King Moody (originally appearing as a generic KAOS killer) portrayed the dim-witted but burly Shtarker, Siegfried's assistant.The enemies, world-takeover plots and gadgets seen in Get Smart parody the James Bond movies."Do what they did except just stretch it half an inch," Mel Brooks said of the methods of this TV series."I was sick of looking at all those nice sensible situation comedies. If a maid ever took over my house like Hazel, I'd set her hair on fire.
Although the cast and crew—especially Adams—contributed joke and gadget ideas, dialogue was rarely ad-libbed.
An exception is the third season episode, "The Little Black Book." Don Rickles encouraged Adams to misbehave, and ad-libbed.
The result was so successful that the single episode was turned into a two-part episode.
the show stars Don Adams (as Maxwell Smart, Agent 86), Barbara Feldon (as Agent 99), and Edward Platt (as Thaddeus, the Chief).
Henry said they created the show by request of Daniel Melnick, who was a partner, along with Leonard Stern and David Susskind, of the show's production company, Talent Associates, to capitalize on "the two biggest things in the entertainment world today"—James Bond and Inspector Clouseau.
During the show's run, it generated a number of popular catchphrases, including "Would you believe...", "Missed it by that much!", "Sorry about that, Chief", "The Old (such-and-such) Trick", "And... The show was followed by the films The Nude Bomb (a theatrical release) and Get Smart, Again!(a made-for-TV sequel to the series), as well as a 1995 revival series, and a 2008 film remake.In 2010, TV Guide ranked Get Smart's opening title sequence at No. government counter-intelligence agency based in Washington, D. The pair investigates and thwarts various threats to the world, though Smart's bumbling nature and demands to do things by-the-book invariably cause complications. Looking on is the long-suffering head of CONTROL, who is addressed simply as "Chief." The nemesis of CONTROL is KAOS, described as "an international organization of evil".2 on its list of TV's Top 10 Credits Sequences as selected by readers. In the series, KAOS was supposedly formed in Bucharest, Romania, in 1904. Many guest actors appeared as KAOS agents, including William Schallert (who also had a recurring role as The Admiral, the first Chief of CONTROL).Conrad Siegfried, played by Bernie Kopell, as Smart's KAOS archenemy.