Get Smart

The King Lives?

Season 3, Ep 14, Aired 1/6/68
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  • Episode Description
  • Max must impersonate his lookalike King Charles in order to foil a KAOS assassination plot in this spoof of The Prisoner of Zenda.

  • 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

  • Fan Reviews (1)
  • Parody of spy thriller meets classic Hollywood melodrama, with Don Adams at the top of his game.

    By Mac-Ale, Jan 20, 2007

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Notes (1)

    • This episode was co-written by Don Adams.

    Trivia (2)

    • This episode was co-written by Don Adams with his sister Gloria Burton.

    • The plot of a commoner impersonating a nobleman to whom he bears an uncanny resemblance was first popularized in Anothony Hope's novel "The Prisoner of Zenda". The novel was adapted into a celebrated movie in 1937 starring Ronald Colman as the identical king and commoner. Since Don Adams has said that his famous Maxwell Smart voice developed out of a Ronald Colman impression, a take-off of the movie must have seemed almost inevitable.

    Allusions (2)

    • Max: Ah, yes. I remember it well. Max and Princess Marta trade conflicting memories of a date reminiscent of song I Remember It Well from the musical Gigi (1958).

    • Ruritania While being quizzed on his knowledge of King Charles' family, Max says his mother was Queen Helena of Ruritania. Ruritania is the fictional kingdom which was the setting for The Prisoner of Zenda.

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