Pink Panther in: "Pink of the Litter": While leisurely sitting on a park bench and eating a banana, the Pink Panther throws the banana peel on the ground and is instantly cited for littering. The diminutive trial judge orders the panther to clean all the town of Litterburg's refuse-filled streets. The Pink Panther gathers all the litter into one, huge pile, but is prohibited from setting the trash on fire, and when he tries to dispose of the garbage outside the town limits, a short, pointy-nosed forest ranger orders him to remove it. The panther attempts to rid himself of the trash pile by pouring it down a hole, but the hole is a geyser, which erupts the trash back onto the town's streets. Steamrollering it and forming it into a huge paper airplane with a dynamite fuse is equally ineffective as a mid-air explosion sends the trash raining back onto the town. The panther steamrollers the litter again and converts it to pop art pictures for profitable sale. He gives the proceeds to the town, which honors him in a celebration, but to his dismay, the Pink Panther is ordered to clean the litter left behind by the revelers. Originally released in theatres in: May 17, 1967.
The Inspector in: "The Great DeGaulle Stone Operation": Inspector Clouseau is assigned to guard a large diamond, the De Gaulle Stone, from theft, but a three-headed villain in a black coat promptly takes it from him. Clouseau and Sergeant Deux-Deux track the three-headed thief to his hideout, where the thief has secreted the jewel in a glass of water. While searching the premises, Clouseau finds the glass, drinks its contents (jewel included), and is rushed to surgery. Doctors remove "a very expensive-looking gallstone" and give it to a nurse, who is the three-headed thief in disguise! Originally released in theatres in: December 21, 1965.
Pink Panther in: "The Pink Pill": The Pink Panther is admitted to hospital after he falls on the street by slipping on his own banana peel. He finds that he has been given a liquid diet, while the man in the next bed is provided a banquet. So, the panther switches medical charts with his neighbor. The hefty food is transferred to him, but he is also rushed to abdominal surgery as per the chart he now has! Having survived the operation, the Pink Panther, in his recovery bed, is taunted by his laughing roommate as he is subjected to needles, to a harrowing blood pressure reading by an inattentive nurse, and to a fall that results in bandaging from head to toe. When he is finally released from the hospital, the panther trips on the hospital's steps and is readmitted with a broken leg! Originally released in theatres in: July 31, 1968.moreless