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. Guest…
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
- The series was constantly over budget due to the foreign location shooting.
- 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.
- Bill Cosby's character, Alexander Scott, was originally intended to be an older mentor to Robert Culp's trainee agent, Kelly Robinson. Executive producer Sheldon Leonard cast Cosby in the…
[show]Bill Cosby's character, Alexander Scott, was originally intended to be an older mentor to Robert Culp's trainee agent, Kelly Robinson. Executive producer Sheldon Leonard cast Cosby in the role after seeing one of his routines (Scott was originally intended to be a Caucasian). Due to this casting change, the writers thought an occasional reference to Cosby's race would be a necessity, given the tumult of the times. In an early episode, "Danny Was a Million Laughs", guest star Martin Landau's character makes a racial joke at Scott's expense. Culp and Cosby demanded that no more racial jokes be done, and none were for the run of the series.