Synopsis by Hal Erickson
In his third Mission:Impossible guest appearance, Nehemiah Persoff is cast as Igor Stravos, finance minister of the Federated Peoples' Republic. As part of a plan to take over the Kingdom of Bahkan, Stravos has flooded the friendly country with counterfeit money. In order to prevent Bahkan's financial collapse, the IMF must destroy the phony currency, the printing plates, and Stravos himself. The first step in the IMF's counterstrike is Phelps' impersonation of a European baron and Paris' pose as a libidinous counterfeiter. Also appearing is Sally Ann Howes as IMF agent Beth, who pretends to be Phelps' baroness wife. First broadcast October 26, 1969, "Fool's Gold" was written by Ken Pettus.