Sep. 14, 1968
11 min.
CBS TV Network

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Wacky Races

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.

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Penelope Pitstop

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Penelope Pitstop is the only female competitor on Wacky Races. She drives car #5, the Compact Pussycat, which is essentially a beauty salon on wheels.

She also headlined a spin-off series, The Perils of Penelope Pitstop, which spoofed silent movie serials of the early 20th century. On this show, Penelope is an heiress protected by the Ant Hill Mob. Penelope's guardian, Sylvester Sneekly, in his secret identity of the Hooded Claw, continually sets death traps for Penelope in the hope of taking over her inheritance. Fortunately, Penelope always either escapes on her own or is rescued by the Ant Hill Mob.

Penelope later made two guest appearances on Yogi's Treasure Hunt.

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01x06 - Idaho A-Go-Go
Season 1, Episode 06
01x28 - Race Rally To Raleigh
Season 1, Episode 28
01x23 - Eeny, Meeny Missouri Go!
Season 1, Episode 23
01x01 - See-Saw to Arkansas
Season 1, Episode 01
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