ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Review of the Episode "Magic Gadget" in the Cartoon Inspector Gadget

Updated on November 13, 2020
CELEBSFAN78 profile image

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

This stack of dollar bills symbolizes one of the main things that is very valuable in the episode Magic Gadget.
This stack of dollar bills symbolizes one of the main things that is very valuable in the episode Magic Gadget. | Source

Magic Gadget Is Episode #66 for the Original Inspector Gadget TV Series

Magic Gadget is the next episode of the cartoon series Inspector Gadget that we will review and analyze as we take a trip down memory lane as the famous phrase goes. This episode marks the debut of voice actors Holly Berger and Maurice Lamarche and they do the voices of Penny and Chief Qumby.

What Is the Main Plot of Magic Gadget?

The bumbling police inspector is doing work in the yard when a large limousine pulls up in the driveway of the Gadget family home. In this episode, Dr. Claw sends the magician The Great Wambini and his assistant The Lesser Wambini after the Inspector so that these guys can eliminate him during a magic show as the plan is to make the bank vaults disappear.

It Seems Like Dr. Claw Is Going to Win This Time

During the early stages of the performance at the theater, The Great Wambini mentions that there are two vaults, one of them has gold bullion in it and the other one has real money in it and he needs the help of someone from the audience. Inspector Gadget volunteers to help him out, completely unaware that there is a plan to make him disappear. Doesn’t this sound familiar? Inspector Gadget does not want to believe that the Wambinis are agents of Dr. Claw that are looking for ways to get the bank’s money and to eliminate the Inspector. The Great Wambini who shows that he is a pretty good magician uses his powers to create smoke to distract the inspector. Two agents of Dr. Claw pull the vaults from above. The Great Wambini is so successful that he pulls off a trick that makes Inspector Gadget “disappear” as a fake version of Inspector Gadget comes out of the second coffin. The two agents had switched the two vaults putting in fake gold and money earlier. Will Dr. Claw triumph over Inspector Gadget this time? It sure seems like Dr. Claw is finally going to prevail against his biggest foe but of course, that is not what happens here.

Source

Magic Gadget Synopsis Continued

The Inspector at this point is transferred to a mansion as the Great Wambini attempts to get rid of him by trying to drown him or by attempting to saw him in half. Neither of these attempts works. The Inspector as usual chases the wrong person. He is chasing his own dog Brain. Penny discovers where the stolen money is and she attempts to walk out of the room with it but the bag is so heavy that she trips and falls. The agents wake up and chase her around the mansion as the two Wambinis escape. It is Penny that discovers the stolen money thus foiling the plans of Dr. Claw once again.

The Episode Magic Gadget Marks the Beginning of a Weaker Second Season

Magic Gadget is a decent episode for the second season of Inspector Gadget but sadly, the quality of the cartoon declined a bit and was never the same.

"Magic Gadget"

2 Interesting Things Occur in the Episode Magic Gadget

There are a few interesting things that do occur in Magic Gadget. One of those interesting things is that Dr. Claw is seen lifting very heavy blocks of stone. The other interesting aspect of the episode is that as the inspector goes to the bottom floor of the theater to get popcorn, he discovers that his boss Chief Quimby has been hiding in the popcorn maker! One wonders how he was even allowed to get inside of the popcorn machine without being scolded. Magic Gadget is an appropriate name for this cartoon episode because the episode takes place in a theater where a magic show takes place.

© 2019 Ara Vahanian

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment
    • Cheryl E Preston profile image

      Cheryl E Preston 

      16 months ago from Roanoke

      Always loved Inspector Gadget. Thanks for the info.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com 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: https://maven.io/company/pages/privacy

    Show Details
    Necessary
    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 googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    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)
    Marketing
    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.
    Statistics
    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)