The Greatest TV Shows of the 1960s

Get Smart

Created by the iconic Mel Brooks and Buck Henry (The Graduate), Get Smart came along at the perfect time. Capitalizing on the popularity of the James Bond franchise, Get Smart debuted on September 18, 1965. Starring Don Adams as Maxwell Smart, the show is often regarded as one of the most influential comedy series of all-time. Get Smart‘s humor pushed boundaries, and its scenes often left audiences dabbing at their eyes from laughing so hard. Throughout the show’s successful run in the 1960s, Adams won three Primetime Emmys for Outstanding Continued Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Comedy Series.

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