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* PestEpisode: In "Pink Pest Control", this overlaps with TermiteTrouble: the Pink Panther tries to stop a termite that is eating all of the wooden objects in his log cabin home. He tries hitting it with an axe, setting a mousetrap (baited with a toothpick) and a flyswatter, but nothing works. The termite finally eats through the log cabin and causes it to collapse. The episode ends with the Pink Panther forcing the termite to help him rebuild it at gunpoint.


** The episode ''7 Manly Men'' parodies Music/VillagePeople and their song "YMCA".

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** The episode ''7 Manly Men'' parodies Music/VillagePeople and their song "YMCA"."Macho Man".

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* ScoobyDooHoax: Played with in "A Werewolf in Panther's Clothing." There's a werewolf terrifying a Transylvania-style village, and the Pink Panther (a dog catcher in this one) has been sent to capture the werewolf. [[spoiler: It turns out to really be a small gypsy thief in a FullBodyDisguise attempting to scare everyone away so he can rob the village bank, but it turns out to be a ''blood bank'', and the rest of the villagers [[SubvertedTrope turn out to really be vampires]].]]


* ThemeTuneCameo: In "Pink, Plunk, Plink" Pink tries to sabotage an orchestra by playing his theme tune. Once he manages to boot off the conductor; he gets the entire orchestra to play the tune. Cut to an empty audience, except for a clapping Music/HenryMancini.

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* ThemeTuneCameo: In "Pink, Plunk, Plink" Pink tries to sabotage an orchestra by playing his theme tune. Once he manages to boot off the conductor; he gets the entire orchestra to play the tune. Cut to an empty audience, except for a clapping (live-action) Music/HenryMancini.


* AssholeVictim: Several episodes feature The Panther ruining the day of someone who, thankfully, is generally revealed to be a jerk beforehand.

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* AssholeVictim: Several episodes feature The the Panther ruining the day of someone who, thankfully, is generally revealed to be a jerk beforehand.



* ButtMonkey: In the episodes where he's not a trickster, the Panther's always being being bedeviled by the universe as a whole. He's remarkably cool about it.

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* ButtMonkey: In ButtMonkey:
** The Little Man is either this or TheChewToy, in every short in which he appears.
** The Panther himself, in
the episodes where he's not a trickster, the Panther's is always being being bedeviled by the universe as a whole. He's remarkably cool about it.



* CoolCat: The Panther is the quintessential example, of the "never has to lose his cool" variety even in cartoons where he's the ButtMonkey, he always keeps his silent wit and rhythmic step.

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* CoolCat: The Panther is the quintessential example, of the "never has to lose his cool" variety variety; even in cartoons where he's the ButtMonkey, he always keeps his silent wit and rhythmic step.



* KarmicTrickster: The Panther - often a master of DisproportionateRetribution as well - though he's also often an innocent trickster who doesn't mean to cause the chaos he does.

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* KarmicTrickster: The Panther - -- often a master of DisproportionateRetribution as well - -- though he's also often an innocent trickster who doesn't mean to cause the chaos he does.


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* TheVoiceless: Except on '''two''' occasions (ending of "Sink Pink" and all of "Pink Ice"), and always with a CelebrityStar (Rich Little doing an impression of Creator/DavidNiven, to be exact in "Pink Ice"; Paul Frees voiced him at the end of "Sink Pink").

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* TheVoiceless: Except on '''two''' occasions (ending in two shorts (the ending of "Sink Pink" and all of "Pink Ice"), and always with a CelebrityStar (Rich where he's SuddenlyVoiced. Rich Little doing an impression of Creator/DavidNiven, to be exact provides the voice in "Pink Ice"; Paul the former short, while Creator/PaulFrees does the honors for the latter.
** NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Both Niven and
Frees voiced him at give the end Panther a voice that's basically a combination of "Sink Pink").Creator/DavidNiven (who'd played Sir Charles Lytton in the original [[Film/ThePinkPanther1963 live-action film]]) and Creator/RexHarrison.


** While trying to kill a fly in ''Pink Swat'', he is swallowed alive by a vacuum cleaner, which then sucks up the entire scenery and finally ''itself''.

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** While trying to kill a fly in ''Pink Swat'', S.W.A.T.'', he is swallowed alive by a vacuum cleaner, which then sucks up the entire scenery and finally ''itself''.


** While trying to kill a fly, he is swallowed alive by a vacuum cleaner, which then sucks up the entire scenery and finally ''itself''.

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** While trying to kill a fly, fly in ''Pink Swat'', he is swallowed alive by a vacuum cleaner, which then sucks up the entire scenery and finally ''itself''.


* YouDontLookLikeYou: The Dogfather looks totally different compared to his 1970s version. The difference could be described as the difference between a 70's stereotypical [[TheDon Don]] who was as smooth and sophisticated as the ''Film/TheGodfather'' and the more crass and uncouth modern stereotype.

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* YouDontLookLikeYou: The Dogfather looks totally different compared to his 1970s version. The difference could be described as the difference between a 70's stereotypical [[TheDon Don]] who was as smooth and sophisticated as the ''Film/TheGodfather'' and the more crass and uncouth modern stereotype.


* YouDontLookLikeYou: The Dogfather looks totally different compared to his 1970s version.

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* YouDontLookLikeYou: The Dogfather looks totally different compared to his 1970s version. The difference could be described as the difference between a 70's stereotypical [[TheDon Don]] who was as smooth and sophisticated as the ''Film/TheGodfather'' and the more crass and uncouth modern stereotype.


* TheBadGuyWins: "Pinkcome Tax" ends with Pink failing to spring Big Nose from debtor's prison. When Robin Hood shows up to rescue them, the guards immediately toss him into the cell, too.


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** "Pinkcome Tax" combines this with TheBadGuyWins. The tax collector's goons successfully stop Pink from springing Big Nose out of debtor's prison. When Robin Hood shows up to rescue them, the guards immediately toss him into the cell, too.

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* TheBadGuyWins: "Pinkcome Tax" ends with Pink failing to spring Big Nose from debtor's prison. When Robin Hood shows up to rescue them, the guards immediately toss him into the cell, too.

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* InconvenientDarkroomIllumination:
** The current page image comes from "Doctor Pink". Here, Pink Panther works as a janitor in a hospital, and enters the darkroom to clean up just as Big Nose is developping an x-ray photo, thus ruining the photo. Pink, oblivious to his mistake, keeps dusting the place off, and even takes the now completely black X-ray and dusts off the black, leaving Big Nose with a white sheet of paper.
**In "Smile Pretty, Say Pink", the Pink Panther mistakes flashbulbs for eggs, and devours a dozen of them. Then, whenever he hiccups, Pink lights up. Terrified of his plight, Pink runs into a photographers' darkroom. There, he hiccups, lights up, and runs away, leaving Big Nose with ruined film.

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* VariableMix: Non-gaming example. The background theme would add in a spooky-sounding theremin during the handful of horror-themed shorts. For instance, "Pink Panic" uses the theremin as instrumental backing whenever the ghost character appears onscreen, while the skeleton is represented by a tinkling xylophone.

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