Funny / Inspector Gadget

  • In the pilot, after he, Penny, and Brain are dropped out of a skiing gondola, Gadget summons his Gadgetphone out of his hat to complain about what had just happened.
    Gadget: I'm calling the maintenance department! This gondola probably hasn't been serviced for months!
  • In the episode "A Star Is Lost," after Gadget telling her about his new assignment to protect rock star Rick Rocker from MAD, the usually calm and level-headed Penny briefly turns into a squeeing fangirl, shaking Gadget by his collar to get him to take her with him.
    • Mad Cat's reaction to the brainwashing record is also funny.
  • Gadget acting drunk after someone drugs his drink in "A Race To The Finish," to the point where he starts doing donuts on the racetrack.
    Gadget: Yoo-hoo! Look at me! I can do a donut!
  • Gadget's horrifically bad attempt at flying a rickety airplane in "Photo Safari," starting with this exchange:
    Penny: Are you sure about this Uncle Gadget?
    Gadget: No problem, Penny! The nice mechanic said any fool could fly this plane!
    • And fly it he does. Upside down, sideways, through buildings and nearly into the ground, all before leaving the runway area. What really makes it hilarious it is Penny and Brain's shell shocked reactions, though - while Gadget's whistling and singing, completely oblivious to the danger they were just in as usual, Brain's freaking out and Penny frozen to her seat looking like she's having trouble not joining him.
  • Don't forget this scene from "All That Glitters"
    Dr. Claw: You're supposed to be disposing of Gadget.
    Mook: I've only got two hands.
    Dr. Claw: What!? HOW DARE YOU!
  • Most of Claw dealing with his idiot henchmen, but especially this from "Haunted Castle," after a backfiring trap sends a minion into the drip.
    Dr. Claw: What were you doing in the moat?
    Henchman: "Well... uh... Well, I... uh...
    Dr. Claw: What happened to Gadget?
    Henchman: Well, uh... I don't know, sir...
    Henchman: Well, I'm not sure...
  • Gadget getting offended at the beginning of "Busy Signal" when Penny tells him his gadgets have been surpassed.
    Gadget: What's that you're reading, Penny?
    Penny: I'm doing the research for my report on the history of computers. It says here that most of the gadgets the doctor put in your body have now been surpassed.
  • Anytime Gadget tries to teach Penny something but ends up messing it up and embarrassing himself instead.
  • This scene speaks for itself.
  • The episode "Quiz Master" has a funny bit where a M.A.D. agent disguised as a bearded caveman in a stovepipe hat tries to waste Gadget, only for the bumbling detective to avoid the attack and say "Sorry, Mr. President".
  • This exchange from "Gadget's Clean Sweep".
    Dr. Claw: You must get the Crown Jewels. I wanted them since I was a child.
    Thelma Botkin: You were a child?
  • In the "Volcano" episode, Gadget's following Brain, who is disguised as a hula girl and gradually shedding the disguise. By the time Gadget finds the skirt, the look on his face is absolutely priceless.
  • The M.A.D. Agents mistaking the real Gadget for his robot duplicate in "Doubled Agent", especially when Hilarity Ensues once the real Gadget asks the agents if they can stop for ice cream.
  • The second episode featuring the Great Wambini and the Lesser Wambini has the Lesser Wambini attempt to stall the rich pet owners at the phony seance by doing shadow puppets. When the Great Wambini hears the cops coming and drags his assistant with him to their escape, the Lesser Wambini is still doing shadow puppets and is apparently oblivious of what is happening around him.
  • "The Infiltration" has Gadget confronting Presto Changeo, each insisting that he's the real Gadget. The real Gadget stands near Chief Quimby, and then Gadget's mallet activates by itself and bonks Quimby on the head. Needless to say, this helps Quimby Spot the Impostor:
    Quimby: (Pointing at Presto Changeo) Arrest that man! (Points at Gadget) This has got to be the real Gadget.
    • Gadget's Leitmotif playing as Quimby says this makes it all the funnier.
  • Dr. Claw's reaction as Gadget is about to flood MAD's underwater base is a combination of Oh, Crap! and Freak Out!, verging on Villainous Breakdown as he realizes that the base is doomed.
  • By far the most hilarious of Dr. Claw's minions, however, has to be Macho Miguel from "The Emerald Duck". The guy is CMOF personified; he's so flamboyant and over-the-top he's laugh-out-loud hilarious every time he's in a scene. Some notable entries:
  • "The Japanese Connection" had some pretty funny bits:
    M.A.D. Ninjas: Konichiwa, Gadget-san. We are about to do away with you!
    Gadget: Ah so!
    • Later on in the episode:
    Sumo Wrestler: Ohio!
    Gadget: Oklahoma!
  • At the end of "Did You Myth Me", after Dr. Claw's plan to obtain a formula to turn lead into gold is ruined, we find out that he had gotten too ahead of himself and had begun stocking up on lead, and now his castle is filled with piles of huge lead bars! For extra hilarity, the M.A.D scientist who was leading the operation had discovered that the formula didn't turn lead into gold, just changed it to the color of gold, meaning that his plan was doomed from the start, and Dr. Claw would've been stuck with tons of worthless lead either way!

1999 Film

  • In a movie filled with groaners, when Gadget is battling the evil Robo-Gadget, he's hanging over the edge, holding on by his tie:
    Robo-Gadget: Hey Gadget - it's a clip-on!
  • "Somebody's been watching too many Saturday morning cartoons!"
  • During Robo-Gadget's rampage across the city:
  • And how can we possibly forget the part of Inspector Gadget's training session where his guru tells him to focus completely upon "obtaining the balls." More specifically, a pair of balls on the floor in front of him. Gadget's cybernetic hand extends as desired...and then it keeps going, rocketing straight at another pair of balls...
    [The Guru screams like a little girl; cut to the observation room, where the onlookers wince in sympathy]
    Guru: (In the highest-pitched voice imaginable) Ungrip! Ungrip! Turn it off! TURN IT OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOFFFFFFFFF!!!!!!!
    Chief Quimby: Well, I guess six million dollars doesn't buy what it used to.
    Brenda: Excuse me.
    [As hospital workers put the guru in an ambulance, with an ice pack on his crotch]
    Guru: (Still in the highest-pitched voice imaginable) He is not a man, you know. Oh! He is a monster! (Sobs in pain)
  • When Brown wakes up after the operation and sees all sorts of stuff (pencil, bubble wand, lighter, etc.) coming out of his hand, his response is "What have they got me on?"
  • Sikes trying to dispose of the robotic foot by shoving it down the toilet. Penny catches him in the act, and is less than impressed at this. She then strikes up a friendly conversation with the guy while being held up at gunpoint. And it works.

2003 Sequel

  • The opening sequence where Gadget arrests an elderly woman for going 0.3 miles above the speed limit. Said old lady turns out to be Chief Quimby's mother!
    Chief Quimby: Where is he?! GADGET!!! You put my mother in jail for drag-racing?!
    Inspector Gadget: And driving without a license. You always said, Chief, "No one is above the law."
    Chief Quimby: That's what you said last week when you arrested that group of girl rangers for selling cookies!
    (flashback shows said girl scouts posing for mugshots)
    Inspector Gadget: Those "cookies" were three days past expiration date!
    (Quimby gets his hand in bubble gum)
    Chief Quimby: You are this close to being put on probation, Gadget! Now, let's get my mother out! Heaven knows what's happening to her down there with all those lowlifes!
    (cut to Mama Quimby in the prison cell beating the crap out of the prisioners)
    Mama Quimby: Who's your granny now?! HUH?!
    Inspector Gadget: Wowzers! That's gotta hurt!
    Chief Quimby: Mom's tough love. This your last warning, Gadget: Stick to solving real crimes!!
    Inspector Gadget: But, Chief, there are no criminals left! They're all in Riverton prison!
    (Cut to a stormy night at Riverton Prison as a claw bursts out from under the earth!)