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)
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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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Originally, the villains on the show were supposed to be Dick Dastardly and his dog Muttley. However, they were spun off onto their own show Dastardly and Muttley in Their Flying Machines (1969). See more »

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[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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Saturday Morning Success
13 August 2003 | by See all my reviews

As Fred Silverman shed his CBS Saturday morning lineup of violent cartoons in the late 60s, he struck gold with several successes. They were The Bugs Bunny/Road Runner Hour, The Archie Show, Scooby Doo, Where Are You? and one of the few network cartoon spinoffs, The Perils of Penelope Pitstop.

The show was a spoof of movie melodramas of the 20s and 30s and emphasized comedy rather than violence. Two things I really enjoyed about Penelope Pitstop were Paul Lynde's portrayal of the evil Hooded Claw and the outstanding narration of Gary Owens. If you watch the closing credits carefully, you'll notice that in the voices section Paul Lynde doesn't receive any screen credit. Let's not overlook The Ant Hill Mob and their car Chugaboom. They were an intrical part of the storylines as they saved Penelope from The Hooded Claw's evil plans.


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