Get Smart (1965–1970)
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The Only Way to Die 

Max is listed as dead so he can complete a mission.

Director:

Bruce Bilson

Writers:

Mel Brooks (created by), Buck Henry (created by) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Don Adams ... Maxwell Smart
Barbara Feldon ... #99
Edward Platt ... Chief
Edmund Hashim ... Carioca
Harry Basch ... Stromberg
Alex Hassilev Alex Hassilev ... Christopher
Gordon Jump ... Hobson
David Ketchum David Ketchum ... Agent 13
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Max is listed as dead so he can complete a mission.

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TV-G | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 October 1966 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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Trivia

The title came from the phrase "It's the only way to fly!" from a 1950's Western Airlines advertising campaign. See more »

Goofs

While fighting Carioca, Max claims the U.S. Navy has the ship surrounded. The Navy is prohibited from police activities, something that should be well known to a naval reserve officer like Max. Instead, the Coast Guard (which is both military and law enforcement) would have been involved. See more »

Quotes

# 99: [99 is crying at Maxwell Smart's funeral] Poor Max... he was so young.
Chief: Yes, he was young.
# 99: And vital...
Chief: He was vital.
# 99: And intelligent...
[the Chief does not reply]
# 99: Loyal?
Chief: Yes, he was loyal.
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Connections

References The Prisoner of Zenda (1937) See more »

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"Missed me by that much"
2 July 2007 | by keesha45See all my reviews

This was a very good episode, with a lot of the famous plot devices that made this such a great spy spoof: Smart's classic lines "would you believe" and "missed by that much," the shoe phone, the fellow agent in a cramped place (a mailbox here.) There's even a pretty good fight scene in the climax, that's funny but shows Max can be an effective spy when he puts his mind to it. Unfortunately, he screws it up pretty badly at the end, but he wouldn't be the bumbling Agent 86 we all loved if he did everything like James Bond. All in all, I'd say this is one of the best episodes I've seen in the last couple of months that the RTN network has been airing the shows. As I recall, the first two seasons were the best and they gradually went downhill from there. So far, the RTN has the first two seasons on their schedule, so I'm enjoying them while I can. That's a good boy, Beau! Dale Roloff


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