Get Smart (1965–1970)
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A Man Called Smart: Part 1 

KAOS threatens the USA to dry up its entire water supply. CONTROL is temporarily taken over by its original chief Admiral Hardgrade.



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Episode complete credited cast:
John Myhers ...
Otto Hurrah
Hotel Doctor (as Ward Donovan)
Barry O'Hara ...
Marc London ...
Frank Jamus ...
Neil Elliot ...
Grant Sewell ...
KAOS Announcer (as Grant Sewall)


KAOS threatens the USA to dry up its entire water supply. CONTROL is temporarily taken over by its original chief Admiral Hardgrade.

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8 April 1967 (USA)  »

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This three-part episode was originally written as a script for a feature-length "Get Smart" movie for theatrical release, but Paramount decided against that in the wake of only fair box office returns for Munster, Go Home! (1966), Batman: The Movie (1966), and McHale's Navy Joins the Air Force (1965). See more »


When Smart in the revolving door, one can tell the glass was cut out of the upper part of each door. This was necessary to prevent glare and reflections of the studio lights and to allow them to record the spoken dialog without distortion. See more »


Chief: [on phone] You mean you're using more than one pseudonym on this case?
Maxwell Smart: [on other line] That's right, Chief. You see that way if I get a call and I'm not able to answer it, at least I know who to call back.
Chief: That seems to makes sense and that worries me.
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On the end credits of all three parts, Howard Caine is credited playing both Bediyoskin and Dr. Smith. However, Bediyoskin only appears in the first two and Dr. Smith in the last two episodes. See more »

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Get Smart: The Movie
8 November 2007 | by (Argentina) – See all my reviews

Apparently this three part episode was supposed to be the script for the "Get Smart" movie. But I guess with the "Batman", "McHale's Navy Joins the Air Force" and "Munsters Go Home" movies not doing as well as expected, I guess they must have dumped the movie plans and turned Leonard Stern's excellent script into three episodes. That is too bad, only because there are some excellent jokes in this three parter and it would have been a much better movie than either "The Nude Bomb" or "Get Smart Again!".

The opening is a funny action sequence with Max chasing a KAOS agent on a rooftop using a "Inspector Gadjet" kind of briefcase that has ladders, parachutes and other useful devices in it. This time KAOS has stolen technology that can dry up large bodies of water. They threaten to dry up every body of water in the US unless they get a billion dollars. They get a break when an informer Bedeyoskin (Howard Caine) offers to give them information needed to stop KAOS for $25,000 (the government has put a new cap on bribe money). There is a brilliant sequence with Max in the hotel waiting for Bedeyoskin where he takes a number of phone calls under different assumed names. Unfortunately the informant is shot before he can give Max the information. To confuse KAOS, Max takes his place in the ambulance which turns out to be driven by two KAOS killers. The episode ends in a cliffhanger with Max flying out of an ambulance tied to a gurney rolling wildly out of control down a city street (actually a joke borrowed from the Jerry Lewis film "The Disorderly Orderly"). This first half is very funny and Howard Caine (Major Hochstetter on "Hogan's Heroes") does a good job playing both Bedeyoskin and his brother, Dr. Smith (Bedeyoskin changed his name when he went into show business).

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