Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Goodbye, Agent 86

At the height of the popularity of James Bond spy flicks in the 60's, it was inevitable that a variety of spoofs would follow. The best of the bunch, in my opinion, was Get Smart. Slapstick, yes, but what else would you expect of Mel Brooks? But it was all good, clean fun. After a while, it developed its own mythos and its catchphrases made its way into American pop culture.

And would you believe...one of the show's success was the distinctive voice of its lead actor, who later went on to voice Inspector Gadget?

Today Don Adams, who played Maxwell Smart, passed away at age 82. I sort of wish he had lived for another four years.

Missed it by THAT much. Sorry about that, chief.