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The Perils of Penelope Pitstop - The Complete Series
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Young, beautiful and deliciously daring heiress-and-competitive-driver Penelope Pitstop zooms to glory all over the world in her bright pink racecar. Whether plummeting to earth with a sabotaged parachute or strapped to a runaway stagecoach on a direct collision course with a train, Penelope is always hurtling into danger--because her guardian, Sylvester Sneekly, is actually the Hooded Claw, an arch villain determined to inherit her fortune. But it's lucky that Penelope is so plucky ... and always back for another adventure.]]>
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The plot is simple: Our semi-hapless heroine Penelope Pitstop, fresh from her tenure in WACKY RACES, is heir to a vast fortune of millions (which probably enables her to travel the world and have adventures, if this series is any indication). Unfortunately, her legal guardian Sylvester Sneekly, in his guise of the Hooded Claw, is determined to destroy Penelope and gain her fortune for himself. Hot on the trail to aid Penelope Pitstop are the Ant-Hill Mob (also from WR) and their loyal car Chugga-Boom, whose desperate attempts to rescue Penelope from the clutches of the Hooded Claw often wind up with the Mob having to be rescued by the strangely resourceful Penelope (who surely must be used to this sort of thing--after all, she DID race with Dick Dastardly).
By today's standards, this cartoon is dated, predictable and rather lame; however, it's lame in a way that can be described as unrepentant. It NEVER pretends to be more than it is, and it often manages to acknowledge its own goofiness simply by playing everything deadpan-straight. In this age of grossouts, fart jokes and pretentious self-referencing in cartoons, this is downright refreshing.
The voice cast features such HB stalwarts as Mel Blanc, Paul Winchell, Don Messick and Janet Waldo, who voices Mlle. Pitstop.Read more ›
Enter Perils Of Penelope Pitstop, this show was much better! It was more adventureous than it's predecessors. It had more of a hero, also. The only smidget flaw is that I think the villain needs a better laugh, but it's not a huge problem with me.
These shows were longer (20-21 minutes approximate runtime), and I love Janet Waldo! I think she was perfect for Penelope! I loved Paul Winchell & Mel Blanc. Don Messick kinda reminded me of other voices but he was good.
Now, I don't know if Paul Lynde was right for the villain or not, but otherwise, a great DVD! If you're looking for action, adventure, & comedy all rolled in one, get this DVD!!!
My Score: 9 out of 10 4.75 out of 5
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stupidly entertaining. even kids not yet talking can be amused. has kidnapping and attempted murder for humor . aired in 1969 and Helped shaped my semi-violent nature. Read morePublished 20 days ago by kevin, Eureka CA
These are great cartoons for kids. Watched them as a kid and stilling laughing when I watch them with my kids. They love them.Published 1 month ago by Kiter
It's a spin-off of "The Wacky Races" (1968 CBS-TV cartoon). Powderpuff but enjoyable. I've seen all three cartoons long time ago including "Dastardly & Muttley in Their... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Prog-Rocket
It took me in a childhood journey, down through memory lane. My daughter loves it.Published 7 months ago by STAR CROSS
Love this cartoon classic! I wish there were more episodes made! Great for adults and kids alike!Published 10 months ago by Amazon Customer
More great stuff from the creators of Rocky and BullwinklePublished 12 months ago by Gwynn A. Evans
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