Starker: Let me drive ze motorzycle, Siegfried. Zoom! Zoom!

Siegfried: STAR-KER! (makes chopping gesture) Ziss iss K.A.O.S.! Ve don't "Zoom! Zoom!" here!

Some of you will recall a different K.A.O.S. -- the nefarious spy organization whose demented schemes were thwarted, nearly every week, by agents of those fearless defenders of The American Way, CONTROL, led by crack Agent 86, Maxwell Smart.

...Would you believe...Max and his lovely assistant, Agent 99?

...Would you believe that if it weren't for Agent 99, we'd all be speaking in a hokey sort-of-German accent?

Although the orders for K.A.O.S. came from "Mr. Big" in some unnamed foreign country, for most viewers of Get Smart, the face of K.A.O.S. was Siegfried, (played by Bernie Koppel). When his schemes come to naught, Siegfried can always vent his frustrations on his sidekick, Starker (King Moody), who was as big a bumbler as Max, if not more.

Although you should not try to build up a picture of K.A.O.S. from individual episodes, apparently there are individual competing franchises of K.A.O.S., each jealous of the other. In one episode, MAX and 99 are sent to a beauty pageant to guard Miss USA from a K.A.O.S. plant. They discover the plant, but she is killed by a rival second K.A.O.S. plant, Miss Formosa. From her we learn that "Only in Formosa is there true K.A.O.S."

Finally, K.A.O.S. appears to be as much into the weird science department as CONTROL. Hymie the Robot was built by K.A.O.S., before Max and 99 reprogrammed him to work for niceness instead of evil.