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Release Date:
13 September 1969 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
The Ant Hill Mob has to protect Penelope Pitstop from a murderous lawyer who is after her inheritance. Full summary »
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My Favorite Wacky Races Spin-off See more (11 total) »

Cast

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Paul Lynde ... The Hooded Claw / ... (17 episodes, 1969-1970)

Janet Waldo ... Penelope Pitstop (17 episodes, 1969-1970)
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Series Directed by
Joseph Barbera (17 episodes, 1969-1970)
William Hanna (17 episodes, 1969-1970)
 
Series Writing credits
Michael Maltese (1 episode, 1969)
Joe Ruby (1 episode, 1969)
Ken Spears (1 episode, 1969)

Series Produced by
Joseph Barbera .... producer (17 episodes, 1969-1970)
William Hanna .... producer (17 episodes, 1969-1970)
Alex Lovy .... associate producer (17 episodes, 1969-1970)
 
Series Original Music by
Ted Nichols (unknown episodes)
 
Series Film Editing by
David M. Horton (unknown episodes)
Joe Sandusky (unknown episodes)
 
Series Production Design by
Iwao Takamoto (1 episode, 1969)
 
Series Production Management
Victor O. Schipek .... production supervisor (unknown episodes)
 
Series Art Department
Earl Klein .... story director (17 episodes, 1969-1970)
Alex Lovy .... story director (17 episodes, 1969-1970)
Bill Perez .... story director (17 episodes, 1969-1970)
Howard Swift .... story director (17 episodes, 1969-1970)
 
Series Sound Department
Richard Olson .... sound director (unknown episodes)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
John Aardal .... camera operator (1 episode, 1969)
George Epperson .... camera operator (1 episode, 1969)
Charles Flekal .... camera operator (1 episode, 1969)
Ralph Migliori .... camera operator (1 episode, 1969)
Cliff Shirpser .... camera operator (1 episode, 1969)
Dennis Weaver .... camera operator (1 episode, 1969)
 
Series Animation Department
Walt Peregoy .... background stylist (1 episode, 1969)

Fernando Arce .... background artist (unknown episodes)
Ed Barge .... animator (unknown episodes)
George Goepper .... animator (unknown episodes)
Roberta Greutert .... ink and paint supervisor (unknown episodes)
Jerry Hathcock .... animator (unknown episodes)
David High .... background artist (unknown episodes)
Jack Huber .... layout artist (unknown episodes)
Willie Ito .... layout artist (unknown episodes)
Volus Jones .... animator (unknown episodes)
Dick Lundy .... animator (unknown episodes)
Charles A. Nichols .... animation director (unknown episodes)
Lance Nolley .... layout artist (unknown episodes)
Ed Parks .... animator (unknown episodes)
Cathy Patrick .... background artist (unknown episodes)
Joel Seibel .... layout artist (unknown episodes)
Terry Slade .... layout artist (unknown episodes)
Grace Stanzell .... layout artist (unknown episodes)
Takashi .... layout artist (unknown episodes)
Robert 'Tiger' West .... xerographer (unknown episodes)
Thelma Witmer .... background artist (unknown episodes)
 
Series Music Department
Ted Nichols .... musical director (1 episode, 1969)
 
Series Other crew
Frank Paiker .... technical supervisor (unknown episodes)
Bill Perez .... title designer (unknown episodes)
Robert Schaefer .... titles (unknown episodes)
 

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30 min (17 episodes)
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Trivia:
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 »
Quotes:
Penelope Pitstop:[on several occasions] He-y-alp!See more »
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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
My Favorite Wacky Races Spin-off, 8 June 2008
Author: Julia Arsenault (ja_kitty_71) from Canada

As a fan of Hanna/Barbera, I would watch a few of their TV series, and films like "Charlotte's Web" and "Heidi's Song." I remember watching Wacky Races when it was Teletoon along time ago, and the lovely Penelope Pitstop and her Compact Pussycat was my favorite racer (though I don't know why her car was called The Compact Pussycat, it didn't looked like a cat). The series became successful, that they maded spin-off series like Dastardly and Muttley in their Flying Machines and The Perils of Penelope Pitstop. Although Wacky Races, appeared to be set in the then-contemporary 1960s, the characters and settings of The Perils of Penelope Pitstop were strongly reminiscent of the 1920s (well the 1930s).

I'd bought the complete series on DVD, and after watching all 17 episodes, I thought it's a very funny show; it has scenes you will remember and laugh your head off. In this series, Penelope is an heiress to a vast fortune, and is constantly chased by her sinister guardian (voiced by Paul Lynde) Sylvester Sneekly (aka The Hooded Claw and she doesn't even know it); but always to her rescue is her seven friends/protectors The Ant Hill Mob (also from Wacky Races) and their anthromorphic car Chug-A-Boom (like Hurbie from Disney's The Love Bug). But they sometimes screw up the rescue and it's Penelope who save them.

They never explain why Penelope is a wealthy woman? Or why the Ant Hill Mob are her friends? and so forth, they just jump right through it; but I do have imagination like : Penelope was the beloved daughter of a wealthy family; but when her Mama and Papa died, it was always her "dear daddy's" secretary Sylvester Sneekly who was with her all her life, because to a girl's daddy (or male guardian) he's her oracle, her guidance and her hero (maybe that's why she refuses to believe that Sylvester is The Hooded Claw). And as to why The Ant Hill Mob are her friends? well she might have reformed the crooks because of her kind heart; or maybe the seven had reformed years ago. So overall I love this series, and would watch it again and again.

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