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)
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 Amazon Annie / ... (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

According to the trading cards of the series, Inspector Gadget is said to have 14,000 gadgets in his body. Other facts include that Inspector Gadget works for INTERPOL (International Police) on worldwide missions and was surgically reconstructed as a bionic man after an accident when he was chasing a villain (presumably Dr. Claw), slipped on a banana peel, and fell down many flights of stairs. See more »

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[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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Followed by Inspector Gadget's Last Case: Claw's Revenge (2002) See more »

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L'ispettore Gadget
(Italian Theme n°1)
Written by Shuki Levy & Haim Saban
Performed by Piero Chiambretti
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Good work, "Gadget"!
12 June 2000 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Here's your assignment: find another animated policeman who could possibly match Jacques Clouseau for accidents per hour...and happens to be loaded with all kinds of mechanical props.

"Inspector Gadget" makes for the perfect kid's show: lots of slapstick, the kids are the smartest ones in the room, the bad guys are all lunk heads, good always wins over evil and the dog gets all the best scenes. And then, there's Gadget himself.

Logic would dictate that Don Adams should do the voice (after all, he WAS Maxwell Smart!). That sharp, snappy voice was the perfect accent for a character who thought himself right all of the time; no matter whether he was or not.

When searching for clues, foiling the plans of Dr. Claw and his MAD organization with a heroic declaration like "I'm always on duty", accidentally blowing up his Chief Quimby every episode and striking fear into all agents out to destroy him (usually, through no fault of his own), Gadget was always cool, on top of the situation and, even when his first guess was always wrong, his third or fourth guesses made up for them.

His niece Penny was the thinker of the family, though, with her computerized notebook and keen mind for deductive reasoning. She was the main reason her uncle stayed around every episode. And faithful pet dog Brain kept a close eye on Gadget and, even when mistaken for a MAD agent, helped him time and again out of very sticky situations.

Forever alive in syndication, nothing can ever dim the might and power that is "Inspector Gadget". Gadget is, quite simply, THE MAN (main emphasis on the "simply" part)!

Ten stars. Go, "Gadget", go!


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