The story writers for this prompt captured our generation’s experience with TV, so no need to repeat their great recaps. My family also watched the spy shows. Remember the original “Mission Impossible” with white-haired Mr. Phelps? I loved Martin Landau’s many disguises. Seemed as if the show had a thing about tape recorders, both the smaller one that would self-destruct the tape and the washing-machine sized equipment that the techies used to eavesdrop on the bad guys!
One of our family favorites was the goofy spy spoof "Get Smart." Don Adams had a never-ending variety of clumsy antics as a Control agent fighting Chaos (and losing).
One of my favorites was “The Man from Uncle” with Robert Vaughn as Napoleon Solo and David McCallum as Ilya Kuryakin. I had a thing for Ilya when I was a “tween” and really get a kick today out of watching David McCallum as Ducky on NICS. Ah, we all get older …
One of our family favorites was the goofy spy spoof “Get Smart.” Don Adams had a never-ending variety of clumsy antics as a Control agent fighting Chaos (and losing). His shoe phone and the wonderful, malfunctioning Cone of Silence added hilarious technical glitches. All he could say was “sorry about that, chief” to his long-suffering boss. Makes me smile just to think about it. Trivia question: the chief had a first name. Anyone remember what it was?
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