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"The Perils of Penelope Pitstop" (1969) was an American cartoon series that was a spin-off of the "Wacky Races," which had also featured the Anthill Mob and Penelope Pitstop. The cartoon was patterned after "The Perils of Pauline," a silent movie melodrama with cliffhangers. "Penelope" followed suit and, each episode ended with Penelope in mortal peril. The aforementioned Anthill Mob were her allies, while the Hooded Claw was her enemy. He relied on overly complicated schemes to trap her.

Hanna-Barbera
1 Season, 17 Episodes
September 13, 1969
Animation & Cartoons, Family
6.6/10
Cast: Janet Waldo
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The Perils of Penelope Pitstop Full Episode Guide

  • A scavenger hunt nearly ends in disaster until Penelope realizes the hunt was planned by the Hooded Claw.

  • At the circus, the Ant Hill Mob goes undercover as clowns to keep Penelope out of danger.

  • In Chinatown, Penelope gets caught by a parade dragon and is nearly made into a fortune cookie.

  • The Hooded Claw and the Bully Brothers nearly make a pancake out of Penelope with a boulder in their efforts to thwart her from her trial of Ali Baba's treasure.

  • A jump from a plane is terminated in mid-air by the Hooded Claw when he cuts Penelope's parachute lines.

  • A wild ride on a runaway lumber car temporarily halts Penelope's reign as Queen of the Indian Summer Festival.

  • The Hooded Claw tries to foil Penelope's attempt to become the first woman to reach the North Pole.

  • The Hooded Claw sabotages Penelope's efforts to win a harness race.

  • After tying Penelope to the bottom of a kiddy slide, the Hooded Claw prepares to lower a lawnmower from the top of the slide. The Ant Hill Mob comes to the rescue.

  • Penelope's trip to the Sahara Desert is cut short when the Hooded Claw tries to make a mummy out of her.

  • Posing as a film director, The Hooded Claw Casts Penelope in a movie with a 50-foot mechanical gorilla.

  • A visit to a carnival leaves Penelope breathless when the Hooded Claw puts her on a 190-mile-per-hour loop-the-loop.

  • The villainous Sneekly ties Penelope to a runaway stagecoach on a direct collision course with a train.

  • A ride to the end of the track is what's in store for Penelope when the Hooded Claw ties her to a derailed trolley.

  • Packed away to a fishing cannery by the Hooded Claw, Penelope is rescued by the Ant Hill Mob.

  • While Penelope is attempting to become the first woman to circle the globe, her plane is sabotaged by the Hooded Claw.

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