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  | show_name      = The Pink Panther Show

  | image          = [[Image:Pp show 03.JPEG|200px]]

  | caption        = Title card from the 1980 syndicated version of ''The Pink Panther Show''

  | format         = [[Animated]]<br>[[Comedy]]

  | runtime        = 30 minutes

  | creator        = [[David H. DePatie]]<br>[[Friz Freleng]]

  | producer       = David H. DePatie<br>Friz Freleng<br>[[Jim Foss]]<br>[[Bill Orcutt]]<br>[[Harry Love (animator)|Harry Love]]

  | director       =

  | starring       = [[Rich Little]]<br>[[Daws Butler]]<br>[[John Byner]]<br>[[Don Diamond]]<br>[[Pat Harrington, Jr.]]<br>[[Tom Holland (voice actor)|Tom Holland]]<br>[[Bob Holt (actor)|Bob Holt]]<br>[[Arte Johnson]]<br>[[Larry D. Mann]]<br>[[Bob Ogle (actor)|Bob Ogle]]<br>[[Arnold Stang]]<br>[[Lennie Weinrib]]<br>[[Frank Welker]]<br>[[Paul Winchell]]

  | distributor    = [[United Artists Television]]<br>[[MGM Television]]

  | narrated       = [[Marvin Miller (actor)|Marvin Miller]]

  | composer       = [[Henry Mancini]]<br>[[Doug Goodwin]]<br>[[Walter Greene]]<br>[[Steve DePatie]]<br>[[William Lava]]

  | country        = United States

  | language       = English

  | network        = [[NBC]]<br>[[American Broadcasting Company|ABC]]

  | first_aired    = September 6, 1969

  | last_aired     = September 1, 1980

  | status         = Ended

  | followed_by    = ''[[Pink Panther and Sons]]''

  | num_episodes   = Three 6-minute shorts + bumpers per half-hour

  | company        = [[Mirisch Films]]<br>[[DePatie-Freleng Enterprises]]

}}


'''''The Pink Panther Show''''' is a showcase of cartoon [[short film|shorts]] produced by [[David H. DePatie]] and [[Friz Freleng]] between 1969 and 1979, starring the [[Animation|animated]] [[Pink Panther (character)|Pink Panther]] character from the opening credits of the [[The Pink Panther|live-action films]]. The series was produced by [[Mirisch Films]] and [[DePatie-Freleng Enterprises]], and was broadcast on two American television networks: from September 6, 1969 — September 2, 1978 on [[NBC]]; and from September 9, 1978 — September 1, 1980 on [[American Broadcasting Company|ABC]] (as ''The All New Pink Panther Show'').


==History==


===Format===

When ''The Pink Panther Show'' first aired in 1969, it consisted of one cartoon featuring [[The Inspector]], sandwiched by two [[Pink Panther (character)|Pink Panther]] entries. The 30-minute show was then connected via [[Bumper (broadcasting)|bumper]] sequences featuring both the panther and Inspector together, as well announcer [[Marvin Miller (actor)|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, such as ''[[Reel Pink]]'', ''[[Pink Outs]]'' and ''[[Super Pink]]'', with new incidental music and voice-over work from Miller.<ref name=beck>{{cite book| last = Beck| first = Jerry| authorlink = Jerry Beck | coauthors =| title = Pink Panther: The Ultimate Guide to the Coolest Cat in Town | publisher = Dorling Kindersley, Ltd.| year = 2006| location = [[New York, New York]]| pages = 38–39, 44–45, 135 | doi =| id = | isbn = 0-7566-1033-8}}</ref>


Pink Panther shorts made after 1969 (starting with ''[[A Fly in the Pink]]'') when ''The Pink Panther Show'' began airing were produced for both broadcast and theatrical release, typically appearing on television first, and released to theatres by United Artists.<ref name=beck/> 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 Tijuana/Texas Toads.<ref name=beck/>


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 did not do well, and eventually reverted to the original 30-minute version in 1977 as ''Think Pink Panther''.<ref name=beck/>


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 ABC version of the series featured sixteen episodes with 32 new Pink Panther cartoons, and 16 featuring Crazylegs Crane: no bumpers were produced for ''The All New Pink Panther Show'', but 10–15 second "Stay tuned..." snippets explaining an upcoming entry were produced for the first few episodes. The 32 new Pink Panther cartoons were eventually released to theatres by United Artists.<ref name=beck/>[[File:Bumper nod.JPEG|thumb|left|225px|The Pink Panther nods in approval at a comment made (offscreen) by narrator [[Marvin Miller (actor)|Marvin Miller]] in a bumper sequence on ''The Pink Panther Show'']]

the Pink Panthermobile Edit

The opening sequence showed a ten-year-old boy driving a rocket car the Pink Panthermobile from the countryside to the Chinese theatre If that's a George Barris kustom kar,

===Theme music===

[[Henry Mancini]] composed "[[The Pink Panther Theme]]" for the [[The Pink Panther|live action films]], which would be used prominently 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 which were variations on Mancini's "Pink Panther Theme".


===Laugh track===

By the time of the show's 1969 debut, fitting cartoon and children shows with a [[laugh track]] was standard practice (''[[Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!]]'', ''[[The Archie Show]]'', ''[[H.R. Pufnstuf]]'').<ref name=beck/> In keeping with this standard, NBC added a [[laugh track]] to the  ''Pink Panther'' and ''Inspector'' cartoons for inclusion in ''The Pink Panther Show'', marking the first time theatrical films gained a laugh track for television broadcast.<ref name=beck/> This was unusual, 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 resulting effect of having laugh tracked and non-laugh tracked versions of the same cartoon meant that both would become available over the years. Later editions of the show would utilize both the theatrical (without laugh track) and television broadcast (with laugh track) versions, depending on which edition the television station would choose to air. Current incarnations of the show feature both. The U.S.-based [[Boomerang (TV channel)|Boomerang]] occasionally airs versions with the laugh track intact, though these versions are more commonly found outside of the U.S. The Spanish language [[Boomerang]] insists that MGM/UA supply them with laugh track-only versions of all shorts; if there is no laugh track, Boomerang will add their own (consisting of isolated laughter from 1960s-era sitcoms). The [[Portuguese language]] Boomerang, France-based [[Gulli]], and [[Poland]] channels [[TV4 (Poland)|TV 4]] and [[TV6 (Poland)|TV6]] also broadcast certain entries utilizing laugh track versions.


===Incarnations===

Over its 11 years on various television networks, ''The Pink Panther Show'' had a variety of names:<ref name=beck/>

* ''The Pink Panther Show'' (1969–1970, also considered the umbrella title of the series)

* ''The Pink Panther Meets the Ant and the Aardvark'' (1970–1971)

* ''The New Pink Panther Show'' (1971–1974)

* ''The Pink Panther and Friends'' (1974–1976)

* ''It's the All New Pink Panther Laugh-and-a-Half Hour-and-a-Half Show Introducing Misterjaw'' (1976–1977)

* ''Think Pink Panther'' (1977–1978)

* ''The All New Pink Panther Show'' (1978–1980)


==Syndication==

United Artists Television syndicated ''The Pink Panther Show'' in 1980, complete with bumpers and laugh-tracked versions of the shorts. By 1982, MGM/UA 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.<ref name=beck/>


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


*''[[The Pink Panther]]''

*''[[The Inspector]]''

*''[[The Ant and the Aardvark]]''

*''[[Tijuana Toads]]''/''Texas Toads''

*''[[Misterjaw]]'' (made-for-television series)


The following series were not included in MGM/UA Television's syndication package:


*''[[Hoot Kloot]]''

*''[[Roland and Rattfink]]''

*''[[The Blue Racer]]''

*''[[Crazylegs Crane]]'' (made-for-television series)

*''[[The Dogfather]]''


Most television stations aired the later package released in 1982, featuring the cartoon shorts by themselves, ostracized from the show's original bumpers sequences. The laugh track was also silenced on all entries expect 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'' (1969–1970) and ''The New Pink Panther Show'' (1971–1974) has been remastered in its original format, and currently airs in its entirety (including bumpers and laugh track) on [[BBC Two]] in the United Kingdom. It was previously shown on [[UK Gold]], [[BBC One]] and [[Boomerang (UK & Ireland)|Boomerang]]. It also airs in Canada on [[Teletoon Retro]] weekday mornings at 8:00 AM. The laugh track is muted for most entries.


A "[[no-frills]]" version aired on [[Boomerang (TV channel)|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 show also previously aired in its original format on [[This TV]] on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 8:30 AM [[Eastern time]] (as part of its [[Cookie Jar Toons]] programming block) until September 22, 2011,

[[File:Panthermobile.jpg|thumb|left|250px|A kit of the Panthermobile, which appeared during the 1969–1970 season]]


==Overall cast==

* [[Rich Little]] – Pink Panther

* [[Daws Butler]] – Pug, Louie

* [[John Byner]] – Charlie Ant, Blue Aardvark

* [[Don Diamond]] – Toro

* [[Pat Harrington, Jr.]] – The Inspector, Sergeant Deux-Deux

* [[Tom Holland (voice actor)|Tom Holland]] – Pancho

* [[Bob Holt (actor)|Bob Holt]] – Mr. Kloot, Mr. Kloot's Horse, Dogfather

* [[Arte Johnson]] – Misterjaw

* [[Larry D. Mann]] – Blue Racer, Crazylegs Crane

* [[Bob Ogle (actor)|Bob Ogle]] – Harry Halibut

* [[Arnold Stang]] – Catfish

* [[Lennie Weinrib]] – Roland, Rattfink

* [[Frank Welker]] – Crazylegs Crane Jr., Dragonfly

* [[Paul Winchell]] – Fearless Freddy


==Credits==

(1969-1980)

* Pink Panther theme: [[Henry Mancini]]

* Co-Director: Hawley Pratt, Gerry Chiniquy

* Direction: [[Friz Freleng]], [[Hawley Pratt]], [[Gerry Chiniquy]], [[Robert McKimson]], [[George Singer (director)|George Singer]]

* Animation Direction: Brad Case, Art Davis, Dave Deitege, Sid Marcus, Bob Richardson, Art Leonardi, George Gordon, Cullen Houghtaling, Bob Balsar, Grant Simmons, Roy Morita, Durward Bonaye

* Stories: [[John W. Dunn (animator)|John W. Dunn]], [[Tony Benedict]], [[Don Jurwich]], [[Bob Kurtz]], [[Jack Miller (writer)|Jack Miller]], [[Michael J. O'Connor]], [[Jim Ryan (writer)|Jim Ryan]], David Deitege, Bob Ogle, Cliff Roberts, Larz Borune, Art Leonardi, Irv Spector, Cullen Houghtaling, Dale Hale, Irv spector, Tom Yakutis, Sid Marcus, Lee Mishkin

* Layouts: Dick Ung, Tom Yakutis, Corny Cole, Owen Fitzgerald, Bob Givens, Jack Miller, Lin Larsen, Jacques Rupp, Tony Rivera, Mickey Matz, Don Roy, Harry Case, Richard H. Thomas, Peter Alvarado

* Graphic Design: Corny Cole, Ric Gonzales, Lin Larsen, Martin Strudler, Dick Ung, Al Wilson, Tom Yakutis

* Background Supervision: Richard H. Thomas

* Backgrounds: Tom O'Loughlin, Pete Alvarado, Corny Cole, Mary Krebs, Tim Maloney, Sharon Thomas, George DeLado, Fred Fitz, Richard Reuben, Roman Hans

* Color Designers: Tom O'Laughlin, Richard H. Thomas

* Panthermobile Designer: Bob Reisner

* Assistant Animator: Bob Richardson

* Animation: Arthur Leonardi, Manny Gould, Manny Perez, Don Williams, Warren Batchelder, Chuck Downs, George Grandpré, Norman McCabe, Herman Cohen, Ed Love, Dale Case, Bob Matz, Laverne Harding, Tom Ray, Ed DeMattia, Ted Bonnicksen, John V. Gibbs, Virgil Raddatz, Bob Bemiller, Bob Bransford, Joan Case, Malcolm Draper, Lee Halpern, Bill Hutten, Bob Kirk, Tony Love, Bernard Posner, Bob Richardson, Virgil Ross, Nelson Shin, Reuben Timmins, Art Vitello, Ken Walker, Tiger West, Bob Taylor, Ken Muse, Phil Roman, Bob Bentley, Bob Goe, Irv Spence, Lloyd Vaughan, John Freeman, Walter Kubiak, Robert Givens, Dick Nicksen, Shad Case, Phil Herup, Harry Paper, Richard Rudler, John Ward, Tim Miller, Kenny Uset, Dick Fitz, Warren Peace Jr., Phil Normle, Don Towsley

* Voices: [[Rich Little]], [[Mel Blanc]], [[June Foray]], [[Dave Barry (actor)|Dave Barry]], [[Paul Frees]], Helen Gerald, [[Joan Gerber]], Ralph James, [[Pat Harrington, Jr.]], Athena Lorde, [[Don Messick]], [[Marvin Miller]], Laura Olsher, [[Hal Smith (actor)|Hal Smith]], [[Larry Storch]], [[Larry D. Mann]], Nancy Wilble, [[Frank Welker]], [[John Byner]], [[Bob Holt]], [[Lennie Weinrib|Leonard Weinrib]], [[Bob Ogle]], [[Paul Winchell]], [[Arnold Stang]], [[Don Diamond]], Mark Skor, Hazel Shermet, Laura Olsher

*Vocals: [[Ray Brown (musician)|Ray Brown]], [[Pete Candoli]], [[Jimmy Rowles]], [[Billy Byers]], [[Shelly Manne]], [[Tommy Tedesco]]

* Musical Directors/Musical Score: Doug Goodwin, Walter Greene, William Lava, Steven DePatie

* Lyrics: John Bradford

* Title songs "Panther Pink Panther from Head to Toes", "Pantherly Pride": Doug Goodwin

* In Charge of Production Lee Gunther

* Animation Checker: Barbara Donatelli, Armand Shaw

* Film Editing Supervisor: Lee Gunther, Robert Gillis

* Music Editor: Joe Siracusa

* Film Editors: Tregg Brown, Richard Corwin, David DePatie Jr., Roger Donley, Richard Gannon, Robert T. Gillis, Lee Gunther, Eugene Marks, Chuck McCann, Allen Potter, Joe Siracusa, Richard Steward, Al Wahrman

* Animation Camera Supervision: Ray Lee

* Camera: John Burton, Jr., Gary Gunther, Larry Hogan, Ray Lee, Bob Mills, Steven Wilzbach

* Production Mixer: Steve Orr

* Production Supervision: Jim Foss, Bill Orcutt, David Deitege, Basil Cox

* Production Cordinator: Harry Love

* Production Executive: Stanley E. Paperny

* Title Cards: Arthur Leonardi

* Producers: [[David H. DePatie]], [[Friz Freleng]]

* DFE Films, A DePatie-Freleng Production.

* Copyright © MCMLIX-MCMLXXX Mirisch-Geoffrey/D-F, All Rights Reserved.


==Episode List==


===''The Pink Panther Show'' (1969–1970)===

[[File:PinkPanthershowtitlecard6970.jpg|thumb|right|225px|Title card from the first season of ''The Pink Panther Show'']]

The first season of '''''The Pink Panther Show''''' (1969–1970) consisted of one ''The Inspector'' entry sandwiched by two ''Pink Panther'' entries.<ref name=beck/> On occasion (episodes #021 and #032), the scenario would be reversed, with a ''Pink Panther'' entry sandwiched by two ''Inspector'' entries.<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b010r4dq|title=BBC Two Listings: The Pink Panther Show|accessdate=April 18, 2011|date=April 18, 2011}}</ref> The show was "hosted" by [[The Pink Panther (character)|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 show's title song, "Panther Pink Panther", was written by Doug Goodwin and played over the opening sequence.<ref name=beck/>


The first season is currently broadcast on [[BBC Two]] in the U.K. and is available for download on [[Amazon Instant Video]] in the U.S.<ref>[http://www.amazon.com/Pink-Blueprint-Bomb-Voyage-Tail/dp/B001N0XX14/ref=sr_1_1?s=instant-video&ie=UTF8&qid=1336571699&sr=1-1 amazon.com ''The Pink Panther Show – Season 1'' at Amazon Instant Video]</ref>


{| class="wikitable"

|- bgcolor="#CCCCCC"

! Episode No. || 1st cartoon|| 2nd cartoon|| 3rd cartoon

|-

|#001|| ''[[The Pink Blueprint]]'' || ''Bomb Voyage'' || ''[[The Pink Tail Fly]]''

|-

|#002|| ''[[Pinto Pink]]'' || ''[[Le Pig-Al Patrol]]'' || ''[[In the Pink (film)|In the Pink]]''

|-

|#003|| ''[[Jet Pink]]'' || ''The Pique Poquette of Paris'' || ''[[Tickled Pink (film)|Tickled Pink]]''

|-

|#004|| ''[[The Pink Pill]]'' || ''[[Plastered in Paris]]'' || ''[[Pink Pistons]]''

|-

|#005|| ''[[Rock A Bye Pinky]]'' || ''Toulouse La Trick'' || ''[[Sink Pink]]''

|-

|#006|| ''[[Prehistoric Pink]]'' || ''[[Reaux, Reaux, Reaux Your Boat]]'' || ''[[Come On In! The Water's Pink]]''

|-

|#007|| ''[[Pink Pest Control]]'' || ''Tour de Farce'' || ''[[Pink-A-Boo]]''

|-

|#008|| ''[[Pink Panic]]'' || ''Transylvania Mania'' || ''[[An Ounce of Pink]]''

|-

|#009|| ''[[Prefabricated Pink]]'' || ''Le Bowser Bagger'' || ''[[Sky Blue Pink]]''

|-

|#010|| ''[[Dial "P" for Pink]]'' || ''[[Napoleon Blown-Aparte]]'' || ''[[Bully for Pink]]''

|-

|#011|| ''[[Pink Sphinx]]'' || ''[[Cock-A-Doodle Deux Deux]]'' || ''[[The Pink Phink]]'' (Pilot)

|-

|#012|| ''[[Pink of the Litter]]'' || ''[[The Great De Gaulle Stone Operation]]'' (Pilot) || ''[[Shocking Pink]]''

|-

|#013|| ''[[Pink Valiant]]'' || ''Le Quiet Squad'' || ''[[The Hand Is Pinker Than the Eye]]''

|-

|#014|| ''[[Reel Pink]]'' || ''Les Miserobots'' || ''[[Smile Pretty, Say Pink]]''

|-

|#015|| ''[[Put-Put, Pink]]'' || ''French Freud'' || ''[[Pink is a Many Splintered Thing]]''

|-

|#016|| ''[[Extinct Pink]]'' || ''Le Great Dane Robbery'' || ''[[The Pink Quarterback]]''

|-

|#017|| ''[[Genie with the Light Pink Fur]]'' || ''Cherche Le Phantom'' || ''[[Pinknic]]''

|-

|#018|| ''[[G.I. Pink]]'' || ''Carte Blanched'' || ''[[Pinkadilly Circus]]''

|-

|#019|| ''[[Lucky Pink]]'' || ''The Shooting of Caribou Lou'' || ''[[Pink in the Clink]]''

|-

|#020|| ''[[Little Beaux Pink]]'' || ''Bear de Guerre'' || ''[[The Pink Package Plot]]''

|-

|#021|| ''Pierre and Cottage Cheese'' || ''[[Pinkcome Tax]]'' || ''[[Cirrhosis of the Louvre]]''

|-

|#022|| ''[[Pink Pajamas]]'' || ''Sicque! Sicque! Sicque!'' || ''[[Pink Ice]]''

|-

|#023|| ''[[Pickled Pink]]'' || ''Ape Suzette'' || ''[[Pinkfinger]]''

|-

|#024|| ''[[Pink Punch]]'' || ''Unsafe and Seine'' || ''[[Vitamin Pink]]''

|-

|#025|| ''[[Pink, Plunk, Plink]]'' || ''That's No Lady — That's Notre Dame!'' || ''[[Pink Outs]]''

|-

|#026|| ''[[Pink Paradise]]'' || ''[[Sacre Bleu Cross]]'' || ''[[Congratulations It's Pink]]''

|-

|#027|| ''[[Psychedelic Pink]]'' || ''Le Escape Goat'' || ''[[Pink Posies]]''

|-

|#028|| ''[[Super Pink]]'' || ''Le Cop on Le Rocks'' || ''[[Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Pink]]''

|-

|#029|| ''[[Slink Pink]]'' || ''Canadian Can-Can'' || ''[[Pink-A-Rella]]''

|-

|#030|| ''[[In the Pink of the Night]]'' || ''[[London Derriere]]'' || ''[[Think Before You Pink]]''

|-

|#031|| ''[[Pink Panzer]]'' || ''[[La Feet's Defeat]]'' || ''[[Pink on the Cob]]''

|-

|#032|| ''Le Ball and Chain Gang'' || ''[[We Give Pink Stamps]]'' || ''Crow de Guerre''

|-

|}


===''The Pink Panther Meets the Ant and the Aardvark'' (1970–1971)===

The second season consisted of the same half-hour format of the show, but with ''The Inspector'' replaced by ''The Ant and the Aardvark''.<ref name=beck/>


===''The New Pink Panther Show'' (1971–1974)===

[[File:PinkPanthershowtitlecard7071.jpg|thumb|right|225px|Title card from ''The New Pink Panther Show'', prominently featuring the Aardvark]]

'''''The New Pink Panther Show''''' (1971–1974) featured a new opening/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.<ref name=beck/>


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''.<ref name=beck/> Only eight new ''Pink Panther'' cartoons were produced during this three-year era. Other were repeated from the 1969–1970 season (marked with an *).<ref>[http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b012kn34 "BBC Two Listings: The New Pink Panther Show"]</ref>


{| class="wikitable"

|- bgcolor="#CCCCCC"

! Episode No. || ''The Pink Panther'' || ''The Ant and the Aardvark''|| ''The Pink Panther''

|-

|#001|| ''In the Pink of the Night''* || ''Technology, Phooey'' || ''Super Pink''*

|-

|#002|| ''Think Before You Pink''* || ''Ants in the Pantry'' || ''Pink-a-Rella''*

|-

|#003|| ''Twinkle Twinkle Little Pink''* || ''Isle of Caprice'' || ''Pink Punch''*

|-

|#004|| ''Pink on the Cob''* || ''Rough Brunch'' || ''Congratulations It's Pink''*

|-

|#005|| ''Pink Outs''* || ''Scratch a Tiger'' || ''Pink, Plunk, Plink''*

|-

|#006|| ''Extinct Pink''* || ''Science Friction'' || ''Pink Paradise''*

|-

|#007|| ''[[A Fly in the Pink]]'' || ''The Ant From Uncle'' || ''Pinkfinger''*

|-

|#008|| ''[[Pink Blue Plate]]'' || ''The Froze Nose Knows'' || ''Little Beaux Pink''*

|-

|#009|| ''[[Pink Tuba-Dore]]'' || ''Dune Bug'' || ''Sink Pink''*

|-

|#010|| ''[[Pink-In]]'' || ''Don't Hustle an Ant with Muscle'' || ''The Pink Tail Fly''*

|-

|#011|| ''[[Psst Pink]]'' || ''Never Bug an Ant'' || ''The Pink Blueprint''*

|-

|#012|| ''Psychedelic Pink''* || ''[[The Ant and the Aardvark (film)|The Ant and the Aardvark]]'' (pilot) || ''[[Gong with the Pink]]''

|-

|#013|| ''[[Pink Pranks]]'' || ''Hasty But Tasty'' || ''In the Pink''*

|-

|#014|| ''[[The Pink Flea]]'' || ''I've Got Ants in My Plans'' || ''Pinto Pink''*

|-

|#015|| ''Slink Pink''* || ''Odd Ant Out'' || ''Tickled Pink''*

|-

|#016|| ''Pinkadilly Circus''* || ''From Bed to Worse'' || ''Pinkcome Tax''*

|-

|#017|| ''We Give Pink Stamps''* || ''Mumbo Jumbo'' || ''Lucky Pink''*

|-

|}


===''The Pink Panther and Friends'' (1974–1976)===

'''''The Pink Panther and Friends'' ''' (1974–1976) followed the same format as the ''The New Pink Panther Show''. The first Pink Panther entry was a new episode, while the second was a repeat of an old entry. Bumpers featuring The Inspector and The Ant and the Aardvark connected the three entries. New series ''The Dogfather'' (original produced for theatrical release) was also added to broadcasts, in addition to ''The Blue Racer'' or ''Hoot Kloot''.<ref name=beck/>


{| class="wikitable"

|- bgcolor="#CCCCCC"

! Episode No. || ''The Pink Panther''<br><small>new entry</small> || ''The Ant and the Aardvark''<br><small>repeat</small>|| ''The Pink Panther''<br><small>repeat</small>

|-

|#001|| ''[[Salmon Pink (film)|Salmon Pink]]'' || ''The Ant and the Aardvark (pilot)'' || ''The Pink Phink (pilot)''

|-

|#002|| ''[[Pink Streaker]]'' || ''Never Bug an Ant'' || ''Reel Pink''

|-

|#003|| ''[[Pink Plasma]]'' || ''The Ant from Uncle'' || ''The Pink Tail Fly''

|-

|#004|| ''[[Pink Campaign]]'' || ''Technology Phooey'' || ''Smile Pretty Say Pink''

|-

|#005|| ''[[Pink Piper]]'' || ''Hasty But Tasty'' || ''The Pink Blueprint''

|-

|#006|| ''[[Bobolink Pink]]'' || ''Isle of Caprice'' || ''Pink-a-Boo''

|-

|#007|| ''[[Trail of the Lonesome Pink]]'' || ''Dune Bug'' || ''Pink, Plunk, Plink''

|-

|#008|| ''[[Pink Aye]]'' || ''Ants in the Pantry'' || ''Rock-a-Bye Pinky''

|-

|#009|| ''[[Keep Our Forests Pink]]'' || ''Science Friction'' || ''Pinknic''

|-

|#010|| ''[[Pink DaVinci]]'' || ''Odd Ant Out'' || ''Prefabricated Pink''

|-

|#011|| ''[[Forty Pink Winks]]'' || ''Rough Brunch'' || ''Pink Outs''

|-

|#012|| ''[[Sherlock Pink]]'' || ''I've Got Ants in My Plans'' || ''Sky Blue Pink''

|-

|#013|| ''[[Therapeutic Pink]]'' || ''Don't Hustle an Ant with Muscle'' || ''Pinkadilly Circus''

|-

|#014|| ''[[Pink Elephant (film)|Pink Elephant]]'' || ''Scratch a Tiger'' || ''Come On In! The Water's Pink''

|-

|#015|| ''[[It's Pink But Is It Mink?]]'' || ''The Froze Nose Knows'' || ''Pink Valiant''

|-

|#016|| ''[[The Scarlet Pinkernel]]'' || ''Mumbo Jumbo'' || ''Pink Sphinx''

|-

|#017|| ''[[Mystic Pink]]'' || ''From Bed to Worse'' || ''Pink-a-Rella''

|}


===''It's the All New Pink Panther Laugh-and-a-Half Hour-and-a-Half Show Introducing Misterjaw'' (1976–1977)===

'''''It's the All New Pink Panther Laugh-and-a-Half Hour-and-a-Half Show Introducing Misterjaw''''' (also commonly known as '''''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 repeats of ''The Pink Panther'', ''The Inspector'' and ''The Ant and the Aardvark''. Several of the Pink Panther cartoons, as well as the Inspector, were edited, due to some of the violent scenes shown in the cartoons.


''The Pink Panther Laugh and a Half Hour and a Half Show'' did not do well in the ratings, and lasted only one season.<ref name=beck/>


===''Think Pink Panther'' (1977–1978)===

The final series broadcast on NBC, ''Think Pink Panther'' reverted to the traditional 30-minute format and consisted of repeats. No new cartoons were created for this show.<ref name=beck/>


===''The All New Pink Panther Show'' (1978–1980)===

[[File:PinkPanthershowtitlecard7879.jpg|thumb|right|225px|Title card from ''The All New Pink Panther Show'']]

'''''The All New Pink Panther Show''''' (1978–1980) was a new version of the series commenced after NBC ended its run. ABC-TV picked up the series, and requested 32 brand new made-for-television ''Pink Panther'' shorts, along with 16 entries for the new ''Crazylegs Crane'' segment.<ref name=beck/> A disco-flavored rendition of Henry Mancini's "Pink Panther Theme" was used for the opening and closing credits, with the closing credits featuring a disco-dancing panther: no bumpers were produced.<ref>[http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b016x2rc "BBC Two Listings: The All New Pink Panther Show"]</ref>


{| class="wikitable"

|- bgcolor="#CCCCCC"

! Episode No. || ''The Pink Panther'' || ''Crazylegs Crane''|| ''The Pink Panther'' || Original Air Date

|-

|#001|| ''[[Pink Bananas]]'' || ''Crane Brained'' || ''[[Pinktails for Two]]'' || September 9, 1978

|-

|#002|| ''[[Pink Arcade]]'' || ''Life With Feather (pilot)'' || ''[[Pink S.W.A.T.]]'' || September 16, 1978

|-

|#003|| ''[[Pink Suds]]'' || ''King of the Swamp'' || ''[[Pink Pull]]'' || September 23, 1978

|-

|#004|| ''[[Toro Pink]]'' || ''Winter Blunderland'' || ''[[Pink in the Woods]]'' || September 30, 1978

|-

|#005|| ''[[Spark Plug Pink]]'' || ''Sonic Broom'' || ''[[Pink Breakfast]]''|| October 7, 1978

|-

|#006|| ''[[Pink Lightning]]'' || ''Storky and Hatch'' || ''[[Pink in the Drink]]''|| October 14, 1978

|-

|#007|| ''[[Doctor Pink]]'' || ''Bug Off'' || ''[[Pink Pictures]]''|| October 21, 1978

|-

|#008|| ''[[Supermarket Pink]]'' || ''Animal Crackups'' || ''[[String Along in Pink]]''|| October 28, 1978

|-

|#009|| ''[[Pink Lemonade (cartoon)|Pink Lemonade]]'' || ''Fly-by-Knight'' || ''[[Pink Trumpet]]''|| November 4, 1978

|-

|#010|| ''[[Dietetic Pink]]'' || ''Sneaker Snack'' || ''[[Sprinkle Me Pink]]''|| November 11, 1978

|-

|#011|| ''[[Pink Daddy]]'' || ''Barnacle Bird'' || ''[[Cat and the Pinkstalk]]''|| November 18, 1978

|-

|#012|| ''[[Pink Quackers]]'' || ''Jet Feathers'' || ''[[Pink and Shovel]]''|| November 25, 1978

|-

|#013|| ''[[Yankee Doodle Pink]]'' || ''Beach Bummer'' || ''[[Pinkologist]]''|| December 2, 1978

|-

|#014|| ''[[Pet Pink Pebbles]]'' || ''Nest Quest'' || ''[[The Pink of Bagdad]]''|| December 9, 1978

|-

|#015|| ''[[Pink Press]]'' || ''Flower Power'' || ''[[Pink U.F.O.]]''|| December 16, 1978

|-

|#016|| ''[[Pink Z-Z-Z]]'' || ''Trail of the Lonesome Mine'' || ''[[Star Pink]]''|| December 23, 1978

|-

|}


===''The Pink Panther Show'' (1980, syndicated)===

MGM/UA 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.<ref name=beck/>


MGM/UA created two versions of the syndication package. The first consisted of ''The Pink Panther'', ''Inspector'', ''The Ant and the Aardvark'' and ''Texas Toads''. These first three series were notable in that it marked the first time the cartoons aired on television with full theatrical titles and credits.<ref name=beck/>


The second version consisted of ''The Pink Panther'', ''The Ant and the Aardvark'' and ''Misterjaw''. These featured the new opening sequence with ''Pink Outs'', and 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'' (1978-1980). The show was also fitted with a less invasive laugh track being employed on sitcoms at the time (the ''Misterjaw'' entries retained the original 1976-1977-era laugh track, albeit slightly muted, and never had opening theatrical credits). Closing credits featuring the Pink Panther disco dancing from the ''The All New Pink Panther Show'' closed out the episodes.<ref name=beck/>


====Version 1====


{| class="wikitable"

|- bgcolor="#CCCCCC"

!The Pink Panther||The Inspector<br>The Ant and the Aardvark<br>Texas Toads<br>||The Pink Panther

|-

|''Pink Plasma'' || ''Sicque! Sicque! Sicque! '' || ''Pink Pest Control''

|-

|''Pink-A-Rella'' || ''Don’t Hustle an Ant with Muscle'' || ''A Fly in the Pink''

|-

| ''Rock a Bye Pinky'' || ''Cirrhosis of the Louvre'' || ''Pinto Pink''

|-

| ''Tickled Pink'' || ''I’ve Got Ants in My Plans'' || ''Pink Outs''

|-

| ''Pink Streaker'' || ''Le Pig-Al Patrol'' || ''Psychedelic Pink''

|-

| ''The Hand is Pinker Than the Eye'' || ''Reaux Reaux Reaux Your Boat'' || ''Pink-In''

|-

| ''Pink Aye'' || ''The Pique Poquette of Paris'' || ''Come on In! The Water’s Pink''

|-

| ''Pink Pranks'' || ''Scratch a Tiger'' || ''The Pink Quarterback''

|-

| ''Trail of the Lonesome Pink'' || ''Ape Suzette'' || ''Gong With the Pink''

|-

| ''Lucky Pink'' || ''Technology Phooey'' || ''In the Pink of the Night''

|-

| ''The Pink Phink'' || ''Never Bug an Ant'' || ''Pink DaVinci''

|-

| ''Prefabricated Pink'' || ''Cock a Doodle Deaux Deaux'' || ''Psst Pink''

|-

|}


====Version 2====


{| class="wikitable"

|- bgcolor="#CCCCCC"

!The Pink Panther||Misterjaw<br>The Ant and the Aardvark||The Pink Panther

|-

|''Pinkcome Tax'' || ''Little Red Riding Halibut'' || ''Pink Blue Plate''

|-

|''Pink Paradise'' || ''Dune Bug'' || ''Pink of the Litter''

|-

|''Pink on the Cob'' || ''The $6.95 Bionic Shark'' || ''The Pink Pro''

|-

|''Rocky Pinky'' || ''Moulin Rouges'' || ''Pink U.F.O. ''

|-

| ''Genie with the Light Pink Fur'' || ''Shopping Spree'' || ''Pink S.W.A.T. ''

|-

|''We Give Pink Stamps'' || ''Showbiz Shark'' || ''Pink Panic''

|-

| ''Sherlock Pink'' || ''To Catch a Halibut'' || ''Pink, Plunk, Plink''

|-

| ''Pinkadilly Circus'' || ''The Codfather'' || ''Dial ‘P’ For Pink''

|-

| ''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.

{| class="wikitable"

|- bgcolor="#CCCCCC"

! Episode No. || ''The Pink Panther'' || ''Hoot Kloot''|| ''The Pink Panther''

|-

|#001|| ''Pinky Doodle'' || ''Apache on the County Seat'' || ''Pink Pajamas''

|-

|#002|| ''Pink 8 Ball'' || ''Pay Your Bufallo Bill'' || ''The Pink Pro''

|-

|#003|| ''Bobolink Pink'' || ''The Badge and the Beautiful'' || ''Dial "P" for Pink''

|-

|#004|| ''Salmon Pink'' || ''Ten Miles to the Gallop'' || ''Pink Streaker''

|-

|#005|| ''Rocky Pink'' || ''As the Tumbleweed Turns'' || ''Pickled Pink''

|-

|#006|| ''Mystic Pink'' || ''By Hoot or by Crook'' || ''Pink Panzer''

|-

|#007|| ''Trail of the Lonesome Pink'' || ''Strange on the Range'' || ''Pink Aye''

|-

|#008|| ''The Scarlet Pinkernel'' || ''A Self-Winding Sidewinde'' || ''Vitamin Pink''

|-

|#009|| ''The Pink of Arabee'' || ''Stirrups and Hiccups'' || ''Rock A Bye Pinky''

|-

|#010|| ''Pink Campaign'' || ''Phony Express'' || ''The Hand Is Pinker Than the Eye''

|-

|#011|| ''Sherlock Pink'' || ''Kloot's Kounty (pilot)'' || ''G.I Pink''

|-

|#012|| ''Pink Piper'' || ''Giddy Up Woe'' || ''Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Pink''

|-

|#013|| ''Pink DaVinci'' || ''The Shoe Must Go On'' || ''Forty Pink Winks''

|-

|#014|| ''Therapeutic Pink'' || ''Mesa Trouble'' || ''Pink in the Clink''

|-

|#015|| ''Pink Elephant'' || ''Big Beef at the O.K. Corral'' || ''Pink Sphinx''

|-

|#016|| ''Pink Plasma'' || ''Gold Struck'' || ''Pink Pest Control''

|-

|#017|| ''It's Pink But Is It Mink?'' || ''Saddle Soap Opera'' || ''Extinct Pink''

|}


==See also==

* [[List of The Pink Panther cartoons|List of ''The Pink Panther'' cartoons]]

* [[Laugh track]]


==References==

{{Reflist}}


==External links==

  • {{IMDb title|id=0063939|title=The Pink Panther Show}}
  • {{bcdb|Other_Studios/D/DePatie-Freleng_Enterprises/The_Pink_Panther_Show/index.html}}

* Charles Brubaker's [http://dfe.goldenagecartoons.com/ DePatie-Freleng Website]


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