History WesternAnimation / ThePerilsOfPenelopePitstop

16th Jun '17 7:30:04 AM Shadowgazer
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* CruelAndUnusualDeath: Despite the lightheartedness of the show in general, the whole premise centered on the Hooded Claw's attempts to kill Penelope, more often than not in quite nasty and juicy ways like mummifying her alive or impaling her on a harpoon. Or feeding her to crocodiles.
7th Jun '17 1:28:26 AM jormis29
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The show's voice talent comprised Janet Waldo as Penelope, Paul Lynde (uncredited) as the Hooded Claw, Creator/GaryOwens as the {{Narrator}}, Creator/DonMessick, Creator/PaulWinchell and Creator/MelBlanc.

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The show's voice talent comprised Janet Waldo as Penelope, Paul Lynde Creator/PaulLynde (uncredited) as the Hooded Claw, Creator/GaryOwens as the {{Narrator}}, Creator/DonMessick, Creator/PaulWinchell and Creator/MelBlanc.



* MascotVillain: Penelope's nemesis, the Hooded Claw, drives the plot in every case, and he's a LargeHam to boot, which is magnified by having Paul Lynde as his voice actor. Only the Ant Hill Mob gets as much screen time as the Claw, but their overall competency ranges from barely adequate to horribly hopeless.

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* MascotVillain: Penelope's nemesis, the Hooded Claw, drives the plot in every case, and he's a LargeHam to boot, which is magnified by having Paul Lynde Creator/PaulLynde as his voice actor. Only the Ant Hill Mob gets as much screen time as the Claw, but their overall competency ranges from barely adequate to horribly hopeless.



* [[NotNamedInOpeningCredits Not Named in Closing Credits]]: In the "Voices" section of the end credits, Paul Lynde is nowhere to be seen. This is because his agent recommended it not be listed (in this as well as ''WesternAnimation/TheCattanoogaCats'', where he voiced Mildew Wolf in the "It's the Wolf!" cartoons) as it would hurt his credibility. Even though everyone knew it was his voice to start with.

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* [[NotNamedInOpeningCredits Not Named in Closing Credits]]: In the "Voices" section of the end credits, Paul Lynde Creator/PaulLynde is nowhere to be seen. This is because his agent recommended it not be listed (in this as well as ''WesternAnimation/TheCattanoogaCats'', where he voiced Mildew Wolf in the "It's the Wolf!" cartoons) as it would hurt his credibility. Even though everyone knew it was his voice to start with.



* TheSnarkKnight: The Hooded Claw can Snark with the best of 'em, since he ''is'' played by Paul Lynde, and none of this should come as a surprise.

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* TheSnarkKnight: The Hooded Claw can Snark with the best of 'em, since he ''is'' played by Paul Lynde, Creator/PaulLynde, and none of this should come as a surprise.
7th Apr '17 3:00:01 PM CorahsUncle
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The show's voice talent comprised Janet Waldo as Penelope, Paul Lynde (uncredited) as the Hooded Claw, Gary Owens as the {{Narrator}}, Creator/DonMessick, Creator/PaulWinchell and Creator/MelBlanc.

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The show's voice talent comprised Janet Waldo as Penelope, Paul Lynde (uncredited) as the Hooded Claw, Gary Owens Creator/GaryOwens as the {{Narrator}}, Creator/DonMessick, Creator/PaulWinchell and Creator/MelBlanc.
Creator/MelBlanc.



* BondageIsBad: Given his usual means to try to dispose of Penelope and how gleeful he is placing her in it, the Hooded Claw practically has a G rated kink. At one point he's watching his device slowly and gradually mummify her from toe to head while [[PassThePopcorn eating popcorn.]]

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* BondageIsBad: Given his usual means to try to dispose of Penelope and how gleeful he is placing her in it, the Hooded Claw practically has a G rated G-rated kink. At one point he's watching his device slowly and gradually mummify her from toe to head while [[PassThePopcorn eating popcorn.]]



* BoundAndGagged: It happens to Penelope OncePerEpisode, if not more often.

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* BoundAndGagged: It happens to Penelope is tied up at least OncePerEpisode, if not more often.though only in "Carnival Calamity" is she also gagged.



* JustBetweenYouAndMe: Happens OncePerEpisode, ''at least''. Sneekly seems ''obsessed'' with this. It's even lampshaded in one:
-->'''Sneeky:''' Let me tell you about my brilliant trap, Penelope.

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* JustBetweenYouAndMe: Happens OncePerEpisode, ''at least''. Sneekly the Hooded Claw seems ''obsessed'' with this. It's even lampshaded in one:
-->'''Sneeky:''' -->'''Hooded Claw:''' Let me tell you about my brilliant trap, Penelope.



-->'''Sneeky:''' Well, that's too bad, cause I'm gonna tell you anyway.

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-->'''Sneeky:''' -->'''Hooded Claw:''' Well, that's too bad, cause I'm gonna tell you anyway.



* MascotVillain: Penelope's nemesis, the Hooded Claw drives the plot in every case, and he's a LargeHam to boot, which is magnified by having Paul Lynde as his voice actor. Only the Ant Hill Mob gets as much screen time as the Claw, but their overall competency ranges from barely adequate to horribly hopeless.
* MasterOfDisguise: Somewhat subverted, The Hooded Claw can quickly change into any costume needed to lure Penelope into another trap or to blend into the surounding, [[PaperThinDisguise 9/10 of the time he doesn't even bother covering his face or disguising his voice]], nevertheless nobody sees through any of his disguises

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* MascotVillain: Penelope's nemesis, the Hooded Claw Claw, drives the plot in every case, and he's a LargeHam to boot, which is magnified by having Paul Lynde as his voice actor. Only the Ant Hill Mob gets as much screen time as the Claw, but their overall competency ranges from barely adequate to horribly hopeless.
* MasterOfDisguise: Somewhat subverted, subverted. The Hooded Claw can quickly change into any costume needed to lure Penelope into another trap or to blend into the surounding, surroundings, and [[PaperThinDisguise 9/10 nine-tenths of the time he doesn't even bother covering his face or disguising his voice]], nevertheless yet nobody sees through any of his disguisesdisguises.



* NoFourthWall: Simiarly to how so in ''Wacky Races'', The Hooded Claw and the narrator will often address one another.
** Plus points in this case it's Paul Lynde and Gary Owens having fourth-wall–breaking comedy

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* NoFourthWall: Simiarly Similarly to how so in ''Wacky Races'', The Hooded Claw and the narrator will often address one another.
** Plus points in this case it's Paul Lynde and Gary Owens having fourth-wall–breaking comedycomedy.



* [[NotNamedInOpeningCredits Not Named in Closing Credits]]: In the "Voices" section of the end credits, Paul Lynde is nowhere to be seen. This is because his agent recommended it not be listed (in this as well as ''WesternAnimation/TheCattanoogaCats'', where he voiced Mildew Wolf in the "It's The Wolf!" cartoons) as it would hurt his credibility. Even though everyone knew it was his voice to start with.

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* [[NotNamedInOpeningCredits Not Named in Closing Credits]]: In the "Voices" section of the end credits, Paul Lynde is nowhere to be seen. This is because his agent recommended it not be listed (in this as well as ''WesternAnimation/TheCattanoogaCats'', where he voiced Mildew Wolf in the "It's The the Wolf!" cartoons) as it would hurt his credibility. Even though everyone knew it was his voice to start with.



* ObviouslyEvil: The Hooded Claw in spades! He's got a giant nose, a flabby chin, and a lanky body with a walk to match! As Sylvester Sneekly, he has devil horn hair, which indicates his true colors. Frankly, I'm surprised nobody ever commented on this before.

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* ObviouslyEvil: The Hooded Claw in spades! He's got a giant nose, a flabby chin, and a lanky body with a walk to match! As Sylvester Sneekly, he has devil horn hair, a HornedHairdo, which indicates his true colors. Frankly, I'm surprised nobody ever commented on this before.



* TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou: Surprisingly subverted, as despite the pleasure that Sneekly gets from slowly and painfully killing Penelope, when someone else tried to, he was perfectly content to watch and get rid of her.

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* TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou: Surprisingly subverted, as despite the pleasure that Sneekly gets from slowly and painfully killing Penelope, when someone else tried to, to attack her, he was perfectly content to watch and get rid of her.



* PendulumOfDeath: In "London Town Treachery", the Hooded Claw captures Penelope and attempts to kill her using a pendulum that swings lower and lower.

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* PendulumOfDeath: In "London Town Treachery", the Hooded Claw captures Penelope and attempts to kill her using a bladed pendulum that swings lower and lower.



** But then, The Ant Hill Mobsters are ''very'' short.

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** But then, The the Ant Hill Mobsters are ''very'' short.



* WhyDontYouJustShootHim: The Hooded Claw's time-activated death traps for Penelope. You'd swear he made it a requirement that Penelope die in only this manner. It seems likely that he is a {{Sadist}} who can never resist the temptation of playing with his food first.

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* WhyDontYouJustShootHim: The Hooded Claw's time-activated death traps for Penelope. You'd swear he made it a requirement that Penelope die in only this manner. It seems likely that he is a {{Sadist}} {{sadist}} who can never resist the temptation of playing with his food first.
7th Apr '17 2:45:30 PM Ccook1956
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* InheritanceMurder: The Hooded Claw's reason for routinely trying to terminate Penelope is that his alternate identity is Sylvester Sneakly, who would be executor to her estate. This explains why the Hooded Claw uses the ConveyorBeltODoom and similar mechanisms to dispose of his victim: it allows him to be seen elsewhere as Sneakly, thus allaying suspicion.

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* InheritanceMurder: The Hooded Claw's reason for routinely trying to terminate Penelope is that his alternate identity is Sylvester Sneakly, Sneekly, who would be executor to her estate. This explains why the Hooded Claw uses the ConveyorBeltODoom and similar mechanisms to dispose of his victim: it allows him to be seen elsewhere as Sneakly, Sneekly, thus allaying suspicion.
7th Apr '17 2:44:38 PM Ccook1956
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* [[NotNamedInOpeningCredits Not Named in Closing Credits]]: In the "Voices" section of the end credits, Paul Lynde is nowhere to be seen.

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* [[NotNamedInOpeningCredits Not Named in Closing Credits]]: In the "Voices" section of the end credits, Paul Lynde is nowhere to be seen. This is because his agent recommended it not be listed (in this as well as ''WesternAnimation/TheCattanoogaCats'', where he voiced Mildew Wolf in the "It's The Wolf!" cartoons) as it would hurt his credibility. Even though everyone knew it was his voice to start with.
6th Nov '16 8:37:11 PM foxley
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* RisingWaterRisingTension: In "The Terrible Trolley Trap", Penelope is afloat in a sealed room that the Hooded Claw fills with water. While the water rises, the Ant Hill Mob search the ship for her. Just as Penelope is near the harpoon on the ceiling, the mobsters open the door and release all the water.
1st Nov '16 11:09:43 AM Angeldeb82
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* ConveyorBeltOfDoom
* CoolCar: Chugaboom

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* ConveyorBeltOfDoom
ConveyorBeltODoom
* CoolCar: ChugaboomChugaboom.
1st Nov '16 11:08:48 AM Angeldeb82
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The heiress Penelope, a classic DamselInDistress, was the ward of Sylvester Sneekly. Unknown to her, {{once an episode}} Sneekly assumed the identity of the Hooded Claw. With the aid of his identical [[CreepyTwins twin henchmen]], the Bully Brothers, the Hooded Claw caught Penelope in one DeathTrap after another, in hope of taking over her inheritance. Invariably, the Hooded Claw would [[JustBetweenYouAndMe explain his trap in detail to Penelope]].

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The heiress Penelope, a classic DamselInDistress, was the ward of Sylvester Sneekly. Unknown to her, {{once an episode}} OncePerEpisode Sneekly assumed the identity of the Hooded Claw. With the aid of his identical [[CreepyTwins twin henchmen]], the Bully Brothers, the Hooded Claw caught Penelope in one DeathTrap after another, in hope of taking over her inheritance. Invariably, the Hooded Claw would [[JustBetweenYouAndMe explain his trap in detail to Penelope]].



* BadassDamsel: In some episodes, the Ant Hill Mob mess up when trying to rescue Penelope, resulting in ''her'' having to rescue ''them''.



* BoundAndGagged: It happens to Penelope OnceAnEpisode, if not more often.

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* BoundAndGagged: It happens to Penelope OnceAnEpisode, OncePerEpisode, if not more often.



* CircusEpisode: In "Big Top Trap", Penelope and the Ant Hill Mob are rehearsing for their performance in a charity circus, where she does a trapeze act and they are clowns. As usual, the Hooded Claw sets death traps for Penelope, and even [[VillainousCrossdresser impersonates her]] at one point.

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* CircusEpisode: In "Big Top Trap", Penelope and the Ant Hill Mob are rehearsing for their performance in a charity circus, where she does a trapeze act and they are clowns. As usual, the Hooded Claw sets death traps for Penelope, and even [[VillainousCrossdresser [[CreepyCrossdresser impersonates her]] at one point.



* CreepyCrossdresser: In "Cross Country Double Cross", the Hooded Claw dresses as an old woman to trick Penelope into giving him a ride on her motor scooter. In "Hair Raising Harness Race" and "Big Top Trap", he impersonates Penelope herself.



* DamselInDistress: Both parodied ''and'' played straight with Penelope. (About half the time, ''she'' ends up having to rescue the Ant Hill Mob after they get in trouble trying to rescue ''her''.)

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* DamselInDistress: Both parodied ''and'' played straight with Penelope. (About half Penelope.
* DamselOutOfDistress: In some episodes,
the time, ''she'' ends Ant Hill Mob mess up when trying to rescue Penelope, resulting in ''her'' having to rescue the Ant Hill Mob after they get in trouble trying to rescue ''her''.)''them''.



* HornedHairdo: Sylvester Sneekly

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* HornedHairdo: Sylvester SneeklySneekly.



* JustBetweenYouAndMe: Happens OnceAnEpisode, ''at least''. Sneekly seems ''obsessed'' with this. It's even lampshadred in one:

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* JustBetweenYouAndMe: Happens OnceAnEpisode, OncePerEpisode, ''at least''. Sneekly seems ''obsessed'' with this. It's even lampshadred lampshaded in one:



-->'''Sneeky:''' Well that's too bad, cause I'm gonna tell you anyway.

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-->'''Sneeky:''' Well Well, that's too bad, cause I'm gonna tell you anyway.



* {{MacGyvering}}

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* {{MacGyvering}}MacGyvering



* MasterOfDisguise: Somewhat subverted, The Hooded Claw can quickly change into any costume needed to lure Penelope into another trap or to blend into the suroounding, [[PaperThinDisguise 9/10 of the time he doesn't even bother covering his face or disguising his voice]], nevertheless nobody sees through any of his disguises

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* MasterOfDisguise: Somewhat subverted, The Hooded Claw can quickly change into any costume needed to lure Penelope into another trap or to blend into the suroounding, surounding, [[PaperThinDisguise 9/10 of the time he doesn't even bother covering his face or disguising his voice]], nevertheless nobody sees through any of his disguises



** The closest she really gets to a FanService moment is in "Cross Country Double Cross", when she temporarily removes her boots, revealing her bare feet.

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** The closest she really gets to a FanService {{Fanservice}} moment is in "Cross Country Double Cross", when she temporarily removes her boots, revealing her bare feet.



* NoKillLikeOverkill: The Hooded Claw's traps always consisted of some kind of crazy Rube Goldberg-esque setup that would eventually lead to Penelope's death. More often than not, the Claw would always spend nearly a minute explaining how the trap works, and Penelope often takes advantage of the time it takes for the trap to go into action to save herself.



* TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou: Surprisingly subverted, as despite the pleasure that Sneekly gets from slowly and painfully killing Penelope, when someone else tried to, he was perfectly content to watch and get rid of her.



* TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou: Surprisingly subverted, as despite the pleasure that Sneekly gets from slowly and painfully killing Penelope, when someone else tried to, he was perfectly content to watch and get rid of her.

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* TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou: Surprisingly subverted, as despite the pleasure ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill: The Hooded Claw's traps always consisted of some kind of crazy Rube Goldberg-esque setup that Sneekly gets from slowly would eventually lead to Penelope's death. More often than not, the Claw would always spend nearly a minute explaining how the trap works, and painfully killing Penelope, when someone else tried to, he was perfectly content Penelope often takes advantage of the time it takes for the trap to watch and get rid of her.go into action to save herself.



* VillainousCrossdresser: In "Cross Country Double Cross", the Hooded Claw dresses as an old woman to trick Penelope into giving him a ride on her motor scooter. In "Hair Raising Harness Race" and "Big Top Trap", he impersonates Penelope herself.
28th Jul '16 10:16:08 AM longWriter
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* UnwantedAssistance: Played with. The Ant Hill Mob often were successful in saving Penelope, but frequently got themselves in trouble in the process, requiring their rescued friend to help them out.
6th Jun '16 11:37:24 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* FriendToAllLivingThings: Animals have helped Penelope escape several times, and with little wonder; "Arabian Desert Danger" she seems far more concerned about a camel (whose legs have been bound by Sneeky) than her own life.
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