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Inspector Gadget 

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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1985   1983  
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Don Adams ...  Gadget / ... 86 episodes, 1983-1985
Frank Welker ...  Brain / ... 86 episodes, 1983-1985
Luc Durand ...  Gadget (French version) 86 episodes, 1983-1985
Don Francks ...  Big M.A.D Agent / ... 65 episodes, 1983
Dan Hennessey Dan Hennessey ...  Chief Quimby / ... 65 episodes, 1983
Greg Duffell Greg Duffell ...  M.A.D Agent / ... 65 episodes, 1983
Patricia Darnot Patricia Darnot ...  Sophie 65 episodes, 1983
Gerard Delmas Gerard Delmas ...  Chef Gontier 65 episodes, 1983
Victor Désy Victor Désy ...  Docteur Gang 65 episodes, 1983
Hadley Kay Hadley Kay ...  Additional Voices / ... 65 episodes, 1983
Cree Summer ...  Penny 64 episodes, 1983
Melleny Melody ...  Amazon Annie / ... 64 episodes, 1983
Jeri Craden Jeri Craden ...  Additional Voices / ... 64 episodes, 1983
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

Go Go Gadget Great See more »


Certificate:

TV-Y7 | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

USA | France | Canada | Japan | Taiwan

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

12 September 1983 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Inspektor Gadget See more »

Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(86 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

In the original pilot, Inspector Gadget had a mustache. However, DIC received a letter from MGM that Gadget too closely resembled MGM's Inspector Clouseau, another bungling law officer from MGM's "Pink Panther" series. So Gadget's mustache was removed. See more »

Quotes

Brain: Rrrripe!
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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 »

Alternate Versions

When dubbed into French, virtually all of the major cast had their names changed. Penny was renamed Sophie, Brain was renamed Fino, Dr. Claw became Dr. Gang and Chief Quimby became Chief Gonthier. See more »

Connections

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

Soundtracks

Inspecteur Gadget
(French Theme)
Written by Shuki Levy & Haim Saban
Performed by Jacques Cardona (as "Apollo")
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Frequently Asked Questions

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23 June 2003 | by DragonMasterHiroSee all my reviews

Inspector Gadget is a classic cartoon. Don Adams, of Get Smart fame, is the voice of the goodhearted but bumbling Inspector. He had it all, from rocket skates to that car with an easy chair in the back seat. This show would have been better if the entire series had more of a plot arc because then maybe every episode wouldn't have been the same. Chief Quimby gives Gadget assignments but the real detectvies are Penny, his niece, and Brain, his loyal dog. Penny and Brain always solve the case, tie up the criminals and save Gadget's life time and time again. Later in the series, Capeman shows up (basically a teen gadget wannabe in some goofy outfit). One bumbling fool was enough on the show, I hated Capeman. However, I did like the Gadget House the Inspector eventually moved into.


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