History WesternAnimation / WackyRaces

9th Apr '18 10:12:05 PM thirdscenario
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* InjunCountry: The setting for the episode "Why Oh Why Wyoming", where the racers encounter [[TheSavageIndian Chief Crazy Buffalo]].
7th Apr '18 5:16:27 PM rfseyhyhjurgjh
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7th Apr '18 3:19:59 PM Morgenthaler
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* DeliberatelyJumpingTheGun: There is often a racer, usually Dick Dastardly (of course) either starting the race before the opening shot or trying to do so.
29th Mar '18 11:32:09 PM CaptainTedium
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* ScaryTeeth: Dick Dastardly and Viceroy are depicted with nasty-looking teeth in the ''Wacky Races Forever'' pilot.
29th Mar '18 12:03:11 AM CaptainTedium
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** Big Gruesome talks like Creator/BorisKarloff, while Little Gruesome's voice is an imitation of Creator/PeterLorre.
28th Mar '18 2:36:30 AM CaptainTedium
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* SpinOffspring: The ''Wacky Races Forever'' pilot featured two new racers known as Parker and Piper Perfect, who were established as being the children of Peter Perfect and Penelope Pitstop.
20th Mar '18 2:52:25 AM CaptainTedium
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** Rufus Ruffcut's Buzzwagon is completely made of wood with saw blades for wheels.

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** Rufus Ruffcut's Buzzwagon is completely made of wood with saw blades buzzsaws for wheels.



* VehicularSabotage: This is a standard Dick Dastardly tactic in the ''Wacky Races'', to try to get a leg up on the competition.
* WackyRacing: This show is the TropeNamer.

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* VehicularSabotage: This Messing up the other racers' vehicles is a standard Dick Dastardly tactic in the ''Wacky Races'', to try to get a leg up on the competition.
* WackyRacing: This show is the TropeNamer. The premise of the series is that it's a racing event where everyone's cars have gadgets and gimmicks they use to try and win the race.
20th Mar '18 2:50:14 AM CaptainTedium
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* IdiotBall -- [[RuleOfFunny Everyone would make an uncharacteristically stupid decision every now and then, especially if it would get a laugh.]]

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* IdiotBall -- IdiotBall: [[RuleOfFunny Everyone would make an uncharacteristically stupid decision every now and then, especially if it would get a laugh.]]



* InteractiveNarrator: Quite so, one of the {{Ur Example}}s in WesternAnimation.

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* InteractiveNarrator: Quite so, one of the {{Ur Example}}s in WesternAnimation. The characters often respond to the narrator's statements.



* LanternJawOfJustice: Peter Perfect.

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* LanternJawOfJustice: Peter Perfect.Perfect is a good guy with a large chin.



* LimitedWardrobe

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* LimitedWardrobeLimitedWardrobe: Everyone wears the same clothes all the time.



* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters

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* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharactersLoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters: The series has a total of 23 characters.



* MadScientist: Professor Pat Pending is a relatively mild version of this. From what little we see of him, his {{Expy}} (son?) in the remake seems to be a more classic example.
* MascotVillain: Dick Dastardly and Muttley, eventually getting a spinoff in the form of ''WesternAnimation/DastardlyAndMuttleyInTheirFlyingMachines''.
* TheMafia: The Ant Hill Mob.

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* MadScientist: Professor Pat Pending is a relatively mild version of this. From what He isn't exactly insane, but his inventions and the transformations done by his Convert-A-Car leave little we see of him, his {{Expy}} (son?) in the remake seems to be doubt that he's a more classic example.
little odd.
* MascotVillain: Dick Dastardly and Muttley, Muttley are the bad guys and easily the most iconic characters of the show, eventually getting a spinoff in the form of ''WesternAnimation/DastardlyAndMuttleyInTheirFlyingMachines''.
* TheMafia: The Ant Hill Mob.Mob are a group of mobsters.



* MotionlessChin
* NervousWreck: Blubber Bear.

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* MotionlessChin
MotionlessChin: Like many Hanna-Barbera cartoons, the characters' mouths move independently of their chins when they talk.
* NervousWreck: Blubber Bear.Bear is endlessly worried about things going bad for him and Luke.



* NonFatalExplosions

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* NonFatalExplosionsNonFatalExplosions: Occasionally, cars will blow up without causing any harm to the driver, the other racers, or anyone else who happened to be nearby.



* OffscreenCrash
* OilSlick



* RoadRunnerVsCoyote
* RoadSignReversal
* SergeantRock: Sergeant ''Blast''.

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* RoadRunnerVsCoyote
* RoadSignReversal
RoadRunnerVsCoyote: Follows the standard plot of the antagonist's efforts to defeat the hero(es) always being doomed to failure. Dick Dastardly never wins any of the races no matter what he does to put the other racers out of action.
* SergeantRock: Sergeant ''Blast''.''Blast'' calls the shots in the Army Surplus Special and is never soft on Private Meekley.



* SillySpook: "Creepy Trip to Lemon Twist" has two of them in the abandoned saloon.

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* SillySpook: "Creepy Trip to Lemon Twist" has two a pair of them goofy ghosts in the abandoned saloon.



* SpeechImpairedAnimal: Muttley and Blubber Bear

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* SpeechImpairedAnimal: Muttley and Blubber BearBear don't talk much.



* StockFootage: Some drivers' dashboards.

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* StockFootage: Some drivers' dashboards.dashboards are recycled to cut animation costs.



* TransformingMecha: the Convert-a-Car.

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* TransformingMecha: the Convert-a-Car.Professor Pat Pending's Convert-a-Car can turn into anything.
20th Mar '18 2:37:00 AM CaptainTedium
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* AbandonedMine: The Arkansas Chugabug's driver entered a subway and mistook the tunnel for an abandoned mine.

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* AbandonedMine: The Arkansas Chugabug's driver Luke once entered a subway and mistook the tunnel for an abandoned mine.



* TheAce: Peter Perfect. Well, he tries to be, anyway. Considering how often the Turbo Terrific gets wrecked, he could qualify as a [[ParodySue Parody Stu]].
* AcePilot: The Red Max.

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* TheAce: Peter Perfect. Well, he tries to be, be the best at everything, anyway. Considering how often the Turbo Terrific gets wrecked, he could qualify as a [[ParodySue Parody Stu]].
* AcePilot: The Red Max.Max is a skilled pilot who rids a plane in the Wacky Races.



* AlliterativeName: Almost everyone and everything either alliterates or rhymes. Penelope Pitstop, Peter Perfect, Dick Dastardly, the Creepy Coupe...

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* AlliterativeName: Almost everyone and everything either alliterates or rhymes. has a name that's an alliteration. Examples include Penelope Pitstop, Peter Perfect, Dick Dastardly, the Creepy Coupe...



* {{Angrish}}: Muttley after being at the receiving end of a Dastardly DopeSlap.
* BadassMustache: Dick Dastardly.

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* {{Angrish}}: Muttley tends to grumble incoherently after being at the receiving end of a Dastardly DopeSlap.
* BadassMustache: Dick Dastardly.Dastardly has a nice mustache.



* BambooTechnology: Bouldermobile, Arkansas Chugabug, and Buzzwagon.

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* BambooTechnology: Bouldermobile, BambooTechnology:
** The Slag Brothers' Bouldermobile is basically a rock on wheels that manages to function the same way as an ordinary car.
** Luke drives in the
Arkansas Chugabug, and Buzzwagon.Chug-A-Bug, which uses a stove as its power source.
** Rufus Ruffcut's Buzzwagon is completely made of wood with saw blades for wheels.



* TheBigRace
* BerserkerTears: Dick Dastardly at the end of "Race Rally to Raleigh":

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* TheBigRace
TheBigRace: True to the show's title, the series is always about the characters competing in races.
* BerserkerTears: Dick Dastardly sobs like a madman at the end of "Race Rally to Raleigh":



* CheatersNeverProsper: Partly subverted. Almost ''everyone'' on the show cheats to some extent. However, Dastardly, who is outright malicious about it and deliberately tries to sabotage the other racers, does ''not'' prosper.

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* CheatersNeverProsper: Partly subverted.Played with. Almost ''everyone'' on the show cheats to some extent. However, Dastardly, who is outright malicious about it and deliberately tries to sabotage the other racers, does ''not'' prosper.



* ContemporaryCaveman: The Slag Brothers. Their design was recycled for {{WesternAnimation/Captain Caveman|AndTheTeenAngels}} (except there was only one of him).
* CoolCar: Eleven of them, in fact.
* DamselInDistress: Penelope Pitstop, quite often - a woman whose {{catchphrase}} is "[[UsefulNotes/AmericanAccents Hay-elp! ''HAY-elp!'']]"

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* ContemporaryCaveman: The Slag Brothers.Brothers are a pair of hairy cavemen who have somehow made it to modern times. Their design was recycled for {{WesternAnimation/Captain Caveman|AndTheTeenAngels}} (except there was only one of him).
* CoolCar: Eleven All eleven of them, in fact.
the racers have impressive cars.
* DamselInDistress: Penelope Pitstop, Pitstop finds herself in trouble quite often - a woman whose {{catchphrase}} is "[[UsefulNotes/AmericanAccents Hay-elp! ''HAY-elp!'']]"



* DudleyDoRightStopsToHelp: Peter Perfect in almost every episode. This cost him the race at least once as he screeched to a halt just before the finish line to avoid running over a cat that had wandered onto the track. Did earn him a new cat, though. Also, Professor Pat Pending frequently stops and uses his car's inventions to help others.
* DopeSlap: Dick to Muttley.

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* DudleyDoRightStopsToHelp: Peter Perfect often stops to do a good deed or help someone in need in almost every episode. This cost him the race at least once as he screeched to a halt just before the finish line to avoid running over a cat that had wandered onto the track. Did earn him a new cat, though. Also, Professor Pat Pending frequently stops and uses his car's inventions to help others.
* DopeSlap: Dick to Muttley.often slaps Muttley whenever he does something dumb.



* GadgeteerGenius: Pat Pending.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Take a good, ''hard'' look at the shape of Peter Perfect's car and then try to say that it wasn't intentional on the part of the designers. (Though it may simply be a mashup of a vintage F1 and an old school dragster.)

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* GadgeteerGenius: Pat Pending.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Take
Pending is a good, ''hard'' look at genius inventor who drives the shape of Peter Perfect's car and then try to say Convert-A-Car, a vehicle that it wasn't intentional on can turn into anything that can give him an advantage in the part of the designers. (Though it may simply be a mashup of a vintage F1 and an old school dragster.)race.



* HammeredIntoTheGround: In "Real Gone Ape", the circus ape does this to Peter Perfect.

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* HammeredIntoTheGround: In "Real Gone Ape", the circus ape does this to beats Peter Perfect.Perfect into the ground.



* HisOwnWorstEnemy: Dick Dastardly would easily win all the races if he just stopped cheating. While his cheats always backfire of he actually stopped cheating the episode would end in one minute at most.

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* HisOwnWorstEnemy: Dick Dastardly would easily win all the races if he just stopped cheating. While his cheats always backfire of backfire, if he actually stopped cheating the episode would end in one minute at most.



* IdiotBall -- [[RuleOfFunny Everyone, whenever it would get a laugh.]]
* IneffectualSympatheticVillain: Dick Dastardly.

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* IdiotBall -- [[RuleOfFunny Everyone, whenever Everyone would make an uncharacteristically stupid decision every now and then, especially if it would get a laugh.]]
* IneffectualSympatheticVillain: Dick Dastardly.Dastardly is technically the bad guy of the cartoon, but all he does is unsuccessfully try to win the race by cheating, and quite a few of his failures are hard not to pity.
19th Mar '18 10:36:07 AM CaptainTedium
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* AbhorrentAdmirer: The episode "The Super Silly Swamp Sprint" had Dick Dastardly's alligator disguise backfire when he got the attention of a smitten female alligator.



* BehindAStick: In "Beat the Clock to Yellow Rock", there is a scene where Dastardly and Muttley hide behind a cactus that is much thinner than both of them.



* GoneSwimmingClothesStolen: In "Beat the Clock to Yellow Rock", a group of bear cubs do this to the Ant Hill Mob.

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* GoneSwimmingClothesStolen: In "Beat the Clock to Yellow Rock", a group of bear cubs do this steal the clothes of to the Ant Hill Mob.Mob while they're swimming in their underwear.
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