A Lady's Ruminations

"Jane was firm where she felt herself to be right." -Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

Monday, September 26, 2005

RIP Agent 86

When my sister and I were little, we used to watch reruns of Get Smart. It was our favorite show and we still lament the fact that it isn't on any channel we can find.

I was sad to hear, today, that Don Adams, who played Agent 86/Maxwell Smart, in the show, died yesterday at the age of 82.

The theme song to Get Smart is going through my head right now. My sister and I used to run around playing the characters, imagining a "cone of silence" and shoe phones. My sister always used to say, "Missed it by that much" in a Maxwell Smart Voice. It was such a fun show.

Looking at a bio for Don Adams on IMDB.com, I read something I didn't know:

Served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II, and took part in the landings and battle at Guadalcanal, where he contracted malaria.
God rest his soul and give his family peace and comfort.

Agent 86 has gone deep undercover. Rest in peace.

You can find more information about Get Smart here.