A pair of agents go undercover as a tennis pro and his trainer. Kelly Robinson is the man with a racket, Alexander Scott is, among other things, a polyglot. The creation of the Cinemobile for location shooting enabled far-flung episodes in Hong Kong, Europe, Mexico, etc. The writing is of a standard that would be very difficult to match in any circumstances, or as Scott & Robinson might say, the wonderfulness of its marvelousness is only equal to the marvelousness of its wonderfulness.
Last Episode03x26 Pinwheel Aired: Apr. 15, 1968
What is this ring of spies set up in Africa? Melanie knows, or thinks she knows, or anyway means to find out, why not?
I Spy: Season 3, Episode #1 - Let's Kill Karlovassi
The partners object when a ruthless agent (Ruth Roman) wants them to kill a likable suspected spy.
I Spy: Season 3, Episode #7 - Now You See Her, Now You Don't
Scott and Robinson search the Greek islands for a vacationing Los Alamos mathematician (Barbara Mullen).
Series Fun Facts
- Culp and Cosby improvised most of their banter. They also ended up rewriting much of their dialogue as they were often dissatisfied with the scripts.
- According to a TV Guide interview with Culp, Cosby was originally uninterested in doing the series and insulted the producers during his audition. Culp mediated between them and helped Cosby get cast.
- The first American dramatic TV series to feature a black actor in a lead role. Scripts were peppered with unique lingo. One catchphrase, "wonderfulness," became popular and was later used by
[show]The first American dramatic TV series to feature a black actor in a lead role. Scripts were peppered with unique lingo. One catchphrase, "wonderfulness," became popular and was later used by Bill Cosby for the title of one of his comedy albums.