Get Smart

Season 1 Episode 1

Mr. Big

3
Aired Saturday 8:30 PM Sep 18, 1965 on NBC
9.2
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Mr. Big
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Mr. Big is blackmailing CONTROL. Unless they pay him $100,000,000, he will use the "Inthermo Ray" to destroy the Statue of Liberty. Max teams up with Fang and a new partner, Agent 99, to stop Mr. Big.

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  • Fantástico e muito criativo por ser em p&b divergindo de toda a série... muitos dos clichês já determinados neste episódio! Me desculpe por isso!

    9.0
    Simplesmente impagável... parece que tudo já estava programado para toda a série!

    A correlação com a guerra fria e o tom político faz deste episódio uma pérola!

    Considerando as dificuldades técnicas da época onde os executivos de produção da Rede ABC recusaram-se a comprá-lo pois na trama apresentada a intenção dos vilões era explodir a estátua da liberdade. Então os criadores foram bater na porta da Rede NBC, que aprovou o projeto e concedeu autorização para iniciar a produção da série totalmente em cores.

    Um dos melhores!moreless
Barbara Feldon

Barbara Feldon

Agent 99

Jane Dulo

Jane Dulo

99's Mother (1968-1969)

Robert Karvelas

Robert Karvelas

Larrabee (1967-1970)

Dick Gautier

Dick Gautier

Hymie (1966-1969)

David Ketchum

David Ketchum

Agent 13

Stacy Keach Sr.

Stacy Keach Sr.

Prof. Carlson (1966-67)

Michael Dunn

Michael Dunn

Mr. Big

Guest Star

Karen Norris

Karen Norris

Mother

Guest Star

Vito Scotti

Vito Scotti

Professor Dante

Guest Star

King Moody

King Moody

Starker (1966-1969)

Recurring Role

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  • TRIVIA (5)

    • Agent 86 and 99 were NOT their original numbers. Originally Don's character was going to be agent 68, and Barbara's was to be agent 69. Go figure. The censors had a problem with that and made Mel change the numbers around.

    • Mel Brooks must have used a crystal ball to see 40 years into the future and glean the theater-goer's bane.


      The first episode opens with Max at the symphony in his best tuxedo, surrounded by the rich and affluent. Max is enjoying the concert from 5th row center when his shoe phone starts to ring. He looks embarrassed as the people around him look around puzzled. Then he scoots past everybody in his row to the isle and walks the full length of the theater to the lobby. All the time, his shoe is ringing.

    • For this inagural of the series, the only B&W episode, Maxwell Smart drives a different dark colored model Sunbean instead of his customary red Sunbeam Tiger. Moreover, Agent 86 enters the offices of CONTROL through the sidewalk stairwell to the basement instead of the lobby as seen throughout the remainder of the series' run.

    • When Maxwell Smart, Agent 99 and Fang leave the rubber novelties factory parking lot-supposedely in New York City, as the limo turns onto the street one can easily see palm trees and mountains indicating this was shot at Paramount Studios in Los Angeles.

    • In the first scene where Max attends a symphony concert, the orchestra is playing Beethoven's Symphony No. 7, 3rd movement.

  • QUOTES (4)

    • 99: I'd like to know where you were when the professor was abducted.
      Max: If you don't mind, 99, I'd like to handle this myself...
      99: Right
      Max: I'd like to know where YOU were when Professor Dante was abducted...

    • Chief: Max, you realize you'll be facing every kind of danger imaginable...
      Max: And...lovng it!

    • (Speaking under the Cone of Silence)
      Chief: How much do you know about KAOS?
      Max: What did you say, sir?
      Chief: KAOS.
      Max: What?
      Chief: KAOS!!
      Max: Oh, KAOS. Yes, of course. Well, that's an international criminal organization that was founded...oh, I think in 1957.
      Chief: How's that?
      Max: '57.
      Chief: What?
      Max: '57!!
      Chief: Agent 57 is in Hong Kong.
      Max: What?
      Chief: Hong Kong.
      Max: What about Hong Kong?
      Chief: What?
      Max: Hong Kong!
      Chief: (exasperated) Why are we talking about Hong Kong?!?
      Max: What?
      Chief: Hong...(pressing the intercom button) Hodgkins, raise the Cone of Silence.
      Hodgkins: (over the intercom) What??
      Chief: (really exasperated) RAISE THE CONE OF SILENCE!!!

    • Max: Seven Coast Guard cutters are converging on this boat. Would you believe it? Seven!
      Mr. Big: I find that pretty hard to believe.
      Max: Would you believe six?
      Mr. Big: I don't think so.
      Max: How about two cops in a rowboat?

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