Inspector Gadget

Season 1 Episode 9

Race to the Finish

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Aired Weekdays 7:30 AM Nov 05, 1983 on
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At a race track, MAD Agents sabotage Inspector Gadget's race car. Penny and Brain tag along and attempt to stop the MAD Agents. Dr. Claw, who has also entered in the race, flies off with the MAD cat after his plans are foiled.

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  • Gadget signs up for a race where the winner gets a million dollars. Chief Quimby suspects Dr. Claw will join the race, as well, and use the prize money to finance crime.moreless

    6.5
    This episode was a little boring. A racetrack, at least to me, isn't that exciting of a setting. There were two funny moments. The first is when Gadget is signing up for the race. He tells the man at the window that he has his own pen. Apparently, the Gadgetpen is in his middle finger, so for a few seconds he is shooting the bird. The second funny moment is when a MAD agent gives Gadget an alcoholic beverage to drink. Gadget winds up on the track saying he can do donuts and hee-hawing like a donkey before passing out.



    For the moral moment at the end, Gadget says one shouldn't drink "strange drinks" before driving. Why didn't he just say an "alcoholic beverage." That really doesn't apply to the target audience, so I guess the writers figured referencing alcohol directly wasn't a good idea.moreless
Cree Summer

Cree Summer

voice of Penny (1983-1985)

Maurice LaMarche

Maurice LaMarche

voice of Chief Quimby

Don Adams

Don Adams

voice of Inspector Gadget

Townsend Coleman

Townsend Coleman

voice of Corporal Capeman (Season 2)

Kathy Morse

Kathy Morse

Additional voices

Holly Berger

Holly Berger

voice of Penny (1985)

Frank Welker

Frank Welker

voice of Brain / Dr. Claw / Mad Cat (pilot only)

Recurring Role

Don Francks

Don Francks

Additional Voices/voice of Professor Lasre

Recurring Role

Dan Hennessey

Dan Hennessey

Additional Voices/voice of Prison Guard

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (3)

  • QUOTES (3)

    • Gadget: (half way in the earth after a high fall, talking into the Gadget Phone) Is that you chief?
      Chief Quimby: (muffled) I'm under you.
      Gadget: (looking all around) You're where?

    • Gadget: Oh, my gosh! That car is on fire. I better use my Gadget-Snow-Gun to put it out! (Dr. Claw is coughing because of the smoke, while the Gadgetmobile puts itself right next to the MADmoblie)
      Gadget: Don't worry, I'll save you! Go-Go Gadget-Snow-Gun! (Gadget fires his Snow-Gun, filling the MADmoblie with snow.)
      Dr. Claw: (waving his hand menacingly over the window to Gadget, while MADCat grumbles about being covered in snow) It's full of dirty snow! I'll get you for this!
      Gadget: Oh, he's waving thank you! Thanks are not needed my good man! Glad to be of service!

    • Gadget: (driving drunken; as he changes the Gadgetmobile to the Gadget Van back and forth) Hee-haw! Hee-haw! Hee-haw! Hee-haw! I'm a donkey!

  • NOTES (0)

  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • The name of the racing competition Metropolis 500 is an allusion to the racing competition Indianapolis 500 which is annually held on Memorial Day at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

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