Inspector Gadget

1983 | United States

Like the Six Million Dollar Man, Inspector Gagdet was an ordinary human until an accident armed him with a whole host of in-built secret weapons. As a result of this he was promoted from rookie cop to inspector in order to wage war on crime, and in particular his arch-enemy Doctor Claw and the evil agents of MAD. Gadget was based on the 1960's series Get Smart, and he was voiced by agent Maxwell Smart himself, actor Don Adams. Like Smart, Gadget is totally inept at what he does and mostly solves crime more by luck than judgement as well as a helping hand (or paw) from his nieces dog, Brian. 

A weak attempt at transferring the series to the big screen was attempted using real life actors, with Matthew Broderick in the lead.

Published on December 23rd, 2018. Written by Laurence Marcus for Television Heaven.