I wasn't a fan of the original Pink Panther, the jokes felt dated and corny. This one however improves everything and really uses Peter Sellers comic genius to great effect bringing out the funniest moments such as dodging a bullet with a sneeze while the effect happens, and light fixture scene that has to be seen to be believed. Christophe Plummer does a better job than the phantom than David Niven could. And who could forget Cato always bringing the laughs everytime he appears? People often say A Shot in the Dark or Strikes Again is the funniest, they've often overlooked this one. Peter Sellers deserved his award in this one. Highly recommended!