The BEST Episodes of Get Smart

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Mar 9, 2020

Network: NBC

In 1965 the cold war was made a little warmer and a lot funnier due in part to the efforts of an inept, underpaid, overzealous spy: Maxwell Smart, Agent 86. The hit comedy series 'Get Smart' is the creation of comic geniuses Buck Henry and Mel Brooks.

A Man Called Smart (3)

#1 - A Man Called Smart (3)

Season 2 - Episode 30 - Aired Apr 22, 1967

KAOS attempts to kill the Chief in his hospital room, but a sharp-eyed 99 foils the plot. Investigating a clue at Three Brothers Omniwash, Max and 99 discover TBO means T.B.Orlando, a Hollywood executive. Or does it? When Orlando turns up dead, Max and 99 must find the truth before KAOS dries up the Mississippi River.

star 9.18
51 votes
Directors: Earl Bellamy
Writers: Leonard Stern
A Man Called Smart (2)

#2 - A Man Called Smart (2)

Season 2 - Episode 29 - Aired Apr 15, 1967

Admiral Hardgrade, CONTROL's first chief, is appointed by the president to take charge of CONTROL during this crisis. He sends the Chief, Max and 99 into the field to interview Bediyoskin and learn who's behind the DryUp caper.

star 9.09
55 votes
Someone Down Here Hates Me

#3 - Someone Down Here Hates Me

Season 2 - Episode 17 - Aired Jan 14, 1967

KAOS puts up a reward to kill Max an announces that their annual party will be canceled if they don't kill him, only causing more trouble for Max.

star 9.00
56 votes
Directors: Earl Bellamy
Writers: Nate Monaster
Kiss of Death

#4 - Kiss of Death

Season 2 - Episode 15 - Aired Dec 31, 1966

A women pretends to be in love with Max in order to try to kill him.

star 8.95
57 votes
Directors: Bruce Bilson
Writers: Mike Marmer, Stan Burns
Island of the Darned

#5 - Island of the Darned

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired Nov 26, 1966

86 and 99 are stranded on a KAOS controlled island where they must fight for their lives.

star 8.87
62 votes
Directors: Gary Nelson
Writers: Buck Henry, Myles Wilder, William Raynor
Bronzefinger

#6 - Bronzefinger

Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired Dec 3, 1966

Max has to learn about art in order to try to capture an art thief.

star 8.86
58 votes
Directors: William Wiard
Writers: Bernie Kahn, Lila Garrett
The Whole Tooth and...

#7 - The Whole Tooth and...

Season 2 - Episode 14 - Aired Dec 24, 1966

While carrying plans for a nuclear reactor, Max runs into KAOS Agents, so he must hide the plans. Max later has to pretend to be a convict and go to jail to get them back.

star 8.84
58 votes
Directors: William Wiard
Writers: Bernie Kahn, Lila Garrett
Rub-a-Dub-Dub...Three Spies in a Sub

#8 - Rub-a-Dub-Dub...Three Spies in a Sub

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Nov 12, 1966

Max and Agent 99 are captured by a KAOS sub commanded by Siegfried.

star 8.83
64 votes
Directors: Bruce Bilson
Writers: Mike Marmer, Stan Burns
The Decoy

#9 - The Decoy

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Oct 29, 1966

CONTROL makes KAOS believe that Max is carrying a secret code.

star 8.75
67 votes
Directors: William Wiard
Writers: Ronald Axe, Sydney Zelinka
A Spy for a Spy

#10 - A Spy for a Spy

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 1, 1966

A series of kidnapping take place between KAOS and CONTROL, masterminded by Siegfried. So many kidnappings take place, no one is left but Siegfried and Maxwell Smart, who must negotiate the trade of captured agents.

star 8.68
77 votes
Directors: Bruce Bilson
Writers: Mike Marmer, Stan Burns
The Expendable Agent

#11 - The Expendable Agent

Season 2 - Episode 24 - Aired Mar 4, 1967

A British scientist who came to America to reveal a new rocket fuel formula hides at Max's apartment as KAOS tries everything they can to capture him and steal the formula.

star 8.59
56 votes
Directors: Gary Nelson
Writers: Dee Caruso, Gerald Gardner
Die, Spy

#12 - Die, Spy

Season 3 - Episode 25 - Aired Mar 30, 1968

The story spoofs NBC's "I Spy" and Robert Culp of that series appears in a cameo role.

star 8.48
23 votes
Writers: Jack Hanrahan, Phil Hahn
Perils in a Pet Shop

#13 - Perils in a Pet Shop

Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired Dec 10, 1966

Max is following a Kaos agent who is smuggling a parrot. While questioning the parrot he is freed by his lawyer and Max and 99 trail him to a pet shop. Max learns that the pet shop is a cover for Melnick, the Smiling Killer. They learn that the parrots are being used to memorize secret information and then smuggled out of the country.

star 8.45
60 votes
Directors: Bruce Bilson
Writers: Martin Ragaway
It Takes One to Know One

#14 - It Takes One to Know One

Season 2 - Episode 16 - Aired Jan 7, 1967

Octavia is destroying all of the number two men of CONTROL, so Hymie becomes the new number two man.

star 8.40
62 votes
Directors: Earl Bellamy
Writers: Gary Clarke
The Not-So-Great Escape (2)

#15 - The Not-So-Great Escape (2)

Season 4 - Episode 26 - Aired Mar 29, 1969

Smart and the Chief try all the standard escape methods and each time KAOS has Seigfried and his henchman, Starker, block them. The Chief realizes that there must be an informer in the camp and devises a plan to fool the informer.

star 8.40
15 votes
Directors: Don Adams
Writers: Arne Sultan, Chris Hayward
A Man Called Smart (1)

#16 - A Man Called Smart (1)

Season 2 - Episode 28 - Aired Apr 8, 1967

KAOS steals a water evaporation formula (DRY-UP) and blackmails the country by threatening to dry up all its water.

star 8.35
63 votes
Directors: Earl Bellamy
Writers: Leonard Stern
The Greatest Spy on Earth

#17 - The Greatest Spy on Earth

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Nov 19, 1966

Max and Agent 99 go undercover to a circus in order to find a KAOS smuggling ring.

star 8.34
64 votes
Directors: Joshua Shelley
Writers: Dee Caruso, Gerald Gardner
The King Lives?

#18 - The King Lives?

Season 3 - Episode 14 - Aired Jan 6, 1968

Max travels to Coronia to protect the King of Coronia from the King's evil half-brother Basil

star 8.33
27 votes
Directors: Gary Nelson
Writers: Don Adams, Gloria Burton
How to Succeed in the Spy Business Without Really Trying

#19 - How to Succeed in the Spy Business Without Really Trying

Season 2 - Episode 25 - Aired Mar 11, 1967

Max and 99 are saved by Siegfried, who wants to defect. The Chief doesn't trust Siegfried until he starts to sell important information about KAOS.

star 8.33
57 votes
Directors: Gary Nelson
Writers: Mike Marmer
The Girls from KAOS

#20 - The Girls from KAOS

Season 2 - Episode 21 - Aired Feb 11, 1967

Max is assigned to protect Miss USA, but KAOS has other plans.

star 8.29
58 votes
Directors: William Wiard
Writers: Carol Cavella, Joseph C. Cavella
The Impossible Mission

#21 - The Impossible Mission

Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 21, 1968

The Chief assigns 86 and 99 to retrieve a deadly scientific theory from KAOS. The search takes the CONTROL agents to a TV studio, where they disguise themselves as dancers.

star 8.22
27 votes
99 Loses CONTROL

#22 - 99 Loses CONTROL

Season 3 - Episode 19 - Aired Feb 17, 1968

Feeling that she has no future at Control, and no future with Max, 99 decides to leave, and accept the marriage proposal with handsome, wealthy Victor Royale. Max, feeling jealous, goes to pursue 99. Having saved Royale from an assassination attempt, Royale offers Max a job as his bodyguard.

star 8.10
29 votes
Directors: Bruce Bilson
Writers: Myles Wilder, William Raynor
When Good Fellows Get Together

#23 - When Good Fellows Get Together

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 18, 1967

KAOS designs the world's strongest robot.

star 8.07
29 votes
Directors: Sidney Miller
Writers: Gary Clarke
Don't Look Back

#24 - Don't Look Back

Season 3 - Episode 18 - Aired Feb 10, 1968

In this take-off of The Fugitive series Max is framed by Kaos. He is charged with Bank Robbery,and Murder. This comes about when a one-handed Man (in a Maxwell Smart facemask) shoots the Bank Guard, in front of witnesses who could identify him.

star 8.00
28 votes
Directors: Don Adams
Writers: Norman Paul, Phil Leslie
The Only Way to Die

#25 - The Only Way to Die

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 8, 1966

Max is almost killed but then CONTROL pretends that he is dead so he can complete a secret mission to protect the IRS from a bomb planted by a KAOS agent known only as the Blaster.

star 7.99
73 votes
Directors: Bruce Bilson
Writers: Arne Sultan