL to accept a marriage proposal from Victor Royal, played by Jacques Bergerac, owner of an international casino. Max follows 99 to the casino, out of jealousy. But Royal is actually, on top of it all, a KAOS agent. Cameo by Bob Hope as a bellboy in Royal's hotel.

80 The Wax Max
Episode S3-20, first aired 02/24/1968
Director: James Komack
Writer: James Komack

An amusement park attendant inadvertently gives Max and 99 a kewpie doll at a shooting gallery game. The doll is really a way for KAOS to smuggle plutonium out of the country. Shortly after, KAOS finds out and hunts down 86 and 99 at the park, ultimately leading them to the evil Waxman, a villain who turns his victims into wax statues. Will Max and 99 become permanent wax statues?

81 Operation Ridiculous
Episode S3-21, first aired 03/02/1968
Director: James Komack
Writer: Norman Paul

A magazine writer is doing a story on CONTROL. This article could make CONTROL look good, which would mean more appropriations from the federal government. A bad review could put CONTROL out of business, which would help KAOS advance their evil plans without resistance. To try to influence this outcome, KAOS plots to do what it can to make Max look even more stupid, inept, clueless and ridiculous than usual.

82 Spy, Spy, Birdie
Episode S3-22, first aired 03/09/1968
Director: James Komack
Writers: William Raynor, Myles Wilder

A man who hates noise devises a silent explosive. Finding both CONTROL and KAOS unwilling to back his agenda, he turns the silent explosive on both spy organizations. Max and Siegfried must team up to oppose the man. But can Max trust Siegfried not to act in a self-interested way? A spoof of Bye, Bye Birdie.

83 Run, Robot, Run
Episode S3-23, first aired 03/16/1968
Director: Bruce Bilson
Writer: Gary Clarke

Hymie must compete for the Free World in an athletic event against competitors from the Iron Curtain countries, after KAOS does what it can to fix things. The KAOS agents Mr. Sneed and Mrs. Emily Neal, played by Lyn Peters, (parodies of John Steed and Emma Peel from The Avengers)[8] must stop Hymie at all costs.

84 The Hot Line
Episode S3-24, first aired 03/23/1968
Director: Gary Nelson
Writers: Red Benson , Phil Hahn , Jack Hanrahan

A KAOS voice impersonator (John Byner) fires the Chief over the phone while pretending to be President Johnson. Max becomes the new Chief; the Chief reverts to his old status as Agent Q, and realizes he can only save his old job by discovering the location of a KAOS communications center. The title refers to telephone connection between the White House and the Kremlin set up after the Cuban Missile Crisis that almost caused nuclear war. In this episode Edward Platt uses his operatically trained singing voice. Regis Philbin appears as a CONTROL operative in a bakery.

85 Die, Spy
Episode S3-25, first aired 03/30/1968
Director: Gary Nelson
Writers: Gerald Gardner , Dee Caruso , Phil Hahn , Jack Hanrahan

This episode has Max teaming up with a CONTROL agent named Samuels (Stu Gilliam) to pose as a ping-pong champ in a tournament in Istanbul in order to defeat ACB, the "third spy network" (a parody of the ABC television network). (The episode is a parody of I Spy, and Samuels is a parody of Bill Cosby's tennis pro character Alexander Scott. Robert Culp, the other star of I Spy, has a cameo as a Turkish waiter). (Working title: "That's the Way the Ball Bounces".)[4]

86 The Reluctant Redhead
Episode S3-26, first aired 04/06/1968
Director: James Komack
Writer: Leonard Stern

CONTROL has discovered that a writer of children's books named Mimsi Sage strongly resembles the deceased wife of a man named Kinsey Krispin (Cesar Romero) with a list of KAOS informers that CONTROL would very much like to have. Max trains Mimsi to pretend to be the deceased wife; no easy task, as this requires the mousy writer to act like the jet-setting Mrs. Amanda Krispin. (Working title: "Smart's Waterloo".)[4]

87 The Impossible Mission
Episode S4-1, first aired 09/21/1968
Director: Bruce Bilson
Writers: Arne Sultan, Allan Burns, Chris Hayward, Leonard Stern

Max and 99 infiltrate Herb Talbot's Tijuana Tin (a parody of Herb Alpert and his Tijuana Brass) to stop KAOS agent The Leader from smuggling the Hellman theory out of the country. This is the episode in which Max reveals his feelings for 99 and first kiss, ultimately agreeing to marry 99 if they both survive this dangerous mission. A spoof of Mission: Impossible.

88 Snoopy Smart vs. the Red Baron
Episode S4-2, first aired 09/28/1968
Director: Reza Badiyi
Writer: Mike Marmer

KAOS has devised a new way of destroying the American potato crop, and Max and 99 have to find out how they're doing it. The trail leads to Siegfried, Starker, and an aerial dogfight over Twin Falls, Idaho — which is where 99's mother (Jane Dulo) lives. Max and 99 are torn between their desire to stop KAOS from taking over the world and... their desire to have Max make a good impression on 99's mother. A spoof of "Snoopy vs. the Red Baron".

89 Closely Watched Planes
Episode S4-3, first aired 10/05/1968
Director: Bruce Bilson
Writers: Chris Hayward, Allan Burns, Arne Sultan, Leonard Stern

After CONTROL couriers disappear from airplanes during mid-flight, Max becomes the courier for the next flight, backed up by 99 posing as a flight attendant. Max and 99 have to figure out which of 3 suspect passengers on their flight are behind this KAOS scheme. The title spoofs the film Closely Watched Trains.

90 The Secret of Sam Vittorio
Episode S4-4, first aired 10/12/1968
Director: Gary Nelson
Writers: Allan Burns, Chris Hayward, Arne Sultan, Leonard Stern

Gangster Sam Vittorio is dying, and he will only reveal the location of his stolen loot to his proteges Connie and Floyd... who look suspiciously like 99 and Max. (This episode is a Bonnie and Clyde parody; the title is a parody of The Secret of Santa Vittoria.)

91 Diamonds Are a Spy's Best Friend
Episode S4-5, first aired 10/19/1968
Director: Jerry Hopper
Writers: Arne Sultan, Allan Burns, Chris Hayward, Leonard Stern

Max visits a jewelry store to buy a reasonably-priced engagement ring for 99. The owner of the jewelry store is being threatened by KAOS and slips Max a diamond ring that's actually worth $275,000. Tracking down the KAOS jewelry smuggling operation ultimately leads Max and 99 to a bowling alley. The title is a play on the song "Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend".

92 The Worst Best Man
Episode S4-6, first aired 10/26/1968
Director: Gary Nelson
Writers: Chris Hayward, Allan Burns, Arne Sultan, Leonard Stern

One by one, KAOS knocks off people who have agreed to be Max's best man for his upcoming wedding with 99. Because of his presumed indestructibility, Max ultimately chooses Hymie to be his best man. However, KAOS intercepts Hymie using him as a container in which they place a bomb — the objective being to send Hymie back to Max's bachelor party and blow up all the CONTROL agents in attendance.

93 A Tale of Two Tails
Episode S4-7, first aired 11/02/1968
Director: Jerry Hopper
Writers: Allan Burns, Chris Hayward, Arne Sultan, Leonard Stern

Max substitutes at the CONTROL spy school for a day, helping two new agents Agents 198 (Fred Willard) and 199 who are lacking in their tailing skills. As a good exercise, Max has the new agents tail 99, who is on her day off, as she completes errands and shops for the upcoming wedding. However, unbeknownst to Max, the Chief had assigned 99 to pick up components of a scientific formula, leading the rookie agents to think she is acting suspiciously. Of course 99 spots the rookies right away and assumes that they must be KAOS agents. There is also a funny scene between Max and the Chief involving the Cone of Silence. The title of the episode references Dickens' A Tale of Two Cities.

94 The Return of the Ancient Mariner
Episode S4-8, first aired 11/09/1968
Director: Gary Nelson
Writers: Allan Burns, Chris Hayward, Arne Sultan, Leonard Stern

Max has to protect Admiral Hargrade from the evil Chameleon, whose ability to disguise himself is legendary. The Chief orders Max to select the Admiral to be his best man at the wedding so that Max will have a cover to keep an eye on the Admiral at all times. Since no one knows what the Chameleon looks like, paranoia runs rampant at the Smart domicile — even "Mr. Bob" (Jack Cassidy), the interior decorator for the apartment, is mistaken for the wily master of disguise. The title of the episode references Coleridge's "Rime of the Ancient Mariner".

95 With Love and Twitches
Episode S4-9, first aired 11/16/1968
Director: Gary Nelson
Writers: Arne Sultan, Allan Burns, Chris Hayward, Leonard Stern

KAOS scientist Dr. Madre (Alan Oppenheimer) passes information on the location of the Melnick uranium mine to Max, in the form of a "drinkable map". Max must stay upright for the next 48 hours, or else the map will not break out properly as a rash on his chest. Unfortunately, Max's marriage and honeymoon with 99 are planned for those 48 hours. Will Max and 99 manage to get married, despite all of Max's difficulties? The title is a play on the Brothers Grimm's fairy tales: "Cinderella" and "Snow White.

96 The Laser Blazer
Episode S4-10, first aired 11/30/1968
Director: Jay Sandrich
Writer: Mike Marmer

Max's assignment in Hong Kong is to get a new secret weapon from a tailor (Leonard Strong). The new weapon, as it turns out, is a man's blazer with a button on it that activates a laser beam of great strength — a "laser blazer". However, Max doesn't know that the blazer is the weapon... in his view, he's left the tailor's shop merely with a sportscoat he didn't want. Confusion ensues afterward as various people activate the laser by mistake. Julie Newmar guest stars as the new maid 99 hires who is really an undercover KAOS agent after the sportscoat.

97 The Farkas Fracas
Episode S4-11, first aired 12/07/1968
Director: Jay Sandrich
Writers: Allan Burns, Chris Hayward, Arne Sultan, Leonard Stern

The Farkases (Tom Bosley and Alice Ghostley)—neighbors of Max and 99—are in the employ of KAOS. When KAOS needs the contents of an attaché case the Chief is carrying, Mrs. Farkas arranges to supply 99 with a dessert for the supper she has prepared for Max and the Chief... a poisoned mousse. While Max and the Chief suffer the gastric effects of the mousse, Mr. Farkas is to go in and capture the contents of the case. Agent 99 discovers what has happened and is kidnapped, tied up and zipped up in a garment bag. Will Max live to stop them? Note: Original title was "What are Neighbours For?" but was changed before broadcasting.

98 Temporarily Out of CONTROL
Episode S4-12, first aired 12/14/1968
Director: James Komack
Writers: Allan Burns, Chris Hayward, Arne Sultan, Leonard Stern

Max and the Chief are suspiciously issued activation notices for their Naval Reserve contracts. This conveniently requires of them that they enter active duty on board a Navy ship while KAOS nefariously plans activities on the mainland. Max is an officer and the Chief is a common seaman named John Doe!

99 Schwartz's Island
Episode S4-13, first aired 12/21/1968
Director: Bruce Bilson
Writers: Chris Hayward, Allan Burns, Arne Sultan, Leonard Stern

While on their honeymoon, Max and 99 become stranded at sea because the boat they were sailing on exploded (due, as usual, to Max's inept behavior). They end up on an island in the Caribbean which, as it turns out, is synthetic and was designed by KAOS scientist Schwartz. Stationed on the island are Siegfried and Starker, who are there running a massive electromagnetic device. Their plan is to attract the entire U.S. Sixth Fleet, which will just happen to pass by the island in a short amount of time. The episode is a spoof of Gilligan's Island, a show produced by Sherwood Schwartz.

100 One Nation Invisible
Episode S4-14, first aired 12/28/1968
Director: Harry Falk
Writers: Lloyd Turner, Whitey Mitchell

Max is assigned to protect Dr. Canyon, the inventor of an invisibility spray. Because Dr. Canyon has sprayed herself with said invisibility spray, Max has no idea she is a beautiful woman. This becomes a problem when Max has to protect Dr. Canyon at his apartment in the middle of the night. Returning home from assignment, 99 arrives back at the apartment just as Dr. Canyon's invisibility spray is wearing off. The title is a parody of the Pledge of Allegiance of the United States, "one nation, indivisible".

101 Hurray for Hollywood
Episode S4-15, first aired 01/04/1969
Director: Don Adams
Writers: Chris Hayward, Arne Sultan

Max and 99 go undercover as stage actors to find out how KAOS is smuggling scientific information out of the country. But KAOS learns the new actors (if one indeed can call Max an "actor") are CONTROL agents and therefore plots to kill Max by putting real bullets in the stage prop gun used in the play. Will this cause a new twist in the plot? The title is a parody of the 1934 standard "Hooray for Hollywood".

102 The Day They Raided the Knights
Episode S4-16, first aired 01/11/1969
Director: Reza Badiyi
Writer: Rick Mittleman

It's budget-cutting time at CONTROL and 99, who has less seniority, is temporarily laid off. Rather than be idle, she manages to find a job at a stamp redemption center (the late 1960s was the heyday of S & H Green Stamps). However, the redemption center is a KAOS munitions depot that CONTROL has been actively looking for. With most of the CONTROL agents away from town on a false lead, KAOS uses the opportunity to distribute its new weapon to its agents: a stereophonic gun (two guns mounted left-right on a common trigger base). Will 99 be able to alert CONTROL in time? The title is a parody of the movie The Night They Raided Minsky's.

103 Tequila Mockingbird
Episode S4-17, first aired 01/18/1969
Director: Don Adams
Writers: Chris Hayward, Arne Sultan

The Tequila Mockingbird (a statue rather like the Maltese Falcon) has been recovered by Esmerelda, a CONTROL operative posing as a cantina showgirl in a sleepy Mexican town called Mira Loma. KAOS kills Esmerelda during her performance but she has hidden the statue beforehand. Max (undercover as a down-and-out doctor) and 99 (undercover as a Spanish singer, who performs "Cielito Lindo" as part of her act) have to figure out the clue that was left behind to find where the statue is hidden, leading to a mexican standoff between Max and two rival KAOS agents. The episode is a spoof of The Good, the Bad and the Ugly. The title is a play on Harper Lee's novel To Kill a Mockingbird.

104 I Shot 86 Today
Episode S4-18, first aired 02/01/1969
Director: Jay Sandrich
Writer: Burt Nodella

Max and 99 visit a golf club, getting a tip where the adjacent missile base will be attacked later that day. Recently, two other missile bases near golf courses have also been attacked, and the Chief believes the Pomona Golf Course will be the next place this will happen. Will Max and 99 be able to stop the next attack? Will they at least be able to play through?

105 Absorb the Greek
Episode S4-19, first aired 02/08/1969
Director: Richard Benedict
Writers: Arne Sultan, Chris Hayward

Max and 99 have been ordered from higher up to tail the Chief based on his recent behaviour. The Chief goes to a computer dating service, and shortly thereafter begins to date a young Greek girl. However, the Chief is under deep cover, as the girl is the wife of scientist Dr. Paponickolini and she is using her "dates" with the Chief to pass information to him about the findings of her husband, who is working on a "fountain of youth" formula. The episode is a spoof of Zorba the Greek.

106 To Sire, with Love: Part 1
Episode S4-20, first aired 02/15/1969
Director: Gary Nelson
Writers: Arne Sultan, Chris Hayward

The King of Coronia (Don Adams), the very Ronald Colman-like king whom we met in the Season 3 episode "The King Lives," is in the United States on official Coronian business. A plot against him by the swashbuckling yet devious Rupert of Rathskeller (played by an uncredited James Caan) may come to fruition unless Max can pass himself off successfully as his lookalike. However, things are more complicated this time around, as Max is now married to 99, and he fears that the charming King may be doing more to sweep 99 off her feet than he can. The title of the episode is a play on the film To Sir, With Love.

107 To Sire, with Love: Part 2
Episode S4-21, first aired 02/22/1969
Director: Jay Sandrich
Writers: Gloria Burton, Don Adams

99's confusion makes Max jealous and leads to marital coolness in the Smart household. In the meantime, Rupert of Rathskeller has kidnapped the King. Max finds a network of tunnels beneath the Coronian embassy where the King is being held. Rupert awaits Max to execute his plan to solve the confusion of the King and his lookalike: Get rid of them both.

108 Shock It to Me
Episode S4-22, first aired 03/01/1969
Director: Jay Sandrich
Writers: Arne Sultan, Chris Hayward

Max is undercover as a truck driver carrying valuable electronics as three similar shipments have already been hijacked by KAOS. Max is duped out of his shipment as well, but is able to identify the hijacker except the Chief tells him that he's deceased. Morgue records confirm this but also shows who signed out the body: a mad KAOS scientist, Dr. Zharko (Tom Poston, who was originally considered for the role of Maxwell Smart) who may have figured out how to revive dead agents. Max and 99 head out to his Newfoundland hideout to stop him. The title is a parody of the Judy Carne gag line from Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In, "Sock it to me!

109 Leadside
Episode S4-23, first aired 03/08/1969
Director: Gary Nelson
Writers: Lloyd Turner, Whitey Mitchell

Captured by Max, a wheelchair-bound KAOS agent named Leadside (Ronald Long) claims he will escape, then destroy CONTROL and then kill Max. He does escape, he does seemingly destroy CONTROL, and so the only thing left is to kill Max. A parody of Raymond Burr's Ironside.

110 Greer Window
Episode S4-24, first aired 03/15/1969
Director: Edward Ryder
Writers: Chris Hayward, Arne Sultan

Max is shot in his own personal "rear window" while apprehending a KAOS agent. Because he is out of commission whilst his gluteus maximus heals, he must stay at home for a couple weeks. Since the TV is not working properly, he passes the time reading magazines and occasionally looking out his window with a pair of binoculars, to see what is going on in the building across the street. By a strange coincidence, however, the case the Chief and 99 are working upon involves the people in the Greer Industries office across the street. A parody of Hitchcock's Rear Window.

111 The Not-So-Great Escape: Part 1
Episode S4-25, first aired 03/22/1969
Director: Don Adams
Writers: Arne Sultan, Chris Hayward

Over a period of 6 months, 20 CONTROL agents have disappeared, and it's Max's job to protect agent Michael Kendall as he gets on a plane. Unfortunately, Kendall becomes KAOS abductee #21 right from under Max's nose. After the Chief goes missing, Max tries to arrange for himself to be kidnapped in a similar fashion, and uncovers the kidnapping method. It turns out that the CONTROL agents are being housed in a secret prison camp somewhere in New Jersey, which is run by Siegfried and Starker. Max visits the camp undercover as a top-ranking KAOS official in hopes of rescuing the prisoners. A parody of The Great Escape, and probably also in no small measure of the contemporary television show Hogan's Heroes.

112 The Not-So-Great Escape: Part 2
Episode S4-26, first aired 03/29/1969
Director: Don Adams
Writers: Arne Sultan, Chris Hayward

Smart's disguise is uncovered and he is captured. He and the Chief try various escape methods, but each time Siegfried appears to have an upper hand causing their attempts to fail. The Chief realizes that there must be an informer in the camp and devises a plan to fool the informer.

113 Pheasant Under Glass
Episode S5-1, first aired 09/26/1969
Director: Don Adams
Writers: Chris Hayward, Arne Sultan

Professor Phineas Pheasant is being held prisoner by KAOS within an impregnable glass dome. Smart and 99 try everything to break the glass but have to flee when KAOS agents discover their rescue attempt. On their way out, 99 reveals to Max that she is pregnant. The Chief organizes another rescue attempt by using a CONTROL operatic singer whose high notes can shatter any type of glass with Max undercover as her accompanying pianist. To further complicate things, Max has to get spray-on plastic surgery: he blew his secret agent cover in the euphoria of finding out that he will be a father. Martin Landau and Phyllis Diller have cameos as Max's plastic surgery results.

114 Ironhand
Episode S5-2, first aired 10/03/1969
Director: Don Adams
Writers: Lloyd Turner, Whitey Mitchell

IH Industries acquires KAOS, led by a man with an iron fist named Ironhand. He manages to infiltrate CONTROL headquarters, but did not find what he was looking for: the Anti-Anti-Anti-Missile-Missile plans. The Chief decides the best way to transport the plans to safety is to assign Max and 99 to Operation Baby Buggy Switch. A spoof of Ironside.

115 Valerie of the Dolls
Episode S5-3, first aired 10/10/1969
Director: Jay Sandrich
Writers: Les Colodny, Ed Haas

CONTROL finds out that KAOS is planning to destroy California by using a very powerful bomb whose formula is being delivered in 3 parts. The Chief and Max track down one of the parts to the Valerie School for Expectant Fathers and then enroll as students to find out the method used to deliver the formula. A spoof of Valley of the Dolls.

116 Widow Often Annie
Episode S5-4, first aired 10/17/1969
Director: Charles R. Rondeau
Writers: Lloyd Turner, Whitey Mitchell

The Chief orders Max to romance and betroth Ann Cameron, a beautiful widow suspected of murdering her 12 CONTROL agent husbands for their life insurance money, which she then donates to KAOS. Unfortunately, the wedding coincides with The Smarts' first wedding anniversary, much to 99's dismay. The title is a spoof of Little Orphan Annie.

117 The Treasure of C. Errol Madre
Episode S5-5, first aired 10/24/1969
Director: Don Adams
Writers: Chris Hayward, Bob DeVinney

KAOS heists 5 straight federal payrolls, putting CONTROL into severe financial straits. The Chief sends Max, disguised as recently-deceased prospector Frogsie Debbs, to Mira Lodo, Mexico, to find Debbs' old partner C. Errol Madre. Debbs and Madre had charted a map leading to a gold find, with each keeping one half of the map until one day they join forces again to get the gold. A successful impersonation of Debbs by Max could recover enough gold to help restore CONTROL's operations. A spoof of The Treasure of the Sierra Madre.

118 Smart Fell on Alabama
Episode S5-6, first aired 10/31/1969
Director: Alan Rafkin
Writers: Lloyd Turner, Whitey Mitchell

Because he failed to retrieve a little red code book from a KAOS courier, Max has to train three skilled convicts (a pickpocket, strongman, and safe-cracker) to break into a highly fortified mansion where the code book is being kept. The mansion just happens to belong to a southern Colonel who owns a successful chain of restaurants. A spoof of Colonel Sanders and the Kentucky Fried Chicken chain he founded. The title is based on the 1934 jazz standard "Stars Fell on Alabama".

119 And Baby Makes Four: Part 1
Episode S5-7, first aired 11/07/1969
Director: Don Adams
Writers: Arne Sultan, Chris Hayward

CONTROL has been looking for the location of the new KAOS headquarters for the last 4 months. A new lead has Max doing the surveillance of the bus station on the lookout for KAOS agent Simon the Likable (Jack Gilford), a dangerous operative who has gotten his nickname because he is so seemingly sweet and charming that he captivates everyone and anyone around him into being hopelessly obliging. Simon is to receive directions on how to get to the new headquarters, which is covertly slipped into his trench coat while it rests on a coat hook in a coffee shop. Max receives a call from 99, saying it's time to go to the hospital to give birth. Max rushes out of the coffee shop, taking Simon's coat by mistake. Max had instructions on how to get to the hospital in his coat. Using the wrong map, Max and 99 end up at KAOS's new HQ, a sinister sanctuary, instead of the maternity ward.

120 And Baby Makes Four: Part 2
Episode S5-8, first aired 11/14/1969
Director: Don Adams
Writers: Arne Sultan, Chris Hayward

Max discovers their destination is actually the new KAOS HQ. Grabbing 99, they manage to escape and head for the maternity hospital with KAOS in hot pursuit. Upon arrival and with 99 safe in the delivery room giving birth to twins, a showdown ensues in the hospital lobby between CONTROL and KAOS. Max's mother-in-law shows her displeasure with a solid right hook.

121 Physician Impossible
Episode S5-9, first aired 11/21/1969
Director: Alan Rafkin
Writers: Lloyd Turner, Whitey Mitchell

Max has Big Eddie Little in custody but his friends help him escape. Max is able to wound him but he gets away. While visiting their newborns at the hospital, Max and 99 are mistaken for a doctor and his nurse who are then kidnapped to Eddie's hideout to treat the gunshot wound inflicted by Max. The title is a spoof of Mission: Impossible.

122 The Apes of Rath
Episode S5-10, first aired 11/28/1969
Director: Richard Benedict
Writers: Lloyd Turner, Whitey Mitchell

Six CONTROL agents have been murdered in the last month by someone with incredible strength. The only clue is that each agent received a banana in the mail the morning that they were killed. It is soon deduced that the killer is an ape. 99 alerts Max that he has received a banana, prompting the Chief to assign Agent 77, Chuck Armstrong, to protect Max. Unfortunately, Agent 77 has his own issues to deal with, of which he himself is unaware. The episode title is a takeoff on The Grapes of Wrath but the episode itself is a takeoff on The Murders in the Rue Morgue, with a famous line from King Kong thrown in at the very end.

123 Age Before Duty
Episode S5-11, first aired 12/05/1969
Director: Harry Falk
Writer: Bob DeVinney

Max is bewildered when his young 28-year-old contact dies of old age. A disgruntled CONTROL photographer, Felix (John Fiedler), has developed a paint (called "Dorian Gray"), which causes aging once the paint is applied on the photo of the intended target. Rejected by the Chief, Felix shops his dark art to KAOS, which has paid him $100,000. Before long, everyone at CONTROL is aging rapidly, except Larrabee, who has not yet had his ID photo renewed. The episode is a spoof of The Picture of Dorian Gray and the title is a spoof of the old adage, "age before beauty".

124 Is This Trip Necessary?
Episode S5-12, first aired 12/12/1969
Director: Ron Joy
Writer: Dale McRaven

KAOS pharmacist Jarvis Pym (Vincent Price) threatens to poison the Washington water supply with a hallucinogenic drug which renders people incapable of functioning. The episode title is from the World War II slogan to limit the amount of wartime travelling.

125 Ice Station Siegfried
Episode S5-13, first aired 12/19/1969
Director: Reza Badiyi
Writers: Arne Sultan, Chris Hayward

It's August but Max and the Chief are snowed in at Miami. In fact, the weather is unusually erratic all over. The Chief assigns 99 while the CIA assigns Agent Quigley (Bill Dana) -- who is so goofy and naive that he makes Max seem sophisticated in comparison -- to investigate who may be manipulating the weather this way. A lead sends the duo to fictional frozen Wolf Jaw, Canada, where they make contact with two "mounties": Siegfried and Starker. A spoof of Ice Station Zebra. Note: Don Adams only appears in the cold open of this episode and it is the last episode in which Siegfried appears.[9]

126 Moonlighting Becomes You
Episode S5-14, first aired 01/02/1970
Director: Alan Rafkin
Writer: Chris Hayward

After 99 objects to doing simple assignments after marriage and motherhood, the Chief assigns her to find out how a radio drama is transmitting coded messages to KAOS. The title comes from the 1942 popular song "Moonlight Becomes You". A spoof of Orson Welles' Mercury Theater.

127 House of Max: Part 1
Episode S5-15, first aired 01/09/1970
Director: Anton M. Leader
Writer: Chris Hayward

Max and 99 go to London to investigate a modern-day Jack the Ripper, and meet yet another evil wax museum owner. The Title is a spoof of House of Wax.

128 House of Max: Part 2
Episode S5-16, first aired 01/16/1970
Director: Anton M. Leader
Writer: Chris Hayward

After surviving an attack by a wax werewolf, Max covertly infiltrates the wax museum. He poses as a wax sculpture of Hitler in order to catch Duval in the act of bringing his waxworks (some of which include W.C. Fields and Laurel and Hardy) to life in order to kill.

129 Rebecca of Funny-Folk Farm
Episode S5-17, first aired 01/23/1970
Director: Charles R. Rondeau
Writers: Lloyd Turner, Whitey Mitchell

Max drops a courier package from a plane and it lands on the roof of a mansion. In an effort to retrieve the package, caught in the pouring rain, Max and 99 seek a temporary refuge from the elements and have to deal with the kooky inhabitants. The sadistic châtelaine, Mrs. Van Hooten (Gale Sondergaard), thinks 99 is her long-lost sister Rebecca, for whom 99 is indeed a doppelgänger. The title is a spoof of Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm.

130 The Mess of Adrian Listenger
Episode S5-18, first aired 01/30/1970
Director: Charles R. Rondeau
Writer: Chris Hayward

While attending the funeral of the latest CONTROL Agent who was mysteriously killed, Max, 99, and The Chief are shocked to find a carved headstone with Max's name on it. It is believed that Adrian Listenger, a CONTROL spy school dropout, is taking his revenge by systematically killing off agents who got him expelled — and his hit list includes both Max and the Chief. Guest star Pat Paulsen as "Ace Weems/Adrian Listenger". A spoof of The List of Adrian Messenger.

131 Witness for the Execution
Episode S5-19, first aired 02/06/1970
Director: Alan Rafkin
Writers: Lloyd Turner, Whitey Mitchell

KAOS agent Dietrich has decided to defect and become an informant. Although this is good news, the Chief is still concerned, seeing that no KAOS defector has ever lived long enough to testify. With the Smarts' nanny unavailable, the Chief's plan is to have Dietrich disguised as the nanny and staying with Max. The local KAOS branch hires the Exterminator (William Schallert), a top assassin (and accountant) for hire, who uses his arsenal of booby traps, arrows, and bombs to try to kill Dietrich. A spoof of Witness for the Prosecution.

132 How Green Was My Valet
Episode S5-20, first aired 02/13/1970
Director: Dick Carson
Writer: Gloria Burton

Max and 99 pose as valet and maid at the Bulmanian Embassy in order to recover a stolen sample of rocket fuel. Meanwhile, Larabee and the Chief have to babysit the twins... with hilarious results. The title is a play on How Green Was My Valley. A spoof of National Velvet. Jonathan Harris guest stars as KAOS Agent/Bulmanian Ambassador.

133 And Only Two Ninety-Nine
Episode S5-21, first aired 02/20/1970
Director: Don Adams
Writer: Arne Sultan

Max comes home from work one evening to find 99 in bed, with a black eye. She's actually an impostor — the real 99 (who gave her the black eye) was kidnapped by KAOS but had escaped, and was now with the Chief — but the Chief orders Max to pretend that he's taken in by the deception while 99 and the Chief try to find out what KAOS is up to.

134 Smartacus
Episode S5-22, first aired 02/27/1970
Director: Charles R. Rondeau
Writers: Lloyd Turner, Whitey Mitchell

Max and the Chief investigate a series of security leaks that seem to be connected to a chain of Roman Bath spas. A spoof of Spartacus. Guest starring Ronald Long as Montague Leach.

135 What's It All About, Algie?
Episode S5-23, first aired 04/24/1970
Director: Don Adams
Writers: Arne Sultan, Chris Hayward

Max poses as a gardener to infiltrate a nursery that is selling plants with hidden surveillance bugs to key people in Washington. The nursery's owner, Algie DeGrasse, starts to suspect that Max is actually from CONTROL and plans to feed him to his newest acquisition: a giant man-eating plant. A spoof of Alfie. John van Dreelen guest stars as KAOS Agent Algie DeGrasse.

136 Hello, Columbus – Goodbye, America
Episode S5-24, first aired 05/01/1970
Director: Alan Rafkin
Writer: Pat McCormick

CONTROL has learned that the direct descendant of Christopher Columbus, Gino Columbus, is the rightful owner of the United States. Max is assigned to guard Gino once he flies into Washington and meets with the President to sign the country back over. However, Max and Gino are captured by KAOS, who would prefer that Gino sign over America to KAOS. A spoof of Goodbye, Columbus.

137 Do I Hear a Vaults?
Episode S5-25, first aired 05/08/1970
Director: Alan Rafkin
Writer: Chris Hayward

The Chief meets Smart at a public library to recover a special book. The book is a master list of CONTROL agents but its hiding place has now been compromised. Max and Larrabee transport the book in an armored car to a bank vault, but Max accidentally locks the vault door on both the Chief and Larrabee. As the vault only has a limited amount of air, Max and 99 decide to get an imprisoned safecracker (named "Baffles", a spoof of Raffles) but come back with a convicted master forger instead. Will the Chief and Larrabee be freed in time? Title is a spoof of Do I Hear a Waltz?

138 I Am Curiously Yellow
Episode S5-26, first aired 05/15/1970
Director: Nick Webster
Writers: Lloyd Turner, Whitey Mitchell

While investigating a villain known as the Whip, Max is hypnotized by his special gong to obey his every command at specific times. Max is eventually instructed to steal the NARCO 5–12, a powerful prototype weapon, from the Chief's safe. When the Chief confronts Max about the theft, he has no recollection of it. A spoof of I Am Curious (Yellow). Series finale.

139 Get Smart - Pilot
Episode S6-1, first aired 01/08/1995
Director: Nick Marck
Writer: Gary Apple

With Maxwell Smart as Control, what could go wrong? Well, with his son, Zach, who is hardly the brightest bulb in the room, lots. KAOS is planning to steal the Du-Traculon fabric during a fashion show. Zach and his partner, Agent 66, must stop them.

140 Casino Evil
Episode S6-2, first aired 01/15/1995
Director: Nick Marck
Writer: Gary Apple

A new casino has opened and it is quite popular. It is also run by KAOS and that organization never plays fair. Zach and 66 must bring it down.

141 Goodbye Ms. Chip
Episode S6-3, first aired 01/22/1995
Director: Nick Marck
Writers: Lawrence Gay, Michael J. Di Gaetano

An African president is in town to meet with Congresswoman 99. CONTROL is hunting the Brain, a KAOS agent able to control minds.

142 Shoot Up The Charts
Episode S6-4, first aired 01/29/1995
Director: Nick Marck
Writers: Michael Carrington, Gary Apple

Zach and 66 try to stop KAOS's control of a record label and cease their using hypnotic messaging in their songs.

143 Passenger 99
Episode S6-5, first aired 02/05/1995
Director: Nick Marck
Writers: Lawrence Gay, Michael J. Di Gaetano

The Turtle is an assassin hired by KAOS to kill a visiting African president returning on a plane to his country, accompanied by 99.

144 Wurst Enemies
Episode S6-6, first aired 02/12/1995
Director: Nick Marck
Writer: Craig Hoffman

Zach has fallen for the lovely Jessica but visiting her at a lighthouse, things go bad when she imprisons him. Her father is KAOS head agent, Siegfried. Maxwell Smart must get involved.

145 Liver Let Die
Episode S6-7, first aired 02/19/1995
Director: Nick Marck
Writer: Gary Apple

Zach and 66 pretend to be doctors to find out about KAOS's plan to fund hospitals. It turns out the evil organization is harvesting organs.

COMIC BOOKS, GRAPHIC NOVELS, AND MANGA

Number of Stories:8
First Appearance:1966
Last Appearance:1969

       Dell and Gold Key were two competing comic book publishers that loved to capitalize on popular television shows, creating comic books to tie-in with them. In the summer of 1966, a year after the viewing public was introduced to Agent 86, Maxwell Smart, Dell came out with 8 issues featuring the bombastic spy.
       To be more accurate, there were 7 original stories presented from June, 1966 to August, 1967 with the 8th issue being a reprint of the first coming two years later.


     Around the same time, the British teen comic, TV Century 21, began a series of adventures about Agent 86 in its pages. Each mission was told over a short span of weekly issues one page per issue. This would last for a couple of years. The stories are listed below with the titles being mine since the magazine did not give the stories one.
     In these tales, the writers introduced for a brief time a couple of new villain groups (CYN and SOX) but they did not stay too long before KAOS came back. The one major thing these British versions of Agent 86 was to cutify his name from Max or Maxwell to Maxie. Do NOT ask me why! Note: I received from fellow spy-fan and frequent contributor, Bernard, he had heard it was to avoid getting into copyright trouble with 'Maxwell House' coffee. When you talk about lawyers, well, could be!

1 The Hairless Hound Caper The Hairless Hound Caper
Published by Dell

Copyright: 06/1966

To get a secret code, Maxwell Smart must find a bald-headed man wearing a toupee so he goes to a convention of bald-headed men. What could be the problem?

2 The Dumb Dummy The Dumb Dummy
Published by Dell

Copyright: 09/1966

A KAOS agent steals the plans for the XBF-117 by using animated dummies of Agent 99 and the Chief. Maxwell Smart is determined to get them back.

3 The Nuclear Gumball Caper The Nuclear Gumball Caper
Published by Dell

Copyright: 11/1966

A bomb made of rare "splenium" is capable of bringing down the largest of buildings. KAOS has created it. Maxwell Smart is tasked with capturing it.

4 The Billion Dollar Baseball Caper The Billion Dollar Baseball Caper
Published by Dell

Copyright: 01/1967

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5 The Great Fly Caper The Great Fly Caper
Published by Dell

Copyright: 03/1967

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6 The Kookie Kanine Caper The Kookie Kanine Caper
Published by Dell

Copyright: 04/1967

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7 The 4000-Year-Old Man Caper The 4000-Year-Old Man Caper
Published by Dell

Copyright: 08/1967

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8 The Hairless Hound Caper The Hairless Hound Caper
Published by Dell

Copyright: 10/1969

Reprint of Issue #1

9 'The Russian Protection Detail' 'The Russian Protection Detail'
Published by TV Century 21
Contributors: Unknown (writer and artist)
Copyright: 1966

Published in TV Century 21 #51-56, January 8 - February 12, 1966, 1 page each.
Maxwell Smart and Agent 99 have been assigned protection detail for the visiting Russian leader.
Click here to read the story.

10 'The Mystery on Pirates' Rest' 'The Mystery on Pirates' Rest'
Published by TV Century 21
Contributors: Unknown (writer and artist), Unknown (writer and artist)
Copyright: 1966

Published in TV Century 21 #57-64, February 19 - April 9, 1966 - 1 page each.
KAOS has agents on an island called Pirates' Rest monitoring American missile activity on a nearby naval base. A young CONTROL agent who was sent to watch them returns a very old man.
Click here to read the story.

11 'Silverfist' 'Silverfist'
Published by TV Century 21
Contributors: Unknown (writer and artist), Unknown (writer and artist)
Copyright: 1966

Published in TV Century 21 #65-70, April 16 - May 21, 1966, 1 page each.
Someone has been snatching up all the coins in circulation, making making change very difficult. Maxwell Smart and Agent 99 are certain the culprit is Silverfist!
Click here to read the story.

12 'There's No Point To This' 'There's No Point To This'
Published by TV Century 21
Contributors: Unknown (writer and artist), Unknown (writer and artist)
Copyright: 1966

Published in TV Century 21 #71-76, May 28 - July 2, 1966, 1 page each.
KAOS has shot a rubber suction-tipped arrow onto the forehead of the Chief with an extortion demand of $1 million or they will blow up New York.
Click here to read the story.

13 'Just Skating By' 'Just Skating By'
Published by TV Century 21
Contributors: Unknown (writer and artist), Unknown (writer and artist)
Copyright: 1966

Published in TV Century 21 #77-83, July 9 - August 20, 1966, 1 page each.
Maxwell Smart is ordered to be a volunteer to test an inventor's latest form of army troop carrier - motorized roller skates. Unfortunately, when he tries them on, KAOS uses a thermo-nuclear magnet to pull him away so they can steal the invention.
Click here to read the story.

14 'To Shrink A Train' 'To Shrink A Train'
Published by TV Century 21
Contributors: Unknown (writer and artist), Unknown (writer and artist)
Copyright: 1966

Published in TV Century 21 #84-89, August 27 - October 1, 1966, 1 page each.
Someone is robbing trains in Britain and Max and 99 are sent to investigate because they already speak English.
Click here to read the story.

15 'The Non-Elastic Rubber Band' 'The Non-Elastic Rubber Band'
Published by TV Century 21
Contributors: Unknown (writer and artist), Unknown (writer and artist)
Copyright: 1966

Published in TV Century 21 #90-95, October 8 - November 12, 1966, 1 page each.
Dr. Egghead, the inventor of the non-elastic rubber band, is heading to Europe and the Chief orders Maxwell Smart to make sure he gets there safely.
Click here to read the story.

16 'The Disappearing Trash Cans' 'The Disappearing Trash Cans'
Published by TV Century 21
Contributors: Unknown (writer and artist), Unknown (writer and artist)
Copyright: 1966

Published in TV Century 21 #96-104, November 19, 1966 - January 14, 1967, 1 page each.
Someone is stealing all the trash cans in the city and Maxwell Smart is given the assignment to learn who and why.
Click here to read the story.

17 'The Monte Carlo Caper' 'The Monte Carlo Caper'
Published by TV Century 21
Contributors: Unknown (writer and artist), Unknown (writer and artist)
Copyright: 1967

Published in TV Century 21 #105-112, January 21 - March 11, 1967, 1 page each.
Two Control agents have vanished along with $1 million in the casino in Monte Carlo and the Chief wants Agents 86 and 99 to get them back, especially the money.
Click here to read the story.

18 'To Kill The Chief' 'To Kill The Chief'
Published by TV Century 21
Contributors: Unknown (writer and artist), Unknown (writer and artist)
Copyright: 1967

Published in TV Century 21 #113-119, March 18 - April 29, 1967, 1 page each.
Maxwell Smart is mistaken for the man selected to be the criminal organization S.O.X.'s newest Number One assassin and his first target is the Chief.
Click here to read the story.

19 'A Christmas Heat Wave' 'A Christmas Heat Wave'
Published by TV Century 21
Contributors: Unknown (writer and artist), Unknown (writer and artist)
Copyright: 1967

Published in TV Century 21 #120-127, May 6 - June 24, 1967, 1 page each.
Agent 86 and 99 are out to find out how KAOS is able to make the temperature in the nation's capital 120 on Christmas Day.
Click here to read the story.

20 'The Way The Cookie Crumbles' 'The Way The Cookie Crumbles'
Published by TV Century 21
Contributors: Unknown (writer and artist), Unknown (writer and artist)
Copyright: 1967

Published in TV Century 21 #128-133, July 1 - August 5, 1967, 1 page each.
KAOS has learned how to turn a cookie bakery into a major money making operation - literally.
Click here to read the story.

21 'A Spyman's Holiday' 'A Spyman's Holiday'
Published by TV Century 21
Contributors: Unknown (writer and artist), Unknown (writer and artist)
Copyright: 1967

Published in TV Century 21 #134-140, August 12 - September 23, 1967, 1 page each.
While on vacation in Spain, Maxwell Smart and Agent 99 learn that KAOS is flooding the country with fake money.
Click here to read the story.

22 'Maxie's At Liberty' 'Maxie's At Liberty'
Published by TV Century 21
Contributors: Unknown (writer and artist), Unknown (writer and artist)
Copyright: 1967

Published in TV Century 21 #141-143, September 30 - October 14, 1967, 1 page each.
KAOS plans to blow up the Statue of Liberty.
Click here to read the story.

23 'Trees In Wogga-Wogga' 'Trees In Wogga-Wogga'
Published by TV Century 21
Contributors: Unknown (writer and artist), Unknown (writer and artist)
Copyright: 1967

Published in TV Century 21 #144-148, October 21 - November 18, 1967, 1 page each.
KAOS has stolen a professor's latest invention, a gas which turns people into statues. Max and Agent 99 head to where he was working, Australia.
Click here to read the story.

24 'Maxie's Got Everything Buttoned Up' 'Maxie's Got Everything Buttoned Up'
Published by TV Century 21
Contributors: Unknown (writer and artist), Unknown (writer and artist)
Copyright: 1967

Published in TV Century 21 #149-153, November 25 - December 23, 1967, 1 page each.
An evil man named Billy Button is sabotaging the world's elastic supply.
Click here to read the story.

25 'Nabbing The KAOS List' 'Nabbing The KAOS List'
Published by TV Century 21
Contributors: Unknown (writer and artist), Unknown (writer and artist)
Copyright: 1966

Published in TV Century 21 Annual 1967, 4 pages.
Agents 86 and 99 break into KAOS headquarters to get a copy of the list of KAOS agents. Things go ... well, not good.
Click here to read the story.

26 'The Haggis Thefts' 'The Haggis Thefts'
Published by TV Century 21
Contributors: Unknown (writer and artist), Unknown (writer and artist)
Copyright: 1966

Published in TV Century 21 Annual 1968, 2 pages.
While vacationing in Scotland, Agents 86 and 99 are told haggis recipes are being smuggled out of Loch Ness by mini-submarine.
Click here to read the story.

27 'That Santa Is Working For KAOS' 'That Santa Is Working For KAOS'
Published by TV Century 21
Contributors: Unknown (writer and artist), Unknown (writer and artist)
Copyright: 1967

Published in TV Century 21 Annual 1969, 4 pages.
The Chief tells Max that he has learned Santa Claus is passing secrets to KAOS and Agent 86 is told to trail him.
Click here to read the story.

GAMES

Number of Games:2
First Appearance:1965
Last Appearance:1967

1 "Get Smart" The Exploding Board Game
Board Game
Ideal
Copyright: 1965

A game for 2 to 4 players that come with the game board, time bomb, die and 4 player pieces in blue, green, red and yellow.
Also include 16 KASO cards with 4 each making an agent for a total of 4. Player who avoids the KAOS agents and is the one that solves the most clues before the time bomb go off is the winner.

2 "Get Smart" Mini-Board Card Game
Board & Cards
Ideal
Copyright: 1967

A game for 2 to 4 players that used a small board, cards and pegs. Cards were numbered 1 - 5 and came in red, yellow and blue.
The 4 pegs (player pieces) for the game were black, red, yellow and blue. The object of the game was to send the other players to Kaos. The last player with a peg on the board is the winner.

COLLECTIBLES

Number of Collectibles:1
First Appearance:1966
Last Appearance:1966

1 Get Smart Lunchbox Get Smart Lunchbox
Food Container
King-Seeley
Copyright: 1966

A metal food container (lunchbox) with art by Nick LoBianco that features characters from the hit spy comedy series of the 1960's. Did Max have to Control his eating habits around 99 and the Chief? Well, Get Smart, he did! The illustration on all sides are as follows;
Front (Lid Side) - Depicts Maxwell Smart or Agent 86 (Don Adams) and Agent 99 (Barbara Feldon) with a dog near a fire hydrant.
Back - Depicts a scene from the TV series with Max and 99. Believed to be Episode 1-1 that was titled Mr. Big. There is also a large portrait type picture of Max to the right of the scene shown.
Top (Handle Side) - Depicts Max and the Chief under the Cone of Silence.
Left Side - Depicts Max trapped in a storage closet firing his gun and talking on his shoe phone.
Bottom - Depicts Max and 99 tied up with the villains nearby. Also believed to be a scene from Episode 1-1.
Right Side - Depicts Max entering his place of work or the Control HQ.

REFERENCE BOOKS

Number of Books:1
First Appearance:2017
Last Appearance:2017

1 Hero-A-Go-Go! Hero-A-Go-Go!
Written by Michael Eury
Copyright: 2017

This book is subtitled "Campy Comic Books, Crimefighters & Culture Of The Swinging Sixties." It mentions and gives details on a number of Spy Series within! Welcome to the Camp Age when spies liked their wars cold and their women warm and good guys beat bad guys with a pun and a punch. Celebrate the Camp Craze of the Swinging Sixties when just about everyone was a secret agent.

MY COMMENTS

If you weren't an avid fan of the television series, there is no reason to read these nine adventures and, even if you are, there really isn't that much of a reason. The writing is fun, the humor certainly there, and the characters were totally true to the small screen images. Still, without an affection for the show, they are not for most people.

The biggest reason, I would say, is that the enjoyment of Get Smart was really watching Don Adams be Maxwell Smart. The expressions he would make. The gestures and the one-liners and the silly way he tried so hard to be as good as he thought he was. Reading about it only works if you can see him in your mind and that isn't quite the same thing.

That and there is no way any author could do justice to the beauty and grace and indescribable quality that was the lovely Barbara Feldon, a woman who made 99 equal a 10.

GRADE

My Grade: C+

YOUR OPINIONS

Andy Boot - 5/9/2013 11:44:30 PM

Now here's an odd thing. I grew up in London in the early 1970's. I'd never seen Get Smart, but the newstand around the corner from where I lived had a hell of a lot of US paperbacks, mostly a few years old, that had been imported cheaply as ballast (not that I knew this at the time). I read them indiscrminately, picking them up on nothing other than a whim. I was seven when I read my first Get Smart, and most of them followed in quick order. I loved the humour, loved the characters, and loved the style - I'd never seen anything like the way Johnston cuts to dialogue, shifts scenes, plays with the medium. Of course, in later years I realised this was nothing new. I've read a lot of them in those later years, and stil like them, though time has not served them that well. But here's the odd thing - when I finally did see the TV show and the reunion movie, I didn't like them as much as the books simply because I'd made up my own Max Smart in my head at seven, and although Don is a brilliant comic, how could he ever match that??


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