The Perils of Penelope Pitstop is an animated comedy that aired on CBS. This show, along with Dastardly and Muttley in Their Flying Machines, was a spinoff of Wacky Races.
In this series, which takes place around the era of Mack Sennett's silent film comedies, Penelope is an heiress to her father's fortune. That fortune is secretly coveted by Penelope's guardian, Sylvester Sneekly, who dons a disguise as The Hooded Claw and puts Penelope in dire situations in an effort to get rid of her and acquire her fortune. The Claw's henchmen, the Bully Brothers, are as much a hinderance as they are assistance. Bumbling in to rescue Penelope are the Ant Hill Mob (another Wacky Races holdover) in their sentient car Chuggaboom.
During development, Dick Dastardly and Muttley (from Wacky Races) were originally intended to be protectors of Penelope's brother. That concept never bore fruit, but the two Wacky Races villains would get their own show anyway. Penelope's brother never got past the concept stage either.
| Season One
|| September 13, 1969
|| January 3, 1970