The Pink Panther has always been one of my favorite characters. As a child, I found the cartoon very easy to follow, as there was no requirement to process speech in order to understand it. Here, the Pink Panther offers his powerful vitamins to the public, with some unintended consequences.
I thought it might be fun to list some of the ways Pink Panther communicates in this cartoon, although he never uses spoken words. To get the list started, he writes, points, and rings a bell. How many other communication strategies can you find?
This next clip is from the 2006 movie, The Pink Panther, starring Steve Martin as Inspector Jacques Clouseau. Much frustration ensues when Clouseau is unable to pronounce a word as directed.
Clearly, the dialect coach messed up big time. A bag of M&M's in view might have been more motivating. Or could it be that Clouseau's way of speaking is already sufficient to meet his needs?