Inspector Gadget (1983–1986)

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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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 Gadget / ... (86 episodes, 1983-1985)
Luc Durand ...
 Gadget (French version) (86 episodes, 1983-1985)
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 Brain / ... (80 episodes, 1983-1985)
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 Big M.A.D Agent / ... (65 episodes, 1983)
Dan Hennessey ...
 Chief Quimby / ... (65 episodes, 1983)
Greg Duffell ...
 M.A.D Agent / ... (65 episodes, 1983)
Patricia Darnot ...
 Sophie (65 episodes, 1983)
Gerard Delmas ...
 Chef Gontier (65 episodes, 1983)
Victor Désy ...
 Docteur Gang (65 episodes, 1983)
Hadley Kay ...
 Additional Voices / ... (65 episodes, 1983)
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 Penny (64 episodes, 1983)
Melleny Brown ...
 Amazon Annie / ... (64 episodes, 1983)
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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Trivia

Andy Heyward came up with the idea for Inspector Gadget in 1981 while working on Dynomutt Dog Wonder (1978). He wrote the pilot episode script himself, which was produced for television in 1982. See more »

Quotes

[repeated line]
Dr. Claw: I'll get you next time, Gadget. Next time!
M.A.D Cat: Meeeoww!
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Crazy Credits

After the Credits and the DIC logo is shown, Inspector Gadget runs on rollerskates and accidentally smashes the logo with his mallet. See more »

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Featured in Nostalgia Critic: Inspector Gadget (2011) See more »

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Inspector Gadget
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Written by Shuki Levy & Haim Saban
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Go-Go Gadget Review
4 June 2002 | by (England) – See all my reviews

If there is anyone out there who enjoyed 1980's cartoon shows then I recommend you head for the nearest convention and get some old tapes because the 80's were brilliant for cartoons.

Each episode Inspector Gadget would receive his instructions from Police Chief Quimby who would usually be hiding in the oven or a wastebin. Gadget would then go off to fight crime with the aid of countless gadgets such as an umbrella which came out of his head and springs in his feet. In fact, Gadget had loads and loads of gadgets; how they ever got them all into the human body is a mystery.

Gadget would go out to solve the crime but he was actually a bumbling detective. It was actually his niece Penny and his dog Brain who would solve the crime but of course Gadget took all the credit.

The villains were good. The organisation was M.A.D. (I cannot remember what M.A.D. stood for)which was headed by the unseen Dr. Claw whose face was never revealed throughout the show (I could be wrong). Claw was one of those typical wicked 80's villains.

Gadget had it all-comedy and action. It was brilliant.


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