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Get Smart
Also known as Get Smart '95
Written by Gary Apple
Mel Brooks
Lawrence Gay
Buck Henry
Directed by Nick Marck
Starring Don Adams
Barbara Feldon
Andy Dick
Markus Redmond
Dave Ketchum
Elaine Hendrix
Heather Morgan
Country of origin  United States
Language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 7
Production
Executive producer(s) Lawrence Gayer
Producer(s) Leo Clarke
Editor(s) John Murray
Cinematography John Fleckenstein
Camera setup Joe Broderick
Running time 30 minutes (including commercials)
Broadcast
Original channel FOX
Original run January 15, 1995 – February 19, 1995
Chronology
Preceded by Get Smart, Again!
External links
Official website

Get Smart was a short-lived weekly series that aired in 1995 on FOX. The series was a sequel to the original Get Smart television series that ran from 1965 to 1970.

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Overview

A historical feat for the Get Smart franchise

With the revival series on FOX, Get Smart became the first television franchise to air new episodes on each of the current four major American television networks, although several TV shows in the 1940s and 1950s aired on NBC, CBS, ABC and DuMont. The different versions of Get Smart did not all feature the original lead cast intact. The first four seasons of the original Get Smart series aired on NBC, while the fifth and final season aired on CBS. Meanwhile, the 1989 reunion movie Get Smart, Again! aired on ABC.

Synopsis

The relative success of Get Smart, Again! eventually prompted the development of a weekly revival of Get Smart with Don Adams and Barbara Feldon reprising their characters (Maxwell Smart and Agent 99 respectively). Maxwell Smart was now the Chief of CONTROL, his and 99's (now a politician) bungling son, one of the twins introduced in a latter season of the original show, Zach (Andy Dick), becomes CONTROL's star agent. Zach is teamed with the relunctant Agent 66 (Elaine Hendrix), as they try to stop KAOS from controlling the world's economy (after the Cold War, they had to lower their standards). Joining Zach and 66 is Trudy (Heather Morgan), the revival's equivalent of Larabee; Agent 0, a master of disguise. Dave Ketchum reprised his role of Agent 13 in one episode. Bernie Kopell reprised his role as "Seigfried" in one episode.

Though Zachary Smart's name was revealed in the FOX revival, his twin sister's name remains as yet unrevealed.

Characters

Main

  • Maxwell Smart (Played by Don Adams) — Chief of control
  • Zachary Smart (Played by Andy Dick) — Max's Son. Star Agent of CONTROL. (He is the only CONTROL agent who doesn't have a number)
  • Agent 66 (Played by Elaine Hendrex) — Zack's Partner

Recurring

  • Agent 99 (Played by Barbara Feldon) — D.C. Congresswoman (this was never revealed in the show)
  • Trudy (Played by Heather Morgan) – CONTROL's mentally challenged secretary.
  • Agent 13 (Played by Dave Ketchem)(Only in Episode #3) — Zack's uncle
  • Agent 0 (No fixed actor — Played by Robert Goulet in episode #2) — CONTROL's master of disguise

Cancellation

The show failed to recapture the spirit of the original. There were not high hopes for the series as Andy Dick had already moved on to NewsRadio, which premiered weeks later in 1995.

Ironically, Andy Dick would later play Dr. Claw's henchman in Inspector Gadget. Adams was the voice of the intrepid but accident-prone detective in the cartoon the movie was based on, and lent his voice to the movie as Penny's dog Brain.

DVD Release

The Complete Series of the 1995 series was released on June 3, 2008 by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, because of the buzz surrounding the major motion picture.

Episodes

No. Title Directed by: Written by: Original airdate
1 "Pilot" Nick Marck Gary Apple January 8, 1995 (1995-01-08)
Things have certainly changed around CONTROL over the years. Maxwell Smart has become the Chief; 99 has become a Congresswoman; and their son, Zach, has become an agent very much like Max – intellectually lacking, yet always successful. Now, Zach is assigned a new partner in Agent 66 and a new mission. The Du-Traculon fabric is targeted for theft by the still operational KAOS. With a fashion show as the backdrop, some undercover work gives Zach and 66 their only chance to stop agent Larz. 
2 "Casino Evil" Nick Marck Gary Apple January 15, 1995 (1995-01-15)
Under the supervision of a Mr. Monte, a new and popular casino is in business. Problem is, the whole thing is a KAOS front. While many people chalk up their big losses to bad luck, they have actually been secretly cheated. Taking this operation down falls to the undercover Zach and Agent 66. However, can they win when the house is always poised to do so? 
3 "Goodbye Ms. Chip" Nick Marck Lawrence Gay,
Michael J. Di Gaetano
January 22, 1995 (1995-01-22)
African President Mazabuka is due to arrive in America for a diplomatic occasion involving Congresswoman 99. Meanwhile, CONTROL is on the trail of The Brain, a KAOS agent and a master of mind control. He proves his capabilities by getting the drop on 66 and installing one of his brain implants in her. Now, KAOS has the assassin for their plot against Mazabuka. If Zach and others fail to notice 66's increasingly odd behavior, she will succeed. 
4 "Shoot Up the Charts" Nick Marck Gary Apple,
Michael Carrington
January 29, 1995 (1995-01-29)
Zach and 66 try to stop a KAOS plot to brainwash teenyboppers with a hypnotic pop single. 
5 "Passenger 99" Nick Marck Lawrence Gay,
Michael J. Di Gaetano
February 5, 1995 (1995-02-05)
Someone tries to hijack a plane with the Smart family onboard. 
6 "Wurst Enemies" Nick Marck Craig Hoffman February 12, 1995 (1995-02-12)
Zach has recently begun dating Jessica and things seem pretty good between them. However, a rendezvous at a lighthouse suddenly turns sour when she imprisons him. She has done this on the order of her father – Siegfried (Bernie Kopell). He is just as evil as ever and has big plans, including settling the score with his arch-foe, Max. Blackmailed with his son's life, Max must confront Siegfried again and alone. As it happens, Max must not only save Zach, but also America's most brilliant minds from a missile. 
7 "Liver Let Die" Nick Marck Gary Apple February 19, 1995 (1995-02-19)
Zach and Agent 66 go undercover as doctors to investigate a KAOS-funded hospital. Meanwhile, Max almost forgets his anniversary. 

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