9 Incredible Predictions of Future Tech in the 80s Cartoon Inspector Gadget

Any child of the 1980s fondly remembers inspector Gadget, but did you know it might have also been a window into the future?

1. Inspector Gadget predicted laptop computers



Inspector Gadget first hit the airwaves in 1983 and made some interesting predictions of future technology. One of which appears to be the laptop.

If you’ve never watched the series, it centers around the adventures of a powerful, if dimwitted, cyborg police inspector called Inspector Gadget. He is tasked with investigating, and putting a stop to the maniacal machinations of one Dr. Claw and his criminal organization MAD.

However, behind the scenes, the real crime fighters are Gadget’s niece, Penny, and her dog, Brain. These two consistently thwart the plans of MAD and often save Inspector Gadget from disaster in many episodes.

Part of Penny’s toolkit includes a special book that she uses much like a laptop computer. In the real world, laptops wouldn’t actually hit the market for another 4 years after the initial release of the cartoon series.

2. Digital Cameras were predicted by Inspector Gadget

9 Incredible Predictions of Future Tech in the 80s Cartoon Inspector Gadget
Source: Inspector Gadget

In one particular episode of Inspector Gadget, “The Infiltration” Penny Gadget uses a device that looks suspiciously like a digital camera. The handheld device is hooked up to her awesome computer-book and is used to take pictures.

Whilst it failed to predict the use of either internal memory or memory cards, we think we can give them a pass on that minor point. Whilst it is clearly

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Top 10 Funniest Cartoon Shows Ever

Think you’re too old for cartoons? Think again. Some of the most hysterical shows in TV history have been animated, often only bluffing at younger audiences while sneakily saving the biggest yuks for adult viewers. Matricidal fantasies, sexual innuendos and unsparingly un-PC jokes seem more palatable on pen and paper, often giving cartoons leeway unavailable to us flesh-and-bone folks.

Here are the ten funniest cartoon shows ever, listed in order of their debuts. If you disagree, please refrain from smashing me with a mallet or pulverizing me with an anvil.

Top 10 Real-Life Inspirations For Famous Cartoon Characters

10 The Bugs Bunny Show (1960)

Ain’t he a stinker? Yes – an absolutely hysterical one. Premiering in 1960 and morphing into various iterations in the ensuing decades, The Bugs Bunny Show was more entertaining and flat out funnier than any animated series that came before it.

From its inception, the program was an ensemble vehicle – a means of showcasing the lengthy list of Looney Tunes and Merry Melodies characters that graced the airwaves starting in 1948. The Bugs Bunny Show used the franchise’s marquee character – that wascally wabbit himself – as a springboard to promote and popularize his cartoon cohorts, many of whom have become cherished characters in and of themselves. The despicability-professing Daffy Duck, the gregarious Foghorn Leghorn, the stuttering swine Porky Pig, the seemingly-too-angry-for-gun-ownership Yosemite Sam and the sexual assault enthusiast Pepé le Pew all made appearances under Bugs’ banner. In 1966, the show merged with another

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Week Six Power Poll: 1980s Saturday morning cartoon villains

I’m a child of the 1980s, actually born in 1980, and my childhood in Chicago’s southwestern suburbs was pretty idyllic. Before my Saturday mornings were spent watching ESPN College GameDay, I enjoyed watching cartoons on network TV on Saturday morning! (I didn’t get cable until the mid-90s when a bolt of lightning hit the antenna on my roof and fried every tv in the house).

Saturday morning cartoons were honestly the highlight of my week as a kid, and I learned a lot from watching them. One thing that stuck with me is the memorable villains, some of whom were comical, and one in particular made me cry.

To the polls!

126 Points. First Place Votes: 9. High: 1. Low: 1. Last Week: 1

This is what made me cry as a kid. Get fucked, Megatron!

Megatron, leader of the Decepticons from Transformers, ruined a Saturday morning when he murdered benevolent Optimus Prime, leader of the Autobots. Just like Megatron, Ohio State is a villainous program that ruins careers (You might need to update your resume, Harbaugh, just sayin..) and the hopes and dreams of fans of other programs wanting to attain glory. Case in point, after Michigan State beat my Wildcats (grrr), Ohio State flat our murdered them last week 52-12.

This week Ohio State is sitting at home because of Covid infections in the Michigan program.

117 Points. High: 2. Low: 2. Last Week: 2

This guy’s a frigging creep. Good thing he surrounds himself with incompetent jerks

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Cartoon Catch Up | Inspector Gadget

Inspector Gadget was a cartoon that ran from 1983 to 1986 and spawned a film as well as various other Tv set sequence, most of which are now much more perfectly-recognized than the unique. That reported, the initially animated series warrants credit score for paving the way for the title character, introducing to audiences the bumbling cyborg detective and his slapstick antics that would go on to spawn a multiplatform media franchise.

It all started off in 1982 when the well known French manufacturing company, DIC Audiovisual, made a decision to grow into the world-wide market. Simply because of this, they developed their flagship collection, that includes a bionic investigator – a single which drew inspiration from the likes of The Six Million Dollar Male and the character of Inspector Clouseau, crafting a pilot episode to showcase this new hero and his forged of acquaintances.

The to start with noteworthy element of the Gadget character was the way in which he was intended. That includes a body comprehensive to the brim with “Go, go gadget” devices, the animators were supplied with innumerable possibilities for jokes that would help further the plot and on-screen fluidity. These bundled periscopic neck implants and mechanical arms, to title but a number of. The character arrived to existence many thanks to a style and design primarily based on the protagonist of the spy comedy collection Get Smart, a exhibit whose lead actor Don Adams lent his voice to the tech enabled animated detective. The

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Inspector Gadget Cartoon Returns with New Figures from Blitzway


Blitzway is bringing again the 1983 common cartoon Inspector Gadget. This time it will be with their new line of figures that we initially noticed during San Diego Comedian Con 2019. Today it seems like Blitzway is last but not least supplying us all the particulars with new pictures, selling prices, and pre-get back links. As you know Inspector Gadget, his niece Penny and her canine Mind are a criminal offense fighting device making an attempt to end the billions group MAD. MAD is led by the notorious Dr. Claw and it is up to Uncle Gadget to bring them all to justice. Blitzway is bringing these animated figures to lifestyle in this wave of 4 figures. The initial wave of 1/12 determine will incorporate the doggy Brain, Penny, Inspector Gadget, and Chief Quimby. Each determine will attribute its basic animated stylings and will occur with interchangeable items. Inspector Gadget is the only articulated determine though the other people will be static.

While not all of these figures shift, they are completely sculpted and all set for exhibit. Each individual determine comes with interchangeable items that will greatly enhance your Inspector Gadget assortment. There will be a deluxe edition that will occur with all four Inspector Gadget figures and extra bonuses. From included history scenery to speech bubble effects the deluxe version will be a need to have for any focused admirer of the sequence. You will be in a position to buy each of these figures separately and

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