The Best Episodes of The Pink Panther

Last Updated: Jun 15, 2019

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.

Pink Tuba-Dore

#1 - Pink Tuba-Dore

Season 2 - Episode 32

A tuba-instrumenter interrupts Pink Panther while he is trying to get some relaxation.

star 9.00
9 votes
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Pink Plasma

#2 - Pink Plasma

Season 3 - Episode 12

The Pink Panther finds shelter in ""Transylvania"" with some scary people.

star 8.90
10 votes
Directors: Art Leonardi
Writers: John W. Dunn
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Keep Our Forests Pink

#3 - Keep Our Forests Pink

Season 3 - Episode 14

The Pink Panther encounters a bear while camping.

star 8.80
10 votes
Directors: Gerry Chiniquy
Writers: John W. Dunn
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Pink-A-Rella

#4 - Pink-A-Rella

Season 2 - Episode 23

The Pink Panther gives the girl her needs after a witches wand accidently lands on him.

star 8.53
15 votes
Directors: Hawley Pratt
Writers: John W. Dunn
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Prefabricated Pink

#5 - Prefabricated Pink

Season 2 - Episode 1

Pink Panther becomes a building worker. He continues to destroy everything because he has no experience what so ever. He must fix everything before he is caught.

star 8.52
27 votes
Directors: Hawley Pratt
Writers: Jim Ryan
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Psychedelic Pink

#6 - Psychedelic Pink

Season 2 - Episode 6

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

star 8.50
18 votes
Directors: Hawley Pratt
Writers: Jim Ryan
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Pink Campaign

#7 - Pink Campaign

Season 3 - Episode 17

The Pink Panther seeks vengeance on a man who chopped down his treehouse.

star 8.46
13 votes
Directors: Art Leonardi
Writers: John W. Dunn
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Tickled Pink

#8 - Tickled Pink

Season 2 - Episode 18

The Pink Panther wishes he could rollerblade.

star 8.43
14 votes
Directors: Gerry Chiniquy
Writers: John W. Dunn
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Slink Pink

#9 - Slink Pink

Season 2 - Episode 26

The hunter returns after the Pink Panther looks for shelter in the log cabin.

star 8.43
14 votes
Directors: Hawley Pratt
Writers: John W. Dunn
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Doctor Pink

#10 - Doctor Pink

Season 4 - Episode 30

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

star 8.42
12 votes
Directors: Sid Marcus
Writers: Dave Detiege
Twinkle, Twinkle Little Pink

#11 - 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 8.40
15 votes
Directors: Hawley Pratt
Writers: John W. Dunn
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The Pink Flea

#12 - The Pink Flea

Season 3 - Episode 1

The Pink Panther is itching like crazy because of a flea.

star 8.38
16 votes
Directors: Gerry Chiniquy
Writers: John W. Dunn
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It's Pink But Is It Mink?

#13 - It's Pink But Is It Mink?

Season 3 - Episode 16

Tarzan hunts to find Pink Panther and shave his fur off.

star 8.36
11 votes
Directors: Robert McKimson
Writers: Tom Yakutis
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Pinkadilly Circus

#14 - 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 8.30
20 votes
Directors: Hawley Pratt
Writers: John W. Dunn
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Come On In, The Water's Pink

#15 - 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 8.25
16 votes
Directors: Hawley Pratt
Writers: Jim Ryan
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Trail Of The Lonesome Pink

#16 - Trail Of The Lonesome Pink

Season 3 - Episode 7

The Pink Panther must hide from some poachers that want his fur.

star 8.23
13 votes
Directors: Gerry Chiniquy
Writers: John W. Dunn
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The Pink Pro

#17 - The Pink Pro

Season 3 - Episode 21

Pink teaches a man various sports.

star 8.18
11 votes
Directors: Robert McKimson
Writers: Lee Mishkin
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The Pink Phink

#18 - 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 8.11
133 votes
Directors: Friz Freleng
Writers: John Dunn
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Put-Put Pink

#19 - Put-Put Pink

Season 2 - Episode 8

The Pink Panther tries riding a motorcycle.

star 8.05
19 votes
Directors: Gerry Chiniquy
Writers: Jim Ryan
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Pink, Plunk, Plink

#20 - Pink, Plunk, Plink

Season 1 - Episode 19

A conductor continues to disturb the Pink Panther while he is playing the theme song at a concert.

star 8.03
31 votes
Directors: Hawley Pratt
Writers: Michael O'Connor
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Pinknic

#21 - Pinknic

Season 1 - Episode 25

The Pink Panther gets stuck in a mountain cabin. He later finds out there is a mouse in there with him trying to eat all his food so he tries to hide it away from the mouse.

star 7.95
22 votes
Directors: Hawley Pratt
Writers: John W. Dunn
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Pickled Pink

#22 - Pickled Pink

Season 1 - Episode 6

A drunk man brings the Pink Panther to his home.

star 7.95
54 votes
Directors: Friz Freleng
Writers: Bob Kurtz
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Sky Blue Pink

#23 - Sky Blue Pink

Season 2 - Episode 4

A big nosed man is nearly hurt after Pink Panther uses a kite.

star 7.95
19 votes
Directors: Gerry Chiniquy
Writers: Art Leonardi
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Pinto Pink

#24 - Pinto Pink

Season 1 - Episode 32

The Pink Panther has a long journey and tries to tame a horse to ride home, but it may not be easy.

star 7.94
18 votes
Directors: Hawley Pratt
Writers:
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The Pink Quarterback

#25 - The Pink Quarterback

Season 2 - Episode 11

The Pink Panther is stuck chasing his coin after he lost it.

star 7.93
15 votes
Directors: Hawley Pratt
Writers: John W. Dunn
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