First Gilligan, now Maxwell Smart. My era's TV rerun icons are dropping like flies. I could not get enough of Get Smart
when I was a kid, literally, since Get Smart was just not reun nearly as often as say Gilligan's Island (the color episodes anyway) was on the local New York television stations. I'm sure there are probably several episodes I have yet to see despite all the later Nick at Night airings. Get Smart was a terrific show that was at least a decade ahead of its time and its still pretty great today. Don Adams
never achieved the same level of success he enjoyed with Get Smart later in his career. However, Don Adams does enjoy a special place in the hearts and minds of the editors of the Idiom. Prior to becoming Maxwell Smart, a role he would essentially inhabit for the rest of his life, Don Adams was the voice of Tennesee Tuxedo
. Who's that you ask? Only one of the best charcters on the Underdog
show and the greatest fictional penguin in history. Well, Opus the penguin
from Bloom County
is the greatest fictional penguin in history. Would you believe the second greatest?
Second Greatest Fictional Penguin