Get Smart (1965–1970) is an American comedy TV series satirizing the secret agent genre. The series, written and created by Mel Brooks and Buck Henry, won seven Emmy Awards and was nominated for an additional fourteen Emmys and two Golden Globe Awards.
Max: Don’t tell me [some undesirable news]
[Colleague confirms it verbatim.]
Max: I asked you not to tell me that.
Max: Chief, we must use the Cone of Silence if we are to continue this conversation.
Chief: Max, the Cone of Silence never works.
Max: Still we must use it.
[The Cone of Silence lowers over them.]
Chief: Can you hear me?
Max: You might as well surrender, because at this very moment, you are being surrounded by 5,000 crack Swiss troops. Would you believe it? 5,000 crack Swiss troops.
Villain: I find that very hard to believe, Mr Smart.
Max: Oh. Well, would you believe 150 Tyrolean skijumpers?
Villain: No, I wouldn’t.
Max: How ’bout two St. Bernards in heat?
Chief: You don’t happen to have any asprin on you, do you, Max?
Max: Why, Chief? Getting a headache?
Chief: Only when you’re around.
Max: Oh, yes, I’m a big music lover. Would you believe that I once listened to three weeks of Beethoven? Would you believe it? Three weeks!
Villain: I find that quite hard to believe.
Max: Would you believe (thinks a while) Two weeks of Bach?
Villain: I don’t think so.
Max: Would you believe… one hour of Looney Tunes?