The Perils of Penelope Pitstop (1969–1971)

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The Ant Hill Mob has to protect Penelope Pitstop from a murderous lawyer who is after her inheritance.

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 Penelope Pitstop (17 episodes, 1969-1970)


Syvester Sneekly is the legal guardian of female race car driver Penelope Pitstop. He disguises himself as The Hooded Claw for the purpose of killing her so he can get her wealth. The Ant Hill Mod ( Cyide, Softly, Zippy, Pockets, Dum Dum, Yak Yak and Snoozy ) always save her. Written by Jordan Malone

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13 September 1969 (USA)  »

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Comedy actor Paul Lynde, best known for his appearances on The Hollywood Squares (1965) was uncredited as the voice of Sylvester Sneekly/The Hooded Claw. See more »


[From "Jungle Jeopardy," when the Hooded Claw eventually captures Penelope.]
Sylvester Sneekly, a.k.a. 'The Hooded Claw': Welcome, Penelope.
Penelope Pitstop: Oh, it's you, my arch-enemy, The Hooded Claw.
Sylvester Sneekly, a.k.a. 'The Hooded Claw': Who did you expect - Dick Dastardly?
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Spun-off from Wacky Races (1968) See more »

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Good Fun
14 August 2000 | by (scotland) – See all my reviews

I used to enjoy this as a kid but it always puzzled me how the Hooded Claw hoped to bump off Penelope by tying her to a railway track when she inhabited the same world where Dick Dastardly could be run over by a train and although he might feel a bit flat for a while generally he was OK at the end of the day. What's more the Anthill Mob were often blown up by the dynamite the Claw had intended for Penelope and it didn't seem to do them much harm. Penelope has a big following and I upset this girl I know who used to be a fan by saying it was kinky the way the Claw was always tying her up. She said I'd spoiled her illusions! Still, great fun.

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