The Pink Panther is a heroic, moral cartoon cat with pink fur and the manners of an English aristocrat. He only becomes flustered or angry at obtuse or offensive humans who try to disrupt ... See full summary »
The Pink Panther is a heroic, moral cartoon cat with pink fur and the manners of an English aristocrat. He only becomes flustered or angry at obtuse or offensive humans who try to disrupt his existence, or at troublesome gadgets, rodents, or insects. In most of his cartoons, he stumbles into a difficult situation and stoically endeavors to make the best of it. Episodes of this series feature three theatrical cartoons, two with the Pink Panther, and one featuring the Inspector, a cartoon version of the accident-prone, bumbling French detective, Inspector Clouseau, played in movies by Peter Sellers. The Inspector is often assisted by a Spanish gendarme, Sergeant Deux-Deux, and together they fallibly battle villains of all shapes and sizes in various parts of the world, always on the orders of the long-suffering Surete Commissioner. Written by
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The character was originally created for the opening credits for the film The Pink Panther (1963), and after this series would be a part of every Inspector Clouseau film made from here on in. See more »
Look at you. You're ready for a night on the town. Uh-oh, it looks like I spoke too soon.
[the Pink Panther looks at his leg and notices that he has a loose thread. He starts pulling on the loose thread until he's unravelled all of the fur on his bottom half]
Now look what you've done. You've defurred yourself...
[background noises are replaced by the Pink Panther coming in in a pink fur coat and a black top hat]
Now I've seen everything. Nitwit.
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From what I read earlier, Misterjaw was on during 1976 and came under a syndicated version of the Pink Panther and Friends show. The shark was voiced by Arte Johnson, and that added credibility, and seems funnier than the Pink Panther himself, considering Misterjaw has a silly laugh track included. It's obvious that the film Jaws(1975)heavily influenced this cartoon, as well as many other things, as the opening and ending theme music is eerily similar to the film's score, which was performed by John Williams. In what I thought was a clever touch, the beginning of the cartoon usually had some person alone in the water, then we see a fin closing the gap, and then the shark would pop his head out of the water and yell "Gotcha!!!", to which the poor person(usually a man)would swim away scared for his life; soon after, the blue shark wearing a black hat would laugh hysterically, but not chase the man anymore, as he enjoyed scaring him only. The shark has a small green fish sidekick, who I believe is nameless except for a few nicknames, who follows Misterjaw around and basically agrees with everything he says or does. There's another frequent character called Fearless Freddy, a poor attempt at Quint from Jaws, who chases the shark around and tries to catch him, but never does. I don't think Misterjaw would've ever been created without Jaws, but since I'm a huge fan of the movie, I enjoy this entertaining cartoon on the rare occasion it's on some station.
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