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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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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13 September 1969 (USA)  »

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Los peligros de Penélope  »

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(RCA Sound Recording)

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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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Zany fun
29 June 2005 | by (Virginia, USA) – See all my reviews

It's been many years since I saw this show, but as I recall it was a lot of fun with a combination of slapstick humor and clever dialog. I often caught my parents laughing at it. Penelope was a wealthy fashion plate Southern gal and The Hooded Claw (now there's a name!) was always cooking up ingenious ways to destroy her (e.g., explosive pastries called "bombs-bombs") and get his grubby hands, err, claws, on her fortune. He was aided by identical twins, the Bully Brothers, who did everything in unison, even when crying "Oh no!" when a plot backfired on them. But they always failed, often due to the timely intervention of the Ant Hill Gang in a smart car long before KITT came along.


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