Last year, the movie "Get Smart" was being advertised through all of the airwaves. It looked quite funny, but my husband said that nothing could compare with the original TV series. So when my husband found it on one of the DVD shelves at Borders, he carried the DVD until I agreed to buy.
I was not disappointed. What I didn't know before get got the series is that Mel Brooks and Buck Henry were to co-creators of this Cold War comedy. Mel Brooks wrote this series before he gained acclaim in the "Producers." Of course, Mel Brooks is a comedy icon now.
The Don Adams is Maxwell Smart. And Barbara Feldon is Agent 99.
The comedy sketches are absurd and divine. Even the supporting crew is quirky. My enjoyed seeing the hidden weapons in his apartment, which always hurt Maxwell more than his enemies. Or, the time when the Maxwell and his cohorts were looking for Cold War enemies in a department store.
Many of these gags and jokes have even made it into our comedies of today. After seeing this first season, I saw the "Get Smart" movie... You know what? The TV show is better.