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Written By : Richard SchwartzCategory : 1. Life
Location : Nashua, NH

Yes, Don Adams passed away.

I asked you not to tell me that!

The Mel Brooks/Buck Henry creation Get Smart was the source of a never-ending supply of secret agents hiding in mailboxes and other odd places, so many iconic gadgets and phrases like the shoe phone (and many other unexpected phones, actually) the cone of silence, "Sorry about that, Chief", "Missed it by that much", "Would you believe...?", and "The old ________ trick" soon followed by "That's the second time I've fallen for that trick this month!", not to mention the "Don't tell me... I asked you not to tell me that!" schtick.

Would you believe that Don Adams won 10 Emmy awards? Would you believe 5 Golden Globes? How about three Emmy's and a Golden Globe? (Yes. That one you should believe.) Only Carroll O'Connor won more Best Actor Emmy awards for a single character.

They sure don't make them like that any more -- although I am definitely looking forward to Steve Martin's new edition of the Pink Panther.

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