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Maxwell Smart is dead...

Post by GeorgeC » September 26th, 2005, 11:32 pm

http://tv.msn.com/tv/article.aspx?news=202562&GT1=6955

Don Adams, the actor/comedian best known as Agent 86/Maxwell Smart on the 1960s TV series "Get Smart," has died at age 82. He passed away Sunday at Cedars-Sinai from complications due to lung infection.

Adams was also the original voice of Inspector Gadget on the animated TV series of the same name. He was succeeded in that role by Maurice LaMarche I believe...

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Post by Ben » September 27th, 2005, 8:11 pm

Zonkers!

Loved Get Smart - Mel Brooks had a hand in that I believe. Adams was perfect in that role (and Agent 99 wasn't that bad either)! :)

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Post by ShyViolet » September 28th, 2005, 12:59 pm

Wowsers....didn't they do a "Get Smart: The New Generation" pilot back in 1995 with Adams' real-life son and his dad teaming up?
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Post by Ben » September 29th, 2005, 8:21 am

Yes, it was made by HBO and only lasted a season (of which I don't think the whole thing was aired).

There was also a theatircal movie, The Nude Bomb, in 1980 (retitled The Return of Maxwell Smart for TV showings), with Syliva Kristel as his sidekick, and a terrible 1989 TV Movie called Get Smart, Again!, which was a pretty lame affair.

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Post by James » September 29th, 2005, 1:00 pm

There's also a new Get Smart movie recently announced starring Steve Carell.

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Post by Ben » September 29th, 2005, 5:02 pm

Oh dear... :roll:

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Post by ShyViolet » September 30th, 2005, 5:35 pm

It might be cute.... :roll: :wink:


Personally I think Carell would make a MUCH better Inspector Gadget than MATTHEW BROADRICK!! (No offense towards Matthew)
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