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)


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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Release Date:

13 September 1969 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Los peligros de Penélope  »

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(17 episodes)

Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound Recording)


Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Contrary to popular belief, the Ant Hill Mob in this series is not the same Ant Hill Mob that was in Hanna-Barbera's previous cartoon series, Wacky Races (1968). While there are still seven members of the Mob and they are drawn in a similar style, there are enough differences in both appearance as well as names to indicate that these are two separate groups. The car used by the Mob ("Chug-a-Boom") is also of a different design than the car (the 'Bulletproof Bomb') in the Wacky Races. See more »


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

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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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