Get ready to start the Wacky Races! If you were watching Saturday morning TV in the late 1960s, you surely remember Wacky Races.
The animated series ran for 17 episodes on CBS and was produced by Hanna-Barbera. Each week, a group of very strange characters and their equally odd vehicles would take part in a cross country race for the title of “wackiest racer.” It features the talents of legendary voice actors Daws Butler, Don Messick, John Stephenson, Janet Waldo, Dave Willock, and Paul Winchell.
Though it’s essentially an ensemble show, Penelope Pitstop (the only female driver) and her pink Compact Pussycat car are often featured. Other racers are the Slag Brothers in the Bouldermobile, the Gruesome Twosome in the Creepy Coupe, Professor Pat Pending in the Convert-a-Car, Red Max in the Crimson Haybailer, Sergeant Blast and Private Meekly in the Army Surplus Special, the Ant Hill Mob in the Bulletproof Bomb, Lazy Luke and Blubber Bear in the Arkansas Chuggabug, Peter Perfect in the Turbo Terrific, and Rufus Ruffcut and Sawtooth in the Buzzwagon.