Inspector Clouseau in the Horror Universe: THE INSPECTOR: “CHERCHE LE PHANTOM”

31 Jul

Every Friday I will be posting here an excerpt from my book, the Horror Crossover Encyclopedia.  These excerpts will be entries from the book featuring some of my favorite series, often series you might not expect to find in a book about horror crossovers.  

THE INSPECTOR (ANIMATED SERIES)

Release Date: December 21, 1965 – May 14, 1969 (Contemporary Setting)

Series: Pink Panther

The Story: Further misadventures of a certain bumbling inspector.

Notes: This cartoon was based upon Inspector Clouseau from the Pink Panther film series, but for some reason they wouldn’t call him Clouseau. The Pink Panther will have other crossovers later in this guide, but the next entries bring Clouseau into the Horror Universe.

SEASON 1 EPISODE 28 “CHERCHE LE PHANTOM”

Release Date: June 13, 1968 (Contemporary Setting)

Horror Crosses: Phantom of the Opera

The Story: A certain infamous opera house seems to be once more haunted by the Phantom.

Notes: It is not Erik, the Opera Ghost. It’s just an ape. However, since the police believe it to be the return of the Phantom, the implication is that the events of Phantom of the Opera actually happened in the history of the reality of this cartoon.

For more Inspector Clouseau crossovers, click here.

And you can purchase the Horror Crossover Encyclopedia by clicking here.

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