Inspector Gadget - The animated series INSPECTOR
GADGET/CBS/1983-86 featured a klutzy, police Inspector fitted with numerous
bionic parts who worked for Interpol. His nemesis was a criminal known as Dr.
Claw from the evil organization MAD.
Aiding Inspector Gadget was his pig-tailed niece Penny (who used a computer
and wristwatch to gather information; her dog Brain (who dressed in diguises) and a
nerdy sidekick named Corporal Capemen. Gadget's boss was Chief Quimby . He gave
Gadget his assignments (written on self-destructing paper).
Whenever Inspector Gadget needs a weapon or device to get him out of a fix, he
used the many bionic implants, including Gadget Binoculars,
Gadget Umbrella; inflatable Gadget trench Coat; Gadget Copter (propeller
blades in his hat); Gadget Cuffs; Gadget Hands (mechanical hands inside his
hat); telescopic Gadget Legs/Arms/Neck; Gadget Legs (with springs); Top-Secret
Gadget Hand Phone; Gadget Skates inside his shoes); Gadget Springs (inside his
hat and shoes).
In essence, just about any time he need to stop a crime would miraculously pop
out of his wardrobe. like a bowtie that turned into a lasso or fingers that
transformed into flashlight, pen, screwdriver, drill bit, or corkscrew and even
a water pistol Inspector Gadget activates his "gadgets' by saying the
phrase "Go-Go-Go (fill in the gadget)." Oh and we can't forget Inspector's
Gadget gadget-laden car called The "Gadgetmobile."
In 1999, Mathew Broderick starred in the live-action movie
Inspector Gadget that featured Officer John Brown as a security
guard who was chosen to become a cybernetic police officer after
being critically injured by a cyber thief.
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