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I Spy: The Conquest of Maude Murdock

Kelly and Scott are assigned to kidnap an undersecretary, Maude Murdock, to prove that her security is inadequate, unaware that their traitorous superior is setting them up so that he can step in and abduct Maude for real.


Episode Info


Episode number: 1x22
Airdate: Wednesday March 02nd, 1966



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Guest Stars
Jeanette Nolan
As Maude (Maude Murdock)
Recurring
Larry Thor
As Walter Kermit
Recurring
Philip Bourneuf
As Saunders
Pedro Gonzalez Gonzalez
As Jaime (as Pedro Gonzales-Gonzales)
Laurence Haddon
As Social Secretary (as Lawrence Haddon)
William Stevens
As Security Man
Melora Conway
As Secretary
William Leslie
As Security Agent
Rico Alaniz
As Mexican General
Joel Fluellen
As Oba Basinga
Carlos Romero
As Bandit #1
Pepe Callahan
As Bandit #2
Caitlin Wyles
As Estrellita (as Catherine Wyles)
James Oliver Queen
As Disguised #1
Billy Curtis
As Disguised #2
Alberto Monte
As Waiter
Main Cast
Robert Culp
As Kelly Robinson
Bill Cosby
As Alexander Scott

Recap

In Mexico, two men leave the National Museum and go down the street so that the embassy photographer, Saunders, can take a photo of the other man, Senator Walter Kermit. Another photographer, Droison, is there and leaves so that they can get a clear shot. After the photographer gets the shot, he asks Droison to take a photo of the two of them. As Saunders shows Droison how to take the photo, he admits that he couldn't get there alone and he's there to collect his money and do his job for his new employers. Droison slips him an envelope of money and Saunders poses with Walter...

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Episode Notes
Jeanette Nolan received an Emmy nomination for "Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Dramatic Series."



Episode Quotes
Kelly: I didn't ask you anything yet.
Secretary: Kelly Robinson, the only good thing about playing tennis with you is that a girl gets to wear her sneakers so she can run.

Kelly: Let me have your jacket.
Scott: What?
Kelly: Your jacket, can I have your jacket to put it on the wire?
Scott: No, man. What for?
Kelly: Well, I can't use mine. I have to be beautiful for the girl.
Scott: Well, you borrowed my jacket in Hong Kong to put on the barbed wire. You owe me one.
Kelly: Are you kidding? I had that rewoven for you. You can't even see the little holes in the thing.

Waiter: Ah, those are wandering mariachis. Bring good luck.
Kelly: How far do they usually wander? Because right now they're killing the art of conversation.

Maude: You are as alien and unfathomable to me as somebody from another planet.
Saunders: Mrs. Murdock, I've never really believed you're a simple Oklahoman housewife. Now I'm sure you're not.
Maude: Allow me to tell you just who I am. I am a woman who labels you as a traitor. I can't call you my countryman 'cause you have no cause, you have no convictions, no principles.
Saunders: Merely money.
Maude: And you don't need money. What you do, you do because you despise everything. You're one of those superior beings for whom there are no laws, no rules, no commandments.
Saunders: I've never been a joiner.
Maude: In Oklahoma, when we have a diseased animals, we cut him out of the herd before he can do anymore damage.
Saunders: Mrs. Murdock, I'm afraid you've got to leave that little chore to someone else.

Kelly: Hello there, Maude. Listen, I have a question for you, Maude.
Maude: What's that?
Kelly: Why in the world would you... why in the world would you go out with us carrying a gun?
Maude: Why, in case I had to shoot you. I hope you don't think I trusted either one of you.
Kelly: Yes.



Episode Goofs
When Kelly starts to climb down the wall, the dog jumps up and the "grass" beneath him noticeably jumps, revealing it's studio grass turf.




Other Episode Crew

Executive ProducerSheldon Leonard
ProducerFouad Said  |  Morton Fine  |  David Friedkin
Associate ProducerRonald Jacobs
CastingRuth Burch
MusicEarle Hagen
Music EditorJerry MacDonald  |  Ken Johnson (5)
HairstylistDonna McDonough
Make-upStan Smith
Set DecoratorKen Swartz
Property MasterJerry McFarland
Production AssistantJoel Swanson
Director of PhotographyFleet Southcott
Production SupervisorRonald Jacobs
Art DirectorKenneth A. Reid
Production ManagerFrank Myers (1)  |  Edward M. Hillie
Sound EditorBill B. Keith  |  Dick Maier (1)
Special EffectsJoe Lombardi
Film EditorBasil Wrangell
CostumerHarald Johnson  |  Florence Albert
Assistant DirectorClark L. Paylow
Sound EngineerTommy N. Thompson
Music CoordinatorWalter Popp
Second Unit DirectorSheldon Leonard
ContinuityMichael Preece (1)
Location Production ManagerLeon Chooluck
Editorial CoordinatorJerry Jameson
Location Director Of PhotographyFouad Said
Assistant To The Production ManagerStanley J. Brooks
Location Film EditorGeorge W. Brooks
 
Warning: I Spy season 1 episode 22 guide may contain spoilers
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