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Inspector Gadget 

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A bumbling bionic police inspector stumbles about on his cases, while his niece and dog secretly do the real investigative work.
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2   1  
1985   1983  
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Don Adams ...  Gadget / ... 86 episodes, 1983-1985
Frank Welker ...  Brain / ... 86 episodes, 1983-1985
Luc Durand ...  Gadget (French version) 86 episodes, 1983-1985
Don Francks ...  Big M.A.D Agent / ... 65 episodes, 1983
Dan Hennessey Dan Hennessey ...  Chief Quimby / ... 65 episodes, 1983
Greg Duffell Greg Duffell ...  M.A.D Agent / ... 65 episodes, 1983
Patricia Darnot Patricia Darnot ...  Sophie 65 episodes, 1983
Gerard Delmas Gerard Delmas ...  Chef Gontier 65 episodes, 1983
Victor Désy Victor Désy ...  Docteur Gang 65 episodes, 1983
Hadley Kay Hadley Kay ...  Additional Voices / ... 65 episodes, 1983
Cree Summer ...  Penny 64 episodes, 1983
Melleny Melody ...  Amazon Annie / ... 64 episodes, 1983
Jeri Craden Jeri Craden ...  Additional Voices / ... 64 episodes, 1983
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Bumbling Inspector Gadget battles the forces of M.A.D. with the aid of the various gadgets he has on his person: pop-up rollerskates, extensible arms, a helicopter-hat, etc. Despite the arsenal at his disposal (which is just as likely to misfire as work properly), Gadget never seems to be able to catch Dr. Claw, the mastermind behind M.A.D. Quite often, in fact, any success that Gadget might have is often caused by his niece Penny and her dog, who Gadget consistently fails to recognize as working incognito on the case. Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

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Go Go Gadget Great See more »


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TV-Y7 | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Inspector Gadget was influenced by the spy comedy Get Smart (1965) as well as the "crime-fighting gadget" shows Dynomutt Dog Wonder (1976) and The Six Million Dollar Man (1974). See more »

Quotes

Inspector Gadget: [Falling from the sky] Go, go gadget 'brella! Go, go gadget 'copter!
[flowers pop out of his hat]
Inspector Gadget: Go, go gadget anything!
[Then, Brain catches him when he is about to hit the ground]
Inspector Gadget: Go, go gadet saves the day again.
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Crazy Credits

The title sequence has Inspector Gadget receive a mission from his Chief and go on a mission (with help from Brain and Penny), and finally catch Dr Claw... who turns out to be a decoy with a bomb. The bomb explodes and the title falls down, with an upside-down Gadget forming the I. See more »

Alternate Versions

In 1985 when the show was going for its second season, the show was changed somewhat. The opening's sound was redubbed and the color process was changed to a brighter tint. The cartoon's sound was also changed. The animation was done by the same new people who animated and recorded for the Heathcliff cartoons. Also Inspector Gadget was given a geeky assistant, Corporal Capeman who appeared off and on and was removed for half the season. The episodes also went in parts of three. Each three was about Gadget and sometimes Capeman dealing with the same M.A.D Agent throwing diffrent traps at them, whether in space, back in time, or right in their very own home. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Kevin Spacey/Nelly Furtado (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

L'ispettore Gadget
(Italian Theme n°2)
Music by Carmelo Carucci
Lyrics by Alessandra Valeri Manera
Performed by Cristina D'Avena
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Classic show from my childhood
8 March 2011 | by TheLittleSongbirdSee all my reviews

Shows like Inspector Gadget, Dangermouse, Scooby Doo, Looney Tunes, Pink Panther Show, Tom and Jerry, The Flintstones, Darkwing Duck, Talespin, DuckTales, Animaniacs, Pinky and the Brain and Tiny Toons make me realise how much I miss my childhood. Whenever I see an episode of either of those shows all those warm, nostalgic memories come flooding back.

Inspector Gadget is a classic. Forget the movies, which were both quite poor, this show is the real thing. The animation has a great look to it, I loved the designs of the characters and backgrounds and the colours are visually pleasant too. The music alone gives the show its classic status, the theme tune is wonderful. The writing is very consistent in a good way, the stories are always exciting and well-thought out and the pace is spot on.

The characters add a huge amount to the show. Gadget himself is bumbling yet very lovable, Penny is not irritating instead she is very likable and smart and Dr Claw(who you never see other than his claw) is a great villain. The voice acting also adds a lot, Don Adams, Cree Summer and Frank Welker are all top notch. Overall, this childhood favourite is a classic and worth looking out for. 10/10 Bethany Cox


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Release Date:

12 September 1983 (USA) See more »

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Runtime:

(86 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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