The Pink Panther Show
Title card from the 1980 syndicated version of The Pink Panther Show
GenreComedy
Slapstick
Anthology
Created byDavid H. DePatie
Friz Freleng
StarringRich Little
Daws Butler
John Byner
Don Diamond
Pat Harrington, Jr.
Paul Frees
Bob Holt
Arte Johnson
Diana Maddox
Larry D. Mann
Bob Ogle
Arnold Stang
Lennie Weinrib
Frank Welker
Paul Winchell
Mel Blanc
June Foray
Helen Gerald
Joan Gerber
Mark Skor
Narrated byMarvin Miller
ComposersHenry Mancini
Doug Goodwin
Walter Greene
Steve DePatie
William Lava
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons11
No. of episodes190
Production
ProducersDavid H. DePatie
Friz Freleng
Jim Foss
Bill Orcutt
Harry Love
Running time6–7 minutes
Production companiesMirisch Films
DePatie–Freleng Enterprises
Original release
NetworkNBC (1969–1978)
ABC (1978–1980)
ReleaseSeptember 6, 1969 (1969-09-06) –
September 1, 1979 (1979-09-01)
Related
Pink Panther and Sons

The Pink Panther Show is a showcase of animated shorts produced by David H. DePatie and Friz Freleng between 1969 and 1978, starring the animated Pink Panther character from the opening credits of the live-action films. The series was produced by Mirisch Films and DePatie–Freleng Enterprises, and was broadcast Saturday mornings on two American television networks: from September 6, 1969, to September 2, 1978, on NBC; and from September 9, 1978, to September 1, 1979, on ABC.

History

Format

When The Pink Panther Show first aired in 1969, it consisted of one cartoon featuring The Inspector, sandwiched by two Pink Panther entries. Due to the number of shorts produced, two episodes feature a Pink Panther cartoon sandwiched by two Inspector entries. The 30-minute show was then connected via bumper sequences featuring both the panther and Inspector together, with announcer Marvin Miller acting as an off-camera narrator talking to the panther. Bumper sequences consisted of newly animated segments as well as recycled footage from existing cartoons We Give Pink Stamps, Reel Pink, Pink Outs and Super Pink, fitted with new incidental music and voice-over work from Miller.[1]

Pink Panther shorts that were produced after 1969 (starting with A Fly in the Pink) were made for both broadcast and theatrical release, typically appearing on television first, and released to theaters by United Artists.[1] A number of new series were created, including the very popular The Ant and the Aardvark, Tijuana Toads (a.k.a. Texas Toads), Hoot Kloot, Misterjaw, Roland and Rattfink, The Dogfather and two Tijuana Toads spinoffs: The Blue Racer and Crazylegs Crane. The New Pink Panther Show and later shows featured newly animated bumper segments involving the Panther, the Ant and the Aardvark, Misterjaw, and the Texas Toads.[1]

By this time, due to the violent nature of some of the cartoons, they were re-edited for television by omitting the cartoon violent scenes from their broadcasts, in order to make them more family friendly.

In 1976, the half-hour series was revamped into a 90-minute format, as It's the All New Pink Panther Laugh-and-a-Half Hour-and-a-Half Show Introducing Misterjaw; this version included a live-action segment, where comedian Lenny Schultz would read letters and jokes from viewers. This version performed poorly and eventually reverted to the original 30-minute version in 1977 as Think Pink Panther.[1]

After nine years on NBC, the Pink Panther moved to ABC in 1978 and was retitled The All New Pink Panther Show, where it lasted one season before leaving the network realm entirely. The tenth season featured 16 episodes with 32 new Pink Panther cartoons, and 16 featuring Crazylegs Crane: no bumpers were produced for The All New Pink Panther Show, but 10 second "Stay tuned..." bumpers explaining an upcoming entry were produced for the first several episodes. The 32 All New Pink Panther Show entries were eventually released to theaters by United Artists.[1]

Theme music

Henry Mancini composed "The Pink Panther Theme" for the live action films, which would be used extensively in the cartoon series as well. Doug Goodwin composed the show's opening title music while William Lava and Walter Greene composed music scores heard throughout the cartoons, many of which were variations on Mancini's "Pink Panther Theme".

Laugh track

By the time of the show's 1969 debut, fitting cartoon and children's shows with a laugh track was standard practice.[1] In keeping with this standard, NBC added a laugh track to all seasons of The Pink Panther Show, marking the first time in history that theatrical films were fitted with a laugh track for television broadcast (Season 2 utilized an inferior laugh track, utilizing isolated laugh clips from Season 1).[1] This was an anomaly, as other theatrical cartoon series that were aired successfully on television (i.e. Tom and Jerry, Woody Woodpecker, Looney Tunes, Popeye) did not receive this addition.

The soundtracks were restored to their original theatrical form in 1982 when the DFE theatrical package went into syndication. Repackaging over the years has resulted in both theatrical and television versions of the entries being available. The exceptions were Misterjaw and Crazylegs Crane, which were produced specifically for television and never re-released theatrically, resulting in laughter-only versions.[1] The U.S.-based Boomerang occasionally airs versions with the laugh track intact, though these versions are more commonly found outside of the U.S., such as on the BBC Two repeats circa 2011 in the United Kingdom, The Spanish language Boomerang requires that MGM supply them with laugh track-only versions of all shorts. The Portuguese language Boomerang, France-based Gulli, and Poland channels TV 4 and TV6 also broadcast certain entries utilizing laugh track versions.

Incarnations

Over its 10 years on various television networks, The Pink Panther Show had a variety of names:[1]

Syndication

United Artists Television syndicated The Pink Panther Show in 1980, complete with bumpers and laugh-tracked versions of the shorts. By 1982, MGM Television began syndicating some individual cartoons to local stations to air them as they saw fit. This format did not contain the series' bumpers nor the laugh track.[1]

The following series were included in MGM Television's syndication package:

The following series were not included in the MGM Television distribution package:

Most television stations aired the later package released in 1982, featuring the cartoon shorts by themselves, isolated from the show's original bumpers sequences. The laugh track was also silenced on all entries except for Misterjaw. Chicago-based WGN-TV was one of the few stations to air the 1980 The Pink Panther Show syndication package. Conversely, New York City-based WPIX featured a stripped-down version of the shorts, airing the entries without the laugh track, bumpers, or theatrical opening/closing credits.

Reruns

The Pink Panther Show (1969–1971) and The New Pink Panther Show (1971–1974) has been remastered in its original format. It was previously shown on BBC Two, UK Gold, BBC One, Boomerang (2000–2009) and Cartoon Network (1993–2002). In the late 2000s, it aired in Canada on Teletoon Retro weekday mornings at 8:00 am. Teletoon Retro showed all 32 episodes of The Pink Panther Show with the panther and the Inspector, all 17 episodes of The New Pink Panther Show with the panther and the Ant and the Aardvark, and select episodes of the first syndicated Pink Panther Show series (only those episodes with the middle cartoon being an Ant and Aardvark). Teletoon Retro then showed all 16 episodes of The All New Pink Panther Show, with the panther and Crazylegs Crane. The laugh track is muted for most entries.

The episodes shown on Teletoon Retro also featured remastered versions, while the wrap-around content was in rougher condition. The Inspector cartoon, Tour de Farce, had the wrong title card, that for Reaux, Reaux, Reaux Your Boat.

Cartoon Network reran The Pink Panther Show from 1997 to 1999, and intermittently in 2006, 2009, and 2012. A "no-frills" version aired on Boomerang five days a week at 5:30 am, 10 am and 2:30 pm; the Boomerang version included four shorts and no bumpers, in the style of its other theatrical-short compilation shows. Until August 2009, Boomerang only featured shorts from The Pink Panther, The Ant and the Aardvark and The Inspector. The laugh track was present on several entries. Currently, the show remains intact on the Spanish Language Boomerang TV channel with most entries containing their original laugh track. The Pink Panther show aired on Boomerang from 2000 to 2012, and was available on the video on demand network Anime Network from 2012 to 2016.

In the Arab world, it was shown on Spacetoon from 2014 to 2017, due to Spacetoon airing The Pink Panther and low reception from Spacetoon viewers.

The show also previously aired in its original format on This TV on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 8:30 am Eastern Time or 7:30 am Central Time (as part of its Cookie Jar Toons programming block) until September 22, 2011. The digital broadcast network Light TV ran the series when the network launched Christmas weekend 2016 until September 29, 2019. On June 1, 2020 to May 29, 2022, the show aired for the first time in Spanish on Galavisión, known as El show de la Pantera Rosa.[2]

From May 2021 to May 2023, MeTV rerunned the show under the name Pink Panther's Party, during their Saturday morning block, Saturday Morning Cartoons, from 7:30 am to 8:00 am ET/ 6:30 to 7:00 am CT following Popeye and Pals, which currently aired from 7:00 am to 7:30 am ET/ 6:00 am to 6:30 am CT. The show is collectively called Popeye and Pink Panther's Party, combining Popeye and Pals and Pink Panther's Party into a single show. However, the channel lost the rights to air the non-WB DePatie-Freleng cartoons, which caused Popeye And Pink Panther's Party to be reverted back to Popeye and Pals, which currently only airs Popeye shorts.[3][4]

Amazon Prime carries The New Pink Panther Show episodes (As of 2023) for free for Prime members.

Cast

Series overview

The Pink Panther Show (1969–1970)

A kit of the Panthermobile, which appeared during the 1969–1970 season

The first season of The Pink Panther Show (1969–1970) consisted of one The Inspector entry sandwiched by two Pink Panther entries.[1][5] The show was "hosted" by The Pink Panther and The Inspector, seen during the opening sequence, which showed a boy driving the Panthermobile from the countryside to Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood. During the journey, images of animals mentioned in the song (rhinoceros, tiger, cats, American mink) are seen alongside clips of the panther from Reel Pink, Come On In! The Water's Pink and Put Put Pink. Upon arrival, the Pink Panther and the Inspector then disembark from the Panthermobile and enter the famous theatre. In the ending credits, the Inspector climbs back into the Panthermobile, but leaves the Pink Panther behind, who is seen chasing after the car.

The entries utilized for the second season featured complete original theatrical titles. With only two exceptions, the first and third cartoons of each episode were Pink Panthers, and second was an Inspector. In the two exceptions, the first and third cartoons were Inspectors, and the middle one was a Pink Panther. Unlike Season 1, a full laugh track wasn't used but rather an abridged version using isolated laughs from Season 1 edited onto the soundtrack by DFE (these inferior versions currently in circulation are marked with †).[6] Seasons 1 and 2 were repackaged as a single Season 1 in the 2000s.

Season 1 (1969–1970)

# First cartoon Second cartoon Third cartoon Original air date
01 The Pink Blueprint Bomb Voyage The Pink Tail Fly September 6, 1969
02 Pinto Pink Le Pig-Al Patrol In the Pink September 13, 1969
03 Jet Pink The Pique Poquette of Paris Tickled Pink September 20, 1969
04 The Pink Pill Plastered in Paris Pink Pistons (mistitled Pink Piston) September 27, 1969
05 Rock A Bye Pinky Toulouse La Trick Sink Pink October 4, 1969
06 Prehistoric Pink Reaux, Reaux, Reaux Your Boat Come On In! The Water's Pink October 11, 1969
07 Pink Pest Control Tour de Farce Pink-A-Boo October 18, 1969
08 Pink Panic Transylvania Mania An Ounce of Pink October 25, 1969
09 Prefabricated Pink Le Bowser Bagger Sky Blue Pink November 1, 1969
10 Dial "P" for Pink Napoleon Blown-Aparte Bully for Pink November 8, 1969
11 Pink Sphinx (mistitled The Pink Sphinx) Cock-a-Doodle Deux Deux The Pink Phink November 15, 1969
12 Pink of the Litter The Great De Gaulle Stone Operation Shocking Pink November 22, 1969
13 Pink Valiant Le Quiet Squad The Hand Is Pinker Than the Eye November 29, 1969
14 Reel Pink Les Miserobots Smile Pretty, Say Pink December 6, 1969
15 Put-Put, Pink French Freud Pink is a Many Splintered Thing December 13, 1969
16 Extinct Pink Le Great Dane Robbery The Pink Quarterback December 20, 1969
17 Genie With the Light Pink Fur Cherche Le Phantom Pinknic December 27, 1969

Season 2 (1970–1971)

# First cartoon Second cartoon Third cartoon Original air date
01 G.I. Pink Carte Blanched Pinkadilly Circus September 12, 1970
02 Lucky Pink The Shooting of Caribou Lou Pink in the Clink September 19, 1970
03 Little Beaux Pink Bear de Guerre The Pink Package Plot September 26, 1970
04 Pierre and Cottage Cheese Pinkcome Tax Cirrhosis of the Louvre October 3, 1970
05 Pink Pajamas Sicque! Sicque! Sicque! Pink Ice October 10, 1970
06 Pickled Pink Ape Suzette Pinkfinger October 17, 1970
07 Pink Punch Unsafe and Seine Vitamin Pink October 24, 1970
08 Pink, Plunk, Plink That's No Lady — That's Notre Dame! Pink Outs October 31, 1970
09 Pink Paradise Sacre Bleu Cross Congratulations It's Pink November 7, 1970
10 Psychedelic Pink Le Escape Goat Pink Posies November 14, 1970
11 Super Pink Le Cop on Le Rocks Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Pink November 21, 1970
12 Slink Pink Canadian Can-Can Pink-A-Rella November 28, 1970
13 In the Pink of the Night London Derriere Think Before You Pink December 5, 1970
14 Pink Panzer La Feet's Defeat Pink on the Cob December 12, 1970
15 Le Ball and Chain Gang We Give Pink Stamps Crow De Guerre December 19, 1970

The New Pink Panther Show (1971–1974)

The New Pink Panther Show (1971–1974) featured a new opening and closing sequence and theme song, pitting the attention-seeking Aardvark against the panther. The show's new title song, "Pantherly Pride", was written by Doug Goodwin and played over the opening sequence.[1]

This incarnation aired The Ant and the Aardvark during the 1971–1972 season. Later seasons swapped The Ant and the Aardvark with theatrical series' Roland and Rattfink, Hoot Kloot or The Blue Racer, as well as reruns of The Inspector.[1] Only eight new Pink Panther cartoons were produced over this three-year period (highlighted).[7]

# The Pink Panther
Entry 1
The Ant and the Aardvark The Pink Panther
Entry 2
Original air date
01 In the Pink of the Night Technology, Phooey Super Pink September 11, 1971
02 Think Before You Pink Ants in the Pantry Pink-A-Rella September 18, 1971
03 Twinkle Twinkle Little Pink Isle of Caprice Pink Punch September 25, 1971
04 Pink on the Cob Rough Brunch Congratulations It's Pink October 2, 1971
05 Pink Outs Scratch a Tiger Pink, Plunk, Plink October 9, 1971
06 Extinct Pink Science Friction Pink Paradise October 16, 1971
07 A Fly in the Pink The Ant From Uncle Pinkfinger October 23, 1971
08 Pink Blue Plate The Froze Nose Knows Little Beaux Pink October 30, 1971
09 Pink Tuba-Dore Dune Bug Sink Pink November 6, 1971
10 Pink-In Don't Hustle an Ant With Muscle The Pink Tail Fly November 13, 1971
11 Psst Pink Never Bug an Ant The Pink Blueprint November 20, 1971
12 Psychedelic Pink The Ant and the Aardvark Gong With the Pink November 27, 1971
13 Pink Pranks Hasty But Tasty In the Pink December 4, 1971
14 The Pink Flea I've Got Ants in My Plans Pinto Pink December 11, 1971
15 Slink Pink Odd Ant Out Tickled Pink December 18, 1971
16 Pinkadilly Circus From Bed to Worse Pinkcome Tax December 25, 1971
17 We Give Pink Stamps Mumbo Jumbo Lucky Pink January 1, 1972

The Pink Panther and Friends (1974–1976)

The Pink Panther and Friends (1974–1976) followed the same format as The New Pink Panther Show. The first Pink Panther entry was a new episode, while the second was a rebroadcast of an old entry. Bumpers featuring The Inspector and The Ant and the Aardvark connected the three entries. New series The Dogfather (originally produced for theatrical release) was also added to broadcasts, in addition to The Blue Racer or Hoot Kloot.[1]

# The Pink Panther
New entry
The Ant and the Aardvark
Rebroadcast
The Pink Panther
Rebroadcast
01 Salmon Pink The Ant and the Aardvark The Pink Phink
02 Pink Streaker Never Bug an Ant Reel Pink
03 Pink Plasma The Ant from Uncle The Pink Tail Fly
04 Pink Campaign Technology Phooey Smile Pretty Say Pink
05 Pink Piper Hasty But Tasty The Pink Blueprint
06 Bobolink Pink Isle of Caprice Pink-A-Boo
07 Trail of the Lonesome Pink Dune Bug Pink, Plunk, Plink
08 Pink Aye Ants in the Pantry Genie With the Light Pink Fur
09 Keep Our Forests Pink Science Friction Super Pink
10 Pink DaVinci Odd Ant Out Prefabricated Pink
11 Forty Pink Winks Rough Brunch Pink Outs
12 Sherlock Pink I've Got Ants in My Plans Pinkadilly Circus
13 Therapeutic Pink Don't Hustle an Ant With Muscle Come On In! The Water's Pink!
14 Pink Elephant Scratch a Tiger Twinkle Twinkle Little Pink
15 It's Pink But Is It Mink? The Froze Nose Knows Pink Pest Control
16 The Scarlet Pinkernel Mumbo Jumbo Slink Pink
17 Mystic Pink From Bed to Worse In the Pink of the Night

The Pink Panther Laugh-and-a-Half Hour-and-a-Half Show (1976–1977)

The Pink Panther Laugh-and-a-Half Hour-and-a-Half Show was an attempt by DFE to revamp the traditional format of three entries airing in a 30-minute format. The show was expanded to 90 minutes, and included a live-action segment featuring comedian Lenny Schultz reading letters and jokes from viewers. The show also featured two new made-for-television series, a first for the franchise: the Texas Toads (a redubbed version of the theatrical Tijuana Toads series), and Misterjaw. New bumper sequences featuring both the Texas Toads and Misterjaw were created for the series. These new entries were aired in combination with rebroadcasts of The Pink Panther, The Inspector and The Ant and the Aardvark.

The Pink Panther Laugh-and-a-Half Hour-and-a-Half Show did not do well in the ratings, so it lasted only one season.[1]

Think Pink Panther (1977–1978)

The final series broadcast on NBC, Think Pink Panther reverted to the traditional 30-minute format and consisted of rebroadcasts. No new cartoons were created for this show. The layout of the closing credits was based on The New Pink Panther Show.[1]

The All New Pink Panther Show (1978)

The All New Pink Panther Show (1978) was a new version of the series commenced after NBC's broadcast of the series ended its nine-year run. For its tenth season, ABC picked up the series and requested 32 new made-for-television Pink Panther shorts, along with 16 entries for the new Crazylegs Crane segment.[1] A disco-flavored rendition of Henry Mancini's "Pink Panther Theme" was used for the opening and closing credits, with the closing credits featuring Pink Panther disco-dancing. "Stay Tuned" bumpers were produced for seven episodes as well.[8]

# The Pink Panther
Entry 1
Crazylegs Crane The Pink Panther
Entry 2
Original Air Date
01 Pink Bananas Crane Brained Pinktails for Two September 9, 1978
02 Pink Arcade Life With Feather Pink S.W.A.T. September 16, 1978
03 Pink Suds King of the Swamp Pink Pull September 23, 1978
04 Toro Pink Winter Blunderland Pink in the Woods September 30, 1978
05 Spark Plug Pink Sonic Broom Pink Breakfast October 7, 1978
06 Pink Lightning Storky and Hatch Pink in the Drink October 14, 1978
07 Doctor Pink Bug Off Pink Pictures October 21, 1978
08 Supermarket Pink Animal Crackups String Along in Pink October 28, 1978
09 Pink Lemonade Fly-by-Knight Pink Trumpet November 4, 1978
10 Dietetic Pink Sneaker Snack Sprinkle Me Pink November 11, 1978
11 Pink Daddy Barnacle Bird Cat and the Pinkstalk November 18, 1978
12 Pink Quackers Jet Feathers Pink and Shovel November 25, 1978
13 Yankee Doodle Pink Beach Bummer Pinkologist December 2, 1978
14 Pet Pink Pebbles Nest Quest The Pink of Bagdad December 9, 1978
15 Pink Press Flower Power Pink U.F.O. December 16, 1978
16 Pink Z-Z-Z Trail of the Lonesome Mine Star Pink December 23, 1978

The Pink Panther Show (1980, syndicated)

United Artists Television syndicated a weekday 30-minute Pink Panther show in 1980, complete with bumpers and laugh-tracked versions of the shorts. A new opening sequence preceding the show featured Henry Mancini's "Pink Panther Theme" played under a segment from Pink Outs featuring the Pink Panther folding the backdrop into a square to be eaten. The closer featured the last few seconds of the theme played under a scene from Reel Pink featuring the panther water skiing.[1]

UATV created two versions of the syndication package. The first consisted of The Pink Panther, Inspector, The Ant and the Aardvark and Texas Toads entries sourced from film elements utilized during the program's original network run.[1]

The second version consisted of The Pink Panther, The Ant and the Aardvark and Misterjaw entries sourced from new prints of the original film negatives and transferred to videotape, resulting in sharper images. As The Pink Panther and The Ant and the Aardvark entries were sourced using theatrical prints (sans laugh track), a new, less invasive laugh track being employed on sitcoms at the time was added to the soundtrack for consistency to match the made-for-television Misterjaw entries and bumper sequences that retained their respective laugh-tracked soundtracks.

The second version also incorporated several of the made-for-television Pink Panther entries from The All New Pink Panther Show. Pre-1978 Pink Panther and Ant and the Aardvark entries featured shorter opening titles with introduction music from either The New Pink Panther Show (1971–1974) or The All New Pink Panther Show (1978–1979). Closing credits featuring the Pink Panther disco dancing from The All New Pink Panther Show closed out the episodes.[1]

Version 1

# The Pink Panther
Entry 1
The Inspector,
The Ant and the Aardvark, or
Texas Toads
The Pink Panther
Entry 2
01 Pink Pest Control Sicque! Sicque! Sicque! Pink Plasma
02 Pink-A-Rella Don't Hustle an Ant With Muscle A Fly in the Pink
03 Pink Aye Cirrhosis of the Louvre Pink Streaker
04 Pyschedelic Pink I've Got Ants in My Plans Pink Outs
05 Rock a Bye Pinky Le Pig-Al Patrol Tickled Pink
06 The Pink Quarterback Reaux, Reaux, Reaux Your Boat The Hand is Pinker Than the Eye
07 Pinto Pink The Pique Poquette of Paris Come On In! The Water's Pink
08 Pink Pranks Scratch a Tiger Pink-In
09 Trail of the Lonesome Pink Ape Suzette Gong With the Pink
10 Lucky Pink Technology Phooey In the Pink of the Night
11 Psst Pink Never Bug an Ant Pink DaVinci
12 Prefabricated Pink Cock-a-Doodle Deux Deux The Pink Phink

Version 2

# The Pink Panther
Entry 1
Misterjaw, or
The Ant and the Aardvark
The Pink Panther
Entry 2
01 Pinkcome Tax Little Red Riding Halibut Pink Blue Plate
02 Pink Paradise Dune Bug Pink of the Litter
03 Pink on the Cob The $6.95 Bionic Shark The Pink Pro
04 Rocky Pinky Moulin Rouges Think Before You Pink
05 Genie With the Light Pink Fur Shopping Spree Forty Winks Pink
06 We Give Pink Stamps Showbiz Shark Pink Panic
07 Sherlock Pink To Catch a Halibut Pink, Plunk, Plink
08 Pink Campaign The Codfather Pinkadilly Circus
09 Pinknic The Ant From Uncle Twinkle Twinkle Little Pink

Spanish versions

Other versions of The Pink Panther Show have been seen and aired only in Spanish.

# The Pink Panther
Entry 1
Hoot Kloot The Pink Panther
Entry 2
01 Pinky Doodle Apache on the County Seat Pink Pajamas
02 Pink 8 Ball Pay Your Buffalo Bill The Pink Pro
03 Bobolink Pink The Badge and the Beautiful Dial "P" for Pink
04 Salmon Pink Ten Miles to the Gallop Pink Streaker
05 Rocky Pink As the Tumbleweed Turns Pickled Pink
06 Mystic Pink By Hoot or by Crook Pink Panzer
07 Trail of the Lonesome Pink Strange on the Range Pink Aye
08 The Scarlet Pinkernel A Self-Winding Sidewinde Vitamin Pink
09 The Pink of Arabee Stirrups and Hiccups Rock A Bye Pinky
10 Pink Campaign Phony Express The Hand Is Pinker Than the Eye
11 Sherlock Pink Kloot's Kounty (pilot) G.I Pink
12 Pink Piper Giddy Up Woe Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Pink
13 Pink DaVinci The Shoe Must Go On Forty Pink Winks
14 Therapeutic Pink Mesa Trouble Pink in the Clink
15 Pink Elephant Big Beef at the O.K. Corral Pink Sphinx
16 Pink Plasma Gold Struck Pink Pest Control
17 It's Pink But Is It Mink? Saddle Soap Opera Extinct Pink

German version

German title card.

The German version of the show, Der rosarote Panther - Zu Gast bei Paulchens Trickverwandten (The Pink Panther - Being a Guest of the Pink Panther's Cartoon-relatives) which started airing on ZDF in 1973 contains four cartoons per episode. The first cartoon is always a Pink Panther entry, the second one is an Inspector short, followed by another Pink Panther cartoon, and usually ending with an Ant and the Aardvark short. However, cartoons from The Gerald McBoing-Boing Show by UPA are added into the mix starting with episode 12, making the show's format rather messy compared to its other incarnations. Several episodes start off with a Pink Panther cartoon, followed by a longer UPA cartoon, and end with another Pink Panther short. Others replace the second Pink Panther entry with a UPA cartoon, and some feature two or three UPA cartoons cut together as one 'proper' segment.[9] Bumpers are featured in this series, but only in the first 42 episodes. All cartoons have their opening and ending titles removed; when a cartoon ends, it immediately fades into a bumper and once the bumper ends, the next cartoon starts playing with no title card or credits.

When The All New Pink Panther Show was acquired by ZDF in 1980, they edited it to fit this format as well. Some episodes start out with one Pink Panther short, followed by a Crazylegs Crane cartoon, a second Pink Panther short, and ending with another Crazylegs Crane cartoon. Others start with two Pink Panther cartoons, followed by a Crazylegs Crane entry, and ending with a third Pink Panther short. The cartoons Yankee Doodle Pink, Pet Pink Pebbles, and The Pink of Bagdad are skipped due to being reissues of previous shorts.

This incarnation of the show contains no laugh track on any of the series featured. The Pink Panther is given a name, Paulchen Panther (Paul or Little Paul the Panther), and the cartoons featuring him are given rhymed narration written by Eberhard Storeck and spoken by voice actor Gert Günther Hoffmann. A new intro and outro theme, Wer hat an der Uhr gedreht?, was composed by Fred Strittmatter and Quirin Amper Jr., with new one-minute-long intro and outro sequences being cut together from existing pieces of animation.

While most episodes are 24 or 25 minutes in length, the ones that premiered on ZDF in 1978 feature only two Pink Panther cartoons with the intro and outro sequences being only 20 seconds long each, making them only 11 minutes long. Three 23-minute-long specials, A Pink Christmas, Olym-Pinks, and Pink at First Sight were also aired under this show.[10][11][12]

On Amazon Prime, the Gerald McBoing-Boing segments were excluded due to copyright issues with NBCUniversal.

  - The Pink Panther
  - The Inspector
  - The Ant and the Aardvark
  - The Gerald McBoing-Boing Show
  - Crazylegs Crane
# First cartoon Second cartoon Third cartoon Fourth cartoon Air date
01 Prefabricated Pink Le Bowser Bagger Sky Blue Pink The Ant from Uncle October 1, 1973
02 The Pink Blueprint Bomb Voyage The Pink Tail Fly Technology, Phooey October 8, 1973
03 The Pink Pill Plastered in Paris Pink Pistons Ants in the Pantry October 15, 1973
04 Jet Pink The Pique Poquette of Paris Tickled Pink Le Escape Goat October 22, 1973
05 Pinto Pink Le Pig-Al Patrol In the Pink Isle of Caprice October 29, 1973
06 Rock-A-Bye Pinky Toulouse La Trick Sink Pink Rough Brunch November 5, 1973
07 Prehistoric Pink Reaux, Reaux, Reaux Your Boat Come On In! The Water's Pink Scratch a Tiger November 12, 1973
08 Pink Pest Control Tour de Farce Pink-A-Boo Canadian Can-Can November 19, 1973
09 Pink Panic Transylvania Mania An Ounce of Pink Science Friction November 26, 1973
10 Dial "P" for Pink Napoleon Blown-Aparte Bully for Pink London Derriere December 3, 1973
11 Pink Sphinx Cock-A-Doodle Deux Deux The Pink Phink The Froze Nose Knows December 10, 1973
12 Pink Punch Unsafe and Seine The Twelve Days of Christmas Mumbo Jumbo December 17, 1973
13 Pink of the Litter The Great De Gaulle Stone Operation Shocking Pink Dune Bug December 31, 1973
14 Extinct Pink Le Great Dane Robbery Turned Around Clown La Feet's Defeat January 7, 1974
15 Little Beaux Pink Bear De Guerre The Sad Lion Crow De Guerre January 14, 1974
16 Reel Pink Les Miserobots Smile Pretty, Say Pink Don't Hustle an Ant With Muscle January 21, 1974
17 Pickled Pink Ape Suzette The Lost Duchess Le Ball and Chain Gang January 28, 1974
18 Pink, Plunk, Plink That's No Lady — That's Notre Dame! The Five Cent Nickel Le Cop on Le Rocks February 4, 1974
19 Put-Put, Pink French Freud The Magic Fiddle Never Bug an Ant February 11, 1974
20 Super Pink The Invisible Moustache of Raoul Dufy Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Pink February 18, 1974
21 Pink Panzer The Fifty-First Dragon Pink on the Cob February 25, 1974
22 Genie With the Light Pink Fur Cherche Le Phantom Lion on the Loose The Ant and the Aardvark March 4, 1974
23 Psychedelic Pink The Merry-Go-Round in the Jungle Pink Posies March 11, 1974
24 Slink Pink Nero Fiddles Pink-A-Rella March 18, 1974
25 G.I. Pink Carte Blanched The Bear Scare Hasty But Tasty March 25, 1974
26 In the Pink of the Night The Trial of Zelda Belle Think Before You Pink April 1, 1974
27 Lucky Pink The Shooting of Caribou Lou The Elephant Mystery I've Got Ants in My Plans April 8, 1974
28 Psst Pink The King and Joe Gong With the Pink April 22, 1974
29 Pink Ice The Beanstalk Trial Pinkfinger April 29, 1974
30 Pinkcome Tax Pierre and Cottage Cheese The Last Doubloon Odd Ant Out May 6, 1974
31 Pink in the Clink The Matador and the Troubadour The Pink Package Plot Uncle Sneaky May 13, 1974
32 Vitamin Pink The Day of the Fox A Fly in the Pink Marvo the Magician May 20, 1974
33 Pink Pajamas Sicque! Sicque! Sicque! Colonel Puffington and Mr. Finch From Bed to Worse May 27, 1974
34 Pink Pranks Mr. Charmley in the Jungle The Pink Flea Trap Happy June 10, 1974
35 Pink Is a Many Splintered Thing Persistent Mr. Fulton The Pink Quarterback The Quadrangle June 17, 1974
36 Pinknic The Freeze Yum Story Pinkadilly Circus Outlaws June 24, 1974
37 Pink Tuba-Dore Trojan Horse Pink Blue Plate July 1, 1974
38 The Hand Is Pinker Than the Eye The Armored Car Congratulations It's Pink Old MacDonald The Haunted Night I Had a Bird July 8, 1974
39 Pink Paradise Sacré Bleu Cross The Unenchanted Princess The Two Musicians Isle of Caprice July 15, 1974
40 Pink Valiant Rough Brunch Le Quiet Squad Operation Heart Throb July 22, 1974
41 We Give Pink Stamps The Genius - Time Machine Cirrhosis of the Louvre Scratch a Tiger July 29, 1974
42 Pink-In Alphabet Song The Ballet Lesson Pink Outs Average Giraffe The Violin Recital August 5, 1974
43 Therapeutic Pink The Pink of Arabee c. 1978
44 Rocky Pink Trail of the Lonesome Pink c. 1978
45 Salmon Pink Forty Pink Winks c. 1978
46 Keep Our Forests' Pink Pink Piper c. 1978
47 Mystic Pink Pink Plasma c. 1978
48 Bobolink Pink Pink Streaker c. 1978
49 Sherlock Pink It's Pink, But Is It Mink? c. 1978
50 Pink Campaign Pink Elephant c. 1978[13]
51 The Pink Pro The Scarlet Pinkernel c. 1978
52 Pink Aye Pink 8 Ball c. 1978
53 Pinky Doodle Pink DaVinci c. 1978
54 Pink Bananas Pinktails for Two Life With Feather Pink Arcade August 19, 1980
55 Pink S.W.A.T. Pink Suds Crane Brained Pink Pull August 26, 1980
56 Sprinkle Me Pink Pink Daddy Sneaker Snack Cat and the Pinkstalk September 2, 1980
57 Spark Plug Pink Pink Breakfast Sonic Broom Pink Lightning September 9, 1980
58 Pink in the Drink Doctor Pink Storky and Hatch Pink Pictures September 16, 1980
59 Supermarket Pink Bug Off String Along in Pink Animal Crack-ups September 23, 1980
60 Pink Lemonade Pink Trumpet Fly by Knight Dietetic Pink September 30, 1980
61 Toro Pink King of the Swamp Pink in the Woods Winter Blunderland Unknown
62 Pink Quackers Barnacle Bird Pink and Shovel Jet Feathers December 9, 1980
63 The Pink Panther in: A Pink Christmas December 16, 1980
64 Pinkologist Pink Press Nest Quest Pink U.F.O. January 13, 1981
65 Pink Z-Z-Z Flower Power Star Pink Trail of the Lonesome Mine January 20, 1981
66 The Pink Panther in: Olym-Pinks January 27, 1981
67 The Pink Panther in: Pink at First Sight February 1, 1983

See also

References

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