Nickelodeon used to be very careful about what animated shows they added to their schedule. It had to be cartoons you couldn't get anywhere else, and you could only add two every year. But then, in 1987, along came Inspector Gadget, and everything changed. We explore what the show meant for Nick, its origins as a last-minute replacement to a Lupin the Third spinoff, and how it put DIC on the map.
(Warning: contains one instance of strong language)