The participants of an unusual car race compete around America.
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1969   1968  

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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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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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In the Spanish and Latin dub Dick Dastardly is renamed as Pierre Nodoyuna. His last name is a orthographic contraction of "no doy una", which it translates as "never get it" . See more »

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Narrator: And now, here they are! The most daredevil group of daffy drivers to ever whirl their wheels in the Wacky Races! Competing for the title of the world's wackiest racer! The cars are approaching the starting line. First is the Turbo Terrific driven by Peter Perfect. Next, Rufus Roughcut and Sawtooth in the Buzz Wagon. Maneuvering for position is the Army Surplus Special. Right behind is the Anthill Mob in their Bulletproof Bomb. And there's ingenious inventor, Pat Pending, in his Convert-a-Car. ...
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Wacky but fun!
1 December 2016 | by OllieSuave-007See all my reviews

As a kid in the 80s and early 90s, I would occasionally catch this cartoon show on TV - one of several Hanna Barbera programs that I remembered fondly from my childhood.

"Wacky Races" is a series about 11 racers that compete in locations throughout North America, resulting in wacky, unending adventures and wide ranges of tactics. Lots of excitement and fun, and I loved seeing the large cast of characters and each of their characteristics (kind of reminds me of a cartoon version of the movie The Cannonball Run).

While a more obscure Hanna Barbera cartoon, it is still better than the more recent cartoons dished out for kids nowadays.

Grade B+


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 September 1968 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(34 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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