Recently I was talking with our good friend Carl Schwartzman when the recent death of Don Adams, who of course played Maxwell "Agent 86" Smart in Get Smart, came up. Carl mentioned that since Adams's death, the number 86 kept popping up for him.
Of course any numerological topic brings to my mind the the Law Of Fives. And I quickly realized that 8 + 6 = 14, and 1 + 4 = 5. Law of Fives, front and center. What else would you expect from a show where the heroes are trying to fight "KAOS", but often end up making more trouble than their opponents? No question, Max was a Knight Of The Five-Sided Temple.
Remember - the harder you look, the more manifestations of the Law of Fives you'll find.
Oh - and according to the CNN article, he was born in 1923. Adams was 82 when he died; Smart's partner on the show was Agent 99; 99 - 82 = 17. The 17/23 connection, also right there. Furthermore, Get Smart debuted in 1965, there was an attempt to revive it in 1995, and Adams died in 2005.