Get Smart (1965–1970)
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Operation Ridiculous 

While Max and 99 host a writer who is doing a story on CONTROL for a national news magazine, his assistant is a KAOS agent intent on making them look like fools.

Director:

James Komack

Writers:

Mel Brooks (created by), Buck Henry (created by) | 1 more credit »

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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Don Adams ... Maxwell Smart
Barbara Feldon ... #99
Edward Platt ... Chief
George Macready ... Mr. Fitzmaurice
Ellen Weston Ellen Weston ... Dr. Steele
Patti Gilbert Patti Gilbert ... Miss Magruder
Robert Karvelas Robert Karvelas ... Larabee (as Bob Karvelas)
Max Kleven Max Kleven ... Otto
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Storyline

While Max and 99 host a writer who is doing a story on CONTROL for a national news magazine, his assistant is a KAOS agent intent on making them look like fools.

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Certificate:

TV-G | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 March 1968 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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Trivia

This episode gives a nod to George Macready's performance in Paths of Glory (1957). In that movie, Colonel Dax (Kirk Douglas) offers General Mireau (Macready) the opportunity to peek out of a World War I trench using a periscope. Dax: "I imagine you'd like a look around, wouldn't you?" Mireau: "Yes, Colonel." Here, Maxwell Smart (Don Adams) tells Mr. Fitzmaurice (Macready) that the rainspout on the side of a building is actually a periscope. Max: "Would you like to take a look?" Fitzmaurice: "I should be delighted!" (Of course, Fitzmaurice gets a face full of rainwater for his trouble.) See more »

Goofs

The Chief says that the magazine reporter Fitzmaurice specifically wanted Max and 99 present when the reporter was going to interview him (the Chief). CONTROL was a secret organization, yet the reporter knew Max and 99 were agents in the secret organization. See more »

Quotes

Chief: This morning I received a phone call that may change the destiny of our entire organization. Weeknews magazine is going to do a feature story on us.
Maxwell Smart: Weeknews magazine?
Chief: They picked us over Eddie Fisher, Ho Chi Minh and the President's grandson.
# 99: Do you think publicity is such a good idea, Chief?
Maxwell Smart: Well of course it is. The CIA is in the newspapers all the time and the FBI has its own television show. We're the only secret organization in the world that nobody ever heard of.
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Connections

References The F.B.I. (1965) See more »

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