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Inspector Gadget 

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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 »


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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

The recurring MAD agents in the series actually had names. The names were used by the production staff, though none of their names were spoken on air during the series. The following are the names of the MAD agents followed by a brief description of their appearances.
  • Fred: Large, hulking build, low brow, no visible neck.
  • Dick: Tall, thin, wiry limbs, combed-over hair, pointy nose.
  • Pops: Bald, grumpy old man with a big jaw.
  • Jarvis: Fat, balding middle-aged man with no neck.
  • Bruce: Muscular build, large chin. Resembles Buzz Lightyear.
  • Slick: Slicked-back hair with a goatee.
  • Lenny: Tall and lumbering, has a dopey-looking face with a long nose.
  • Squirt: Short and toad-like in appearance.
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Quotes

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

The title sequence has Inspector Gadget receive a mission from his Chief and go on a mission (with help from Brain and Penny), and finally catch Dr Claw... who turns out to be a decoy with a bomb. The bomb explodes and the title falls down, with an upside-down Gadget forming the I. 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

Referenced in Cash Register: Underwear (2018) 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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