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.]]>
The Perils of Penelope Pitstop - The Complete Series
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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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Best tv cartoon cast roster of voice actors ever with Janet Waldo as Penelope; Paul Winchell as Ant Hill Mob leader Clyde and Softly; Don Messick as Dum Dum, Pockets, Snoozy, and... Read morePublished 1 month ago by A. Yee
The dvds were fine(even though 1 was not in place & had fallen out) but the outer case was cracked & the inside case was cracked as wellPublished 4 months ago by Preston I. Tucker
I bought these for my niece who had watched the series years ago.She said they arrived in good condition and were just as much fun to watch with her daughter as they were when she... Read morePublished 4 months ago by william ForestWilliam Forest
I started to watch this cartoon and i saw it on tv a while back and i still like it alot.thanks albert.i will finish it soon.Published 4 months ago by Albert Carpenter
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 6 months 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 6 months ago by Kiter
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