ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Review of the Episode "Birds of a Feather" in the Cartoon Inspector Gadget

Updated on March 22, 2021
CELEBSFAN78 profile image

Ara is a Journalism graduate from California State University Northridge who is always looking to explore his writing opportunities.

Brief Synopsis of the Episode Birds of a Feather

Birds of a Feather is the 61st episode of the cartoon Inspector Gadget. This episode involves the hero Inspector Gadget being sent to Istanbul, Turkey to make sure that agents of the organization known as MAD do not steal a precious gemstone from an exhibition. This gemstone is known as the Star of Istanbul. The episode begins with Inspector Gadget trying to trim the bushes with his lasers. Penny tells him that the blue jays have built a nest up in one of the trees. Gadget bumps into Chief Quimby who happened to be hiding in a bush.

The biggest disadvantage of the episode is that there is a bit too much investigating scenes and not enough action to capture a person’s interest. Penny tells Brain that they should follow their uncle to Istanbul because Turkey is a mysterious country.

There is an owl in this episode that makes a noise and that noise scares Dr. Claw's pet cat briefly.
There is an owl in this episode that makes a noise and that noise scares Dr. Claw's pet cat briefly. | Source

How Does the Star of Istanbul Get Stolen?

However, due to Inspector Gadget’s cluelessness and inability to distinguish friend from foe, the birds belonging to agent Mr. Finch are able to steal the Star of Istanbul in spite of Brain’s best efforts to keep the jewel away from the birds.

One interesting factor about this episode is the fact that although the security system inside of the museum where the stone is kept is very strong, the birds are able to steal the gem by using a very creative tactic.

The Episode Birds of a Feather Analysis and Review

How does Gadget’s loyal dog Brain get him to the tower by the harbor? He is disguised as usual and Gadget thinks that he is an agent working for Dr. Claw. Meanwhile, Gadget’s niece Penny gets into the tower to try and investigate when she is captured and put into a cage in the tower. Luckily, she can contact Brain via the powers of her magnetic watch. Brain hides himself in one of the big bags of bird food and one of the birds carries that bag into the tower so that’s how he is able to get in the tower. It is good that he does this otherwise getting into that tower guarded by these birds would have been much harder for him to do so. The episode is a decent one though not one of my favorites in this first season of the show. The episode shows a more positive side of Turkey through an animated perspective. As Mr. Finch is preparing to escape from the country with that gemstone, he trips over his pet bird and drops the jewel. Gadget asks him where he is going and tells him not to do it. He reaches with his arms, disconnects the jet pack and in goes Mr. Finch into the police van where he is arrested. In this episode it was luck or good fortune that allowed Gadget to solve this case. A common theme in many of these Inspector Gadget episodes is that Dr. Claw and his organization are focused on doing activities that involve the use of money.

"Birds of a Feather" Full Episode

Other Inspector Gadget Episode Recommendations

For those of you interested in episodes of this cartoon that involve the concepts of money and finances, check out the episodes Smeldorado, All That Glitters, Funny Money and N.S.F. Gadget.

© 2018 Ara Vahanian


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
    ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)