Inspector Gadget

Season 1 Episode 19

The Pharoah

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Aired Weekdays 7:30 AM Jan 14, 1984 on
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MAD agents disguised as mummies and ancient Egyptian gods try to loot the tomb of a newly-discovered Pharoah.

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  • Gadget is sent to Egypt to keep Dr. Claw from stealing the treasure of Pharoah Putatut.

    5.5
    Although there were a few interesting moments in this episode, the story was very disjunct. Scenes were not very well connected.



    Gadget spends most of the episode wandering around the pyramid looking for a snack machine. He confuses Brain, dressed as a mummy, for a MAD agent. Penny discovers a secret passageway and she locks in the coordinates with her computerbook to help her find the way out. She never uses the information, and it seems like she doesn't need to. It's a peculiar moment that seems like it doesn't belong in the story. This is not the first time that Penny has discovered a secret passageway, but nothing is made of it later in the story. It also happened in the Transylvania episode.



    Lots of screentime was given to the MAD agents. They bicker back and forth, talk to Dr. Claw, try to get Gadget, and run away from Brain.



    The nomad MAD agent, who appears near the beginning of the episode, only appears once. I was expecting him to appear later on, because he seemed like one of those "boss" MAD agents that are unique to an episode. He rides an interesting camel with a cannon in its hump.



    Altogether, the setting of the spooky pyramid was interesting, but the episode fails due to lack of a seamless storyline.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)

Greg Duffell

Greg Duffell

Short MAD Anubis Impostor

Guest Star

Frank Welker

Frank Welker

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

Recurring Role

Dan Hennessey

Dan Hennessey

MAD Camel Rider / MAD Mummy/voice of The Rat

Recurring Role

Don Francks

Don Francks

Tall MAD Anubis Impostor/Additional Voices

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (1)

    • The clip of Gadget reading his assignment message is used in the closing credits and on various later episodes. Other clips seen in the closing from this episode include Gadget talking into his Gadget-phone, the Gadgetmobile falling and opening its parachute, Dr. Claw watching Gadget on a monitor and petting MAD Cat, and Penny discovering something in her computer book.

  • QUOTES (1)

  • NOTES (1)

    • In the 2006 DVD box set of Inspector Gadget featuring this episode, the episode itself shows the title The Pharoah, the box of the DVD shows the title The Pharaoh, and the episode menu lists it as The Pharaoh's Curse.

  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • The two MAD agents that swipe the Sarcophagus are dressed up as Anubis, the jackal-headed God. He was originally the Lord of the Dead before becoming an Embalmer, and is popular with the furry fandom.

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