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.

7 comments:

  1. It was kind of difficult to think of Don Adams as anyone but, well, Don Adams. I could never figure out how he could have done so many comedy sketches with such a straight face.

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  2. is he the one with the shoe phone?
    =O

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  3. Yeah, he was the one with the shoe phone. Personally, though, I preferred his desk car from the movie. :)

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  4. Oh wow, I came in here just to talk about the shoe phone and desk car.

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  5. Ha, ha, if there's a lot if interest in shoe phones and desk cars (yes, both of which I remember with great fondness), I might as well post some facts in length. Stay tuned.

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  6. Yeah it would have been nice to see him make it four more years...and as he would have said in those immortal words...." missed it by THAT much!"

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  7. Hi, Don, thanks for visiting. I've incorporated your suggestion into the main blog post. That, I think, was the perfect way to cap it.

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