Pink Panther and Pals episode Pinxillated
March 28, 2010
The first clip of the fourth episode of Pink Panther and Pals is about the Pink Panther playing various games in an arcade, while Big Nose tries not to make him win and the two eventually get sucked into the games. The episode features parodies to famous videogames, in detail Dance Dance Revolution, Pac-Man, Street Fighter II and Donkey Kong.
The Pac-Man parody features the same map as the original game, only with different proportions and colored pink, making it look similar to Ms. Pac-Man. While they're in the game, Pink Panther and Big Nose are represented similar to Pac-Man, since only their face is shown and they walk munching dots. They enter from the left of the maze and exit from the right, but oddly the dots they've eaten reappear between cuts.
The Pink Panther and Big Nose's Pac-Man-like form also appear in the episode's title card.
Rubicon Studios and MGM Television, that produced Pink Panther and Pals held no right over Namco's Pac-Man, but they only included a parody of it.