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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Series cast summary:
 Gadget / ... (86 episodes, 1983-1985)
Luc Durand ...
 Gadget (French version) (86 episodes, 1983-1985)
 Brain / ... (80 episodes, 1983-1985)
 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)
 Penny (64 episodes, 1983)
Melleny Melody ...
 Amazon Annie / ... (64 episodes, 1983)
Jeri Craden ...
 Additional Voices / ... (64 episodes, 1983)


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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Release Date:

12 September 1983 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Инспектор Гаджет  »

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(86 episodes)

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


MAD is known as an acronym for two things: Malevolant Agency [of] Destruction and Mean And Dirty. It has also been speculated as meaning Men Against Dogs. See more »


[repeated line]
Penny: Follow Uncle Gadget, Brain.
Brain: Rrrrrrright!
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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 »


Referenced in House: Whatever It Takes (2007) See more »


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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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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