The Pink Panther Show (1969–1976)

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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 Kevin McCorry <mmccorry@nb.sympatico.ca>

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The character of The Inspector is based upon Inspector Jacques Clouseau. It has been noted that the animated character owes more to Alan Arkin's portrayal in the then-recent Inspector Clouseau (1968) than to Peter Sellers. See more »

Quotes

[repeated lines]
Sargeant Toto: Yes, Inspector.
Inspector Clouseau: Don't say "yes". Say "oui".
Sargeant Toto: Yes, Inspector.
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Referenced in Family Guy: Halloween on Spooner Street (2010) See more »

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Theme from The Pink Panther (1963)
Composed by Henry Mancini
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Yet another childhood gem
13 June 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I loved watching The Pink Panther Show as a child, and I still have a lot of nostalgia for it. The animation and stories are quite simple, but this simplicity works. The animation holds up surprisingly well, and the scenarios are funny without being corny and predictable. There is minimal dialogue, which is not a bad thing at all, as the visual gags are consistently hilarious. The theme tune is a classic, even if people haven't seen the show, they know the theme tune. The characters are great, there aren't many, but it is better like that. My favourites are Pink Panther, obviously and the bumbling Inspector Clousseau. Overall, delightful and one of my childhood favourites. 10/10 Bethany Cox


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