Monday, September 26, 2005

Cone of silence

A moment of silence doesn't seem like enough when another TV hero has died. Don Adams was most famous for the absurdist spy comedy Get Smart, created by Mel Brooks and Buck Henry. The show worked because he personified the anti-Bond, combining supreme levels of seriousness and ineptitude. He was a major icon of deadpan humor; even Leslie Nielsen owes him a great deal. We miss him by that much.

So, Steve Carell, the pressure is on with the movie adaptation due next year. Do the legacy proud.


Phantom Scribbler said...

Hmmmm. I like Steve Carell, but am dubious about a remake. Who's going to be 99? Chief? That agent who was always stuck inside mailboxes?

Jane Dark said...

Bouncing over from Phantom Scribbler's blog to show the Don Adams love, but I don't know about a remake. Do you think Carell will get it right?

Of course, we're talking about the show that had the Nude Bomb movie...but I guess that's my point. I'd be worried that Carell will produce something more comparable to the Nude Bomb than the television show.

Gleep! I'm really showing my geekiness here. When you love something in 3rd grade, you really love it, I guess.

K-Lyn said...

I agree with Jane. This is some depp rooted love here and I am concerned about the possibilty of the new movie. Since I no longer have Hitchhiker's to worry about I shall channel all my chanting (Please don't suck. Please don't suck. PLEASE don't suck) to this work in progress.