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The Perils of Penelope Pitstop


  • "The Perils of Penelope Pitstop" was the first spin-off show from the "Wacky Races" (1968) series. "Dastardly and Muttley in Their Flying Machines" (1969) was the second.

  • The series was modeled after the silent films of the 1920ís, specifically "The Perils of Pauline".

  • The Ant Hill Mob consisted of Clyde (leader), Dum Dum (the dummy of the gang), Zippy (super fast), Pockets (who carries a seemingly unlimited supply of gizmos and gadgets), Snoozy (he kept sleeping), Softy (he always cries), Yak Yak (posesses a nervous giggle).

  • Janet Waldo (Penelope - voice) lent her voice to various other cartoons such as "The Jetsons" (1962), and "Josie and the Pussycats" (1970).

  • Veteran actor Paul Lynde performed the voice of Sylvester Sneekly / The Hooded Claw but went uncredited.

  • Paul Lynde (Sylvester Sneekly / The Hooded Claw - voice) also starred in "Bewitched" as Uncle Arthur. He aslo starred in "Bye Bye Birdie" - later appearing in "The Paul Lynde Show" with a similar cast.