CONTROL - Spy
organization on the espionage spoof GET
CONTROL is located at 123 Main Street (on W
Street at the corner of 34th Street).
According to their top agent Maxwell Smart,
CONTROL is "a master spy organization in
Washington, DC, operated by the forces of good
in the Free World to combat the forces of evil
He further added "We have to shoot and kill and
destroy. We represent everything that's
wholesome and good in the world."
Although Max was a loyal agent sworn to fight
the forces of evil and serve on the side of
"niceness," he once complained, "The CIA is in
the newspaper all the time, and the FBI has its
own television show. We're the only secret
organization in the world that nobody ever heard
of." (except for all the telephone operators and
taxi drivers in town).
Roster of CONTROL employees
partner, Agent 99
Head of CONTROL
the Chief's Assistant
Max & Agent
Entry to CONTROL (a spoof on the tailor shop
entrance seen on the spy adventure THE MAN FROM
U.N.C.L.E.) was accessed by walking down a
corridor filled with a series of automatic steel
doors that slid open both horizontally and
At the end of the long hallway, a lone phone
booth provided access to the entrance to CONTROL
headquarters. The agent stepped into the booth,
inserted a coin, and dialed the phone and then
dropped out of sight through a trapdoor.
The CONTROL facilities included a laboratory,
indoor firing range, photography darkroom,
conference rooms, library, poolroom, banquet
facilities and numerous offices.
Additional CONTROL offices were located in New
York City, Baltimore, Los Angeles, Cleveland,
Phoenix, as well as a ghost town on Highway 8, a
communications center in Greenland and a secret
germ-warfare laboratory in Heidelberg, Germany.
CONTROL used to have an office in Las Vegas but
CONTROL chief nemesis was a sinister worldwide organization known as
KAOS, lead by the evil mastermind Conrad
Siegfried (Bernie Kopell). Starker was his
CONTROL is not an acronym but rather the term
represents those rational forces attempting to
preserve order in a chaotic world.
In the book "The Get Smart Handbook" by Joey
Green (Collier, 1993), the author suggests some
possible meanings for the Spy agency CONTROL
- Central Organisation To Reconnoiter
- Confidential Organized
Network Team Repudiating Objectionable
- Counter Organization
Neutralizing Trangressors, Rebels, and Obstinate
- Company Opposing Notorious Traitors,
Rebels, Oligarchs, and Lawyers.
An other possible meaning (as suggested by me,
the author of this website) would be Central
Organization for the Neutralization of
Terrorists, Revolutionaries, Outlaws, and
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