Pac-Man (1982)

Season 1 Episode 1

Presidential Pac-Nappers

Aired Saturday 9:30 AM Sep 25, 1982 on ABC
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Episode Summary

Presidential Pac-Nappers
Mezmeron assigns the Ghost Monsters invade the Yellow House and hold the Pac-President hostage in an effort to make Pac-Man reveal the location of the Power Pellet Forest. Will Pac-Man come to the rescue and avoid getting chomped by the Ghost Monsters?

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  • yeah

    i love these old cartoons, this is from an era when cartoons were realy cartoons and saturday morning was somthing to look foreward to. this and other cartoons like this should be back on or at least back on for us old school folks that still like to watch cartoons but dont like all that too realistic stuff thats in cartoons today.
  • This is the first episode in the Pac Man television series.

    This is the first episode in the Pac Man television series. In this episode Mezmeron sends the five ghost monsters to go to the yellow house to take the president hostage and get Pac Man to tell them where the Pacland power forest is located. The ghost monsters do get Pac Man's attenion but he has a trick up his sleve. Pac Man goes to the yellow house and gives the president a pac pellet but Pac Man doesn't relize that's his last one! So Pac Man teams up with the president and pulls tricks over the ghost monsters. In the end the ghost monsters lose but do they have a future ahead of them.moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • 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.

  • QUOTES (6)

    • 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!

  • NOTES (5)

    • 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.