Researching Paris (The Inspector)

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In 14 hours, I will be wheels-up and on my way to the home of the Awful Tower. That's how our three-year old says, the Eiffel Tower. As this trip grew closer, I started to research all the hip clothing stores, monuments, food-mo-trons, and places to swim in wine. I honestly thought a brasserie was where they sell bras.

Printed guides, websites, iPad applications, and a very powerful telescope all gave my wife and me all we needed to make sound choices as to where should go to hemorrhage money. I found out too late that Paris is one of the world's most expensive cities. Next vacation? Here we come, Orlando!

But let's get back to the research. I think you will agree with me, that the depictions below contain a revelation in lighting a fire in the viewer of what the City of Lights is all about.

If you think these still images are something extraordinary, wait until you watch the original episodes. DePatie and Freleng were absolute geniuses of their day. The Inspector is probably even more fun to watch today than it was when it was created.

Note: I could have uploaded dozens of still images but that is just another testament to the fantastic nature of the short films. Here are just a few screen shots in no particular order.

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