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  1. ogeneo's Avatar
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    Please observe a moment of silence, in the cone of silence...

    RIP Maxwell Smart

    LOS ANGELES Don Adams, the wry-voiced comedian who starred as the fumbling secret agent Maxwell Smart in the 1960s television spoof of James Bond movies, "Get Smart," has died. He was 82.

    Adams died of a lung infection late Sunday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center (search), his friend and former agent Bruce Tufeld said Monday, adding the actor broke his hip a year ago and had been in ill health since.

    As the inept Agent 86 of the super-secret federal agency C.O.N.T.R.O.L., Adams captured TV viewers with his antics in combatting the evil agents of C.H.A.O.S. When his explanations failed to convince the villains or his boss, he tried another tack: "Would you believe ... ?" It became a national catchphrase.

    Smart was also prone to spilling things on the desk or person of his boss the chief (actor Edward Platt). Smart's apologetic "Sorry about that, chief" also entered the American lexicon. The spy gadgets, which aped those of the Bond movies, were a popular feature, especially the pre-cell-phone telephone in a shoe.

    Adams, who married and divorced three times and had seven children, served as the voice for the popular cartoon series, "Inspector Gadget." In 1980, he appeared as Maxwell Smart in a feature movie, "The Nude Bomb," about a madman whose bomb destroyed people's clothing.
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    R.I.P. Tennessee Tuxedo. The Forum That Asks, "Are You Not Entertained?"

    Remember: "Anyone that thinks the Treo should just work right out of the box, shouldn't own a Treo..."
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    R.I.P. Agent 86.
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    Bummer, I grew up watching Get Smart, "and LOVING it!". Long live Control.
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    not the Craw, THE CRAW!
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    Quote Originally Posted by booya
    not the Craw, THE CRAW!
    I liked The Craw's henchman, Bobo.
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    Don was also a Marine that served in Guadalcanal in 1943, After a bout with blackwater fever he became a Drill Instructor.

    Sempter Fi

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