The Pink Panther buys a compact, multi-gadgeted car, spray-paints it pink, and goes for a drive with it. The car has a mind of its own and becomes determined to out-speed an elderly lady ... See full summary »

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The Pink Panther buys a compact, multi-gadgeted car, spray-paints it pink, and goes for a drive with it. The car has a mind of its own and becomes determined to out-speed an elderly lady away from an intersection so that she gags on the pink car's exhaust. The lady reveals herself to be Granny Flash, senior citizens' drag racing champion! She challenges the panther to a race - and wins! The Pink Panther's car is thrown off of a cliff and parachutes into the car lot were he bought the troublesome vehicle. The panther opts to dispense with the car and obtain a refund. Written by Kevin McCorry <mmccorry@nb.sympatico.ca>

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After Pinky meets Granny and they race the first time, she turns on the "supersonic rockets" and roars off, leaving Pinky and his car covered with soot. A few seconds later, Pinky and his car zoom away after Granny, shaking off the soot and leaving it in a pile on the road. But then the car is next shown in its original BLUE color as it whizzes off down the windy road and disappears around the bend --- evidently somebody in the art department momentarily forgot that Pinky had re-painted the car pink. See more »

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The Pink Panther's Pink Pistons mines some good laughs out of drag racing
31 August 2010 | by (Baton Rouge, LA) – See all my reviews

Just watched this vintage Pink Panther cartoon on YouTube as linked from the Saturday Morning Blog. In this one, the lead character goes to a used car lot. The first car he looks at, he checks the engine and suddenly it collapses! The next one, he checks its gadgets-of which one of them raises the seat the Panther sits on up high-and it seems to be a good fit for him so he buys it. It turns up the car has a mind of its own, however, as it coughs when his owner spray paints it pink or later on when it gets challenged to a drag race by an antique car granny...Directed by Friz Freleng protégé Hawley Pratt, this cartoon is quite inventively funny almost all the way through. It's just the ending that's a little predictable. Still, Pink Pistons is certainly worth a look.


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