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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Sylvester 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 as to acquire her wealth. Penelope's protectors, the Ant Hill Mob (Clyde, Softly, Zippy, Pockets, Dum Dum, Yak Yak and Snoozy) always foil his crimes to rescue her. Through the series, Sneekly keeps his alter ego in the front to mask his identity and intentions from Penelope. He would break the fourth wall by directly addressing the narrator revealing his crimes to the audience. He would then browbeat the narrator by calling him horrible and sinister names. Written by Jordan Malone

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

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Narrator: [Opening sequence] The Perils of Penelope Pitstop. Starring those seven rollicking rescuers The Ant Hill Mob, their courageous car Chugaboom... and that villain of villains, The Hooded Claw. Penelope Pitstop, heiress to a vast fortune, is in perpetual peril from her fortune seeking guardian Sylvester Sneekly, who, unknown to her, is really the Hooded Claw.
[the Hooded Claw laughs deviously]
Narrator: But foiling this fiend's foul plots are Penelope's everepresent protectors The Ant Hill Mob.
Sylvester Sneekly: I'll get you, ...
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I'll get you Penelope Pitstop
20 February 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The Perils of Penelope Pitstop follows Penelope Pitstop (Janet Waldo) a rich woman who travels the world only to be chase and place in danger by The Hooded Claw (Paul Winchell).

This show was a spin off of Wacky Races another cartoon by Hanna- Barbera. HB always makes interesting and classic cartoons and this is one of their more interesting ones.

It has a female protagonist with a villain who laugh always can make you shake.

Now that's rare for villains these days and even in the day.

The Perils of Penelope Pitstop had some good animation as HB is known for along with some good voice acting and music to boot.

The Narrator (Gary Owens) always makes the show interesting as he tells the story of each episode.

Some people may have different opinions on the show but I find it to be interesting if you are a fan of Hannah Barbera cartoons then give this one a try.

I'll get you Penelope Pitstop


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