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Don Adams dead.

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thwack (by lj-user twoflower)
Did you know who that was when I said that?

Do you know who he was if I say 'Agent Maxwell Smart is dead'?

How about 'Inspector Gadget died'?

Hint: I deal with people younger than me rather a lot anymore. This is not a bad thing of them- it's just who they are. but it was weird discovering this, and noticing that nobody I spoke to, for ages, knew who the fuck Don Adams had been.
No, not even as Inspector Gadget.
  • Dude, "Get Smart" was the shit. :)

    I didn't know he voiced Inspector Gadget, though.
  • i know who he is. i watched a lot of nick at night as a kid, though.

    however, the first person to ask if matthew broderick is dead in response to your mentioning of inspector gadget will be receiving a psychic kick in the genitalia.
    • Doot-doo-doot-doo-doot Professor Crowley
      Doot-doo-doot-doo-doot doot-doot ooh-ooh
      Doot-doo-doot-doo-doot Professor Crowley
      Doot-doo-doot-doo-doot doot-doot ooh-ooh

      Go, Crowley, Go!
      Go, Crowley, Go!

      Go-go Crowley water demon!
    • i think the world would be a better place if more people wore ridiculous triangle hats and pretended like they were flossing their eyeballs.
    • Agent 93, this is Agent 86, over.
      86, this is Liber Vel Veeta, respond.
  • Yes, and I'm very sad. Get Smart provided me with hours and hours of brilliant TV as a child.
  • I owe him some of the best laughs I had as a kid, along with Gilligan (the actor who played him passed away recently too).

    Many people in my country don't know who he was. And very probably we got to see the show years later after they stopped running it in the USA, but still, people a lot younger than me, still mimic the shoe-phone having no idea where it came from. That show left a mark here. I was called "Super Agente 86" here.
  • I even remember the movie "The nude bomb"
    • That movie was AWESOME. The football huddle scene scarred me for life.
    • Hey! I was talking with someone about that just the other day.

      That person and I were the only ones in the conversation who saw it in the theaters.
  • Aw, fuck. :(
  • I remember him from both roles, and as the voice of a penguin in Under Dog. All three are shows that I've primarily watched on Nickelodeon/Nick-at-Nite, come to think of it.

    Would it be inappropriate to make a "Go go gadget ____" joke?
  • Yeah, I saw that earlier. He rocked. But as far as I'm concerned, there was no Inspector Gadget! It was Get Smart all the way.

    (I'm also one of those rare people who saw 'The Nude Bomb' in the theatre (and remember its original title, rather than the one they use now)).
  • Don Adams dead.

    Did you know who that was when I said that?

    Do you know who he was if I say 'Agent Maxwell Smart is dead'?

    How about 'Inspector Gadget died'?


    Would you believe Tennesee Tuxedo?

    Yeah, very sad.
  • I am proud that you are actually something like the third or fourth of my f-list to mention his passing. My list have taste.

    The appropriate reference seems to be "Missed it by... *that* much."

    However, I'm inclined to prefer "This obituary will self-destruct in five seconds."
  • Let us observe a cone of silence.
  • I knew!!!!!

    But only because the other person on my friends list who posted about this included a link to IMDB.
  • Sir, I know the Chief's first name, and the name of the actor who played him. Do I know who Don Adams was? That would be "yes".
  • I don't think the young people I deal with would even know what Inspector Gadget is. But maybe. Certainly it would be considered very old.

    But then, I absolutely loved "Get Smart".

    "Oh, 86 -- you're worth TWO 43s!"

    I'm going into the Cone of Silence for a good weeping now.
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