Cigars of the Pharaoh
Cigars of the Pharaoh
Director(s) Stéphane Bernasconi
Unit Director(s) Peter Hudecki
Storyboard Artist(s) Christian Choquet
Orig. airdate 6 & 13 November 1991
Episode no. 8 & 9

Cigars of the Pharaoh is a two-part episode of The Adventures of Tintin, produced by Ellipse-Nelvana, based on the book of the same name by Hergé.

Changes from the Book

In the mental hospital, the cell is a padded cell, while in the book it has a bed. Dr. Finney is a member of the gang so he wrote the letter saying that Tintin was mad. In the book, the fakir copied the doctor's handwriting and wrote the letter. In the comic an unnamed Japanese man is a member of the gang. In the TV series, the unnamed Japanese is replaced by Allan Thompson Thompson, whom Tintin recognizes.

Following the chronology of the books, Tintin does not see Allan until The Crab with the Golden Claws, but as the TV series episodes of The Crab with the Golden Claws, which aired before Cigars of the Pharaoh, Tintin's recognition of Thompson is credible when the episodes are viewed in that order. Furthermore, there could exist the possibility that in the series Tintin had briefly seen Allan when he was inside the sarcophagus, on Allan's ship, though in the book he's unconscious the whole time. In the TV episode when Thompson and Thomson come into Tintin's cabin, Tintin already knows them, while in the book he does not. Tintin is not recaptured by the asylum; instead he is found by the Maharaja of Gaipajama's son.

Voice cast


  • Roberto Rastapopoulos' scenes only showing his hands and hearing his voice were inspired by the portrayal of Ernst Stavro Blofeld in the James Bond films From Russia with Love and Thunderball.


  • In one scene when Tintin is talking to Dr. Sarcophagus, His socks disappear.
  • In part one, when Tintin and Snowy walk into the tomb, Tintin clips off screen.
  • In part two, Tintin refers to Dr. Sarcophagus as a professor at one point.
  • In part two, as Tintin shouts "You're making a mistake." The hospital director seems to walk through the wall as he turns the corner in the corridor.


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The Crab with the Golden Claws | The Secret of the Unicorn | Red Rackham's Treasure | Cigars of the Pharaoh | The Blue Lotus | The Black Island | The Calculus Affair | The Shooting Star | The Broken Ear | King Ottokar's Sceptre | Tintin in Tibet | Tintin and the Picaros | Land of Black Gold | Flight 714 | The Red Sea Sharks | The Seven Crystal Balls | Prisoners of the Sun | The Castafiore Emerald | Destination Moon | Explorers on the Moon | Tintin in AmericaTemplate:Cigars