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Review of the Episode "Crash Course in Crime" in the Cartoon Inspector Gadget

Updated on March 18, 2021
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Ara is a Journalism graduate from California State University Northridge who is always looking to explore his writing opportunities.

What is the Episode "Crash Course in Crime" About?

“Crash Course in Crime” is not only the 70th episode of the famous cartoon Inspector Gadget but it is also the second episode to feature the appearance of the character Corporal Capeman. As the series in this second season would progress, viewers would see that Corporal Capeman would become even more clueless than the main hero Inspector Gadget. Inspector Gadget in this episode is busy trying to teach his newly hired assistant about the basics of fighting crime. Meanwhile, Gadget’s main nemesis Dr. Claw is planning a celebration for the organization called M.A.D. because it is the 8th anniversary of that organization. So he is planning on organizing his agents to commit eight different crimes in 8 different places. Note: the title of this episode can be used interchangeably so sometimes the title is written as Crashcourse in Crime.

A Photo of a City With Tall Buildings & This Symbolizes the Fictional Metro City

This image represents the fact that the cartoon Inspector Gadget is set in Metro City, a metropolitan area similar to what we find in real life in many urban areas.
This image represents the fact that the cartoon Inspector Gadget is set in Metro City, a metropolitan area similar to what we find in real life in many urban areas. | Source

Difference Between This Episode Crash Course in Crime and the Ones Before It

How is this episode different that all the other ones before it? The episode shows that Inspector Gadget and Capeman are at their most clueless and dumb level yet. They take their being clueless to a whole new level which is quite humorous if you think about it. But with this being a cartoon, the creators of this series had to be a little creative and innovative with their content and they certainly succeeded in their objective.

The Main Issue of the Episode Crash Course In Crime is that the Two Main Characters Cannot Distinguish Between Friends and Foes

In that sense as we are discussing the general ineptness and clueless nature of two main characters, this review is not really a summary but an analysis of an episode that has gotten my interest many years later.

The episode can be thought of as a police inspector attempting to teach his young apprentice about the basics of fighting crime which is in essence what the episode really is about but while Inspector Gadget is busy trying to teach his assistant about the difference between a real object versus a fake object, Dr. Claw’s agents set off smoke grenades which are designed to confuse and distract the public that is present at the Metro City Museum. These agents also go to the Metro City Arts Center and manage to steal many different kinds of artwork. Corporal Capeman does not realize that these men are agents of Dr. Claw that are trying to loot the arts center and steal all of its artwork. Instead of helping the Chief so that these agents can be arrested, Inspector Gadget and Capeman actually do the opposite of what they are supposed to do because they are not able to make the distinction between who is an ally and who is a foe.

Inspector Gadget Is Once Again Unable to Distinguish Between Allies & Foes

Inspector Gadget thinks that a group of rich tourists that have been kidnapped are agents of Dr. Claw but no matter what these rich people try to tell him, he does not believe them.

"Crash Course in Crime"

Final Words About the Episode Crash Course in Crime

As two agents of Dr.Claw approach the Gadget family home with the objective of trying to eliminate Inspector Gadget, Gadget actually saves himself and his entire family as he hands the candles back to the agents thus causing their vehicle to explode. Crash Course in Crime is not particularly one of the strongest episodes of the second season of Inspector Gadget but it shows something that viewers of the show might not have seen before and that is the biggest amount of ineptitude for Inspector Gadget and Corporal Capeman. .

© 2018 Ara Vahanian


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