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Get Smart - HBO Complete Season 1 (5 DVD Boxset) £4.35 (when added to basket) + Free Delivery/Quidco @ Asda
Get Smart - HBO Complete Season 1 (5 DVD Boxset) £4.35 (when added to basket) + Free Delivery/Quidco @ Asda

Get Smart - HBO Complete Season 1 (5 DVD Boxset) £4.35 (when added to basket) + Free Delivery/Quidco @ Asda

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The feature film may have missed it by that much, but Get Smart, the TV series, still hits the target with deadly funny accuracy. The right show at the right time, Get Smart brilliantly spoofed the spy genre that was all the rage in 1965, with James Bond on the big screen, and such series as Danger Man, The Avengers, The Saint, The Man from U.N.C.L.E., and I Spy more or less playing it straight on the small screen. Get Smart, on the other hand, had a license to killwith laughter. Mel Brooks and Buck Henry created one of TV's all-time greatest characters, Maxwell Smart, Agent 86 of CONTROL, the super-secret agency vigilantly on alert against the forces of KAOS. Smart (Don Adams in his iconic, Emmy-winning role), an American Clouseau, was not stupid. Though all evidence to the contrary, he was, in his own mind, a suave and sophisticated spy, albeit one who would inadvertently lean against a freshly painted wall while shadowing an enemy agent.
Get Smart hilariously deglamorised the business of espionage. Agents punch a time clock and dispute vacation time. Cool spy gadgets, such as the infamous Cone of Silence, are prone to malfunction. One running joke throughout the first season finds Agent 44 (Victor French) perched in a variety of unlikely and uncomfortable hiding places, among them a grandfather clock. Although the series would only get smarter and funnier in subsequent seasons (Bernie Kopell's KAOS mastermind Siegfried would be introduced in season two), the first season contains several essential episodes, including the Emmy-winning two-parter, "Ship of Spies," "Aboard the Orient Express," featuring a cameo by Johnny Carson as an unflappable conductor, "Diplomat's Daughter" with the arch --and decidedly non-PC-- villain, the Craw, and "Back to the Drawing Board," featuring Dick Gautier as Hymie the robot. From "Sorry about that" to "Would you believe," no show before Get Smart introduced so many catchphrases into the national language, while Smart and his partner, Agent 99 (the ravishing Barbara Feldon), were perhaps TV's first "will they or won't they" couple. With Get Smart, you will be witness to some of TV's funniest moments, sharpest writing, and expertly-executed physical comedy. And loving it.

Synopsis
In this light-hearted spoof of the spy genre, Don Adams played Maxwell Smart, a secret agent who was anything but. Under the guidance of his long-suffering Chief (Edward C. Platt), and catty partner Agent 99 (Barbara Feldon), Smart spent the show bumbling his way through the conspiracies of KAOS and saving the day despite himself. Created by Mel Brooks (THE PRODUCERS) and Buck Henry (THE GRADUATE), the series was marked by the pair's shrewd satire, wonderful sense of the absurd, and vaudevillian dialogue. The show's trapdoor telephone booth, phone shoe, and brassy theme song remain indelible pieces of classic television. This collection presents GET SMART's complete first series.

Product details
Actors: Barbara Feldon, Edward Platt, Don Adams
Format: Box set, PAL, Subtitled
Language English
Region: Region 2 ( DVD formats.)
Number of discs: 5
Classification: PG
Studio: Warner Home Video
DVD Release Date: 18 Aug 2008
Run Time: 801 minutes

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misprice do you think?

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andyat2002;4534542

misprice do you think?



I did think so at first, but the whole Hut/Asda group have reduced it. Not as good as this price, but either way this is a STUPIDLY low price for a cult TV boxset that was only released a few months ago:thumbsup:

Anyone know if this is any good?? Haven't seen the recent film either, but I like Naked gun/Police squad type comedy and this looks along those lines.

Hot price though.

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professor yaffle;4534785

Anyone know if this is any good?? Haven't seen the recent film either, … Anyone know if this is any good?? Haven't seen the recent film either, but I like Naked gun/Police squad type comedy and this looks along those lines.Hot price though.



Yup. Buy it Yaffle. And if you don't like it you can always part with it other ways, if you catch my drift.:thumbsup:

It's been reduced in price to under £5 at various websites for a while now.

I got one last year for a similar price-i haven't watched it yet!

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little ern;4534950

It's been reduced in price to under £5 at various websites for a while … It's been reduced in price to under £5 at various websites for a while now.I got one last year for a similar price-i haven't watched it yet!



I think Play had it for £4.99 a few months ago, but it cost a lot more everywhere when I checked prices on Saturday.

True... I was on offer recently, sadly my order was cancelled! :x Better luck this time hopefully!

I'm not a fan of American comedy, but used to love this when it was on in the holidays when I was at college - so many years ago... :roll:

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Got mine today. Ace. VERYquick delivery too.
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