The BEST Episodes of I Spy

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Apr 19, 2021

Network: NBC

A pair of American operatives work undercover as a tennis pro and his trainer. Kelly Robinson is the man with a racket, Alexander Scott is, among other things, a polyglot. The creation of the Cinemobile for location shooting enabled far-flung episodes in Hong Kong, Europe, Mexico, etc. The writing is of a standard that would be very difficult to match in any circumstances, or as Scott & Robinson might say, the wonderfulness of its marvelousness is only equal to the marvelousness of its wonderfulness.

Three Hours on a Sunday Night

#1 - Three Hours on a Sunday Night

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Dec 8, 1965

Missing microfilm must be paid for or Scott will be killed, but where to get the shekels?

star 10.00
1 votes
Directors: Paul Wendkos
Writers: David Friedkin, Mort Fine
So Coldly Sweet

#2 - So Coldly Sweet

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 14, 1966

Kelly and Scotty are assigned to beautiful Palm Springs to vet a beautiful defector with some truly interesting secrets. A wonderful setting for a budding romance with Kelly if only the bad guys would stop shooting at her.

star 10.00
1 votes
Directors: Paul Wendkos
Writers: Stephen Kandel
Sophia

#3 - Sophia

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Sep 28, 1966

Scott's foster daughter in Rome is about to be married, and he's in a great deal of trouble.

star 10.00
1 votes
Directors: Robert Butler
Writers: David Friedkin, Morton S. Fine
A Gift from Alexander

#4 - A Gift from Alexander

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 12, 1966

A literary masterpiece is out of the Soviet Union, will our boys kindly retrieve it?

star 10.00
1 votes
Directors: Alf Kjellin
Writers: Barry Oringer
One of Our Bombs Is Missing

#5 - One of Our Bombs Is Missing

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Nov 16, 1966

A very delicate dilemma, an atom bomb lost in a plane crash near an Italian village.

star 10.00
1 votes
Directors: Earl Bellamy
Writers: Barry Oringer
To Florence, with Love (1)

#6 - To Florence, with Love (1)

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired Nov 23, 1966

Squiring a Leonardo to Florence.

star 10.00
1 votes
Directors: Robert Butler
Writers: Norman Borisoff
To Florence, with Love (2)

#7 - To Florence, with Love (2)

Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired Nov 30, 1966

Now, to replace the faux Leonardo in the museum with the real one in our hands.

star 10.00
1 votes
Directors: Robert Butler
Writers: Norman Borisoff
Tonia

#8 - Tonia

Season 2 - Episode 17 - Aired Jan 4, 1967

A most prickly diversion. Scott has fallen in love with a radical expatriate, Robinson disapproves, Scott resigns. Her cell leader welcomes discord; she is murdered, Robinson is blamed.

star 10.00
1 votes
Directors: Alf Kjellin
Writers: Michael Zagor
No Exchange on Damaged Merchandise

#9 - No Exchange on Damaged Merchandise

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Nov 10, 1965

A prisoner exchange requires a search for a double agent.

star 8.50
2 votes
Directors: Leo Penn
Writers: Garry Marshall, Jerry Belson
Carry Me Back to Old Tsing-Tao

#10 - Carry Me Back to Old Tsing-Tao

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Sep 29, 1965

A businessman in Hong Kong owes the IRS; Robinson & Scott carry the loot.

star 8.25
4 votes
Directors: Mark Rydell
Writers: David Karp
A Cup of Kindness

#11 - A Cup of Kindness

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Sep 22, 1965

One of their own has joined the adverse party, so Scott & Robinson are sent to Hong Kong after him.

star 8.00
7 votes
Directors: Leo Penn
Writers: David Friedkin, Mort Fine
Chrysanthemum

#12 - Chrysanthemum

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 6, 1965

A French spy hampers the search for missing files.

star 8.00
2 votes
Directors: David Friedkin
Writers: Edward J. Lakso
Dragon's Teeth

#13 - Dragon's Teeth

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 13, 1965

A murder happens in front of them, and Robinson & Scott must investigate a mysterious organization.

star 8.00
3 votes
Directors: Leo Penn
Writers: Gilbert A. Ralston
The Honorable Assassins

#14 - The Honorable Assassins

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired Oct 16, 1967

To Marrakesh with an old man's cash and his daughter and some bandits after the old man.

star 7.67
3 votes
Directors: Christian Nyby
Writers: Lester Pine, Tina Pine
So Long, Patrick Henry

#15 - So Long, Patrick Henry

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 15, 1965

A defector in old Hong Kong claims the attention of Robinson & Scott.

star 7.65
17 votes
Directors: Leo Penn
Writers: Robert Culp
The Time of the Knife

#16 - The Time of the Knife

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 3, 1965

An agent is killed, the microfilm is missing, his girlfriend is threatened.

star 7.50
2 votes
Directors: Paul Wendkos
Writers: Gilbert A. Ralston
Let's Kill Karlovassi

#17 - Let's Kill Karlovassi

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 11, 1967

Assassinating a double agent on the beach in the Aegean just doesn't sound like fun.

star 7.50
2 votes
Directors: Christian Nyby
Writers: Michael Zagor
Danny Was a Million Laughs

#18 - Danny Was a Million Laughs

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Oct 27, 1965

A bodyguard assignment for a very unpleasant sort of fellow.

star 7.25
4 votes
Directors: Mark Rydell
Writers: Arthur Dales
The Loser

#19 - The Loser

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Oct 20, 1965

A nightclub singer is a pawn between drug smugglers (who have kidnapped Scott) and the pair.

star 7.00
1 votes
Directors: Mark Rydell
Writers: Robert Culp
Tatia

#20 - Tatia

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Nov 17, 1965

Vietnam has not seen three agents assigned there, and Scott suspects Robinson's girlfriend.

star 7.00
1 votes
Directors: David Friedkin
Writers: Robert Lewin
Weight of the World

#21 - Weight of the World

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Dec 1, 1965

A Tokyo seminar on obesity is threatened with a new form of Chinese plague.

star 7.00
1 votes
Directors: Paul Wendkos
Writers: Robert Lewin
Tigers of Heaven

#22 - Tigers of Heaven

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Dec 15, 1965

An anti-American group in Japan menaces the last of the aristocracy.

star 7.00
2 votes
Directors: Allen Reisner
Writers: David Friedkin, Mort Fine
Sparrowhawk

#23 - Sparrowhawk

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Oct 26, 1966

Las Vegas on vacation with a king as bodyguards, and an assassin's menace.

star 5.00
1 votes
Directors: Paul Wendkos
Writers: Marion Hargrove, Walter Black
Affair in T'Sien Cha

#24 - Affair in T'Sien Cha

Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired Dec 29, 1965

An American schoolteacher, an ancient walled city, a missing train and a valuable cargo lost in China.

star 0.00
0 votes
Directors: Sheldon Leonard
Writers: David Friedkin, Mort Fine
The Tiger

#25 - The Tiger

Season 1 - Episode 15 - Aired Jan 5, 1966

A definitive mission to Vietnam in order to rescue the daughter of a physician.

star 0.00
0 votes
Directors: Paul Wendkos
Writers: Robert Culp