Article from: "Celebrity: WHERE ARE THEY NOW?; Don Adams still
'Smart' enough to do commercials" By Paul Sullivan; Boston Herald; May 7,
Would you believe that "Get Smart",
which ran from 1965-70 and made stars out of former stand-up comic Don Adams
and ex-model Barbara Feldon and gave us such gadgets as the shoe phone and...SHHH!...the
Cone of Silence, is on cable's TV Land?
Adams said, "No one had seen a sitcom like
this. ABC thought it was too weird. It was Mad magazine, but subtler."
Feldon said recently, with a perfectly straight
face, that she and Adams were invited to CIA headquarters to observe a new
exhibition of gadgets they had from the "Get Smart" and "I
Spy" TV shows.
After the show ran its course, Adams did a couple
of reunion movies and also had one stinkbomb film, "The Naked Bomb,"
which was based on "Get Smart."
He also had a very successful run as the voice of
Inspector Gadget on TV and a cameo in the Matthew Broderick movie.
"I guess I wasn't right for the title
role," he said.
There's been word in Phonytown that Jim Carrey may
star in Adams' role of Maxwell Smart in a movie version of his old TV series.
"I guess I wasn't right for that role,
either," he said.
When asked how his spent his time now, the
74-year-old Adams said, "I spend my days trying to tie my shoelaces
and watching the spots on my hands turn brown."
Actually, he's doing very nicely making TV
Adams was up for a new series, but in the end he
missed it, by THAT much.
WEBMASTER'S NOTE: I would like
to make note of the fact that any factual, grammatical, or spelling errors found
in this article are not the fault of the transcriber or webmaster. We
are also wondering exactly what this "Naked Bomb" is that the author
mentioned in this article. Can they be bought online? Can I get one at
an army surplus store?
I'd like to give a big thanks to Ryan Schroer who
provided this article!!! J