Sep. 15, 1965
60 min.
NBC TV Network

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I Spy

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.


I Spy Season 1 (1965-1966)

1x01 1 1x01 So Long, Patrick Henry
A defector in old Hong Kong claims the attention of Robinson & Scott.
Sep. 15, 1965
1x02 1 1x02 A Cup of Kindness
One of their own has joined the adverse party, so Scott & Robinson are sent to Hong Kong after him.
Sep. 22, 1965
1x03 1 1x03 Carry Me Back to Old Tsing-Tao
A businessman in Hong Kong owes the IRS; Robinson & Scott carry the loot.
Sep. 29, 1965
1x04 1 1x04 Chrysanthemum
A French spy hampers the search for missing files.
Oct. 06, 1965
1x05 1 1x05 Dragon's Teeth
A murder happens in front of them, and Robinson & Scott must investigate a mysterious organization.
Oct. 13, 1965
1x06 1 1x06 The Loser
A nightclub singer is a pawn between drug smugglers (who have kidnapped Scott) and the pair.
Oct. 20, 1965
1x07 1 1x07 Danny Was a Million Laughs
A bodyguard assignment for a very unpleasant sort of fellow.
Oct. 27, 1965
1x08 1 1x08 The Time of the Knife
An agent is killed, the microfilm is missing, his girlfriend is threatened.
Nov. 03, 1965
1x09 1 1x09 No Exchange on Damaged Merchandise
A prisoner exchange requires a search for a double agent.
Nov. 10, 1965
1x10 1 1x10 Tatia
Vietnam has not seen three agents assigned there, and Scott suspects Robinson's girlfriend.
Nov. 17, 1965
1x11 1 1x11 Weight of the World
A Tokyo seminar on obesity is threatened with a new form of Chinese plague.
Dec. 01, 1965
1x12 1 1x12 Three Hours on a Sunday Night
Missing microfilm must be paid for or Scott will be killed, but where to get the shekels?
Dec. 08, 1965
1x13 1 1x13 Tigers of Heaven
An anti-American group in Japan menaces the last of the aristocracy.
Dec. 15, 1965
1x14 1 1x14 Affair in T'Sien Cha
An American schoolteacher, an ancient walled city, a missing train and a valuable cargo lost in China.
Dec. 29, 1965
1x15 1 1x15 The Tiger
A definitive mission to Vietnam in order to rescue the daughter of a physician.
Jan. 05, 1966
1x16 1 1x16 The Barter
Russian defector for American girl: good business or not?
Jan. 12, 1966
1x17 1 1x17 Always Say Goodbye
A womanizing American hampers efforts to protect a Japanese economic conference from Communist sabotage.
Jan. 26, 1966
1x18 1 1x18 Court of the Lion
A Zulu (Oxon.) who trades diamonds for revenge, a gangster dominating a small village, and radioactive isotopes.
Feb. 02, 1966
1x19 1 1x19 Turkish Delight
Who is kidnapping the great agronomists in Mexico City?
Feb. 09, 1966
1x20 1 1x20 Bet Me a Dollar
They bet each other a dollar that one can evade the other for a week, but he's been contaminated with anthrax and must be found in 24 hours.
Feb. 16, 1966
1x21 1 1x21 Return to Glory
An exiled South American dictator has plans, or has he, really?
Feb. 23, 1966
1x22 1 1x22 The Conquest of Maude Murdock
A redoubtable Embassy figure in Mexico deals them a turn.
Mar. 02, 1966
1x23 1 1x23 A Day Called 4 Jaguar
Quetzalcoatl has appeared in the Mexican jungle, or is it an AWOL cosmonaut pursued by his old comrades?
Mar. 09, 1966
1x24 1 1x24 Crusade to Limbo
Infiltrate a revolutionary South American group, with Hollywood connections, that's the assignment.
Mar. 23, 1966
1x25 1 1x25 My Mother, the Spy
An agent abroad and pregnant with information must report to the boys back home after her affair with the adverse party.
Mar. 30, 1966
1x26 1 1x26 There Was a Little Girl
Bodyguard work for a VIP's daughter. She buys an objet d'art, and hell ensues.
Apr. 06, 1966
1x27 1 1x27 It's All Done with Mirrors
Robinson is brainwashed to kill Scott, whose orders are to kill Robinson.
Apr. 13, 1966
1x28 1 1x28 One Thousand Fine
Gold fever among old friends in the jungles of Mexico.
Apr. 27, 1966
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Season 1 Characters

Kelly Robinson played by Robert Culp
Alexander Scott played by Bill Cosby
Girl played by Joan Swift
Man played by Aly Wassil
Bartender played by Paul King (XIV)
Nurse played by Begoña Palacios
Servant played by Kenneth Chung
Restaurant Patron played by Rudy Germane
Hotel Guest played by Alphonso DuBois
Waiter played by Clark Ross
Ramon played by Pepito Galindo
Jean played by Susan Oliver
Doctor played by Robert Carricart
Ito played by Tanigoshi
Oshima played by Dale Ishimoto
Jimmy played by Mako
Secretary played by Melora Conway
Driver played by James Shen
Party Guest played by Calvin Brown
Clerk played by Cosmo Sardo
Karafatma played by Victor Buono
Phyllis played by Julie London
James Winthrop played by Kent Smith
Angela played by Sally Kellerman
Catherine played by Pilar Seurat

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Season 1 Videos

11 The Weight of the World
11 The Weight of the World (51:27)

12 Three Hours on a Sunday Night
12 Three Hours on a Sunday Night (51:22)

24 Crusade to Limbo
24 Crusade to Limbo (50:53)

3 Carry Me Back to Old Tsing-Tao
3 Carry Me Back to Old Tsing-Tao (51:10)

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Season 1 Quotes

01x01 - So Long, Patrick Henry Season 1 / Episode 1: - So Long, Patrick Henry

Kelly Robinson: [Phone rings] Hello?
Mickey: Sir, Mr. Robinson?
Kelly Robinson: Yes, what is it?
Mickey: This is OO7.
Kelly Robinson: What?
Mickey: OO7. You know, like in the movies.
Kelly Robinson: Oh, boy...
01x07 - Danny Was a Million Laughs Season 1 / Episode 7: - Danny Was a Million Laughs

Kelly Robinson: While you're at it, you might as well tell her I've had it, personally, with the whole Nathan Hale bit.
Alexander Scott: Right.
Kelly Robinson: They don't want you to just give the one life you regret you only got one of, they want you to give your self-respect, too!
Alexander Scott: Right.
Kelly Robinson: I admit we got a certain duty to our country. But we got a little duty to humanity as well. Keepin' that creep alive will be a direct sell out of the entire human race!
Alexander Scott: Right.
Kelly Robinson: Do you have any idea what it would be like bodyguarding Danny Preston? You'd get ulcers in half an hour!
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Season 1 Trivia

  • Episode 10 - Goof (continuity error): Near the body of a murder victim, Scottie turns over three photos to find the logo "Photo by Tatia Loring" stamped on the back in black ink. But when he shows the photos to Kelly later, the ink on the photos is red.
  • Episode 27 - It is revealed that a "Code 10" means to kill on sight.
  • Episode 01 - According to his commentary on the 2002 DVD release, Robert Culp wrote several scripts for 'I Spy' on his own initiative after being dissatisfied with the script for the show's pilot episode. Culp had already written episodes for several other TV series by this time.
  • Episode 15 - Robert Culp and guest star France Nuyen (Sam) met in this episode which led to their marriage app 1 year later.
  • Episode 23 - This is the first of six episodes that Michael Zagor would write for the series. Zagor continued to work with Bill Cosby after its cancellation - he co-created The Bill Cosby Show along with Cosby and [url=/person/ed_weinberger]Ed. Weinberger[/url

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