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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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

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English

Release Date:

14 September 1968 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Runtime:

(34 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The show was inspired by the film The Great Race (1965). Natalie Wood (playing Maggie DuBois) became Penelope Pitstop (even wearing the same pink racing outfit). Dick Dastardley was based on Jack Lemmon's character Prof. Fate and Dastardley's sidekick Muttley was loosely based on Peter Falk's Max Meen. See more »

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[repeated line]
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Definintly Hanna-Barbera's best show.
19 August 2002 | by dootussSee all my reviews

I love this show! It was so hilarious, and brilliant. Dick Dastardly, and Muttley (with his hilarious snickering when Dasterdly had a foul up) were HILARIOUS!! I loved it how Dastardly cheated all the time (and this was when he was winning too!!) when he was in the lead. It was too funny!! The Ant Hill Mob were cool too. This show also had 2 surprisingly good spinoff shows as well ("Dastardly, and Muttley in Their Flying Machines", and "The Perils of Penelope Pitstop). THIS SHOW RULED!!!


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