Pac-Man (1982)

ABC (ended 1984)
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  • S 2 : Ep 16

    Happy Pacs-Giving

    Aired 11/5/83

  • S 2 : Ep 15

    Pac-Van-Winkle

    Aired 11/5/83

  • S 2 : Ep 14

    P.J. Goes Pac-Hollywood

    Aired 10/29/83

  • S 2 : Ep 13

    Super-Pac vs. Pac-Ape

    Aired 10/29/83

  • S 2 : Ep 12

    Around the World in 80 Chomps

    Aired 10/22/83

  • Cast & Crew
  • Marty Ingels

    Pac-Man

  • Barbara Minkus

    Ms. "Pepper" Pac-Man

  • Russi Taylor

    Pac-Baby

  • Frank Welker

    Chomp Chomp / Morris / Additional Voices

  • Peter Cullen

    Sour Puss

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  • Welcome to the Pac-Man page at TV.com! Capitalizing on the arcade craze of the early 1980's, Hanna-Barbera came up with this cartoon series based upon one of the most popular video game characters ever. Yep, it's Pac-Man, the yellow, ghost-eating round guy who's still popular even after 30 years of existence with the fact that millions of games based on his character have been purchased for home game systems, and even downloaded on cell phones for the personal leisure of fans who still enjoy powering up and chomping Ghost Monsters! Based loosely on the original video games from Pac-Man, Ms. Pac-Man, Jr. Pac-Man and Super Pac-Man among them, H-B managed to bring all these characters to life for the TV series. Of course, Pac-Man is the star of the show. He's married to Ms. Pac-Man, who goes by the name of Pepper here. Together, they have their cute and mischievous son, Pac-Baby. The Pac-Family is completed with a pair of Pac-Pets; Chomp Chomp, the loyal but greedy Pac-Dog, and the mean-spirited Pac-Cat Sour Puss, who always chases Chomp Chomp around and often plays pranks on him in efforts to get him out of the picture. Most times though, they usually backfire on him. Pac-Man raises his family in their hometown of PacLand, while also working as security chief of the hidden Power Pellet Forest, where he has to keep its supply of power pellets from falling into the hands of the villainous Ghost Monsters, under their supreme ruler Mezmeron, a bald giant, long-robed humanoid being with cybernetic parts whose desire for power pellets drives him to hatch various plots for the Ghost Monsters to carry out--often failing courtesy of Pac-Man. The series' second season introduced new characters like the heroic Super Pac, whom with his powers and insane sense of humor and ego, at times did more harm than good, as well as Pac-Man's cousin P.J., whose efforts to be cool often brought trouble as well. And of course, the familiar villainous Ghost Monsters from the games are here as well! There's Inky, the dim-wittedly funny light blue member of the gang whose pockets are filled with whatever tools and gadgets needed to help his fellow ghosts, and if necessary escape from Pac-Man. Then Blinky, who's red-colored and goes from being the brave ghost leader in the video games to a wimpy coward in this series. Then there's Pinky, who despite his color is deep-voiced and physically the strongest of the Ghost Monsters, as well as an expert shapeshifter who can change into various forms and objects in efforts to pursue or flee from Pac-Man and company. Then it's Clyde, who's orange-colored and goes from being slow-witted in the video games to the gang's leader. And finally, we have Sue, the lone female, introduced in the Ms. Pac-Man game. Her regular color is blue in this series, which was most likely done to better differentiate her from Clyde since they were both colored orange in their respective games. In most episodes, the Ghost Monsters cause Pac-Man and company trouble and the the good guys usually get out of it by munching on power pellets to energize themselves and chomping the villains, who in this series change to a color of lavender when they're about to get it good! Remember the word "chomp"! That's one of the words often used in this series for in PacLand, it's a "chomp or be chomped world". Pac-Man debuted September 25, 1982 and ran for 2 seasons originally on ABC. Overall, this was a pretty good series that had some deviations from what was familiar in the video games, but it was certainly entertaining and good to watch if you find yourself not able to watch anything else. The series runs every now and then on Boomerang from Cartoon Network.moreless

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  • Quotes (23)

    • Pac-Man: A chomp a day keeps the Ghost Monsters away!

    • (The ghosts invade the Yellow House) Pac-President: What is the meaning of this? Sue: It's quite simple Mr. President, you're being pac-napped. Inky: Yeah, how does that grab you? (Chomps the Pac-President)

    • Mezmeron: Pac-Man will be forced to reveal the location of the Power Forrest! Clyde: Oh, oh, oh, right boss! That plan is fool-proof! Inky: You mean, even we can't mess it up? Mezmeron: Go!!!

    • (Returning to headquarters after being chomped by Pac-Man) Pinky: Hi-ya boss, you'll never guess how we messed up this time. Mezmeron: I don't have to guess, I saw it all! On my Pac-Land spy satellite. Pinky: (Laughing) Oh, me on TV? How did I look Mezmeron? Mezmeron: Shut up!

    • (After eating power pellets) Pac-Man: Mmmm! Those were good, but I still got the munchies--for Ghost Monster munchies!

    • (After the Pac-President chomps Pinky) Pac-Man: Nice goin', Pac-Prez! Pac-President: Thanks. I haven't had a good chomp since the election!

    • Mezmeron: Well, what do you have to say for yourselves? Clyde: You're gonna be proud of us boss. We found the Power Forest for you! Mezmeron: Where is it? Clyde: Tell him Inky! (pulls Inky in front of the line) Inky: Uh, tell him Pinky.(pulls Pinky in front of the line) Pinky: Tell him Blinky. (pulls Blinky in front of the line) Blinky: Uh, uh, I wasn't watching. I thought you guys were watching! Inky: I wasn't watching. Were you watching? Pinky: Not me, I thought you were watching. Mezmeron: SHUT UP, YOU FOOLS!

    • Inky: (Wearing a baseball glove suit) Hey Clyde, how do you like my new suit? Fits me like a glove, huh? Clyde: That is a glove Inky! Inky: Oh, so it is. And here I thought my brains were growing.

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    Notes (51)

    • First appearance of Pac-Man, Ms. Pac-Man, Grump, Mezmeron, and the Ghost Monsters; Inky, Blinky, Pinky, Clyde and Sue.

    • In this episode, Blinky speaks with a soft, shaky voice. From the next episode on, he speaks with the more familiar high-pitched cowardly voice.

    • Although Jr. Pac-Man is from one of the unauthorized games that broke the license agreement between Bally Midway and Namco, the character is used in this series as Pac-Baby.

    • Marty Ingels, who did the voice of Pac-Man, was given a Pac-Man arcade machine in exchange for doing the voice.

    • This is one of two pilot episodes made for the series, this being the official first episode.

    • First appearance of Pac-Baby and the Pac-Family pets Chomp Chomp and Sour Puss.

    • Scene changes with this episode and the first were shown with a very close shot of Pac-Man going from right to left in a chomping motion with a smile on his face with an audible tingly video game sound effect.

    • From this episode on, scene changes were done with an indistinguishable Pac figure (most likely Pac-Man in his original video game form) closing his mouth shut, making a loud chomp noise as the screen turns completely yellow.

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    Trivia (26)

    • Goof: The Pac-Mania short that airs between Presidential Pac-Nappers and Picnic in PacLand has Pac-Man pursued by the Ghost Monsters. He outsmarts them by planting instant grow cactus seeds so their ghost suits get snagged by the plant. Notice however that Pinky and Blinky's suits seemed to have changed to each other's repsective colors indicated by their hats having changed.

    • Goof: When the Ghost Monsters depart at the end, the males seem to be colored wrong from the rear, indicated by their hats. Inky is orange, Blinky is pink, Pinky is light blue, and Clyde is red. And the last line has Blinky saying "Ouch! You stepped on my toe." However, the ghosts don't have feet, let alone toes.

    • Goof: When Sue is hiding in the bush when Inky attracts Pac-Ants with honey, she's colored the same light shade of blue as him.

    • Goof: When the four male Ghost Monsters combine into a frisbee, they're initially seen in the clockwise formation of Blinky, Clyde, Inky, and Pinky. But in the next closeup shot, the formation changes to Blinky, Inky, Clyde, and Pinky. Then, when Chomp Chomp is carrying them, the rotation changes to Blinky, Pinky, Clyde and Inky before he buries them.

    • Goof: When Pac-Man pitches to son, Pac-Baby isn't facing the outfield, yet he hits a home run.

    • Goof: When Pinky is about to get chomped by Pac-Baby, he changes color from pink to orange, like Clyde.

    • Goof: When Pac-Man decides to teach the ghosts a lesson, his eyes vanish.

    • Goof: When Sour Puss tries to trick Chomp-Chomp with a remote controlled bat, he leaves the remote on the field. Then when Sour Puss goes up to hit, a man in the crowd sits on the remote in the stands.

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    Allusions (23)

    • The Yellow House of PacLand is a mock of the White House of the United States.

    • Title pun: The Great Earthquake

    • Star Wars

      At the drive-in theater, PacLand's citizens are watching the movie Pac-Wars, a parody of the famous George Lucas movie saga.

    • Title: Pacula
      This is obviously a reference to Dracula.

    • Title pun: Trick-or-treat.

    • The title of this episode is a reference to the title The Man in the Moon.

    • Episode Title: Journey to the Center of PacLand The title of this episode is a reference to the Jules Verne novel Journey to the Center of the Earth.

    • Title: Sir Chomp-a-lot
      This is obviously a reference to Sir Lancelot or Lance-a-lot

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  • Fan Reviews (10)
  • This is the stupidist idea of making a tv show.

    By woahwoah678, Apr 13, 2009

  • Blast from the past!

    By JPPT1974, Mar 31, 2007

  • eat all of the dots but don\\\'t be caught by the little ghosts, fruit is worth a bonus

    By melkinjekoffie, Dec 27, 2006

  • Pac-man...on TV?

    By Dizzydennis, Mar 31, 2006

  • What can I say, it was the 80s.

    By bonefactory, Mar 25, 2006