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"We cannot depend on Smart's natural stupidity. We must help it along, add to it."
- Miss Magruder .

Operation Ridiculous
Operation-ridiculous
Original Air Date March 2nd, 1968
Writers Norman Paul
Director James Komack
Season Three
Episode Number 81
Villain Miss Magruder
Previous Episode The Wax Max
Next Episode Spy, Spy, Birdie

Get Smart Episode #81, Season Three #21.

PlotEdit

Unlike the CIA (which is in the news all the time) or the FBI (which has its own TV show), CONTROL is an "unknown" Spy organization, so the Chief arranges for a writer from Weeknews magazine to write an article about CONTROL. Unknown to CONTROL, KAOS realizes that bad publicity could put CONTROL out of business..so in "Operation Ridiculous" will KAOS succeed in making Agent 86 look even more stupid, inept and clueless than usual?

SynopsisEdit

CharactersEdit

CONTROLEdit

KAOSEdit

OthersEdit

Weapons and GadgetsEdit

  • Soap phone
  • Remote-controlled self-propelled doorknob
  • Rainspout periscope
  • Poison dart pencil

TriviaEdit

  • KAOS Sabotage: Pouring water down the drainpipe periscope into face of writer; sabotaging Max's car so none of the gadgets go right: windshield washer squirts into face of writer, cannon switches rewired making cannon appear and fire at wrong times, flooding the car with smoke screen, ejecting writer from car.
  • Agent 99 is called away from a modeling session in this episode. Barbara Feldon had been a model before becoming an actress.

Reality CheckEdit

  • "Weeknews magazine" refers to Newsweek.

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