The BEST Episodes of Inspector Gadget

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Mar 19, 2021

Network: Syndication

A cyborg police detective works criminal cases for the Chief of Police, fighting (with help from his genius niece Penny and her pet dog Brain) against his arch-nemesis Dr. Claw, who is the leader of an evil organization, known as "M.A.D.".

A Bad Altitude

#1 - A Bad Altitude

Season 1 - Episode 50 - Aired Aug 11, 1984

Dr. Claw intends to sink most of an island so that his (currently) mountaintop resort will become the only hotel on "M.A.D. Island".

star 8.63
8 votes
Focus on Gadget

#2 - Focus on Gadget

Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired Dec 7, 1985

When a space station orbiting Earth goes silent, Gadget must investigate. Penny and Brain tag along aboard the space shuttle that takes Gadget to his destination, where Penny discovers that the station's soft-spoken HAL-like supercomputer is under the control of two M.A.D. agents, Dr. Null and Dr. Void. Their evil plot involves a giant magnifying glass that can aim and intensify the sun's rays towards Earth.

star 8.33
6 votes
Gadget's Replacement

#3 - Gadget's Replacement

Season 1 - Episode 23 - Aired Feb 11, 1984

A new supercomputer has made the Metro City police so efficient that Chief Quimby fires Gadget but M.A.D. has a plan to control the computer and feed the police false information.

star 8.29
14 votes
Double Agent

#4 - Double Agent

Season 1 - Episode 36 - Aired May 5, 1984

M.A.D. engineers an android replica of Inspector Gadget that is used to steal from Metro City's banks in order to have the real Gadget framed for armed-robbery. With our hero wrongfully incarcerated, Dr. Claw sets his sights on kidnapping the Shah of Freeland and demanding a hefty ransom for his release.

star 8.14
7 votes

#5 - Greenfinger

Season 1 - Episode 24 - Aired Feb 18, 1984

Gadget is assigned to protect Professor Greenfinger who has developed a super plant growth formula, but Greenfinger has already been replaced by a M.A.D. agent.

star 8.00
11 votes
The Japanese Connection

#6 - The Japanese Connection

Season 1 - Episode 30 - Aired Mar 24, 1984

Penny won a computer contest and is in Japan helping her local counterpart, Atsuko, to foil an alliance between Dr. Claw and his Japanese counterpart, Iji Waruda-san.

star 8.00
10 votes
Birds of a Feather

#7 - Birds of a Feather

Season 1 - Episode 61 - Aired Oct 27, 1984

In Turkey a M.A.D. agent uses his birds to steal a very valuable gemstone from an exhibition.

star 8.00
7 votes
Dutch Treat

#8 - Dutch Treat

Season 1 - Episode 33 - Aired Apr 14, 1984

Inspector Gadget hunts for diamond smugglers in the land of tulips and chocolate.

star 7.83
12 votes
The Infiltration

#9 - The Infiltration

Season 1 - Episode 18 - Aired Jan 7, 1984

Presto Chango, the world's greatest disguise artist and a M.A.D. agent, plans to infiltrate an Interpol conference in London disguised as Inspector Gadget.

star 7.81
16 votes
Writers: Jean Chalopin, Peter Sauder
Volcano Island (Gadget Goes Hawaiian)

#10 - Volcano Island (Gadget Goes Hawaiian)

Season 1 - Episode 16 - Aired Dec 24, 1983

A prophet working for M.A.D. predicts doom for an island resort and plans to use his "pineapple bombs" to trigger the island's volcano to ensure his prediction comes true.

star 7.73
22 votes
Writers: Jean Chalopin, Peter Sauder
Wambini Predicts

#11 - Wambini Predicts

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Sep 28, 1985

The Great Wambini goes to Alpakistan to win the King's diamond-spitting llama by making three accurate predictions. Gadget is sent along to investigate M.A.D. involvement, and ends up playing in the National Floobyball Tournament.

star 7.67
6 votes
Don't Hold Your Breath

#12 - Don't Hold Your Breath

Season 1 - Episode 38 - Aired May 19, 1984

Inspector Gadget is assigned to look into a case of some missing oceanographers who were searching for an undersea city when they disappeared.

star 7.60
5 votes
Bad Dreams Are Made of This

#13 - Bad Dreams Are Made of This

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Nov 16, 1985

Something ominous is inexplicably causing the citizens of Metro City to be beset by unstoppable nightmares.

star 7.58
12 votes
Arabian Nights

#14 - Arabian Nights

Season 1 - Episode 31 - Aired Mar 31, 1984

Gadget is sent to the wealthy Middle-Eastern kingdom of Yetzanistan to safeguard a sacred sword.

star 7.57
7 votes
Do Unto Udders

#15 - Do Unto Udders

Season 1 - Episode 48 - Aired Jul 28, 1984

M.A.D. utilizes satellite waves to cause local cows to stop producing milk, forcing consumers to purchase milk from "New Foods Dairy" (a M.A.D. front).

star 7.57
7 votes

#16 - Quizmaster

Season 1 - Episode 65 - Aired Nov 24, 1984

A slick game show host mesmerizes contestants when they enter his TV program's sealed "21"-like booth, which is outfitted with hypnotic lights. The contestants are then commanded to rob banks and turn over the stolen loot to Dr. Claw. Gadget investigates, but becomes another victim of the hypnosis.

star 7.44
9 votes
Gadget Meets the Clan

#17 - Gadget Meets the Clan

Season 2 - Episode 19 - Aired Jan 18, 1986

Dr. Claw hires a retired mob boss, the wheelchair-bound Great Great Godfather, to assassinate Inspector Gadget.

star 7.43
7 votes
The Curse of the Pharoah (Poot-Ta-Foot's Curse)

#18 - The Curse of the Pharoah (Poot-Ta-Foot's Curse)

Season 1 - Episode 19 - Aired Jan 14, 1984

M.A.D. agents disguised as mummies and ancient Egyptian gods try to loot the tomb of a newly discovered pharoah.

star 7.40
15 votes
Writers: Jean Chalopin, Peter Sauder
A Star is Lost

#19 - A Star is Lost

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Nov 19, 1983

Gadget has to guard the life of famed rock singer Rick Rocker, whom M.A.D. has sinister plans for. But Gadget winds up replacing Rocker as the current reigning King of Rock!

star 7.35
54 votes
Writers: Jean Chalopin, Peter Sauder
Amusement Park

#20 - Amusement Park

Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired Dec 10, 1983

Gadget has to find the bomb Dr. Claw has hidden in Metro City's amusement park.

star 7.35
55 votes
Writers: Jean Chalopin, Peter Sauder
Clear Case

#21 - Clear Case

Season 1 - Episode 32 - Aired Apr 7, 1984

South African diamond miners are terrorized by a ghost who is actually a M.A.D. scientist using diamond dust to create invisibility suits.

star 7.33
9 votes
Eye of the Dragon

#22 - Eye of the Dragon

Season 1 - Episode 35 - Aired Apr 28, 1984

Gadget is sent to Hong Kong to recover the priceless jewel the Eye of the Dragon and foil an alliance between Dr. Claw and Hong Kong's crime-lord Mr. Chow.

star 7.33
9 votes
M.A.D. Acadamy

#23 - M.A.D. Acadamy

Season 1 - Episode 42 - Aired Jun 16, 1984

Gadget is assigned to find and shut down M.A.D.'s training center for its agents and Dr. Claw decides eliminating Gadget will make a good class project for the latest batch of recruits.

star 7.30
10 votes
Gadget in Winterland aka Winter Olympics (Pilot)

#24 - Gadget in Winterland aka Winter Olympics (Pilot)

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 12, 1983

Gadget goes to the Winterland Resort where the world's athletes are gathered for the opening of the Olympic games. Dr.Claw tries to ruin the Olympics by replacing the torch bearer with a M.A.D. Agent and replacing the torch with dynamite.

star 7.29
150 votes
Writers: Andy Heyward, Jean Chalopin
The Amazon

#25 - The Amazon

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 8, 1983

Dr. Claw kidnaps Professor Von Slickstein, the brilliant scientist who invented all of Gadget's gadgets, and takes him to the Amazon to build an army of Gadget-like robots.

star 7.27
67 votes
Writers: Jean Chalopin, Peter Sauder