Inspector Gadget is a media franchise that began in 1983 with the DiC Entertainment animated television series, Inspector Gadget. Since the original series, there have been many spin-offs based on the show, including additional animated series, video games and films.

The franchise follows the adventures of a powerful, but incredibly dim-witted, cyborg police inspector as he investigates the criminal schemes of Dr. Claw and his organization, MAD, as they fruitlessly attempt to stop him. However, neither side is aware that it's actually Gadget's niece, Penny, and his long-suffering dog, Brain, who are responsible for thwarting MAD's diabolical plans.

Why It Rocks

  1. Catchy and memorable theme song.
  2. The animation is decent.
  3. Likable characters, like Gadget, Penny and Brain.
  4. Exciting episodes with really fun plots.
  5. Funny and hilarious slapstick humor.

Bad Qualities

  1. The live-action movies did really poor.
  2. Most of the videogame adaptations aren't too good either.