The Perils of Penelope Pitstop

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The Perils of Penelope Pitstop
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Premiere September 13, 1969
Finale January 3, 1970
Network/Provider CBS
Style 30-minute animated comedy
Company Hanna-Barbera
Seasons 1
Episodes 17
(List of episodes)
Origin USA

The Perils of Penelope Pitstop is an animated comedy that aired on CBS. This show, along with Dastardly and Muttley in Their Flying Machines, was a spinoff of Wacky Races.

In this series, which takes place around the era of Mack Sennett's silent film comedies, Penelope is an heiress to her father's fortune. That fortune is secretly coveted by Penelope's guardian, Sylvester Sneekly, who dons a disguise as The Hooded Claw and puts Penelope in dire situations in an effort to get rid of her and acquire her fortune. The Claw's henchmen, the Bully Brothers, are as much a hinderance as they are assistance. Bumbling in to rescue Penelope are the Ant Hill Mob (another Wacky Races holdover) in their sentient car Chuggaboom.

During development, Dick Dastardly and Muttley (from Wacky Races) were originally intended to be protectors of Penelope's brother. That concept never bore fruit, but the two Wacky Races villains would get their own show anyway. Penelope's brother never got past the concept stage either.



Actor Character
Main Cast
Janet Waldo Penelope Pitstop
Paul Winchell Clyde
Don Messick Zippy
Dum Dum
Mel Blanc Yak Yak
The Bully Brothers
Paul Lynde Sylvester Sneekly
Gary Owens Narrator


Season  Premiere Finale #
Season One September 13, 1969 January 3, 1970 17


DVD Releases

Title Release Date #
Complete Series
The Complete Series May 10, 2005 3

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