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List of Inspector Gadget episodes

The following is a list of episodes of the Inspector Gadget television series.


Season 1 (1983)

No. Title Original air date
1 "Gadgets in Winterland" September 12, 1983
Dr. Claw tries to sabotage the Winter Olympics by replacing the torch bearer with a M.A.D. agent and the torch with a bomb.
2 "Monster Lake" September 13, 1983
In Scotland, Gadget searches for a missing scientist who vanished near Loch Ness that is supposed to harbor a monster.
3 "Down on the Farm" September 14, 1983
Gadget must stop a farm that M.A.D. is using as a missile silo from launching a missile to destroy Metro City.
4 "Gadget at the Circus" September 15, 1983
Gadget takes Penny and Brain to the circus which is crawling with M.A.D. agents who try to eliminate him.
5 "The Amazon" September 16, 1983
Professor Von Slickstein, the scientist who installed Gadget's gadgets, has been kidnapped and brought to the deep Amazon jungle to build an army of Gadget-like robots for Dr. Claw.
6 "Health Spa" September 19, 1983
Gadget is invited to a health spa for some needed time off, but it turns out that Gadget is the only guest and the spa is in fact a M.A.D. plot to eliminate him.
7 "The Boat" September 20, 1983
Gadget is assigned to board a cruise ship and safeguard the passengers' priceless jewelry from Dr. Claw's clutches.
8 "The Haunted Castle" September 21, 1983
While searching for a crime fighters' convention in Translyvania, Gadget takes a wrong turn and ends up at Dr. Claw's booby trapped castle, and get greeted by the phony movie monsters like M.A.D. agents disguise as a mock of Universal Monsters.
9 "Race to the Finish" September 22, 1983
Dr. Claw enters a local auto racing event (a la Indianapolis 500, which he intends to win by having his M.A.D. henchmen sabotage all the other racers, including Gadget.
10 "The Ruby" September 23, 1983
Gadget goes to India to recover a priceless ruby that Dr. Claw wants to use in a powerful laser.
11 "A Star is Lost" September 26, 1983
Gadget is assigned to guard Rick Rocker, a famous musician and Penny's favorite singer, whom Dr. Claw plans to kidnap and use to record mind-controlling music in his next album.
12 "All That Glitters" September 27, 1983
Gadget is assigned to find El Dorado, (a.k.a. the "Lost City of Gold"), before Dr. Claw's agent does.
13 "Movie Set" September 28, 1983
Gadget falls for a pretty actress, unaware that she's a M.A.D. agent and that Dr. Claw is using the movie set as cover to film a secret military base.
14 "Amusement Park" September 29, 1983
Dr. Claw has hidden a bomb in Metro City's amusement park.
15 "Art Heist" September 30, 1983
Gadget goes to New York City to stop M.A.D. agents from looting the Museum of Modern Art and replacing the art pieces with fakes.
16 "Volcano Island" October 3, 1983
Gadget must foil Dr. Claw's plan to erupt a volcano on a resort island.
17 "The Invasion" October 4, 1983
M.A.D. agents disguised as aliens go on a crime spree in Metro City.
18 "Infiltration" October 5, 1983
Gadget must capture Presto Change-o, the world's greatest disguise artist and M.A.D. agent, who tries to infiltrate a top-secret police conference on M.A.D. in London.
19 "The Pharaoh" October 6, 1983
Gadget must stop M.A.D. agents from stealing the tomb of an Egyptian Pharaoh.
20 "MAD Trap" October 7, 1983
A M.A.D. Agent, codenamed "The Rat", uses a chain of petty crimes to lure Gadget to a steel foundry where he plans to finish Gadget off for good.
21 "Basic Training" October 10, 1983
Gadget is assigned to protect a train load of computer parts from Dr. Claw and a M.A.D. agent who is posing as a train conductor.
22 "Sleeping Gas" October 11, 1983
Gadget must go to a group of Southern Pacific Islands to foil Dr. Claw's plan to knock entire cities out with sleeping gas.
23 "Gadget's Replacement" October 12, 1983
Gadget loses his job when Chief Quimby replaces him with the high-tech Crime Computer that is secretly under Dr. Claw's control. Penny discovers the MAD plot but is kidnapped, and it's up to Gadget and Brain to save Penny and Metro City.
24 "Greenfinger" October 13, 1983
Gadget is assigned to protect Professor Greenfinger who has made a super plant-growth formula, but M.A.D. has already kidnapped him and replaced him with an agent.
25 "Gadget Goes West" October 14, 1983
Gadget goes to a western tourist town to stop the M.A.D. agent outlaw Rattlesnake Bart.
26 "Launch Time" October 17, 1983
In Cape Canaveral, Gadget must foil Dr. Claw's plans to sabotage a space shuttle launch being sent up to repair a damaged satellite.
27 "Photo Safari" October 18, 1983
Gadget goes to Africa to stop Dr. Claw and his M.A.D. agent Jungle Bob from establishing a crime base in the jungle.
28 "Coo-Coo Clock Caper" October 19, 1983
Gadget goes to Switzerland to search for stolen gold, but Dr. Claw sends the insane Clockmaker to sabotage Gadget by having his gadgets malfunction every hour on the hour.
29 "The Bermuda Triangle" October 20, 1983
Dr. Claw uses the supernatural aspects of the Bermuda Triangle as subterfuge to steal oil tankers and sell their contents on the black market.
30 "The Japanese Connection" October 21, 1983
Dr. Claw teams up with his sinister Asian counterpart Iji-Waruta-san in Japan, to steal the high-tech "Pip-1" computer chip.
31 "Arabian Nights" October 24, 1983
Gadget goes to the oil-rich country – Yetzanistan – in the Middle East to safeguard a sacred sword that Dr. Claw plans to steal to gain control of the country.
32 "Clear Case" October 25, 1983
Gadget must stop M.A.D. who has been terrorizing workers at a South African diamond mine with invisibility suits, making them think it's a ghostly curse.
33 "Dutch Treat" October 26, 1983
Gadget goes to the Netherlands to foil M.A.D.'s plot of smuggling diamonds in chocolate bars.
34 "The Great Divide" October 27, 1983
Gadget goes to the Rocky Mountains in search of a prominent seismologist who has created an earthquake machine that Dr. Claw plans to use.
35 "Eye of the Dragon" October 28, 1983
Gadget goes to Hong Kong to recover a priceless pearl necklace that Dr. Claw plans to use to forge a powerful alliance with the Asian crime lord Mr. Chow.
36 "Doubled Agent" October 31, 1983
M.A.D. sends a robot double of Gadget on citywide crime spree while the real Gadget is framed for the crimes. After the real Gadget is jailed, Dr. Claw then uses the robot to kidnap the Shah of Freeland and demand a hefty ransom for his release.
37 "Plantform of the Opera" November 1, 1983
In Rome, Italy, M.A.D. secretly tunnels under the floor of an opera house into a bank vault next door and uses an unusual plant that, when it's exposed to light, can generate sound waves that are capable of melting metal.
38 "Don't Hold Your Breath" November 2, 1983
Dr. Claw captures a trio of government oceanographers and holds them captive in his underwater base, from which he plans to launch a spy satellite.
39 "Gone Went the Wind" November 3, 1983
Gadget goes to the North Pole to stop the M.A.D. agent Dr. Focus from using his "Sneezeooka" windstorm weapon against Metro City.
40 "King Wrong" November 4, 1983
Gadget is assigned to protect the unhappy king of Pianostan who looks just like him.
41 "Pirate Island" November 7, 1983
Gadget is on vacation in the Caribbean, but is called to duty to stop the M.A.D. agent Pegleg Peg from pirating wealthy sea-goers.
42 "M.A.D. Academy" November 8, 1983
Dr. Claw trains some newly recruited agents in his M.A.D. Academy by assigning them to eliminate Gadget who has arrived there after mistaking it for the police academy.
43 "No Flies on Us" November 9, 1983
In Malaysia, Gadget, while suffering a head cold, must stop the spread of a fly-borne disease developed by the "Wild Man of Borneo" (a M.A.D. agent).
44 "Luck of the Irish" November 10, 1983
Gadget goes to Ireland to find the Blarney Stone, Ireland's national treasure, which has been stolen by Dr. Claw and his two Leprechaun-like agents.
45 "Prince of the Gypsies" November 11, 1983
Dr. Claw has stolen Romanovia's Royal Coat of Arms and has the blame put on a group of innocent Gypsies.
46 "Old Man of the Mountain" November 14, 1983
Gadget goes to the Balkan states to stop the battle between a group of men and women who possess super-strength, while Dr. Claw tries to get his hands on the group's goat, whose magic yogurt is the source of their powers of strength and eternal youth.
47 "The Emerald Duck" November 15, 1983
Gadget goes to Mexico to locate a Mayan artifact called "The Emerald Duck", which is said to trigger an ancient solar weapon, before Dr. Claw can use it for evil. Earlier, the Emerald Duck was stolen by a bandito known as "Macho Miguel" (who is accompanied by his own marichi band) whenever he boasts of his name, and Gadget must track down the thief.
48 "Do Unto Udders" November 16, 1983
Dr. Claw transmits waves from a satellite that causes cows at Metro Dairy and other dairy farms to stop producing milk. With the dairy competition sabotaged, customers can only buy products from New Foods, a M.A.D. front business, at exorbitant prices.
49 "Did You Myth Me?" November 17, 1983
Gadget goes to Greece to protect a new Greek history museum from M.A.D. while Dr. Claw enlists an evil scientist to retrieve a formula to turn lead into gold.
50 "A Bad Altitude" November 18, 1983
Dr. Claw plans to sink a tropical island and eliminate competition by making his mountaintop resort the only one left.
51 "Funny Money" November 21, 1983
Dr. Claw busts three counterfeiters out of prison so that they can make bogus money to fund M.A.D.'s criminal operations.
52 "Follow That Jet" November 22, 1983
Dr. Claw uses a mind-controlling video game to hypnotize military pilots into stealing their fighter jets and joining his own M.A.D. Air Force. Interestingly, Dr. Claw nearly gets a chance to hypnotize Gadget as well, but in a rare moment of competence, Gadget says he ought not be distracted while on duty.
53 "Dry Spell" November 23, 1983
A M.A.D. agent and his Trolls cause drought in Metro City by sabotaging the water supply and selling "M.A.D. water" at outrageous cost.
54 "Smeldorado" November 24, 1983
Three M.A.D agents infiltrate the gold vault at Fort Bricks and spray all of the gold with a formula that makes it stink, rendering it worthless.
55 "Quimby Exchange" November 25, 1983
Gadget is assigned to protect a defected M.A.D. agent: Nervous Nick Defecto. As revenge, Dr. Claw kidnaps Chief Quimby and Gadget must save him with the help of the cowardly agent.
56 "Weather in Tibet" November 28, 1983
Gadget is sent to Tibet to destroy a M.A.D. weather-controlling machine, which Dr. Claw plans to use to start storms all over the world.
57 "Unhenged" November 29, 1983
M.A.D agents disguised as Druids kidnap a group of solar energy scientists and force them to build a heat ray weapon at the mysterious Stonehenge, which they will use to destroy the Tower of London.
58 "Snakin' All Over" November 30, 1983
Gadget is called to guard a priceless coin collection, but a M.A.D. agent uses his trained snakes to steal them.
59 "In Seine" December 1, 1983
Gadget goes to Paris, France to stop a M.A.D. agent who uses a robot to steal from the rich and famous.
60 "Tree Guesses" December 2, 1983
Gadget must stop Dr. Claw who has concocted a wood-destroying chemical that he threatens to unleash on the world's forests. Note: This episode aired during the premiere of Michael Jackson's Thriller
61 "Birds of a Feather" December 5, 1983
Gadget is sent to Turkey to guard a priceless jewel, but a M.A.D. agent uses his flock of trained birds to steal it for Dr. Claw.
62 "So It is Written" December 6, 1983
Gadget visits a North African country where the locals believe he is the one prophecy says will find an ancient treasure. Dr. Claw and his agent posing as a journalist covertly plan for Gadget to lead them there before letting the locals eliminate him while they steal the treasure.
63 "Fang the Wonder Dog" December 7, 1983
Dr. Claw kidnaps the movie-star dog "Fang" and holds him for ransom.
64 "School for Pickpockets" December 8, 1983
M.A.D. pickpockets try to steal Gadget's top-secret gadget watch while he is on a vacation at Nice in the French Riviera.
65 "Quizz Master" December 9, 1983
Gadget investigates a TV quiz show where contestants are hypnotized into robbing Armored cars and unwittingly becomes hypnotized himself while trying to win a new toaster.

Season 2 (1985–86)

No. Title Original air date
66 "Magic Gadget" September 14, 1985
The famous magician and M.A.D. operative "The Great Wambini" holds a Metro City magic show with the elimination of Gadget as the grand finale.
67 "The Great Wambini's Seance" September 21, 1985
All the pets in Metro City are being kidnapped and M.A.D. is the likely culprit.
68 "Wambini Predicts" September 28, 1985
The Great Wambini goes to Alpacastan to impress the king with his predictions in hopes the monarch will eventually hand over his famous diamond-spitting llama.
69 "The Capeman Cometh" October 5, 1985
Corporal Capeman makes his debut here, as he helps Inspector Gadget defeat a ninja who tries to steal gold and eliminate Gadget.
70 "Crashcourse in Crime" October 12, 1985
M.A.D. celebrates their anniversary with a crime spree.
71 "Gadget's Gadgets" October 19, 1985
Inspector Gadget and Capeman are taken to a fake clinic run by M.A.D. They say they are going to tune up Gadget's gadgets, but they are really going to get rid of them.
72 "Gadget in Minimadness" October 26, 1985
Five little Gremlin-like creatures called the Linguinis try to do Gadget in. They are all masters of disguise so it is hard for Gadget to notice them.
73 "The Incredible Shrinking Gadget" November 2, 1985
M.A.D. agent Dr. Dummkopf creates a shrink ray with plans to reduce Gadget to the size of an insect.
74 "Gadget Meets the Grappler" November 9, 1985
Dr. Dummkopf returns and sends a dim-witted strong-man thug to deal with Gadget.
75 "Ghost Catchers" November 16, 1985
M.A.D. scientist Dr. Spectrum creates phony hauntings in hopes rich people will hand over lots of money to get rid of the ghosts.
76 "Busy Signal" November 23, 1985
Dr. Spectrum returns with a dematerializing beam that teleports riches stolen from Metro City's wealthy right to Dr. Claw's lair over telephone lines.
77 "Bad Dreams Are Made of This" November 30, 1985
M.A.D. inventor Dr. Spectrum has created a nightmare machine that keeps Metro City's citizens up all night and too tired to function during the day. Cameo appearance in this episode of Hector and Wordsworth from The Catillac Cats of Heathcliff.
78 "Focus on Gadget" December 7, 1985
Gadget uncovers a M.A.D. plot to take over an orbital space station equipped with a heat ray capable of evaporating the Earth's water.
79 "Mad in the Moon" December 14, 1985
Gadget must foil Dr. Claw's plan to carve the M.A.D. logo into the moon.
80 "N.S.F. Gadget" December 21, 1985
Dr. Claw sabotages a satellite so that he can electronically steal from any bank account in the world.
81 "Tyrannosaurus Gadget" December 28, 1985
A M.A.D. agent devises a plot to bring dinosaurs back into the 20th century so Dr. Claw can crush Metro City, while at the same time killing Gadget's ancestors to ensure he never exists in the present.
82 "Gadget's Roma" January 4, 1986
Gadget time travels to ancient Rome to foil Dr. Claw's plot of stealing the city's treasures.
83 "Gadget's Clean Sweep" January 11, 1986
M.A.D. travels back in time to 19th-century London to eliminate Gadget's chimney-sweeping ancestors and to steal the Queen's jeweled crown.
84 "Gadget Meets the Clan" January 18, 1986
Dr. Claw hires a wheelchair bound crime boss, The "Great Great Godfather", to eliminate Gadget.
85 "Gadget and Old Lace" January 25, 1986
Dr. Claw seeks the wise advice of his mentor in destroying Gadget and winds up with two Black Widows who believe assassinating Gadget would be their cup of tea.
86 "Gadget and the Red Rose" February 1, 1986
Dr. Claw brings gangster Spuds Malone out of retirement to eliminate Gadget with his infamous potato-firing tommy gun "Red Rose".
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