"At one o'clock Maxwell Smart will be dead. Only his legend will live on". - Maxwell Smart.
|Original Air Date||December 23rd, 1967|
|Writers||David Ketchum and Bruce Shelly|
|Previous Episode||The Mild Ones|
|Next Episode||The Mysterious Dr. T|
Maxwell Smart learns that he has swallowed a delayed-action poison and has only hours to live. He determines to use his remaining time to track down the man responsible, a KAOS agent known as Mr. Hercules.
- Maxwell Smart - Don Adams
- Agent 99 - Barbara Feldon
- The Chief - Edward Platt
- Dr. Steel - Ellen Weston
- Larrabee - Robert Karvelas
- Elwood Box - Shelley Berman
- Happy (Proprietor) - Anthony Jochim
- Receptionist - Allison Price
- John (Janitor) - Mousie Garner
- Abbott Norman, M.D. - John Hoyt (uncredited voice)
- This episode was co-written by David Ketchum, best known to Get Smart fans as Agent 13.
- The name of the doctor Max consults, Abbott Norman, is an obvious play on the name of the episode's director, Norman Abbott.
This episode is a parody of the 1950 film D.O.A.