Inspector Gadget started as an animated series in 1983 and ran through 1986. Starring the voice of Don Adams who was most famous for portraying a secret agent on the comedy series “Get Smart” years earlier. Many of Inspector Gadget’s personality quirks resemble those of Don Adams’ original Get Smart character “Maxwell Smart”. Inspector Gadget is a clueless, incompetent, and somewhat dim-witted guy who also happens to be a cyborg. His body is fitted with all types of robotic equipment and gadgets, hence the name Inspector Gadget. Although he’s a total goofball, he’s a very protective and generally all-around nice guy who usually accidentally saves the day.
The main characters of the original show were of course Inspector Gadget, Dr. Claw, Penny, Brain, Chief Quimby, Professor Von Slickstein, and Corporal Capeman.
The show spawned series of specials including a live-action movie starring 80’s star Matthew Broderick (Ferris Bueller’s Day Off) and has been rebooted in the animated form several times.
Watch more full episodes on the Inspector Gadget YouTube Channel: here.