Review and Analysis of Episode 26 Called "Launch Time" in the Cartoon Inspector Gadget
"Launch Time" Brief Episode Synopsis
"Launch Time" is not only the 26th episode of the cartoon Inspector Gadget but it is also an episode that offers a valuable safety tip that people of all ages can and should apply to their life. The episode itself is about the fact that Dr. Claw has plans to sabotage a spaceship that has plans to repair a satellite. Dr. Claw intends to take over the satellite so that the world can only hear what he wants them to hear.
The Gadget family is busy spending their time at a carnival where the very thought of sitting on one of those rides makes Inspector Gadget very dizzy. Inspector Gadget tells his boss Chief Quimby that when he is on duty, everything is under control. Is it really? In this episode, the Chief does not call his top agent by phone but Inspector Gadget sees him in the distance speaking to an audience of guests at the carnival.
Memorable Quotes From "Launch Time"
"Gadget wins again! I hate winners!!"
Dr. Claw expresses his anger at having plans foiled once again.
Inspector Gadget Cannot Tell the Difference Between Friends and Foes Once Again
Inspector Gadget enters a training facility for astronauts when an astronaut working for Dr. Claw attempts to get rid of Gadget by putting him on a centrifuge ride and really speeding it up or he puts him in an anti-gravity chamber and removes the air hose in order to try and suffocate the Inspector. Gadget thinks that this astronaut is his friend while the saboteur is another person that is free. However, he does not realize that this astronaut working for Dr. Claw is the real saboteur.
Another Example of How Inspector Gadget Focuses on the Wrong People
As is usually the case in these episodes in Inspector Gadget, Gadget uses his weapons or gadgets on the wrong people. One example of this is when he is driving and he is on his way to where the spaceship is because he hears that they are planning to launch the satellite and he thinks that this launch is the main event but it is just a dry run for what they are planning on doing later. He drives through the checkpoint causing the staff at the space station to alert the police force. Inspector Gadget thinks that these guys are agents of Dr. Claw and he uses the hilarious gas and his glue rockets to hold them off. This seems like you are reading a summary of this episode but it is actually an analysis of the episode plus the character of Inspector Gadget and how foolish he really is.
"Launch Time" Full Episode
What is This Safety Tip for the Episode Launch Time and Why Is It Significant for Real Life?
As mentioned earlier, the safety tip at the end of this episode pertains to the importance of daily breakfast. It is said that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It may sound like really simplistic advice but I am very glad that the creators of Inspector Gadget decided to include safety tips in every episode ut the one about breakfast is especially important. Breakfast increases our general well-being and also allows us to focus better. So the moral of the story is: make sure to eat breakfast every day.
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