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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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Go Go Gadget Great See more »


Certificate:

TV-Y7 | See all certifications »

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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 »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(86 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Andy Heyward came up with the idea for Inspector Gadget in 1981 while working on Dynomutt Dog Wonder (1976), which was also about a bungling gadget-filled hero. See more »

Quotes

Penny: Gosh, Scotland is beautiful, Uncle Gadget.
Inspector Gadget: It certainly is, Penny. This is where they make Scotch tape, you know.
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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

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Soundtracks

Inspector Gadget
(American Theme)
Written by Shuki Levy & Haim Saban
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User Reviews

This show Rocks the Casba!!!
8 November 2002 | by dootussSee all my reviews

I LOVE this show!! I used to watch it all the time when it was on Nickelodeon (you know back when it was cool, and all of the shows they aired DIDN'T suck.), and I never missed an episode. Don Adams rocked on this show just like on "Get Smart" (which this show kind of takes off from) The best part of the show was when Penny would always solve the crime, and Gadget would always walk right into it, and get the credit (Sure it's not a good thing, but this show made it cool). I wish I was like Inspector Gadget because he has all of those gadgets like the umbrella, and the roller skates. That would be so cool if I was like Gadget, except I'd be way smarter. P.S. Don't see the movie it sucked.

This classic gets a 10/10.


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