Get Smart Gadgets - The spy
spoof GET SMART/NBC/CBS/1965-70 and its short lived revival
GET SMART/FOX/1995 featured a number of goofy and yet
inventive weapons and gadgets used by the agents of CONTROL, a
semi-secret spy agency based in Washington D.C..
Secret agent Maxwell Smart (Don Adams) usually carried a
revolver, a machine-gun pistol, a switchblade knife, brass
knuckles, an XKE-500 (gun that fires exploding bullets), an
exploding wallet, and a suicide pill.
His sports car had a 50-caliber machine gun, an ejector
seat, a smoke-screen device and a telephone disguised as a
Other weapons and gadgetry included:
- Finger Gun, a two shot .22 caliber gun disguised inside
a phony finger
- Bulletproof clear plastic shield that dropped from the
ceiling in Max's apartment.
- Immobilo, a paralyzing drug that disabled for thirty
- Absorbo pills that absorbed the alcohol content of a
drink to prevent inebriation
- Gay Deceiver pills that make a person tell lies
- Fake Fingers placed over the ledge to distract an
- Cigarette lighter grenade
- Tear-gas pen
- Telephone gun (press trigger on receiver, then dial 711
and the receiver fires a bullet)
- Narco 512, a sonic energy weapon capable of focusing the
power of 10,000 sonic booms into small areas
- Bullet Bra loaded with .45 caliber shells (an idea
resurrected in the 1997 spy spoof Austin Powers:
International Man of Mystery starring Mike Myers)
Cone of Silence one of Silence reluctantly
used The Chief (Edward Platt), the head of Control to
communicate covertly with Agent 86.
TRIVIA NOTE: In1965, Topper Toys
(went bankrupt in 1971) introduced a line of spy toys called "Secret Sam"
that included a smoking pipe that fired bullets ("Just squeeze
your teeth and shoot"); a "Six Finger"
gun that fired projectiles; and an Attaché
filled with all sorts of spy gadgets. The sides of the narrow
briefcase was fitted with a secret gun on one side and a camera
on the other.
Your mission: Find the secret spy.
Your weapon: [whispering] Secret Sam
Through Secret Sam's periscope you see him
but he can't see you.
You locate the secret spy and talk to him
and Secret Sam's taking his picture right
Suddenly you're discovered. Secret Sam
fires bullets from inside the case.
Secret Sam has barrel extension. Special
missile sends mess to your partner
Mission accomplished. You hand over real
Secret Sam with periscope, message
missile, rifle stock and barrel extension.
Even shots through this carrying case. And
this real camera that works in secretly or
out. [no film included] Takes real photos.
[whispering] Secret Sam, Secret Sam
Sam Spy Commercial by Topper Toys
Here are some other toys and weapons of interest.
1964 Topper Toys Johnny Seven
One Man Army -
Seven Guns in One toy
James Bond 007 Attaché
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