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The Pink Panther is chronically late for work due to over sleeping. So, he buys a cuckoo clock in hope that the cuckoo's chirps will wake him in ample time each morning. The cuckoo does exactly this, but the panther is so irate at being jolted awake that he tries to silence the cuckoo so that he can go back to sleep. Written by Kevin McCorry <mmccorry@nb.sympatico.ca>

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The one with Pinky and the cuckoo clock
2 November 2013 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

So far the Pink Panther cartoons have been very entertaining, there are a couple of strange and disappointing ones but none have been bad and most range from good to classic. In the Pink of the Night is one of the classics and a highlight of the remarkably consistent set of the 1969 Pink Panther cartoons(probably so far the 1969 collection has been the most consistent of the yearly collections produced). Some Pink Panther cartoons are routine but In the Pink of the Night is one of the more original ones concept-wise, the structure is similar but the idea is a little different to what has been seen before and since. This can be seen especially in the ending, which is unexpected and uproariously funny. As well as being among the best and one of the more original Pink Panther cartoons, In the Pink of the Night is also one of the funniest. The laughs are consistent in quality, and the gags, as with most Pink Panther cartoons they're visual-driven rather than dialogue-driven and all the better for it, are a vast majority of the time hilarious, never less than very amusing. The ending is the best part. The animation maintains the simplicity that has always been one of the cartoons' charms and does so elegantly and colourfully. The music is jazzy and fits with the action well, and there is no real need to say that no matter how many times you hear the theme tune you can never get annoyed by it. Pinky is cool and likable and his comic timing amuses and endears. The cuckoo bird is cute though it is easy to see how problematic it is for Pinky, you do feel sorry for him. All in all, a classic Pink Panther cartoon, one of the best. 10/10 Bethany Cox


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