Friday, October 1, 2010

Good old times: Pink Panther


In the fall of 1969, the Pink Panther cartoons made their way to NBC television on shown Saturday mornings via The Pink Panther Show. NBC added a laugh track to the original cartoons, with Marvin Miller brought on as an off-camera narrator talking to the Pink Panther during bumper segments featuring the Pink Panther and The Inspector together.

Pink Panther shorts made after 1969 were produced for both broadcast and film release, typically appearing on television first, and released to theatres by United Artists. One version of the show was called The Think Pink Panther Show. A number of sister series joined The Pink Panther on movie screens and on the airwaves, among them The Ant and the Aardvark, The Tijuana Toads (a.k.a. The Texas Toads), Hoot Kloot, and Misterjaw (a.k.a. Mr. Jaws and Catfish). There were also a series of animated shorts called The Inspector, with the bumbling Clouseau inspired Inspector and his Spanish-speaking sidekick Sgt. Deux-Deux, whom the Inspector is forever correcting. ("Deux" is French for "two," meaning the little man's name is both a pun and a play on words, "two" appearing two times in the name.) Other DePatie-Freleng series included Roland and Rattfink, The Dogfather (a Godfather pastiche), with a canine Corleone family and two Tijuana Toads spinoffs, The Blue Racer and Crazylegs Crane.

In 1976, the half-hour series was revamped into a 90-minute format, as The Pink Panther Laugh and a Half Hour and a Half Show; this version included a live-action segment, where the show's host, comedian Lenny Schultz, would read letters and jokes from viewers. This version flopped, and would change back to the original half-hour version in 1977. In 1978, after nine years on NBC, The Pink Panther moved to ABC, where it lasted one season before leaving the network realm entirely. The ABC version of the series featured sixteen episodes with 32 new Pink Panther cartoons, and 16 of Crazylegs Crane. The 32 new Pink Panther cartoons were eventually released to theatres by United Artists.

First ever episode:


Some Pink Panther comics:






Credits to author's. 


ENJOY! (from now, in Laughing time we will have Pink Panther too!)

72 comments:

  1. ahh.. i still remember this. i always watch the pink panther cartoon but probably not the 70's version. i remember i was in fifth grade when i started watching this.

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  2. Ahhh.. I love The Pink Panther cartoons!

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  3. Great videos and comics, keep it up Bro !

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  4. Ahh, that blatant disregard for authority.

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  5. Interesting to see the history behind the work before watching and reading it. Good article man.

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  6. yet another classic piece of nostalgia raped by hollywood... twice

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  7. aw very nice to see this again :) supporting

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  8. u used to have a pink panther soft toy aha

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  9. i loved the old ones, the new cartoons of pink panther are just horrible :|

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  10. the pink panther movie from a few decades ago was brilliant

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  11. DUN DUN dundun...dun..dun...dun
    DUN DUN dundun...dun..dun...dun
    DUN NUN NU NUN... nu NUN... nu

    ahaha crap I have no talent at write-humming

    thanks for sharing though, one of my favourite shows growing up

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  14. lol i ust to watch this as a kid, i forget how cheezy it was.

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  15. epic pink panther will live forever in out hearts

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  16. OH SHI- I LOVE THE PINK PANTHER!!

    and the comics are great too (although is it just me or is there the same one twice?)

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  17. badum badum, badum, badum badum badum badum baduuuuuuuuumumumumumumummmm...

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  18. love that henry mancini theme song...

    and the old joke... what happened when the pink panther stepped on an ant? Dead ant, dead ant, dead ant dead ant deadant deadant deadannnnnt..

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  19. The real movies are totally awesome :) even the newer ones ;)

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  20. Nostalgia'd so hard, i remember watching the cartoons and comic strips. Good times

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  22. Pink Panther was the shit back in the day, miss all those old school cartoons.

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  26. I haven't seen PP in forever

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  27. Ahh memories!! I do think however the movie recent movie they made of it did not do it justice:(

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  29. Dam I used to watch this show when I was like 5yrs old..they sure dont make shows like this anymore

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  30. I always wanted to have sex with Pink Panter.

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  31. I remember watching some of these as a kid

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  32. Haven't seen Pink Panther in forever!

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  33. Great post!

    looking forward to reading the next one

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  35. gotta love the classic cartoons unlike the shit now n days

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  36. i have never seen the cartoons unfortunately though the movies were always hilarious to me

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  37. pink panther is amazing end of story :D

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  38. Everyone knows panthers are horrible psychologists.

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  39. I loved watching this on saturday mornings, yet again, an awesome post.

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  40. Hell yeah, I remember pink panther

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  43. I never really was a fan of pink panther =/

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