Max: "Are you trying to tell me that there's an ape roaming around the streets of Washington, feeling free to kill CONTROL agents whenever he wishes and nobody notices him?
Chief: "That's right, Max."
Max: "I'll buy that."

The Apes of Rath
Original Air Date November 28th, 1969
Writers Lloyd Turner and Whitey Mitchell
Director Richard Benedict
Season Five
Episode Number 122
Villain Chuck Armstrong
Dr. Mathew Rath
Previous Episode Physician Impossible
Next Episode Age Before Duty

Get Smart Episode #122, Season Five #10.


Six CONTROL agents are murdered after receiving a banana in the mail and the evidence suggests that the killer is an ape.






Weapons and GadgetsEdit

  • Fake finger tips



  • Get Smart concluded its 5-season, 2-network run with a repeat of "Apes Of Rath" on CBS, September 11, 1970. It was replaced by the short-lived medical drama The Interns.

Reality CheckEdit

  • The title refers to the 1939 novel and 1940 film "The Grapes of Wrath".
  • The episodes closing scenes parody those of the 1933 film "King Kong" in which a giant ape carries the leading lady to the top of New York's Empire State Building.

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