Stephanie J. from DRAPER, UT Reviewed on 12/29/2017...
If you want something innocent and fun to watch with the kids, this is it. It's "the man who knew too little" with a strong female lead. The ill-conceived spy gadgets, the shoe phone, the unconvincing robot Jaime, the predictably-delivered catch phrases--everything about this show corroborates the satire. A gem from the 60's any family would enjoy.
1 of 1 member(s) found this review helpful.
The Old Funniest Show EVER on TV Trick!
P. Pattison | United States | 05/10/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Why has Get Smart not yet been released on DVD? It simply boggles my mind because this is about the funniest show I have ever watched. I grew up with Get Smart and its good natured spy humor.
If you are like me, you think of Siegfried and not Doc Bricker when you think of Bernie Kopel. the only character that comes to mind when you think of Dick Gautier is Hymie the Robot. the great Edward Platt will always be The Chief and Barbara Feldon's character 99 will always be the ever faithful comic foil and love interest to Maxwell Smart, Secret Agent 86 of CONTROL.
All of Get Smart's legion of fans want to see the return of Leadside, and the Tequila Mockingbird, and the Craw NOT the Craw!, and Agent 13, and Stocker, and Harry Hoo The Famous Hawaiian Detective, and the Groovy Guru, and Destructo, and Mary Jack Armstrong the Strongest Woman Alive, and the lovable King of Coronia, and TBO The Big One, and well the list can and does go and on!
Please, please give us EVERY season of Get Smart on DVD! I am begging you PLEASE! PLEASE!! PLEASE!!!
well i just received my complete series from Time Life and it is wonderful! Barbara Feldon narrates an intro before each episode and the quality is astounding! they did a wonderful job with this boxed set! i heartily recommend anyone who loves Get Smart to buy it! and Time Life oftens issues coupon codes so sign up on their site and purchase with the coupon code like i did to save thirty bucks! ENJOY!"
When TV Comedies Were Actually Funny
John P. Morgan | Beautiful San Dimas, CA | 11/14/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Not too long ago I wrote a review of the book, The Get Smart Handbook written by Joey Green. In the review, I basically made a plea to the universe to bring this show out on DVD. Well, would you believe on November 15, 2006, I will get my wish?
Time-Life is offering The Complete Get Smart Collection. A 25 disc collection featuring every episode digitally remastered. I guess it is selling for approximately $200. It could be $2,000 and I would still buy this classic show.
I have friends' that tell me I am stuck in a time warp because I watch very little television that is actually new. For some reason or another the writing of the older shows far surpass the writing of today's television shows. I watched a rerun of Friends' the other night and I was literally dizzy after watching that show. There were like four stories going on in one show? Have we become that much of an ADD society where we can't just have one show with one plot for thirty minutes? It seems as though everything today is so "extreme" and so in your face. I actually get offended at some of the things I have watched and I'm not easily offended.
But this show, Get Smart, conceived by certified "Wack Jobs" Mel Brooks and Buck Henry is in a class all by itself. This show is brilliant in every way. The writing, the acting, the production value. It did get a little cheesy when Maxwell Smart and agent 99 got married, but even those episodes were funnier than the stuff that's out there now.
The only thing that I really feel saddened about is that this release is coming after Don Adam's death. For a very long time, Don Adams was my hero. While other kids on the playground pretended to be the Six Million Dollar Man or Batman, I was Secret Agent 86. I used to purposely forget my homework so I could do the "Would you believe?" shtick with my teacher.
Mmmmm..it was always funnier on the show than in real life.
Well, I know one of my Christmas presents this year because I am going to buy this collection for myself.
Peace & Blessings, everyone, and may television return to the dally of the belly laugh..."
For budget minded...INCLUDES bonus features not noted...enj
Richardson | Sunny California USA | 08/05/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"As others have written, this is an abbreviated version of the season 1 and full series being offered by TimeLife.com but some have not properly noted the EXTRAS on this set. I have both the full set and just picked up this handy season 1 version which surprisingly enough doesn't mention all the BONUS FEATURES on its packaging. This version DOES have the pilot episode in Black and White with both Buck Henry AND Mel Brooks commentaries! Its a great episode and features Michael Dunn (the diminutive star from the Wild Wild West!)...this set also features the wonderful episode introductions by Barbara Feldon...so it appears to be exactly the same as the more expensive versions from TimeLife. The ONLY difference is the bonus DVD..which each season on the timelife version has...and they are chock full of amazing goodies...from new featurettes, to bloopers, and rare tv appearances from other shows to Emmy Award telecasts..and for me are a MUST. Super fans ( I loved this show as a child) will want the TimeLife full set..and its stunning packaging...casual fans will be thrilled with this more inexpensive version and may even become super fans...
I'm only reviewing the DVD and not the series...that's been done very well by others...it was and is a classic and the failure of the big screen version recently only reinforces that fact!!! I will also add that the episodes look stunningly sharp and colorful...very well presented.
Don Adams was a comic genius and Barbara Feldon played her part with equal parts deadpan humor and adoration...brilliant stuff from a childhood to be cherished..I'm not sure if you didn't experience it the first time how it will hit you but I forgot how much I loved this show until watching these again...and the classic lines we all said in school...'missed it by that much' ..." and loving it" .."I told you not to tell me that"....wow...how fun to revisit childhood. "
Missed It By That Much
Kyle Vanover | Ashland, KY United States | 06/14/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Get Smart was one of the funniest spy spoofs ever produced. There's no doubt about that. This set includes every episode of the first season, and they're all beautifully presented. But no spy is complete without his extra gadgets, and that's what's missing from this set.
TimeLife has exclusively offered a FIVE-DISC set packed with bonus features for some time now (users are selling it used & new here), but this FOUR-DISC set is the stripped version.
The 4-disc edition does have episode introductions by Barbara Feldon and commentaries on two episodes; but in addition to these, the 5-disc version includes a FULL DISC of extras that includes a featurette, long lost TV appearances by the stars of the show, and excerpts from a Get Smart seminar with several cast members (including Don Adams, himself), to name a few.
If all you want are the regular episodes - which are fantastic, to say the least! - then you'll be happy with the financial savings from buying this set. But if you really enjoy your bonus features, it's definitely worth the extra cost to splurge a little and buy the 5-disc version directly from TimeLife."