Sorry Millennials, only Boomers can match these gadgets to the right Sixties spy shows

Gizmos from cameras to communicators were disguised as everyday objects in these Sixties spy series.

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With the exploding popularity of the James Bond film franchise and the Cold War looming in the real world, espionage thrillers became a staple on TV in the late 1960s. The tropes and characteristics of spy shows were so well known that comedies like Get Smart got by entirely on poking fun at the more serious adventures taking place on series like Mission: Impossible and The Man from U.N.C.L.E.

We’ve taken the many cool, hidden and occasionally ridiculous gadgets from these three iconic spy shows and put them all together in one quiz! Can you tell which show each device is from?

  1. The Cone of Silence was a recurring device seen in…
  2. This communication device is from…
  3. What is this robotic claw from?
  4. This car was its own kind of special gadget in…
  5. When is a shoe not just a shoe? When it’s in…
  6. Which show cleverly concealed a tiny camera inside a purse?
  7. What is this electro-regressor ray from?
  8. This gadget helped crack open a safe in…
  9. This briefcase was actually a weapon in…
  10. What show is this robotic arm from?
  11. What is this communication gadget from?
  12. This suitcase contraption is from…

Sorry Millennials, only Boomers can match these gadgets to the right Sixties spy shows

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RedSamRackham 14 months ago
* These shows all had their clever spy-gimmicky devices BUT MacGyver could make his own from something as simple as a rubber-band and a paper-clip!
snifferdog 19 months ago
10 for 12
Not bad for someone who didn’t watch any of these shows very much.
MikefromJersey 19 months ago

10 for 12
TVLAND over 20 years ago sold actual working shoe phones as a tie in when it ran Get Smart.
The network then had wit and style, with THE best commercials for it's series on TV.
It has lost it's way, I know of no one who still tunes in.
They should study MeTV Plus, what a great line up!
Talk about well written TV shows, they have Route 66 and Family back to back.
kidhickey 20 months ago
i got 9 out 12 i thought that was pretty good , but i got this massage looks like you self destructed , oh well .
Dajj 20 months ago
6/12 I self destructed on this one. But Robo Cop and Heime put me back together!
geisler2 20 months ago
I was a bit off on 5...(lol)...
Pacificsun 20 months ago
Collectors Call: "Meet Danny Biederman!"

Absolutely the 𝙗𝙚𝙨𝙩 Weigel produced episode EVER!!!

Danny's story is incredible!
I've got it on DVR now!
Pacificsun Pacificsun 20 months ago
$40,000,000 to $50,000,000 MILLION!!!
texasluva Pacificsun 20 months ago
You're rich! Meanwhile here is the coming attractions movies below plus a movie for today.

Coming to your MQ screens this Friday and more---

It's time to stir the movie pot.

Your first Bonus Movie will be-
The Bad Seed (1956)-Drama--Horror--Thriller
I done told you all I was going to lay a few scary ones on you as October (Halloween) looms-
Nancy Kelly---Patty McCormack---Gage Clarke---Henry Jones
RHODA PENMARK - The Bad Seed (1956)--

Bonus Movie # 2-
Stage Door (1937)-Comedy--Drama--
Katharine Hepburn---Ginger Rogers---Adolphe Menjou---Lucille Ball
Stage Door (1937) -- Isn't Shakespeare dead?--

The Saturday Night Movie ----
Jurassic World-(2015)-Action--Adventure--Sci-fi-
Chris Pratt---Bryce Dallas Howard---Ty Simpkins---Vincent D'Onofrio
Jurassic World (2015) - It's In There With You Scene--

Don't go away---I have a movie for you today---
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Jan de Bont
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Allison 20 months ago
9/12 Out of those 3 shows I've only ever watched Get Smart!
RichLorn 20 months ago
None of these can hold a candle to my official Captain Midnight Decoder Ring with a built-in compass and whistle.
Pacificsun RichLorn 20 months ago
Did you get it from a cereal box or send away for it?
RichLorn Pacificsun 20 months ago
I used the hard currency that was standard of the 1950's .... Box tops.
Pacificsun RichLorn 20 months ago
Yeah, MeTV should do nostalgia themed story just on "box tops" alone!

That and "Blue Chip" (or Green) Stamps were a currency unto themselves. Can you imagine anyone in this day and age having the patience to fill up a book of Blue Stamps to buy anything!
RichLorn Pacificsun 20 months ago
After 60+ years of inflation, one would need a small truck to carry enough old stamp books needed to redeem a toaster.
Dario 20 months ago
8 out of 12. 😊😊😊😊😊
Pacificsun 20 months ago
There are so many comments about #9, the LN picture tripping up people from not guessing GS. I don't even remember the GS episode and we watched the series every single week (on CBS). But LN had a particular appearance on M:I. Almost trademark costuming and hair. Unless he was masquerading within the inside M:I plot itself. And the background just isn't that of M:I either, also designed with a particular "look" (props, color and lighting).

A 30 minute (comedy) show is going to have a different approach (cheaper) to its look and feel than M:I's quest for establishing the atmosphere, locale and dramatic/suspense-filled purpose.
scp 20 months ago
Nine out of twelve. For two of the ones I missed my second choice was the right one, but that robot arm? Would never have guessed.
Charlotte 20 months ago
9 out of 12 not bad for someone who didn't watch the shows.
MarkSpeck 20 months ago
9 out of 12...yeah, I knew Nimoy was a bad guy on Get Smart, but for spying, I think of him first and foremost with Mission: Impossible.
Blondie7 20 months ago
10/12. Used visual clue Nimoy on Get Smart.
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