Heard a mix dance track with Inspector Gadget theme mixed in on the radio last night during a shift at work and remembered fondly time spent watching Inspector Gadget on ABC after school.  For those unfamiliar with bumbling Inspector :

Inspector Gadget is the main protagonist of the series and movies. His fashion sense resembles that of Inspector Clouseau from the Pink Panther movies; his mannerisms also draw upon the character of Maxwell Smart, portrayed in the 1960s by Gadget’s voice actor Don Adams.

Often clueless and stumbling through any case he is given, Gadget frequently ignorantly makes foolish and insufferably clumsy mistakes pertaining to surroundings and current environment, mistaking innocent bystanders (and sometimes Brain, his niece Penny’s dog) for enemies, and believing that the real enemies are friends. His ineptitude always leads him into danger, but he always gets out of trouble through either his trusty gadgets (hence the name of the show), Penny’s unseen assistance, or pure luck

Inspector Gadget

I loved this show as a kid and when I heard that song on the radio I was swept back to fond memories of watching Brain and Penny save Gadget at least once a show, and Penny with her computer book (she was ahead of her time, after all we call those fancy computer books laptops now )  Theres a chance the show effected me subconsciously as my dog has the same colouring as Brain (minus the white tipped ears).  As cartoons go, Inspector Gadget always made you laugh and there was something cool about a guy with all these bionic gadgets built into his body.

For all things Inspector Gadget see inspector-gadget.net/ for a truely devoted fan

Go go gadget smiley  😀