|The Pink Pill|
|The Pink Panther series|
|Directed by||Gerry Chiniquy|
|Produced by||David H. DePatie
|Music by||William Lava (uncredited)|
|Animation by||Don Williams
|Backgrounds by||Tom O'Loughlin|
|Distributed by||United Artists|
|Release date(s)||July 31, 1968|
|Running time||6' 05"|
|Preceded by||Pink Valiant|
|Followed by||Prehistoric Pink|
The Pink Pill is the 47th cartoon produced in the The Pink Panther series. A total of 124 6-minute cartoons were produced between December 18, 1964 to December 31, 1978.
The Pink Panther takes a nasty fall after slipping on a banana peel. After being admitted to the hospital, he endures a series of misadventures dealing with the hospital staff as well as a middle-aged roommate who sadistically laughs at each one of the feline's mishaps.
- The idea of a plus-shaped bandage covering a stomach incision wound resulting from emergency surgery was borrowed from The Inspector entry The Great De Gaulle Stone Operation. The plot device of The Pink Pill, including the stomach bandage gag, was reused for The Ant and the Aardvark entry From Bed to Worse.
- The Pink Panther Show contained a laugh track when the Pink Panther cartoons were broadcast on NBC-TV. Currently, the laugh-tracked version airs on the Spanish language Boomerang TV channel.
- The final few seconds of The Pink Pill utilizes William Lava's music cues from Pink Ice and Pink Panzer.