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Get Smart: The Original TV Series - Season 1
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Maxwell Smart is back...And Loving it! And so is Agent 99, The Chief, Fang and the rest of the fearless Get Smart gang. Here is the legendary, Emmy Award-Winning spy-spoof series inspired by the comic genious of Mel Brooks and Buck Henry, digitally restored, remastered and brought to you by HBO Video. Now its easier than ever to out-smart the world's least secret...secret agent, in this cunningly funny 4-DVD collection, featuring all 30 episodes of Get Smart's first hit season, including the hilarious pilot, "Mr. Big," and the award-winning classic double-episode, "Ship of Spies." So if the object of your mission is timeless family comedy...grab your shoe phone and get ready...for Get Smart!]]>
- 30 episodes on four discs
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Time-Life is offering The Complete Get Smart Collection. A 25 disc collection featuring every episode digitally remastered. I guess it is selling for approximately $200. It could be $2,000 and I would still buy this classic show.
I have friends' that tell me I am stuck in a time warp because I watch very little television that is actually new. For some reason or another the writing of the older shows far surpass the writing of today's television shows. I watched a rerun of Friends' the other night and I was literally dizzy after watching that show. There were like four stories going on in one show? Have we become that much of an ADD society where we can't just have one show with one plot for thirty minutes? It seems as though everything today is so "extreme" and so in your face. I actually get offended at some of the things I have watched and I'm not easily offended.
But this show, Get Smart, conceived by certified "Wack Jobs" Mel Brooks and Buck Henry is in a class all by itself. This show is brilliant in every way. The writing, the acting, the production value. It did get a little cheesy when Maxwell Smart and agent 99 got married, but even those episodes were funnier than the stuff that's out there now.
The only thing that I really feel saddened about is that this release is coming after Don Adam's death. For a very long time, Don Adams was my hero. While other kids on the playground pretended to be the Six Million Dollar Man or Batman, I was Secret Agent 86.Read more ›
If you are like me, you think of Siegfried and not Doc Bricker when you think of Bernie Kopel. the only character that comes to mind when you think of Dick Gautier is Hymie the Robot. the great Edward Platt will always be The Chief and Barbara Feldon's character 99 will always be the ever faithful comic foil and love interest to Maxwell Smart, Secret Agent 86 of CONTROL.
All of Get Smart's legion of fans want to see the return of Leadside, and the Tequila Mockingbird, and the Craw NOT the Craw!, and Agent 13, and Stocker, and Harry Hoo The Famous Hawaiian Detective, and the Groovy Guru, and Destructo, and Mary Jack Armstrong the Strongest Woman Alive, and the lovable King of Coronia, and TBO The Big One, and well the list can and does go and on!
Please, please give us EVERY season of Get Smart on DVD! I am begging you PLEASE! PLEASE!! PLEASE!!!
well i just received my complete series from Time Life and it is wonderful! Barbara Feldon narrates an intro before each episode and the quality is astounding! they did a wonderful job with this boxed set! i heartily recommend anyone who loves Get Smart to buy it! and Time Life oftens issues coupon codes so sign up on their site and purchase with the coupon code like i did to save thirty bucks! ENJOY!
Don Adams is Agent 86, Maxwell Smart, a not-so-bright spy with an endless arsenal of strange devices and odd sayings. The bumbling spy at a top-secret government agency called Control, which is responsible for keeping the free world free. Backing him up is his beautiful partner/love interest Agent 99 (Barbara Feldon) and his long-suffering Chief (Eward Platt) who puts up with Smart's constant mistakes.
Together with 99 and the Chief (and his faithful dog Fang), Max battles the forces of badness and rottenness -- namely, the anti-Control called KAOS. Among the enemies the Control agents face: the dwarfish "Mr. Big," the fashion forces of evil, a likable killer robot, a Chinese mastermind called the Claw, and explosive paintings. And that's only the start...
"Missed it by that much!" Maxwell Smart's catchphrases and goofy confidence made him the perfect antidote to the suave James Bond. Unlike Bond and similar movie spies, Max succeeds out of luck and bumbling more often than not, but he still succeeds.
The comic timing is a little awkward at the very beginning, but rapidly gets its footing. What's really funny is the endless spoofery -- Max is given all sorts of weird gadgets, including the legendary "shoe-phone," and he faces off against all sorts of cartoonish villains.
The political clime of the mid 1960s is all over the series, especially in the form of KAOS. But fortunately they don't get preachy -- KAOS is merely a big evil organization, no more.Read more ›
Super fans ( I loved this show as a child) will want the TimeLife full set..and its stunning packaging...casual fans will be thrilled with this more inexpensive version and may even become super fans...
I'm only reviewing the DVD and not the series...that's been done very well by others...it was and is a classic and the failure of the big screen version recently only reinforces that fact!!! I will also add that the episodes look stunningly sharp and colorful...very well presented.
Don Adams was a comic genius and Barbara Feldon played her part with equal parts deadpan humor and adoration...brilliant stuff from a childhood to be cherished..I'm not sure if you didn't experience it the first time how it will hit you but I forgot how much I loved this show until watching these again...and the classic lines we all said in school...'missed it by that much' ..." and loving it" .."I told you not to tell me that"....wow...how fun to revisit childhood.
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Arrived in outstanding condition and played great.Published 3 months ago by Michael William Vaughan
How can you not like Maxwell Smart. The show was ahead of it's time with comedy and the poking fun at the govt.Published 6 months ago by jim
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Jeez. Typical cluelessness/arrogance on the part of the entertainment companies. English captions/subtitles and foreign language options should be on ALL DVDs. They're losing a small but vital portion of their potential market. Not to mention it's discriminatory towards deaf and hard-of-hearing... Read More
Aug 6, 2008 by MrSandman29 | See all 6 posts
|Proposed Get Smart Movie Script Is Awful!||
Get Smart was my 2nd favorite childhood TV show, behind The Three Stooges and just ahead of Star Trek. I got to watch endless reruns of all three during the early 70s (I was a bit too young in 65). I found the movie to be ok, some very funny bits, but a bit too much lack of "comedy... Read More
Aug 6, 2008 by J.J. Langr | See all 8 posts
|WE NEED GET SMART ON DVD||
Darnit, it IS released, haven't you two bothered to read what other people have written? It's been released by Time Life. It's just not shown on amazon.com. It's at:
Dec 5, 2006 by Sandor Swartz | See all 3 posts
|Time Life sucks||
you poor guy...you must really love that show. I am trying to get it for my hubby for Christmas.
good luck !
Nov 16, 2006 by M. Peart | See all 13 posts
|761 Minutes, not 900||Be the first to reply|