The Best Episodes of The Pink Panther

Last Updated: Nov 23, 2018

In 1963, movie director Blake Edwards asked David H. DePatie and Friz Freleng (who had just opened their cartoon studio, DePatie-Freleng) to design a character for the opening titles of his movie, "The Pink Panther". Of many drawings, Edwards selected the cool design by Hawley Pratt. The opening of the movie became so famous that United Artists, the distributor of the movie, told them to make a cartoon series with the character. The cartoon series started in 1964 and became very successful, the first short called "The Pink Phink" won an Academy Award. After the success of the Pink Panther cartoons, DePatie and Freleng introduced other cartoon series like "The Inspector" and "Roland and Rattfink", however, none of them became as famous as their first creation. The last theatrically released Pink Panther cartoon, "Therapeutic Pink", was made in 1977. More cartoons were made in 1978-1979, for television distribution. In 1984, DePatie-Freleng was already gone so Hanna-Barbera made a new cartoon series "The Pink Panther and Sons". It wasn't successful and it was cancelled soon. In September 1993, a new half-hour series made for syndication by MGM Television Animation premiered. It was simply called "The Pink Panther". In these new cartoons, Pink Panther spoke. He was voiced by Matt Frewer. In this show, two other classic DePatie-Freleng cartoons, The Ant and the Aardvark and The Dogfather were revived. New characters, Voodoo Man and Manly Man were introduced. This show ended in May 1995, after only two seasons.

Come On In, The Water's Pink

#1 - Come On In, The Water's Pink

Season 2 - Episode 7

The Pink Panther goes to the beach and sees this big strong guy impressing the women, so the Pink Panther uses some blown up muscle to draw the attention of the ladies to him. The man becomes infuriated and tries to retain his spot as big muscle guy.

star 8.44
9 votes
Directors: Hawley Pratt
Writers: Jim Ryan
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Pink Panic

#2 - Pink Panic

Season 1 - Episode 26

The Pink Panther is looking for somewhere to stay since there is a storm. He finds some but it is a haunted town. While trying to sleep he is attacked by a ghost and skeleton. He is making so much racket trying to stay away from them that the head officer of the town takes him in.

star 8.40
10 votes
Directors: Hawley Pratt
Writers: John W. Dunn
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Twinkle, Twinkle Little Pink

#3 - Twinkle, Twinkle Little Pink

Season 2 - Episode 12

A man becomes annoyed after the Pink Panther sets his home in front of his telescope.

star 8.33
6 votes
Directors: Hawley Pratt
Writers: John W. Dunn
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Pink-A-Boo

#4 - Pink-A-Boo

Season 1 - Episode 21

Pink Panther must get rid of some loud mice in his house that keep disturbing him.

star 8.29
10 votes
Directors: Hawley Pratt
Writers: John W. Dunn
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Pink Valiant

#5 - Pink Valiant

Season 2 - Episode 13

The Pink Panther goes to the queen of the castle on his horse.

star 8.25
4 votes
Directors: Hawley Pratt
Writers: John W. Dunn
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Pink Sphinx

#6 - Pink Sphinx

Season 2 - Episode 19

Pink Panther tries to find some gold. He is getting no where though because of his slow camel.

star 8.25
4 votes
Directors: Hawley Pratt
Writers: Jim Ryan
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Smile Pretty, Say Pink

#7 - Smile Pretty, Say Pink

Season 1 - Episode 20

While a man is trying to take pictures of the scenery, the Pink Panther continually pesters him.

star 8.22
9 votes
Directors: Hawley Pratt
Writers: John W. Dunn
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The Pink Phink

#8 - The Pink Phink

Season 1 - Episode 1

When seeing a new house to buy, the Pink Panther sees Pale-man-a depiction of Friz Freling-painting the house blue. Through several occasions, the Pink Panther eventually paints the house pink. The pale-man accidentally grows pink flower when burying cans of pink paint. After noticing this, the Pink Panther eventually buys the house since it matches him. "The Pink Phink" won the 1964 Oscar for Best Short Subjects: Cartoons.

star 8.15
65 votes
Directors: Friz Freleng
Writers: John Dunn
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Pink Bananas

#9 - Pink Bananas

Season 4 - Episode 19

As Tarzan, Pink encounters an ape in the jungle.

star 8.14
7 votes
Directors: Art Davis
Writers: John W. Dunn
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Pink Of The Litter

#10 - Pink Of The Litter

Season 1 - Episode 28

The Pink Panther stumbles upon the town of Litterburg and cleans it up.

star 8.00
8 votes
Directors: Hawley Pratt
Writers: John W. Dunn
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The Pink Package Plot

#11 - The Pink Package Plot

Season 2 - Episode 21

The Pink Panther must get pass a vicious dog to deliver a package.

star 8.00
5 votes
Directors: Art Davis
Writers: Chuck Couch
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Extinct Pink

#12 - Extinct Pink

Season 2 - Episode 29

The Pink Panther fights over a bone with a caveman version of the little man and a coelophysis and a gorgosaurus until it's eaten by a Deinosuchus.

star 8.00
3 votes
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Dial P for Pink

#13 - Dial P for Pink

Season 1 - Episode 4

The Pink Panther sees a thief trying to break into a safe, so he tricks him.

star 7.97
39 votes
Directors: Friz Freleng
Writers: Bob Kurtz
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Pink Pajamas

#14 - Pink Pajamas

Season 1 - Episode 2

The Pink Panther is very tired and can't find a place to sleep.

star 7.95
55 votes
Directors: Friz Freleng
Writers: John Dunn
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The Hand Is Pinker Than The Eye

#15 - The Hand Is Pinker Than The Eye

Season 2 - Episode 2

The Pink Panther goes into a magician's home and sees some strange things.

star 7.89
9 votes
Directors: Hawley Pratt
Writers: Jim Ryan
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Pinkadilly Circus

#16 - Pinkadilly Circus

Season 2 - Episode 5

A giant nosed man makes Pink Panther his servant after he got a nail out of his hand.

star 7.87
8 votes
Directors: Hawley Pratt
Writers: John W. Dunn
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Pink-Come Tax

#17 - Pink-Come Tax

Season 2 - Episode 22

The Pink Panther becomes the hero and and tries to do something about the sheriff's income taxing.

star 7.80
5 votes
Directors: Art Davis
Writers: David Detiege
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Pink Is A Many Splintered Thing

#18 - Pink Is A Many Splintered Thing

Season 2 - Episode 20

The Pink Panther is put out of his hopes after receiving a job as a lumberjack. The cause: another lumberjack.

star 7.75
4 votes
Directors: Gerry Chiniquy
Writers: Don Jurwich
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Doctor Pink

#19 - Doctor Pink

Season 4 - Episode 30

Hospital janitor Pink takes up first aid, to the disgust of the duty doctor.

star 7.75
4 votes
Directors: Sid Marcus
Writers: Dave Detiege
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Pink DaVinci

#20 - Pink DaVinci

Season 3 - Episode 8

Pink Panther changes the smile of the ""Mona Lisa.""

star 7.75
4 votes
Writers: John W. Dunn
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We Give Pink Stamps

#21 - We Give Pink Stamps

Season 1 - Episode 3

The Pink Panther stays in a store after closing time and ensues trouble after testing all the equipment.

star 7.75
42 votes
Directors: Friz Freleng
Writers: John Dunn
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Reel Pink

#22 - Reel Pink

Season 1 - Episode 13

The Pink Panther wants some rest by going to the beach but it is disturbed by some sea animals.

star 7.74
19 votes
Directors: Hawley Pratt
Writers:
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Pink In The Clink

#23 - Pink In The Clink

Season 2 - Episode 16

A robber makes Pink Panther help him steal something.

star 7.67
3 votes
Directors: Gerry Chiniquy
Writers: John W. Dunn
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Super Pink

#24 - Super Pink

Season 1 - Episode 23

The Pink Panther wants to be a super hero, so he tries to help an old lady.

star 7.67
12 votes
Directors: Hawley Pratt
Writers: John W. Dunn
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Psychedelic Pink

#25 - Psychedelic Pink

Season 2 - Episode 6

Crazy things happen when the Pink Panther walks into the book shop.

star 7.67
9 votes
Directors: Hawley Pratt
Writers: Jim Ryan
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