Trivia / Danger Mouse

  • Casting Gag: In an episode of the revived series, which stars Alexander Armstrong, the leader of a meeting of the world's greatest geniuses is voiced by Richard Osman. Armstrong and Osman co-host the quiz show Pointless, with Osman presented as the brainy one.
  • Edited for Syndication:
    • The following footage and dialogue from "Mechanised Mayhem" was restored on the DVD set, which was unseen on Nickelodeon and syndication. It's where DM and Penfold see the Frog's Head Flyer trying to kick down the door of Greenback's hideout—Stiletto issues an S.O.S., and Danger Mouse responds:
      Stiletto: Oh, signor Danger Mouse, thanking Heaven! We are under a-screw!
      DM: "Under—?" Oh, you mean under attack.
    • Plus the full ending, which was not used since it was the first episode of a two-episode screening on Nick:
      Narrator: And with that, we say farewell to our chances of ever being on Radio 3. (Sigh.) By the way, the management point out that you park in front of a Danger Mouse transmission at your own risk. Claims for carpet elbow and mass hysteria cannot be entertained. (Well, why should they? You weren't. Hmph!) And all that leaves me to say is, "Look out for our next Danger Mouse adventure!" And I do mean that.
    • Edited for Nickelodeon: during the show's first run (1984-87), scenes from "Lord of the Bungle" and "The Bad Luck Eye of the Little Yellow God" were cut due to scenes of African jungle natives, and "Bandits, Beans And Ballyhoo!" (first appearance of El Loco) was left out altogether. All were added in during the second run (1991-94).
  • Fake American: In the 2015 series, Lena Headey as Jeopardy Mouse.
  • Hey, It's That Sound!: The first episode uses two sound effects that will be familiar to Doctor Who fans: the TARDIS door and "scanner open" effects used beginning in the middle seasons of Tom Baker's run and from then on.
  • Irony as She Is Cast: In "All 5 It", Danger Mouse is a terrible singer without Auto-Tune helping him. In real life, Alexander Armstrong is a great singer.
  • Missing Episode: There were two pilot episodes, but only one of them has been found.
  • Name's the Same: Around the time the episode "Don Coyote And Sancho Penfold" was being made Hanna-Barbera developed a series for American TV with a character named Don Coyote. His sidekick was Sancho Panda.
  • The Other Darrin:
    • William Franklyn was Danger Mouse's voice in the pilot "The Mystery Of The Lost Chord".
    • The entire cast is replaced in the 2015 revival.
  • Out of Order: In the new series, episode 12, "Big Penfold" features the "return" of Isambard Kingkong Brunel. Episode 17, "The Inventor Preventer" has DM encounter him for the first time. This means the reveal he's not a giant gorilla but a tiny chimp falls slightly flat. DM's wing-suit also appears in "Big Penfold" and then appears for the first time in a later episode ("Quark Games", #15 in broadcast order).
  • Playing Against Type: In the Reboot, John Oliver, who's career has been built around mocking current events, similar to Stephen Colbert, plays The Princess dad, a rich guy who can buy anything he wants and spoils his kid.
  • Role Reprisal: In the Mexican Spanish dub of the 2015 reboot, Luis Alfonso Mendoza reprises Count Duckula, one of his most memorable characters.
  • What Could Have Been: Danger Mouse was originally supposed to be brown. He was changed to white to prevent being near identical to Penfold.
  • The Wiki Rule: The Danger Mouse Wiki.