The original smart phones …

Just because it made me laugh …

Get Smart (TV Series 1965–1970) – IMDb

Bumbling Maxwell Smart, Agent 86 for CONTROL, with a great deal of help from his competent partner Agent 99, battles the forces of KAOS – Starring Don AdamsBarbara FeldonEdward Platt.


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  1. Now this makes me laugh. TV used to be entertainment. Families could sit together watching “Get Smart” and just laugh. We all enjoyed watching it. Even silly shows like “Hee Haw” had their place in good, clean family entertainment. Again, families joined together around the single TV and interacted.

    I think along the way we’ve digressed in our human development. We’re no longer a solid family unit, enjoying each other’s company. Kids today need to be entertained or they are quick to get bored. Most families are totally dysfunctional do to a lack of adhesive properties that used to make up the family dynamic. Gays want the right to marry, half of straight marriages fail and sigle parent households are more the rule instead of the exception. It’s sad. Let’s bring back Get Smart.

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    • It was a funny show and I used to watch it regularly. It always made me laugh. Goofball comedy is my favorite with a strong preference for parody, which this was. I wish they’d rerun it. Also wouldn’t mind seeing reruns of “The Man from U.N.C.L.E.”

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      • You may look into HuluPlus. They carry complete series that you can watch for $7.99 a month. I can’t add another monthly bill but they sure plug it enough with my free subscription.

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    • Bob, you nailed it on your take of today’s TV shows. Some would argue it’s an age thing. Maybe. Maybe not. I want to be entertained. I want characters who are real, regardless of their age. We’re dealing with enough angst in our daily lives. I want to smile, I want to laugh and sometimes cry if I’m moved by sentiment. I agree, generally, about kids today (Think about the song from “Bye, Bye Birdie”) and the crumbling family structure. Technology and social networks have replaced family conversation. I realize favorite TV show choices are very subjective. My favorites are: “NCIS” (I love Leroy Jethro Gibbs almost in the same way I loved my childhood cinema & TV heroes. I really like the rest of the ensemble cast and their dialogue. I think of them as friends. The plots are secondary but entertaining). Other favorites include “Bluebloods” (Tom Selleck and company get my vote for the same reason as “NCIS”). Although a modern, Cop family show — “Bluebloods” has a “Waltons” feel to it. There’s also the new “Las Vegas” with Dennis Quaid & Michael Chiklis giving us flesh and blood antagonists we can enjoy. “Nashville” is another new show that has promise. Lots of good country music and an “All About Eve” plot with good actors. “Elementary”, the new take on Sherlock Holmes and Watson with Jonny Lee Miller & Lucy Liu is promising. There are others but less entertaining. The oldies on my viewing list are topped by “*M*A*SH”, “The Golden Girls”, “Cheers” and a couple of the old westerns. And, as for the Shoe phone, Max Smart would be welcomed back any time. But it should be Don Adams and Barbara Feldon walking through the door.

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