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19th Mar '17 5:54:21 PM snichols1973
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-->'''Clouseau''': [[SarcasmFailure You have a second man named Clouseau?]]

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-->'''Clouseau''': [[SarcasmFailure [[SarcasmBlind You have a second man named Clouseau?]]
17th Mar '17 9:04:56 PM jamespolk
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* NoMoreForMe: The random drunk guy on the side of the road in the first movie, who, after seeing the Phantoms, Clouseau and the police keep going back and forth in ridiculous costumes, just gets a chair to sit down to watch.
17th Mar '17 8:56:33 PM jamespolk
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''Revenge'' was unfortunately Peter Sellers' last performance as Clouseau, as he died in 1980. Edwards decided to continue the series with new lead characters.

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\n* ''Romance of the Pink Panther'': Never made, due to AuthorExistenceFailure. Peter Sellers died in 1980 exactly eight days after finishing the script. Nowadays one can find said script floating aroung the internet.

''Revenge'' was unfortunately Peter Sellers' last performance as Clouseau, as he died in 1980.Clouseau due to his untimely death. Edwards decided to continue the series with new lead characters.



* ArtisticLicenseLaw: At the end of the first film, Sir Charles says that even though [[spoiler:Clouseau]] has been falsely convicted of being the Phantom, he'll be set free again the next time the Phantom strikes. In reality, unless Sir Charles was caught during his next robbery and confessed to having framed [[spoiler:Clouseau]], nothing of the sort would happen. The police would almost certainly assume that either he had an accomplice who they failed to catch, or that the new theft was the work of a copycat. Either way, [[spoiler:Clouseau]] would still be sitting in jail.
* TheBadGuyWins:
** No so much a case of "wins" as "ends up better off than the good guy," but at the climax of the first film, Sir Charles Litton successfully frames [[spoiler:Clouseau]] for the diamond theft, and steals his wife to boot.
** On the other hand, [[spoiler:Clouseau]] ends up in police protection, chased by a mob of women convinced he is the sexiest jewel thief in the world. When a policeman asks him how "he" pulled off all those robberies, he glances back at the women and says thoughtfully, "Well, you know, it wasn't easy."
** Then in ''Curse'' we have a case of "The Bad ''Girls'' Win," as Chandra [[spoiler:turns Clouseau to the dark side and gets him to become her consort]], and then [[spoiler:Lady Litton (Clouseau's ex-wife) steals the Pink Panther diamond, and this time the Littons apparently hang on to it permanently]].
* BedroomAdulteryScene: Used in the first film.

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* ArtisticLicenseLaw: At the end of the first film, Sir Charles says that even though [[spoiler:Clouseau]] has been falsely convicted of being the Phantom, he'll be set free again the next time the Phantom strikes. TheBadGuyWins: In reality, unless Sir Charles was caught during his next robbery and confessed to having framed [[spoiler:Clouseau]], nothing of the sort would happen. The police would almost certainly assume that either he had an accomplice who they failed to catch, or that the new theft was the work of a copycat. Either way, [[spoiler:Clouseau]] would still be sitting in jail.
* TheBadGuyWins:
** No so much a case of "wins" as "ends up better off than the good guy," but at the climax of the first film, Sir Charles Litton successfully frames [[spoiler:Clouseau]] for the diamond theft, and steals his wife to boot.
** On the other hand, [[spoiler:Clouseau]] ends up in police protection, chased by a mob of women convinced he is the sexiest jewel thief in the world. When a policeman asks him how "he" pulled off all those robberies, he glances back at the women and says thoughtfully, "Well, you know, it wasn't easy."
** Then in
''Curse'' we have a case of "The Bad ''Girls'' Win," as Chandra [[spoiler:turns Clouseau to the dark side and gets him to become her consort]], and then [[spoiler:Lady Litton (Clouseau's ex-wife) steals the Pink Panther diamond, and this time the Littons apparently hang on to it permanently]].
* BedroomAdulteryScene: Used in the first film.
permanently]].



* BigBadDuumvirate: Sir Charles and Simone in the first film, with George as more of a secondary villain than a [[TheDragon dragon.]] It's pretty downplayed -- they are both so [[AffablyEvil affably evil]] and both seem to genuinely like Clouseau in later films.



* CallingCard: The Phantom's monogrammed glove.



* ChaseScene: The original film features a lengthy car-chase.



* ClassyCatBurglar: [[spoiler: Claudine in ''Return'' and Simone in ''Curse''.]] The unmade ''Romance of the Pink Panther'' had one of these as the film's antagonist, and would have ended with [[spoiler: Clouseau making a Face Heel Turn out of love for her]].

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* ClassyCatBurglar: [[spoiler: Claudine in ''Return'' and Simone in ''Curse''.]] The unmade ''Romance of the Pink Panther'' had one of these as the film's antagonist, and would have ended with [[spoiler: Clouseau making a Face Heel Turn FaceHeelTurn out of love for her]].



* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness:
** About 3/4th of ''The Pink Panther'' is everyone trying to sleep with everyone with a somewhat goofy Frenchman mentioning a jewel thief. It even extends to the title sequence, with the animated Pink Panther being a ScrewySquirrel who keeps interfering with the film's credits, and the Inspector only briefly appearing over Peter Sellers's credit.
** In ''A Shot in the Dark'', Cato only wears his signature black outfit the first time we see him, and has a bunch of other outfits he wears throughout the film. In all the films that follow he sticks to his black outfit, outside of the odd disguise in ''Revenge''.

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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness:
** About 3/4th of ''The Pink Panther'' is everyone trying to sleep with everyone with a somewhat goofy Frenchman mentioning a jewel thief. It even extends to the title sequence, with the animated Pink Panther being a ScrewySquirrel who keeps interfering with the film's credits, and the Inspector only briefly appearing over Peter Sellers's credit.
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EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: In ''A Shot in the Dark'', Cato only wears his signature black outfit the first time we see him, and has a bunch of other outfits he wears throughout the film. In all the films that follow he sticks to his black outfit, outside of the odd disguise in ''Revenge''.



** Any time you can't clearly see Clouseau's face in any of the three 70s sequels, odds are he's being played by Peter Sellers' stunt double, Joe Dunne.

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** Any time you can't clearly see Clouseau's face in any of the three 70s sequels, odds are he's being played by Peter Sellers' stunt double, Joe Dunne. Peter Sellers' health was rapidly declining in these years from the heart disease that eventually killed him in 1980.



* GenreSavvy: The guy at the climax of the original film trying to cross the street who keeps getting cut off by the criss-crossing ChaseScene participants; he finally gets a chair, sits down and waits for the inevitable multi-car pileup.
17th Mar '17 7:40:37 PM jamespolk
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* ''The Pink Panther'' (1963): Sir Charles Lytton is a GentlemanThief who operates under the identity of "The Phantom". Inspector Jacques Clouseau is a French detective who is trying to track him down in Switzerland before he can steal the prized treasure of the kingdom of Lugash, the Pink Panther diamond (a large gem so named because of a pink, panther-shaped flaw), from a visiting princess. Alas, Clouseau is such a fool that he is easily outsmarted by way of the combined forces of the Phantom, his nephew, the princess herself, and the Phantom's key accomplice...Clouseau's own wife. While the thieves were the focus of this film, Clouseau, as played by Creator/PeterSellers, was the character the subsequent films were based around, starting with the DolledUpInstallment...

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* ''The ''Film/{{The Pink Panther'' Panther|1963}}'' (1963): Sir Charles Lytton is a GentlemanThief who operates under the identity of "The Phantom". Inspector Jacques Clouseau is a French detective who is trying to track him down in Switzerland before he can steal the prized treasure of the kingdom of Lugash, the Pink Panther diamond (a large gem so named because of a pink, panther-shaped flaw), from a visiting princess. Alas, Clouseau is such a fool that he is easily outsmarted by way of the combined forces of the Phantom, his nephew, the princess herself, and the Phantom's key accomplice...Clouseau's own wife. While the thieves were the focus of this film, Clouseau, as played by Creator/PeterSellers, was the character the subsequent films were based around, starting with the DolledUpInstallment...
12th Mar '17 6:42:36 PM LarryMullen
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* FranchiseZombie: ''Revenge'' was commissioned by United Artists when they didn't have a big film planned for summer 1978.
12th Mar '17 6:22:32 PM LarryMullen
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* CaliforniaDoubling: While the other films were shot on location, ''A Shot in the Dark'' was done at MGM's British studio in Boreham Wood. The scene where Clouseau enters a room only to land in the Seine is hardly convincing, but it's actually a large tank filled with more than 100,000 gallons of water.



* YouLookFamiliar: Happens a lot in the original series.
** Graham Stark, a close friend and colleague of Sellers, appears in all the films from ''Shot'' through ''Son'' (save for ''Inspector Clouseau'') as various characters, two of which, Hercule and Auguste Balls, are recurring.
** Robert Loggia plays an American gangster in ''Revenge'' and the current head of the French mob in ''Trail'' and ''Curse''.
** Joanna Lumley plays a reporter in ''Trail'' and a countess in ''Curse''.
** Claudia Cardinale plays Princess Dala in ''The Pink Panther'' and Maria Gambrelli in ''Son of...''. The latter is also a case of TheOtherDarrin (Maria was played by Elke Sommer in ''A Shot in the Dark'').
3rd Feb '17 5:00:45 PM snichols1973
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* ChekhovsGun: A RuleOfThree variant occurs in ''The Pink Panther 2'': Clouseau's parking ticket assignment from Dreyfus which he uses to identify Sonia's car, the Medal of Honor which blocks a bullet, and the replica of the Pink Panther diamond that he showed to Ponton's sons, which he plants in the museum as bait for the Tornado.

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* ChekhovsGun: A RuleOfThree variant occurs in ''The Pink Panther 2'': Clouseau's parking ticket assignment from Dreyfus which he uses to identify Sonia's car:
-->'''Clouseau''': Today I was staring at Miss Solandres' license plate. I recognized it because of my... unique system of cross-referencing. I became aware that I had given a parking ticket to the same
car, two days before Miss Solandres claimed she arrived in Paris... one day before the Medal of Honor which blocks a bullet, and the Pink Panther was stolen.
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replica of the Pink Panther diamond that he showed to Ponton's sons, which he plants in the museum as bait for the Tornado. Tornado.
-->'''Clouseau''': I knew the Tornado would eventually come after the Pink Panther, so I went to the museé with a simple plan in mind. I had convinced my old friend, Robert the night guard, to turn off the security system for the few moments necessary to save the most beautiful object in France. I then switched the Pink Panther with the replica I had at home. [He takes the real Pink Panther out of its case] This is the real Pink Panther. It was the fake that was stolen.
** And the Medal of Honor which blocks a bullet.


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-->'''Clouseau''': You are under arrest!
-->'''Sonia''': Let me go, or I will destroy it. [Sonia takes a gun and what she believes to be the Pink Panther from her purse]
-->'''Dreyfus''': Let her go.
-->'''Clouseau''': Let her do it.
-->'''Dreyfus''': Are you insane?
-->[Sonia takes her gun, throws what she believes to be the Pink Panther into the air, and blows it to smithereens; Dreyfus is livid]
-->'''Dreyfus''': You moron! You twerp! You sad excuse for a human being! You have just destroyed the sacred symbol of France!
-->'''Clouseau''': Ponton, did you bring what I asked for? Boys... [Louis and Antoine bring the Pink Panther's case, containing the real Pink Panther]
-->'''Clouseau''': I knew the Tornado would eventually come after the Pink Panther, so I went to the museé with a simple plan in mind. I had convinced my old friend, Robert the night guard, to turn off the security system for the few moments necessary to save the most beautiful object in France. I then switched the Pink Panther with the replica I had at home. [Clouseau takes the real Pink Panther from the case] This is the real Pink Panther. It was the fake that was stolen.
-->'''Dreyfus'''[muttering to himself]: Nightmare, nightmare.
-->'''Clouseau''': And when the Tornado, an expert on the quality of gems, wrote in his supposed suicide note of its great beauty, I knew he could never have been the thief; he would have recognized it as a fake.
2nd Feb '17 10:27:21 AM snichols1973
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* ChekhovsGun: A RuleOfThree variant occurs in ''The Pink Panther 2'': Clouseau's parking ticket assignment, which he uses to identify Sonia's car, the Medal of Honor which blocks a bullet, and the replica of the Pink Panther diamond that he showed to Ponton's sons, which he plants in the museum as bait for the Tornado.

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* ChekhovsGun: A RuleOfThree variant occurs in ''The Pink Panther 2'': Clouseau's parking ticket assignment, assignment from Dreyfus which he uses to identify Sonia's car, the Medal of Honor which blocks a bullet, and the replica of the Pink Panther diamond that he showed to Ponton's sons, which he plants in the museum as bait for the Tornado.



** From the 2006 remake with Clouseau and Ponton:
-->'''Clouseau''': Without warning, I will attack you. In this way, I will keep you vigilant and alert.
-->[Clouseau attacks Ponton, but Ponton hits him back]
-->'''Clouseau''': Good one.
-->'''Ponton''': Thank you.



* SherlockScan: PlayedForLaughs in The Pink Panther 2 between Clouseau and Pepperidge:

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* SherlockScan: PlayedForLaughs in The ''The Pink Panther 2 2'' between Clouseau and Pepperidge:
1st Feb '17 9:55:25 PM snichols1973
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* ChekhovsGun: A RuleOfThree variant occurs in ''The Pink Panther 2'': Clouseau's parking ticket assignment, which he uses to identify Sonia's car, the Medal of Honor which blocks a bullet, and the replica of the Pink Panther diamond that he showed to Ponton's sons, which he plants in the museum as bait for the Tornado.


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** From ''The Pink Panther 2'':
-->'''Italian Reporter''': Mr. Pepperidge, was the Dream Team asleep when the theft occurred?
-->'''Pepperidge''': No comment.
-->'''Italian Reporter''': Do you think they will recover the ring?
-->'''Pepperidge''': If I gave a comment, when I said "no comment", I would look like a complete ass, wouldn't I?


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* KansasCityShuffle: In ''The Pink Panther 2'', Clouseau uses this as bait to catch the Tornado;[[spoiler: ultimately revealed to be Sonia Solandres]] when the Pink Panther diamond appears to be destroyed after Clouseau bluffs Sonia into shooting it into dust, Clouseau has the real Pink Panther brought out, which he switched with the replica in a BaitAndSwitch setup in anticipation of the Tornado.


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*** HilarityEnsues when Cleese's Dreyfus tries to say the OverrideCommand "hamburger" with his British accent in ''The Pink Panther 2'', only for Steve Martin's imitation French mispronunciation of "hamburger" to successfully call off the security forces.
29th Jan '17 4:01:42 PM snichols1973
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-->'''Clouseau''': You have a second man named Clouseau?

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-->'''Clouseau''': [[SarcasmFailure You have a second man named Clouseau?Clouseau?]]


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* SherlockScan: PlayedForLaughs in The Pink Panther 2 between Clouseau and Pepperidge:
-->'''Pepperidge''': Gentlemen, we first have to determine how the crime was committed. And as I am an expert at deduction...
-->'''Clouseau''': You are an expert at deduction?
-->'''Pepperidge''': That is my field.
-->'''Clouseau''': I believe deduction is ''my'' field, and since you are experiencing hip pain...
-->'''Pepperidge''': How did you know that?
-->'''Clouseau''': One side of the sole of your shoe is more worn than the other; you're favoring your right leg.
-->'''Pepperidge''': Tell me, did you enjoy your double espresso this morning?
-->'''Clouseau''': How did you...
-->'''Pepperidge''': Your pupils are noticeably dilated.
-->'''Clouseau''': And will you be moving out of the Hotel Montmartre? They are doing construction at night around the Montmartre so as not to disturb daytime traffic. From your puffy eyes, I deduce you spent a sleepless night.
-->'''Pepperidge''': Speaking of traffic, are you enjoying your Smart car? Your trousers are wrinkled behind the knees.
-->'''Clouseau''': And how do you think your favorite football team, Arsenal, will do this year? That matchbox is from the only bar in Paris that shows English football telecasts.
-->'''Pepperidge''': You have tissues in your shoes to make you look taller.
-->'''Clouseau''': You were finally 14 before you finally learned to enjoy avocado.
-->'''Pepperidge''': Tell me, how did you enjoy your trip to the airport this morning?
-->'''Clouseau''': Now, how did you know that? [the airport stamp on Clouseau's hand is visible to everyone]
-->'''Ponton''': Perhaps one of you should begin.
-->'''Clouseau''': Yes, this is silly.
-->'''Pepperidge''': You've recently lost your favorite cheese grater.
-->'''Clouseau''': You have an aversion to cow bells!
** Vincenzo brings an end to this when he discovers a piece of broken glass with fingerprints on it.
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