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[[caption-width-right:250:He makes you wonder.]]
''He's fearless, scareless, a little too careless. Dynomutt: He's a go-go dog person!''

Dynomutt is a friendly "RobotDog", voiced by Creator/FrankWelker, with special robotic superpowers — but his "carelessness" is only slightly better than that of WesternAnimation/InspectorGadget (whom he predated by seven years; six if one counts the 1982 pilot). He and his straight-arrow SuperHero master, the Blue Falcon ([[VideoGame/{{F-Zero}} no relation]]), fought crime and patrolled the city of Big City in the Falconcar, which usually flew but sometimes hovered closer to the ground.

Like Franchise/{{Batman}}, the Blue Falcon had a variety of tools in his UtilityBelt. He addressed Dynomutt as "Dog Wonder" or "Dog Blunder" as circumstances warranted. Circumstances could warrant either, frequently. Dynomutt was usually the one to fix the messes and catch the villains, but he always managed to make things worse first.

This dynamic duo debuted in 1976 on Creator/{{ABC}} as part of ''The WesternAnimation/ScoobyDoo[=/=]Dynomutt Hour''. They were Scooby's teammates in the ''WesternAnimation/LaffALympics''.
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!!The series provides examples of:

* AffectionateParody: Let's just say the show didn't take itself seriously.
* AllCrimesAreEqual: In the crossover "Dyno-Might", Dexter becomes convinced that Dynomutt is too much of a goofy idiot sidekick to be any help to Blue Falcon, so he decides to design a new "Dynomutt X-90" to replace him. While Dynomutt X-90 initially starts out arresting armed muggers, he soon spirals off into this. Parking violation? The car gets [[ExtremeOmnivore eaten]]. Jaywalking? [[MoreDakka Machine guns]]. Littering? [[BreathWeapon Fire breathing on the litterer.]] Finally, he's about to zap a little girl with [[EyeBeams laser eyes]] for violating a "Keep Off the Grass" sign when Blue Falcon and Dexter step in; he promptly declares them "guilty of obstruction of justice," {{No Sell}}s their attempts to restrain him, and starts crushing them both with CombatTentacles.
* AlternateCompanyEquivalent: Blue Falcon, for Franchise/{{Batman}}
** Or maybe Adam West's Series/{{Batman}}; this is especially significant for Latin American audiences (see HeyItsThatVoice).
** In their ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooMysteryIncorporated'' guest appearance, a "DarkerAndEdgier" Blue Falcon is a ShoutOut to Creator/FrankMiller's Batman.
* AnimatedSeries
* AssuranceBackfire:
-->'''Dynomutt:''' Dog Wonder never makes the same mistake twice!
-->'''Blue Falcon:''' I know. You seem to come up with a new one every time!
* BeeBeeGun: The Queen Hornet has a portable beehive, from which she releases a swarm of live hornets in order to hijack an armored vehicle.
* TheComicallySerious: Blue Falcon, very much.
* CoolCar
* {{Crossover}}: With ''Franchise/ScoobyDoo'' and ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory'', and Dynomutt and Blue Falcon appear in ''WesternAnimation/HarveyBirdmanAttorneyAtLaw'' and ''WesternAnimation/JohnnyBravo''.
* DarkerAndEdgier: Well, sort of. Years ago, the Creator/CartoonNetwork Web site briefly had a serial animated webcomic starring Dynomutt and Blue Falcon, featuring a much darker plot than those seen on the TV show: Dynomutt being destroyed then rebuilt as an evil, vicious brute by the villain Hijinx. Though, as Hijinx himself ruefully admitted, Dynomutt's tendency to malfunction in a spectacularly zany manner was still omnipresent.
** In the Franchise/ScoobyDoo Animated Series movie ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooMaskOfTheBlueFalcon'', the Scooby Gang is attending a Comic-Con–type convention where a fictional Blue Falcon and Dynomutt are being reintroduced as DarkerAndEdgier. Shaggy and Scooby aren't pleased about it.
* TheDitz: Considering that the show's opening narration describes him as "stronger than a train! (with a so-so brain)," you can work it out.
* DoAnythingRobot: Dynomutt himself.
* FlyingCar: The Falconcar is usually this.
* FunnyAnimal
* GoneHorriblyRight: In the crossover "Dyno-Might", Dexter becomes convinced that Dynomutt is too much of a [[IdiotHero goofy idiot sidekick]] to be any help to Blue Falcon, so he decides to design a new "Dynomutt X-90" to replace him. Unfortunately, Dynomutt X-90 believes that AllCrimesAreEqual and [[KnightTemplar uses lethal force]] to deal with even minor crimes such as littering and jaywalking, forcing Dexter to team up with Blue Falcon and the real Dynomutt to take him down.
* AnIceSuit: Mr. Cool.
* IKnowYoureInThereSomewhereFight: Parodied in a ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory'' crossover. Dexter tries to fix a damaged Dynomutt (a dog robot with boatloads of hyperactivity). He comes up with a [[DarkerAndEdgier supercool and super-dangerous version that is ten times more badass]] than the leading brand. When it goes rogue, Blue Falcon tries to use his friendship with Dynomutt to draw out his old personality. Dexter eventually reveals that Dynomutt was such an annoying buffoon that he decided to just start over with a new version. Blue Falcon is appalled, shocked, and stunned! But then he realises that he can now simply kill the evil robot with a clear conscience -- after all, WhatMeasureIsANonHuman
* LawfulStupid: There was a crossover with ''Dexter's Laboratory'' in which Blue Falcon brought in Dynomutt for repairs. Dexter instead builds a competent crime-fighting robot instead of a comic relief sidekick, that's willing to open fire on innocent people jaywalking or littering.
* MillionToOneChance: Inverted in "Factory Recall." When Dynomutt, reprogrammed by Mr. Cool, was told to kill his partner, Blue Falcon dryly commented, "I calculate the odds at a million to one...in my favor." He was right.
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Creator/JulieMcWhirter imitated Creator/MaeWest as Queen Hornet. Also, one of Madame Apeface's victims was named "Sarah Shower Faucet", a play on [[Series/CharliesAngels Farrah Fawcett]].
* NoCommunitiesWereHarmed: Their city is named, simply, "Big City".
* PunnyName: The "Queen Hornet"
* RubeGoldbergDevice: The Gimmick uses these in "The Great Brain … Train Robbery".
* SamusIsAGirl: Near the end of "The Awful Ordeal with the Head of Steel", Dynomutt reveals that Ironface is in fact the Serpent Lady. [[RageAgainstTheLegalSystem She sought revenge against Blue Falcon and the city officials who sent her to prison]].
* SpotTheImposter: Dynomutt has to do this in "Sinister Symphony". He fails spectacularly.
* StraightMan: Blue Falcon to Dynomutt.
* SuperHero
* ToTheBatpole
-->"Blue Falcon...(and Dog Wonder) AWAAAAAAAAYY!!!"
* TrustPassword: When Manyfaces has tricked Dynomutt into believing that Blue Falcon is an impostor, the hero proves himself by showing his friend that he knows Dynomutt's "one ticklish spot."
* UpgradeVsPrototypeFight: In the ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory'' crossover "Dyno-Might," the original Dynomutt confronts the [[GoneHorriblyRight out-of-control]] Dynomutt X-90 Dexter created to replace him, but X-90 dismisses him, declaring that the "Dynomutt prototype" is no threat. Dynomutt quickly proves him wrong.
* WrongGenreSavvy: Scooby-Doo and the gang during their crossovers. They still think they're dealing with men in masks and not with supervillains.
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