"Missed It By THAT Much..."

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  1. clayj macrumors 604

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    Don Adams, who played Maxwell Smart in Get Smart, has passed away at the age of 82 from a lung infection at Cedars-Sinai Hospital in LA.

    Geez, we've lost TWO icons of '60s TV in the past couple of weeks... Gilligan (Bob Denver) and now Agent 86, Maxwell Smart...

    Say hi to the Chief for us, Max.
     
  2. DeSnousa macrumors 68000

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    When I was around 7 years old, my mum would let me watch 'Get Smart' it was something I remember very well in my childhood and a great and funny show.
     
  3. MacTurtle macrumors member

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    wow

    That's really sad. I too remember watching that show as a kid.

    Just the other week I made a joke about Barbara Feldon, Agent 99 and it went over my bosses head, her being too young to remember ever seeing the show, even on reruns.

    wow

    Fair travels Don, we'll miss you.
     
  4. mus0r macrumors regular

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    I am *so* depressed. Don Adams was a GOD! Is Get Smart on DVD?
     
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    Indeed it is. (But it's really expensive.)
     
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    It was a timeless show. You could watch it in any era and still find it great. He'll be sorely missed. :(
     
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    i am glad i did a search of the forums, i was just about to post this...

    sad day indeed!
     
  9. camomac macrumors 6502a

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    something seems a little fishy about those DVDs.
    region free, and on DVD-R???
    all for only $220.00

    amazon says they have not yet been released
     
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    Not to mention "Only available at MediaEnterprises." Sounds fishy to me too!
     
  11. clayj thread starter macrumors 604

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    I found that site THROUGH Amazon.com... search on "Get Smart" and you'll see it.
     
  12. Toreador93 macrumors regular

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    I missed the original run by around 20 years, but I caught many episodes on Nick @Nite, the movie "Get Smart", and probably every episode of Inspector Gadget as a kid. He was certainly one of a kind! I never looked at shoes the same way again :D

    Rest in peace Inspector Gadget.
     
  13. Macaddicttt macrumors 6502a

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    I love Get Smart. It's such a great TV show. It's kind of a shame I only saw it in reruns (I'm 19...).

    I love the shoe phone. I want one so bad.... :D
     
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    We were all humming his theme song the other day as we went through some hospitals. It seemed like the opening of the show with him walking through all the doors, going through some hospitals can be that way to.
     
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    I guess Agent 86 has taken the telephone booth to heaven (you know, the way Max gets into CONTROL)

    Really enjoyed Get Smart as a kid.

    BTW, did you know the show was crasted by Mel Brooks?
     
  16. notjustjay macrumors 603

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    Err... but that phone booth dropped DOWN... :eek:
     
  17. Thomas Veil macrumors 68020

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    Oh, man...! :(

    I hope TV Land has a Get Smart! marathon. It would be an appropriate farewell to someone who has given us so much enjoyment.

    Regarding the thread title: did anybody see the movie, "The Nude Bomb"? My favorite line in there is where Max lectures the Chief about weapon safety, tucks his gun into his pants and...the gun goes off. A worried Max says, "Excuse me," and turns around to check himself. The Chief asks, "Max, are you okay?" to which Max replies, "Missed it by that much!" :D

    One last thing: were all you Get Smart! fans aware that there's a big-screen movie in the works, starring Steve Carell?
     
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    I guess I will be on the look out for a marathon in the near future. At least I hope that either TV Land or Nike@Night will do a marathon.

    I fondly remember all those late night, staying up until 1 am to watch "Get Smart" and "F Troop"
     
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    I enjoyed that show so much back in the 60's. I also hope that a cable station plans to broadcast some type of marathon. I do not have access to those channels, but a co-worker would gladly tape me a good amount of episodes.

    Does anybody know if there have ever been any similar marathons for the classic Superman series with George Reeves?
     
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    We used to joke that working at Apple was like the opening sequence on Get Smart - we had to go through metal detectors, swipe cards, enter codes on keypads just to get in.. ;)
     

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