Blog on the Run: Reloaded

Tuesday, September 27, 2005 9:50 pm

Don Adams has died

Filed under: Fun,Sad — Lex @ 9:50 pm

When I was a little kid, I always demanded to be allowed to stay up on Saturday nights until Maxwell Smart had walked through all the sets of doors barring the entrance to CONTROL headquarters, but I didn’t get to really enjoy “Get Smart!” until it showed up on cable reruns.

True story from “Get Smart!,” to appreciate which you must know that a once-common misperception among Westerners was that Asian women’s labia run horizontally rather than vertically. In one scene on the show, there are a bunch of clocks on the wall in the background supposedly depicting the time in major cities around the world — New York, Los Angeles, London, etc. The labels for each clock ran vertically, except for one — “Tokyo,” I think — that ran horizontally. (My mother actually was the one who pointed out this visual gag and explained it to me. I have a cool mom.)

Adams, of course, also provided the voice of childhood cartoon hero/pompous jackass penguin Tennessee Tuxedo, as well as the more recent cartoon hero Inspector Gadget.

‘Bye, Don, and thanks for all the laughs.

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