The participants of an unusual car race compete around America.
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Daws Butler ...  Big Gruesome / ... 17 episodes, 1968-1969
Don Messick ...  Gravel Slag / ... 17 episodes, 1968-1969
John Stephenson ...  Blubber Bear / ... 17 episodes, 1968-1969
Janet Waldo ...  Penelope Pitstop 17 episodes, 1968-1969
Dave Willock ...  Narrator 17 episodes, 1968-1969
Paul Winchell ...  Clyde / ... 17 episodes, 1968-1969
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Storyline

The Wacky Races are a series of car competitions in which 11 racers race in locations throughout North America. The rules are extremely lax and allow for almost any vehicle design, power system and a wide range of tactics like combat and shortcuts. Despite this loose rule structure, competitors Dick Dastardly and his dog sidekick, Muttley, are still determined to cheat in their own ineffectual way. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@home.com>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 September 1968 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Los autos locos See more »

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Runtime:

(34 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

In the Spanish and Latin dub the names of the characters and their cars were severely changed:

-Car #1 - Hermanos Macana (Piedro and Roco) in the Rocomóvil.

-Car #2 - Los Tenebrosos in the Espantomóvil.

-Car #3 - Prof. Locovich in the Auto Convertible.

-Car #4 - Barón Humprisch in the Stukarracuda.

-Car #5 - Penélope Glamour in the Compact Pussycat.

-Car #6 - Sargento and Soldado in the Super Chatarra Especial.

-Car #7 - Mafio y sus Pandilleros in the Antigualla Blindada.

-Car #8 - Lucas and Oso Miedoso in the Alambique Veloz.

-Car #9 - Pedro Bello in the Superheterodino.

-Car #10 - Brutus and Listus in the Troncosvagen.

-Car #00 - Pierre Nodoyuna and Patán in the Super Ferrari. See more »

Quotes

[repeated line]
Muttley: Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah!
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Referenced in Cash Trapped: Episode #2.13 (2017) See more »

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Best. Cartoon. Ever.
2 April 2006 | by ray-280See all my reviews

You had the Flintstones, which was essentially an animated version of the Honeymooners, and you had the Jetsons, which was essentially a futuristic version of the Flintstones. You had Bugs and Daffy, Tom and Jerry, Woody Woodpecker and Popeye and Bluto, but nothing comes close to the Wacky Races for originality.

For the uinitiated, each week there is a "wacky race" to determine the "world's wackiest racer." A dozen cars participate, each with a unique characteristic. There's Dick Dastardly, and his sidekick, Muttley; Penelope Pitstop and her compact-on-wheels; Peter Perfect and his turbo-charged (and "symbolic") long-nosed racing car, and a host of other "Wackos" who became like an extended family of crazy uncles to a generation of youngsters.


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