Question: Didn't Fox attempt to do a Get Smart sequel series sometime back in 1995? — John S., Washington, D.C.

Televisionary: That they did, with the emphasis on the word "attempt." And what a lame effort it was.

With C.O.N.T.R.O.L. agents Maxwell Smart (Don Adams) and 99 (Barbara Feldon) off active duty — Max was the new chief and 99 was a member of congress — their son Zach (Andy Dick) was the one out there mining spy games for laughs. (Elaine Hendrix, as Agent 66, stepped into Feldon's old straight-woman role.)

But the pair didn't strike too many giggles. Dick was no Adams, who I always thought was brilliant in the role, and the comedy wasn't as Smart-ly stupid as it was in the old series. It was, well... just plain-vanilla stupid and the show was just plain off the air in no time.