The Best Episodes of Get Smart

Last Updated: Nov 14, 2018

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.

Is This Trip Necessary?

#1 - Is This Trip Necessary?

Season 5 - Episode 12

Everyone important in Washington suffers bad dreams and the president orders CONTROL to discover why. At that moment, KAOS' Mad Pharmacist Jarvis Pim appears on TV to demand $50 million in ransom. If he doesn't get it, he'll use his new hallucinogenic drug on the entire population of the city. Max and 99 track Pim to the Dartfoot Spring Water Company, where Pim captures them using "the old mortar in the mortar trick."

star 8.33
18 votes
Directors: Ron Joy
Writers: Dale McRaven
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The Not-So-Great Escape (2)

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

Season 4 - Episode 26

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 8.27
11 votes
Directors: Don Adams
Writers: Arne Sultan, Chris Hayward
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Die, Spy

#3 - Die, Spy

Season 3 - Episode 25

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

star 8.26
19 votes
Writers: Phil Hahn, Jack Hanrahan
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The Expendable Agent

#4 - The Expendable Agent

Season 2 - Episode 24

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 8.25
24 votes
Directors: Gary Nelson
Writers: Dee Caruso, Gerald Gardner
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A Man Called Smart (3)

#5 - A Man Called Smart (3)

Season 2 - Episode 30

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 8.18
22 votes
Directors: Earl Bellamy
Writers: Leonard Stern
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The Impossible Mission

#6 - The Impossible Mission

Season 4 - Episode 1

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 8.18
22 votes
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The Spy Who Met Himself

#7 - The Spy Who Met Himself

Season 3 - Episode 1

KAOS's League of Impersonators are serving as duplicates for CONTROL agents, trying to steal the plans for a warhead and wreak havoc at CONTROL. After the real Max kidnapped and is replaced by an impostor, he manages to escape and a committee has to determine which is the real Max!

star 8.16
45 votes
Directors: Gary Nelson
Writers: Phil Leslie, Keith Fowler
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The King Lives?

#8 - The King Lives?

Season 3 - Episode 14

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

star 8.14
21 votes
Directors: Gary Nelson
Writers: Gloria Burton, Don Adams
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99 Loses CONTROL

#9 - 99 Loses CONTROL

Season 3 - Episode 19

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 8.13
24 votes
Directors: Bruce Bilson
Writers: William Raynor, Myles Wilder
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A Man Called Smart (2)

#10 - A Man Called Smart (2)

Season 2 - Episode 29

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 8.08
24 votes
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When Good Fellows Get Together

#11 - When Good Fellows Get Together

Season 3 - Episode 8

KAOS designs the world's strongest robot.

star 8.04
26 votes
Directors: Sidney Miller
Writers: Gary Clarke
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The Only Way to Die

#12 - The Only Way to Die

Season 2 - Episode 4

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 8.03
38 votes
Directors: Bruce Bilson
Writers: Arne Sultan
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Spy, Spy, Birdie

#13 - Spy, Spy, Birdie

Season 3 - Episode 22

Albert Pfister starts to blow up the world using his new silent explosive.

star 8.00
20 votes
Directors: James Komack
Writers: Myles Wilder, William Raynor
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House of Max  (2)

#14 - House of Max (2)

Season 5 - Episode 16

Max poses as a wax sculpture of Hitler to spy on a KAOS scientist who brings waxworks to life.

star 8.00
13 votes
Writers: Chris Hayward
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Perils in a Pet Shop

#15 - Perils in a Pet Shop

Season 2 - Episode 13

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 7.96
27 votes
Directors: Bruce Bilson
Writers: Martin Ragaway
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Someone Down Here Hates Me

#16 - Someone Down Here Hates Me

Season 2 - Episode 17

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 7.96
24 votes
Directors: Earl Bellamy
Writers: Nate Monaster
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The Mummy

#17 - The Mummy

Season 2 - Episode 20

KAOS is smuggling agents into the country in mummy cases.

star 7.95
21 votes
Directors: Earl Bellamy
Writers: Budd Grossman
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Our Man in Leotards

#18 - Our Man in Leotards

Season 1 - Episode 10

Enilio Naharana steals a new drug invented by CONTROL named Immobilo, in order to use it against the Ambassador of Pinerovia. Max and 99 disguise themselves in order to save the day. Dancer and rebel Enilio Naharana steals a new CONTROL drug, Immobilo, to use against the Ambassador of Pinerovia. Immobilo paralyzes people instantly and Naharana plans to use it to prevent the Ambassador from signing a treaty with the U.S. Disguised as dancers, Max and 99 try to foil a peach of a plot. Unfortunately, Max is not a dancer and he gets caught! Keep an eye out for the bass drum sequence, which is one of the funniest bits in the entire series.

star 7.95
42 votes
Directors: Richard Donner
Writers: Gary Belkin, Mel Brooks
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Schwartz's Island

#19 - Schwartz's Island

Season 4 - Episode 13

The Smarts' honeymoon cruise ends when their sailboat blows up. They drift to an uncharted island, which soon proves to be owned by KAOS chief Seigfried.

star 7.95
19 votes
Directors: Bruce Bilson
Writers: Chris Hayward, Allan Burns, Arne Sultan, Leonard Stern
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The Hot Line

#20 - The Hot Line

Season 3 - Episode 24

The Chief is relieved of Duty as Chief,when he receives a call from what he believes is the President;(actually it is Gorshen a Kaos voice impersonator)informing the Chief as of Today Max is the New Chief.This part of Kaos's plan to infiltrate,and then destroy Control.With Max being in charge Kaos really don't need to plan.

star 7.95
19 votes
Writers: Phil Hahn, Jack Hanrahan
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The Dead Spy Scrawls

#21 - The Dead Spy Scrawls

Season 1 - Episode 18

CONTROL tries to find the location of a KAOS communications center, which turns out to be in a pool hall.

star 7.94
34 votes
Directors: Gary Nelson
Writers: Stan Burns, Mike Marmer
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The Mess of Adrian Listenger

#22 - The Mess of Adrian Listenger

Season 5 - Episode 18

While attending the funeral of the latest Control Agent who was mysteriously killed, Max, 99, and The Chief are shocked to find a carved headstone with Max's name on it.

star 7.93
15 votes
Writers: Chris Hayward
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The Spirit is Willing

#23 - The Spirit is Willing

Season 3 - Episode 4

Max's new informer promises to deliver evidence implicating the top leader of KAOS, though it turns out that the informant has long been dead. Max must hold a seance to get his evidence.

star 7.92
26 votes
Directors: Norman Abbott
Writers: Arne Sultan
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Kiss of Death

#24 - Kiss of Death

Season 2 - Episode 15

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

star 7.92
25 votes
Directors: Bruce Bilson
Writers: Mike Marmer, Stan Burns
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My Nephew the Spy

#25 - My Nephew the Spy

Season 1 - Episode 12

Max stumbles upon a shoe store that just happens to be a KAOS communications center. Max is follwed by a KAOS agent who wants to kill him. The arrival of Max's aunt and uncle foil the KAOS agent's plan.

star 7.91
45 votes
Directors: Bruce Bilson
Writers: Marvin Worth, Arne Sultan
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