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Review of "Pirate Island" Episode 41 in the Cartoon Inspector Gadget

Ara is a journalism graduate from California State University, Northridge, who is always looking to explore his writing opportunities.

Where Is Inspector Gadget Hanging Out This Time?

Pirate Island is the 41st episode of the cartoon Inspector Gadget. In this episode, Inspector Gadget and his family are on vacation in the Caribbean because the inspector has rented what turns out to be a very old boat that gets stranded out at sea. The boat gets stranded when the Inspector goes to check the fuel tank. Instead, he pulls out a water storage tank from under the boat causing the boat to sink. He then puts out a distress signal.

Why the Title "Pirate Island" Is Appropriate for This Episode

This episode is appropriately titled because there are pirates present in the episode and the setting is in an island, in this case the Caribbean.

What Is the Mission for Inspector Gadget in Episode #41?

A few tourists that are billionaires and a boat captain named Captain Malcolm rescue the Inspector. The captain later realizes that he rescued Dr. Claw’s main foe. Needless to say, Dr. Claw isn’t too happy at all about who was rescued. The billionaires that are on the Pirate Island Fun Tour are being bribed and coerced into signing their fortunes. Inspector Gadget must do what he can to prevent the signatures from getting to Dr. Claw. It is said that if Dr. Claw is successful in getting those signatures, there will be no charity money.

"Pirate Island" Full Episode

The billionaires think that they will have fun but what they are about to find out is that this tour that they went on is going to be anything but a tour. According to my count, these billionaires are told three times to sign their fortunes while finally agreeing to sign them on the third request if we can even call it a request. The first time they are told to sign over their fortunes when they have just been kidnapped. The second time they are told that if they don’t sign their fortunes they will not be able to leave Skull Island.

The Episode "Pirate Island" Has Two Really Funny Scenes

However, the episode is not as good as King Wrong but it does have a few funny and memorable moments. The first funny moment in Pirate Island is when Inspector Gadget is traveling up in the air because he has his coat activated and Brain is hanging onto him. Inspector Gadget goes up too far and makes contact with a sharp needle, tearing his coat. Inspector Gadget is then flying through the air as his coat slowly deflates. Brain rescues him and prevents him from getting injured by covering him with a net. It is the noises that Inspector Gadget’s character makes that are funny in this episode. The other sort of funny moment in Pirate Island is when the female pirate agent Pegleg Peg captures the Inspector as they are dragging him along and he says his famous catchphrase “wowsers.”

There is a lady billionaire that thinks Inspector Gadget is cute and that she considers him to be his hero. All four of these billionaires are oblivious to what is going on and they think that they are on Skull Island to have fun and adventure.

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How Does This Case Get Solved?

Inspector Gadget’s niece Penny rescues the billionaires after they have been captured and coerced into signing over their fortunes. They were reluctant at first to sign their fortunes because they did not want the adventure to end. It may very well be that these billionaires get fooled into thinking that they will be a part of the tour the next year so they sign the papers. The case gets solved when Penny rescues these captured billionaires and tells them that she is part of the fun and now it is their turn to catch the pirates. Penny is able to override the controls of the motorcycle, saving her uncle as he was being dragged through the island as Captain Malcolm, Pegleg Peg and the other agents of Dr. Claw are captured.

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