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Perspective on the Inspector Gadget Cartoon Episode Sleeping Gas and How It Compares to the Other Episodes

Updated on December 10, 2018
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Ara is a Journalism graduate from California State University Northridge who is looking to always explore his writing opportunities.

What This Article is About and Is Not About

What follows here is a critical analysis of a cartoon episode in the cartoon Inspector Gadget called Sleeping Gas and how it compares to episodes before it and some of the ones that would come after it. In other words, this article is not going to be a straight up synopsis of the episode but it will focus on how this episode ranks in the history of the show. One of the critical questions that this article will be focusing on is how does the episode Sleeping Gas compare to the other episodes 20-29?

Inspector Gadget prepares for duty in the episode Sleeping Gas.
Inspector Gadget prepares for duty in the episode Sleeping Gas.

The Episode Sleeping Gas is One of Several Episodes That Features the Gadget Family Going on Vacation

This episode is one of several ones in this series that features Inspector Gadget, Penny and Brain going on vacation. However, in this episode, Penny and Brain find a very creative way to hide in Inspector Gadget's luggage and they are able to accompany him to the South Pacific.

This Episode Has Some Entertainment Value in It for 2 Reasons

This episode certainly has a decent amount of entertainment value as the bionic Inspector Gadget is assigned to travel to the South Pacific to investigate the reasons why Dr. Claw is using sleeping gas to try and put the cities of the world to sleep. In the previous episode Basic Training, viewers saw that the use of sleeping gas was present but in this episode, it is the focus of it.

The second most entertaining part of this episode is when Inspector Gadget is pursued by Dr. Claw but Brain and Penny notice this and they use their uncle’s oil can to try and subdue him. Although they did not stop Dr. Claw from escaping, they at least prevented him from being able to harm their uncle. Inspector Gadget thinks that there is a race going on so he speeds up and tries to drive even faster. Note: earlier in this series there is an episode called “Race to the Finish” in which Inspector Gadget enters the Metropolis 500 race to try and stop Dr. Claw from winning.

One Interesting Observation About the Episode Sleeping Gas

There is one part of the episode Sleeping Gas that has the same music as the episodes Volcano Island and A Bad Altitude.

A Unique Story line is Present

The episode Sleeping Gas has a unique story line to it as the setting is in the South Pacific and it looks like Gadget’s niece Penny and his dog Brain will be on vacation. But such a thing does not occur as Penny begins the investigation as Inspector Gadget is led on some sort of tour of the island and he is brainwashed into thinking that the reason why so many people on the island are asleep is because they have been bitten by flies.

The Episode Sleeping Gas: Pros and Cons

Let’s take an analytical approach as we analyze the episode Sleeping Gas. The animation is very good as it shows from an animated perspective what it is like for people to be on vacation. Note: later on in the series in the episode called “A Bad Altitude” the entire Gadget family ends up taking a vacation to Everest Island in the South Pacific. The plot is decent and well thought out with plenty of investigative scenes. However, the humor factor is not as present in this episode. Even so, the episode Sleeping Gas is still better and more varied in the action scenes compared to episodes such as M.A.D. Trap and Greenfinger as those two episodes have a very limited action coverage area compared to this one.

The Episode "Sleeping Gas"

© 2018 Ara Vahanian

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