The Houndcats were five crack agents--leader Stutz, strongman Muscle Mutt, master of disguise Puddy Puss, electronics whiz Rhubarb and daredevil Dingdong--who received instructions of their latest mission via exploding tape-recordings and used their specialties to foil evil. If this sounds a bit like "Mission: Impossible", it's no coincidence. Sparkplug was the name of their car which took them to their assignments. Written by
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Among the sluggish animation style during the 70s (this was the era of the OPEC oil price increases, thus even Hollywood had to scrimp and save), this series was at least watchable. While clearly a rip-off of Mission: Impossible, I also saw it as a rip-off of another short-lived series: Bearcats (with Dennis Cole). After all, the gang drives the same car, they seek adventure and the leader of this group is Stutz, as in Stutz bearcat. It was stupid but not boring. Reminds of Get Smart in a vintage car.
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