"But, Uncle Gadget. I don't remember you entering any contest."
"That's the beauty of these modern lotteries, Penny. Everyone gets a chance. They probably just drew my name out of a hat.
―Penny and Gadget
Health Spa
Season 1, Episode 6
Dr. Claw
Air date September 16, 1983 (US)
September 28, 1984 (UK)
Episode guide
"The Amazon"
"The Boat"

"Health Spa" is the 6th episode of the first season of Inspector Gadget.


After reviewing Gadget's file, Quimby awards his top police inspector with some well-deserved time off, which couldn't have come at a better time since Gadget has just won a week's stay at the Bide-A-Wee Health Spa. Suspicious that her uncle has won a prize in a contest he didn't even enter, Penny naturally has Brain follow him. Penny's intuition proves right: The free vacation is a trap set by Claw to get rid of Gadget.

Arriving at the rundown health spa, the inspector meets Madame, the spa's tall, angular, and attractive proprietress. With the help of two of Claw's thugs, she puts Gadget through a rigorous workout, with each exercise aimed at doing him in. However, Gadget's own clumsiness and Brain's help succeed in thwarting their every effort. More attempts ― all fruitless ― are made on Gadget's life in a steam room, as well as a torture chamber.

Meanwhile, Penny is captured while snooping around outside, but she manages to escape, thanks to Brain's help. She soon finds a huge stash of stolen jewels in the bowels of the building and calls Chief Quimby. Upstairs in the dining room, Brain does his best to prevent Gadget from ingesting any drugged food that Madame serves him. But after she serves Gadget a cake made of dynamite, Penny and Brain both rush to their uncle and throw the explosive dessert out the window just in time. Quimby arrives with back-up to arrest the M.A.D. agents, collect the stolen jewels, and congratulate Inspector Gadget on another job well done.

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  • An episode of the 2015 series has it's own version of this episode.
  • In a scene when Gadget is about to hit a punching bag, he says "Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee", a quote made famous by renowned former heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali.
  • In another scene, Gadget says "All work and no play makes Gadget a dull boy", a line refering to the film The Shining by Stephen King.