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High, Private Eye was a Hanna-Barbera cartoon
inspired by Get Smart. The
series centered around the diminutive titular character (Lennie Weinrib, doing
a combined impersonation of Jack
Benny and Don Adams) who was
a bumbling detective for the Finkerton Detective Agency (a play on the
Pinkerton National Detective Agency, now known simply as Pinkerton). Inch wasn’t always a man of his
stature, as a scientific formula gave him the height he deemed a boon for his work
(makes you wonder how his parents came up with his name).He was often tasked with foiling the complicated schemes of
various thieves who wanted to steal rare items. However, many of these crimes
happened under his nose, painting him as either incompetent or as the thief
Lori, Gator and Braveheart in the Hushmobile.
Inch’s bosses, Mr. and Mrs. Finkerton
(John Stephenson and Jean Vander Pyl, respectively), didn’t particularly care
for the diminutive gumshoe and took every opportunity to threaten his job;
either outright firing him or replacing him with a mechanical flea. Aiding Inch
in his duties was his niece, Lori (sometimes spelled “Laurie”, voiced by Kathy
Gori), her muscle-bound hayseed boyfriend, Gator (Bob Luttrel), and the
ironically-named St. Bernard, Braveheart. Inch communicated with his friends through a special make-up compact Lori carried.