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Don Adams' Shoe Phone
Don Adams' Shoe Phone

Origin

Don Adams/Get Smart

Type

Shoe Phone

Effects

Makes user speak in catchphrases and quotes

Downsides

User appears to constantly be a bumbling, incompetent fool

Activation

Dialing

Collected by

Warehouse 13

Section

Thalia-171J

Aisle

127516-7429

Shelf

791822-1281-254

Date of Collection

March 2, 2004

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OriginEdit

Don Adams (1923 - 2005) was an American actor and comedian whose best known role was Agent 86 Maxwell Smart on the sitcom Get Smart. Created as a satirical spoof on the spy genre, Get Smart took character cues from James Bond and Inspector Clouseau.

As top secret agent Maxwell Smart working for CONTROL, Smart and other agents constantly battle against the nefarious KAOS. Although excellent at spy-craft, marksmanship and combat, Maxwell constantly loses focus, has accidents and mistrusts the wrong people, all played to comedic purposes. During its run, the show introduced popularly used catchphrases such as "Would you believe...", "Missed it by that much!", "Sorry about that, Chief", "The Old (such-and-such) Trick", "And loving it", and "I asked you not to tell me that."

This iconic role actually backfired on Adams, as he became typecasted as the good-hearted but unreliable agent and had limited success after Get Smart went off the air. However, he would later end up voicing the titular character in the Inspector Gadget animated series.

EffectsEdit

Whenever the user embroiled in a tense or important situation, they will say the closest meaning catchphrase or clichéd zinger they can think of. Usually occurring near the end of conversations, the user will not be consciously aware of the intended saying until after they speak. These corny aphorisms, along with more pronounced clumsiness and distraction, will make others believe the user to be foolishly incompetent.

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