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First came love, then came marriage, and now come baby Smarts in the baby carriage!

And the fifth and final season of the classic spy spoof "Get Smart" focuses on that new complication for bumbling spy Maxwell Smart and his new wife 99. The baby focus is a bit tiresome at times (even if it does produce the Chief and Larabee babysitting!) but it's still a pretty hilarious series with plenty of long-running gags and catchphrases, and an endless stream of bizarre conspiracies to destroy the free world. Would you believe...?

Max and 99 are sent to rescue a professor who is being kept under an unbreakable glass dome, but as they're being chased off the premises, 99 drops a bombshell on her husband -- she's pregnant. Max is so elated by this that he not only runs through a brick wall, but blabs his secret identity to a nearby reporter, putting the mission in jeopardy.

And of course, their impending parenthood becomes a part of the new missions -- defeating Ironhand with Operation Baby Buggy Switch, dealing with a bunch of explosive dolls, and Max must even "marry" a KAOS black widow on his anniversary. Worst of all, a mixup with some trenchcoats causes Max and 99 to end up heading for a KAOS clinic when 99 goes into labor -- not to mention going up against the deadly Simon the Likable.

Among the other weird cases: the treasure of C. Errol Madre, wounded gangster who thinks he's a doctor, serial killings with banana peels, rapid aging, acid in the Washington water supply, inexplicable weather changes (snow in Miami?), a wax museum with very lifelike residents, a house of crazy gothic secrets, attempting to keep an informer safe from the Exterminator, a devious 99 doppelganger, security leaks via pseudo-Roman spas, spying plants, a descendent of Christopher Columbus who has inherited the United States, and Max going undercover as the worst butler the Bulmanian Embassy has ever seen.

"Get Smart Season Five" isn't quite the best that the series had to offer, and the baby focus is a bit offputting at times (since it's so far removed from the World of Spies). But considering this series had been running in the same basic groove for four seasons before it, it's still remarkably fresh and funny -- still has plenty of movie spoofs ("Witness for the Prosecution," "Spartacus," "House of Wax," "Treasure of the Sierra Madre"), classic running gags, and general strangeness.

Along the way, there are plenty of bizarre plots by the evil KAOS (being attacked by a wax werewolf!) and bizarre puzzles that Max and 99 somehow work out, often by putting themselves in comical danger, ranging from Vincent Price's hallucinogenic plan ("Of course! Everyone will think it's a folk rock festival!") to very odd plastic surgeries. But there are also some more down-to-earth problems that the newlyweds face, such as Max and 99 having to leave their babies in the care of Chief and Larabee.

And the dialogue and comic relief are absolutely priceless ("That's just what we've been waiting ten years to hear. Larabee, You got your tape recorder?" "Right here, Chief. When do you want me to turn it on?"), and the babies don't stop the hysterical physical comedy (Max's inability to buttle).

Don Adams is the heart of the series, with his quirky face, nasal voice, odd body language and confident catchphrases ("And loving it!"), and while he's still a bumbler as an agent he makes a great dad. Barbara Feldon gets to play out some pregnancy cravings and insecurities ("Fat fat the water rat!") while still sometimes doing some solid agent work (the ultimate working mom! She saves the free world then goes home to babies).

Edward Platt is just wonderful as the long-suffering Chief, and Bernie Kopell gets in a last laugh as the delightfully uptight villain Siegfried -- and with Max being more competent, Robert Karvelas' Larabee takes over as the resident clueless weirdo ("Larabee, confiscate that plant." "I can't do that, Chief. I'm not a priest!").

It's the final season and got a bit worn around the edges, but "Get Smart Season Five" is still a hilarious spoof-fest. Still Smart after all these years.
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on July 24, 2014
Classic Don Adams comedy. There is a subtle shift in the plots, in season 5, as there is less emphasis on gadgets, and more buffoonery. Barbra Feldon's role is also a bit more active, as she actually shoots a gun and throws a few punches. As a spy spoof, it's still a lot of fun, although some of the standing gags got a little stale.

A bit of light nonsense, and good clean fun. Safe for the whole family.
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on January 25, 2014
I love get smart, but like most series, the last season is usually the worst, and this fall right into that pattern, in my opinion. However the quality is fine, and it's nice to have the whole set, and it's not all bad.
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on November 27, 2015
Get Smart has always been a good series, but I feel in this season they've gotten a little carried away with the new technical things available at the time this was made. They have fancy scene transitions, and it's just. Different. It's still funny though!
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on April 16, 2015
This set showed me many of epidodes that I missed years ago or were never aired. The last program that ended the series was a little surprising due the way it ended. It left me looking for more "next week" which never came.
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on August 5, 2013
This series was a favorite of mine, although on the far side of fantasy.

I am so glad to be able to share this with my kids~ who get a bit of a giggle at the special effects~ but still enjoy the show.

Good, clean fun for families, any time we want it!
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on May 28, 2014
I love this series. Get Smart is one of my top 5 favorites, for sure. Don and all of the cast are perfectly cast in their parts. Their lines and delivery of them are second to none. Another great season.
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TOP 1000 REVIEWERon April 6, 2015
Get Smart has been one of my favorite television shows since I was a kid. As a kid, the fun for me was the antics of comic genius Don Adams. As an adult , half of show’s fun is trying to catch all the references to the spy movies and television shows that Get Smart brilliantly satirizes. The other half is still the antics of Don Adams.

The fifth and final season of Get Smart aired from September 1969 to May 1970. This set has all 26 uncut and remastered episodes spread out over 4 single-sided dual-layered dvds.

The episodes on this set are:

Disc One:
01. Pheasant Under Glass (watch for cameo appearances by Martin Landau and Phyllis Diller)
02. Ironhand
03. Valerie of the Dolls
04. Widow Often Annie
05. The Treasure of C. Errol Madre
06. Smart Fell on Alabama
07. And Baby Makes Four Part 1

Disc Two:
08. And Baby Makes Four Part 2
09. Physician Impossible
10. The Apes of Rath
11. Age Before Duty
12. Is This Trip Necessary? (Vincent Price guest-stars)
13. Ice Station Siegfried
14. Moonlighting Becomes You (watch for a cameo appearance by Sid Haig)

Disc Three:
15. House of Max Part 1
16. House of Max Part 2
17. Rebecca of Funny-Folk Farm (Gale Sondergaard guest stars)
18. The Mess of Adrian Listenger
19. Witness for the Execution
20. How Green Was My Valet (Jonathan Harris guest stars)

Disc Four:
21. And Only Two Ninety-Nine
22. Smartacus
23. What's It All About, Algie?
24. Hello, Columbus Goodbye, America
25. Do I Hear a Vaults?
26. I Am Curiously Yellow

Video: The remastering done on Get Smart is incredible. The show is presented in its original full frame 1:33 ratio and looks fantastic. The episodes look clean and bright. The colors are vivid and really pop. It really is a revelation after watching drab washed out prints on television for years.

Audio: The only audio track on this set is English 2.0 stereo. It is clear sounding and I have no complaints

Subtitles: There are no subtitles on the set but it is close-captioned in English only.

Extras: All 26 episodes feature an audio introduction from Barbara Feldon.
There is also a commentary track by Bill Dana (Agent Quigley) on Ice Station Siegfried.
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on December 19, 2009
In the 4th season they had Max and 99 get married adding some much needed new material for the joke and gag writers. And in the
5th and last season they added another new twist to the show. Max and 99 become expectant perants giving even more room for new
They also did more spoofs of popular movies and such modifing the stories just enough to fit into the existing spy spoof that
Get Smart had been all along.
These new twists were needed. After all, there are only so many ways you can do a good spoof of James Bond type stories, and
even by the 3rd season those were getting a little worn and predictable. The 1st and 2nd seasons were better. Even so, the
5th season is still well worth watching providing lots of laughs.
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on January 4, 2016
I bought this as a gift for my fiance, who loves this show. We are both pleased with the quality of these DVDs, both in audio and manufacturing. It's awesome to have these episodes on DVD so that we can watch them any time that we want! I'm very pleased with this purchase, and recommend it!
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