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 Melody ...
 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

Dr. Claw is based on Blofeld from the James Bond series. Much like Blofeld, his face is usually kept hidden, and only the character's hands can be seen. Another similarity is that he is almost always petting a cat with those visible hands. See more »

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Inspector Gadget: [while on a cruise full of people] Just as I suspected. A highly suspicious situation with a highly suspicious group of people.
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Crazy Credits

During the credits, Dr. Claw says "I'll get you next time Gadget, next time!". Then Mad Cat meows. See more »

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Referenced in Silent Night, Deadly Night 2 (1987) See more »

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L'ispettore Gadget
(Italian Theme n°2)
Music by Carmelo Carucci
Lyrics by Alessandra Valeri Manera
Performed by Cristina D'Avena
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"An animated version of Inspector Closeau...yet done with more conviction."
8 June 2004 | by (Poole, Dorset) – See all my reviews

A bumbling police inspector from Metro City who was given several mechanical gadgets by a brilliant engineering professor after an accident always manages to hash up his investigative work while his niece Penny and her dog called Brain solve the cases for him yet he always gets the credit. Gadget's chief adversary was Dr Claw who ran a large crime syndicate known as MAD and was always out to control the world.

A childhood favourite of this reviewer, despite being rather skimpy on the animation at times, this was a fun cartoon show that managed to lay down a convincing sinister atmosphere. Inspector Gadget was an animated version of Inspector Clouseau with mechanical gadgetry and more fun than the latter. When I was little most programmes for kids were so shoddy, but this was one of the better ones.


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