|Gadget at the Circus|
|Season 1, Episode 4|
|Air date|| September 14, 1983 (US)|
September 14, 1984 (UK)
"Down on the Farm"
"Gadget at the Circus" is the 4th episode of the first season of Inspector Gadget.
After receiving his assignment from Quimby, Gadget joins the circus as a clown, hoping to ferret out any M.A.D. agents working there. Penny immediately suspects the ringmaster, and with good reason: He's getting his orders directly from Claw himself (based this time in a gaily-decorated circus wagon). Along with his assistant (a grotesque-looking clown), the ringmaster tries to destroy Gadget through a violent clown routine, a dangerous lion-taming act, a sabotaged trapeze performance, and a finale of "death-defying" stunts staged intentionally to not defy death. Penny takes abreast of things and makes sure Brain is there at every turn to keep Gadget out of harm's way, and the inspector's final stunt succeeds in capturing the two M.A.D. circus performers just as the police arrive.
- Just after Penny is caught snooping around the Ringmaster's trailer, Mad Cat's nose goes from gray to black for a few seconds then back to gray again.