Get Smart: Season 4
Get Smart: Season 4
Enjoy one of the best comedies of all time as you help Max and Agent 99 save the world one laugh at a time
Extra: over 75 minutes of bonus material
Would you believe…the laughs never stop!
Agent 99, The Chief and the rest of the fearless Get Smart gang are back for another action-packed season of classic comedy. Includes the legendary two-part special, "The Not-So-Great Escape," featuring the agents' breakout from a sinister KAOS P.O.W. camp in New Jersey.
Get Smart: Season 4
26 Episodes on 5 DVDs
The Impossible Mission
Max and 99 infiltrate Herb Talbot's Tijuana Tin (a parody of Herb Alpert and his Tijuana Brass) to stop KAOS agent The Leader from smuggling the Hellman theory out of the country. This is the episode in which Max reveals his feelings for 99 and first kiss, ultimately agreeing to marry 99 if they both survive this dangerous mission. A spoof of Mission Impossible.
Snoopy Smart vs. The Red Baron
KAOS has devised a new way of destroying the American potato crop, and Max and 99 have to find out how they're doing it. The trail leads to Siegfried, Shtarker, and an aerial dogfight over Twin Falls, Idaho — which is where 99's mother (Jane Dulo) lives. Max and 99 are torn between their desire to stop KAOS from taking over the world and... their desire to have Max make a good impression on 99's mother. A spoof of Snoopy Vs. The Red Baron.
Closely Watched Planes
After CONTROL couriers disappear from airplanes during mid-flight, Max becomes the courier for the next flight, backed up by 99 posing as a flight attendant. Max and 99 have to figure out which of 3 suspect passengers on their flight are behind this KAOS scheme. The title of the episode is a play on the title of the film Closely Watched Trains.
The Secret of Sam Vittorio
Gangster Sam Vittorio is dying, and he will only reveal the location of his stolen loot to his proteges Connie and Floyd... who look suspiciously like 99 and Max. (This episode is a Bonnie and Clyde parody; the title is a parody of The Secret of Santa Vittoria.)
Diamonds Are a Spy's Best Friend
Max visits a jewelry store to buy a reasonably-priced engagement ring for 99. The owner of the jewelry store is being threatened by KAOS and slips Max a diamond ring that's actually worth $275,000. Tracking down the KAOS jewelry smuggling operation ultimately leads Max and 99 to a bowling alley. The title is a play on the song Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend.
The Worst Best Man
One by one, KAOS knocks off people who have agreed to be Max's best man for his upcoming wedding with 99. Because of his presumed indestructibility, Max ultimately chooses Hymie to be his best man. However, KAOS intercepts Hymie using him as a container in which they place a bomb — the objective being to send Hymie back to Max's bachelor party and blow up all the CONTROL agents in attendance.
A Tale of Two Tails
Max substitutes at the CONTROL spy school for a day, helping two new agents Agents 198 (Fred Willard) and 199 who are lacking in their tailing skills. As a good exercise, Max has the new agents tail 99, who is on her day off, as she completes errands and shops for the upcoming wedding. However, unbeknownst to Max, the Chief had assigned 99 to pick up components of a scientific formula, leading the rookie agents to think she is acting suspiciously. Of course 99 spots the rookies right away and assumes that they must be KAOS agents. There is also a funny scene between Max and the Chief involving the Cone of Silence. The title of the episode references Dickens' Tale of two cities.
The Return of the Ancient Mariner
Max has to protect Admiral Hargrade from the evil Chameleon, whose ability to disguise himself is legendary. The Chief orders Max to select the Admiral to be his best man at the wedding so that Max will have a cover to keep an eye on the Admiral at all times. Since no one knows what the Chameleon looks like, paranoia runs rampant at the Smart domicile — even "Mr. Bob" (Jack Cassidy), the interior decorator for the apartment, is mistaken for the wily master of disguise. The title of the episode references Coleridge's Rime of the Ancient Mariner.
With Love and Twitches
KAOS scientist Dr. Madre (Alan Oppenheimer) passes information on the location of the Melnick uranium mine to Max, in the form of a "drinkable map". Max must stay upright for the next 48 hours, or else the map will not break out properly as a rash on his chest. Unfortunately, Max's marriage and honeymoon with 99 are planned for those 48 hours. Will Max and 99 manage to get married, despite all of Max's difficulties? The title is a play on the Brothers Grimm's fairy tales: "Cinderella" & "Snow White"
The Laser Blazer
Max's assignment in Hong Kong is to get a new secret weapon from a tailor (Leonard Strong). The new weapon, as it turns out, is a man's blazer with a button on it that activates a laser beam of great strength — a "laser blazer". However, Max doesn't know that the blazer is the weapon... in his view, he's left the tailor's shop merely with a sportscoat he didn't want. Confusion ensues afterward as various people activate the laser by mistake. Julie Newmar guest stars as the new maid 99 hires who is really an undercover KAOS agent after the sportscoat.
The Farkas Fracas
Max and 99's neighbors, the Farkases (Tom Bosley and Alice Ghostley), are in the employ of KAOS. When KAOS needs the contents of an attaché case the Chief is carrying, Mrs. Farkas arranges to supply 99 with a dessert for the supper she has prepared for Max and the Chief... a poisoned mousse. While Max and the Chief suffer the gastric effects of the mousse, Mr. Farkas is to go in and capture the contents of the case. But will the evening yet be saved?
Temporarily Out of CONTROL
Max and the Chief are suspiciously issued activation notices for their Naval Reserve contracts. This conveniently requires of them that they enter active duty on board a Navy ship while KAOS nefariously plans activities on the mainland. Max is a officer and the Chief is a common seaman named John Doe!
While on their honeymoon, Max and 99 become stranded at sea, owing to the fact that the boat they were sailing on exploded (due, as usual, to Max's inept behavior). They end up on an island in the Caribbean which, as it turns out, is synthetic and was designed by KAOS scientist Schwartz. Stationed on the island are Siegfried and Shtarker, who are there running a massive electromagnetic device. Their plan is to attract the entire U.S. Sixth Fleet, which will just happen to pass by the island in a short amount of time. The episode is a spoof of Gilligan's Island; a show produced by Sherwood Schwartz.
One Nation Invisible
Max is assigned to protect Dr. Canyon, the inventor of an invisibility spray. Because Dr. Canyon has sprayed herself with said invisibility spray, Max has no idea she is a beautiful woman. This becomes a problem when Max has to protect Dr. Canyon at his apartment in the middle of the night. Returning home from assignment, 99 arrives back at the apartment just as Dr. Canyon's invisibility spray is wearing off. The title is a parody of the Pledge of Allegiance of the United States, "one nation indivisible".
Hurray for Hollywood
Max and 99 go undercover as stage actors to try to learn how KAOS is smuggling scientific information out of the country. But KAOS learns the new actors (if one indeed can call Max an "actor") are CONTROL agents and therefore plots Max's demise by putting real bullets in the stage prop gun used in the play. Will this cause a new twist in the plot? The title is a parody of the 1934 standard Hooray for Hollywood.
The Day They Raided the Knights
It's budget-cutting time at CONTROL and 99, who has less seniority, is temporarily laid off. Rather than be idle, she manages to find a job at a stamp redemption center (the late 1960s was the heyday of S & H Green Stamps). However, the redemption center is a KAOS munitions depot that CONTROL has been actively looking for. With most of the CONTROL agents away from town on a false lead, KAOS uses the opportunity to distribute its new weapon to its agents: a stereophonic gun (two guns mounted left-right on a common trigger base). Will 99 be able to alert CONTROL in time? The title is a parody of the movie The Night They Raided Minsky's.
The Tequila Mockingbird (a statue rather like the Maltese Falcon) has been recovered by Esmerelda, a CONTROL operative posing as a cantina showgirl in a sleepy Mexican town called Mira Loma. KAOS kills Esmerelda during her performance but she has hidden the statue beforehand. Max (undercover as a down and out doctor) and 99 (undercover as a Spanish singer, who performs Cielito Lindo as part of her act) have to figure out the clue that was left behind to find where the statue is hidden, leading to a mexican standoff between Max and two rival KAOS agents. The episode is a spoof of The Good, the Bad and the Ugly. The title is a play on Harper Lee's novel To Kill a Mockingbird.
I Shot 86 Today
Max and 99 visit a golf club, getting a tip where the adjacent missile base will be attacked later that day. Recently, two other missile bases near golf courses have also been attacked, and the Chief believes the Pomona Golf Course will be the next place this will happen. Will Max and 99 be able to stop the next attack? Will they at least be able to play through?
Absorb the Greek
Max and 99 have been ordered from higher up to tail the Chief based on his recent behavior. The Chief goes to a computer dating service, and shortly thereafter begins to date a young Greek girl. However, the Chief is under deep cover, as the girl is the wife of scientist Dr. Paponickolini and she is using her "dates" with the Chief to pass information to him about the findings of her husband, who is working on a "fountain of youth" formula. The episode is a spoof of Zorba the Greek.
To Sire, With Love, Part I
The King of Coronia (Don Adams), the very Ronald Colman-like king whom we met in the Season 3 episode "The King Lives," is in the United States on official Coronian business. A plot against him by the swashbuckling yet devious Rupert of Rathskeller (played by an uncredited James Caan) may come to fruition unless Max can pass himself off successfully as his lookalike. However, things are more complicated this time around, as Max is now married to 99, and he fears that the charming King may be doing more to sweep 99 off her feet than he can. The title of the episode is a play on the film To Sir, With Love.
To Sire, With Love, Part II
99's confusion makes Max jealous and leads to marital coolness in the Smart household. In the meantime, Rupert of Rathskeller has kidnapped the King. Max finds a network of underground tunnels beneath the Coronian embassy where the King is being held. Rupert awaits Max to execute his plan to solve the confusion of the King and his lookalike: Get rid of them both.
Shock It to Me
Max is undercover as a truck driver carrying valuable electronics as three similar shipments have already been hijacked by KAOS. Max is duped out of his shipment as well, but is able to identify the hijacker except the Chief tells him that he's deceased. Morgue records confirm this but also shows who signed out the body: a mad KAOS scientist, Dr. Zharko (Tom Poston, who was originally considered for the role of Maxwell Smart) who may have figured out how to revive dead agents. Max and 99 head out to his Newfoundland hideout to stop him. The title is a parody of the Judy Carne gag line from the comedy series Laugh-In "Sock it to me!"
Captured by Max, a wheelchair-bound KAOS agent named Leadside claims he will escape, then destroy CONTROL and then kill Max. He does escape, he does seemingly destroy CONTROL, and so the only thing left is to kill Max. A parody of Raymond Burr's Ironside.
Max is shot in his own personal "rear window" while apprehending a KAOS agent. Because he is out of commission whilst his gluteus maximus heals, he must stay at home for a couple weeks. Since the TV is not working properly, he passes the time reading magazines and occasionally looking out his window with a pair of binoculars to see what is going on in the building across the street. By a strange coincidence, however, the case the Chief and 99 are working upon involves the people in the Greer Industries office across the street. A parody of Hitchcock's Rear Window.
The Not-So-Great-Escape, Part I
Over a period of 6 months, 20 CONTROL agents have disappeared, and it's Max's job to protect agent Michael Kendall as he gets on a plane. Unfortunately, Kendall becomes KAOS abductee #21 right from under Max's nose. After the Chief goes missing, Max tries to arrange for himself to be kidnapped in a similar fashion, and uncovers the kidnapping method. It turns out that the CONTROL agents are being housed in a secret prison camp somewhere in New Jersey, which is run by Siegfried and Shtarker. Max visits the camp undercover as a top-ranking KAOS official in hopes of rescuing the prisoners. A parody of The Great Escape, and probably also in no small measure of the contemporary television show Hogan's Heroes.
The Not-So-Great-Escape, Part II
Smart's disguise is uncovered and is captured. He and the Chief try various escape methods, but each time Siegfried appears to have an upper hand causing their attempts to fail. The Chief realizes that there must be an informer in the camp and devises a plan to fool the informer.