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Review of the Cartoon Episode "the Invasion" the 17th Episode of Inspector Gadget

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

What Is the Episode The Invasion About?

The Invasion is the 17th episode of the famous cartoon series Inspector Gadget and sometimes writing about something that’s entertaining and funny is just the thing that someone needs after a long day. If Volcano Island is the weakest episode in the first season of this series, then how is this one? The entire Gadget family is watching TV one night when there are breaking news reports of UFO sightings across Metro City. The Inspector himself is skeptical of such things but he decides to take his dog Brain with him to investigate what is going on.

A Photo of the Planet Mars Symbolizing the Martian Theme in the Episode The Invasion


Memorable Quotes From the Episode “The Invasion” and a Brief Analysis of Them

“I feel like singing!”

Dr. Claw says this when he has used his laser and he thinks that he has eliminated Inspector Gadget for good.

“Gadget! I thought I finished him with my M.A.D. Mobile lasers! That stupid Gadget is nosing around! Stop him!"

However, as it turns out, Dr. Claw was not able to get rid of Inspector Gadget because Inspector Gadget was able to deflect the laser by activating a huge shield when the car was overturned on its side.

It’s a little early for decorating your Christmas tree isn’t it Chief?”

Inspector Gadget says this after the message that the Chief gave to him self-destructs.

"The Invasion" Full Episode

"The Invasion" Brief Synopsis

While the Inspector is driving on the road, Dr. Claw who is planning on using a group of his agents to disguise themselves as Martians so they can loot and steal all the treasures of Metro City, thinks that he has destroyed the Inspector by firing rockets at him. But due to just good fortune, the Inspector raises his shield while is mobile is overturned and he is able to deflect Dr. Claw’s attack and he survives. Dr. Claw finds out in a while that Gadget has survived and he is angry because he is shocked that Gadget survived a laser attack. Dr. Claw is using a large flying saucer to store all of the city’s valuables that his agents have collected. The Inspector asks to be taken to the leader of the Martians and he is immediately captured and put into the flying saucer. Penny’s school has let out early because of the UFO scare and she is also captured while trying to investigate. Brain who is so clever puts on a UFO mask and he is able to get onto the flying saucer machine without detection. He finds what room Penny is locked up in. They are about to do what they call a job when the machine starts moving. Penny devises a very clever plan, scrambles the receiver so that Dr. Claw cannot know what his agents are doing wrong. The machine is sent straight to police headquarters as the Inspector is congratulated for doing such a fine job.

If it was not for her investigation skills and creativity who knows what would have happened to the Inspector. “The invasion” is a good episode but it is not as good as the next one after this called The Infiltration.

© 2019 Ara Vahanian


Ara Vahanian (author) from LOS ANGELES on July 19, 2019:

Thank you! I've watched the series so many times over and over that I know how to analyze the episodes. Yes, there are two feature films made about Inspector Gadget, the first one of which came out in 1999 and I have seen that one. However, nothing will come as close to being as great as this original series was. The man who did the voice of Inspector Gadget, Don Adams was one heck of an actor. He will be missed! Ah what great times those days were! Thanks again LIZ for another comment on an Inspector Gadget episode!

Liz Westwood from UK on July 19, 2019:

You must be an expert on Inspector Gadget. I recall a live action film from some years ago.

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