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Is This Trip Necessary?

Season 5, Ep 12, Aired 12/12/69
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  • Episode Description
  • A mad scientist threatens to poison the Washington water supply with a hallucinogenic drug which causes people to suffer bad dreams.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Barbara Feldon

    Agent 99

  • Jane Dulo

    99's Mother (1968-1969)

  • Robert Karvelas

    Larrabee (1967-1970)

  • Dick Gautier

    Hymie (1966-1969)

  • David Ketchum

    Agent 13

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (1)

    • Pym: Observe. Sodium Calcium Chloride. Do you know what that is? Max: An artificial sweetener? Pym: No. It's the second most deadly poison in the world. Max: What's the first? Pym: Artificial sweetener.

    Allusions (2)

    • Chief: He dreamed that he disbanded the entire U.S. Air Force and replaced them with The Jefferson Airplane. One of the most prominent rock bands of the 1960's and the first band out of San Francisco to really hit it big, The Jefferson Airplane was one of the pioneers of psychedelic rock. The group was notorious for slipping drug culture references into their lyrics.

    • Episode Title: Is This Trip Necessary? "Is This Trip Necessary" was a popular slogan during World War II. During the days of gasoline rationing, the slogan was used to remind people to only drive when absolutely necessary. However the phrase became so ubiquitous that was often used as a punchline in cartoons and radio shows of the period. During the sixties "trip" became a popular slang term for a hallucinatory drug experience.

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