Monday, September 26, 2005

Don Adams, Dead at 82

A sad farewell to someone who gave me a lot of laughs growing up: Don Adams. As the title character of television's "Get Smart," Adams sent up the James Bond franchise and all manner of spy standards -- he was the most incredible comedic actor of his time. Would you believe, "a very funny actor"? Would you believe, "moderately funny?"

Seriously -- he was great at what he did, and I enjoyed him immensely.


Jack's Shack said...

Sorry chief

wife said...

I loved that show as a kid. I also love finding out more things we have in common after all these years. Have I mentioned lately that I have been listening to NPR on a regular basis, and apparently I can even enjoy sci-fi.

The Misanthrope said...

I tried to post this previously, but I don't think it made it out of the cone of silence. I once played craps with him in Las Vegas in the '80s at the Desert Inn, which is now the new Wynn casino

On The Mark said...

My first car was a Sunbeam Alpine (red with wire wheels), the same car he drove in Get Smart. I still wish I had that car even though it was impossible to find parts.

Attila said...

The good news is that HBO is bringing out DVDs of the show starting next year. (I got that from a major GS fan site called

Chief: It's eight o'clock in the evening, Larabee.

Larabee: That explains it, Chief.

Chief: Explains what?

Larabee: Why my wife served me roast beef for breakfast.