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Quote of the Day: Inspector Gadget

This message will self-destruct. Don’t worry, Chief, Inspector Gadget is always on duty.

The Inspector Gadget cartoon series debuted in syndication on this day 35 years ago (September 12, 1983) Go, Gadget, go!

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Daily Trivia – 4/6/11

Question: In St. Elmo’s Fire, what university were the main characters alumni of?


Last Question: What cartoon featured characters named “Penny” and “Dr. Claw”?

Answer: Inspector Gadget

Inspector Gadget was a slow-witted detective that had different bionic gadgets built into his body. He was a mix of the Pink Panther’s Inspector Clouseau, and Get Smart’s Maxwell Smart (played by Don Adams who also was the voice of Inspector Gadget. He would summon his gadgets by saying “Go-Go-Gadget” then the gadget’s name. A lot of times, when he was in danger, he would summon a gadget, then totally a useless one would appear instead. But, he would always overcome obstacles, and survive dangerous situations by sheer luck, or with the help of his genius niece, Penny and intelligent dog Brain. Penny and Brain would basically solve the cases, and Gadget would get the credit.

Doctor Claw was Gadget’s arch enemy, and was the leader of the evil M.A.D. organization. Nobody ever saw Doctor Claw’s face or body. Only his arms and gloved hands were visible. He knew Gadget was an idiot, but he never knew that it was actually Penny and Brain who foiled his plots.

The show originally ran from 1983 to 1986 and remained in syndication into the late 1990s. It continues to air successfully in reruns around the world.