Years spent as an impressionist and stand-up comedian on the cabaret and night-club circuit, where he perfected a clipped delivery and perfect diction that he himself hated, prepared Don Adams well for his best-known television role, as the bumbling Maxwell Smart, Agent 86, in the American spoof spy series Get Smart. The character, who operated under cover as a greetings-card salesman, was conceived by its creators, Mel Brooks and Buck Henry, as a cross between James Bond and Inspector Clouseau, and Get Smart as a satire on the films and their small-screen counterparts such as The Avengers and The Man from U. In the hands of Adams, the stereotypes and wordplay made the sitcom popular around the globe.
Sauvage: Calm down, dear Nino. I don't understand this outburst. You've become highly irrational since that explosion in your laboratory.
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Don Adams and Barbara Feldon would reprise their TV roles, and principal photography would begin either May or Junwhile the show was on hiatus from production. Instead, Stern opted to turn the project into a feature film. A 13 Nov LAT article reported that Max Shulman did a polish on the script although he did not receive an onscreen credit.
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Definitely a Sitcom. His partner, Agent 99 Barbara Feldonwas a slightly daffy secret agent who never let Max realize she could have saved the day without his help. Offered a tremendous number of Catch Phraseslargely at the insistence of star Don Adams, who knew they would help make the series succeed.
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