Trivia / Wacky Races

  • Cowboy BeBop at His Computer: Several reference books have a character in the show called The General, as voiced by John Stephenson. There was a one-shot general in the episode "The Speedy Arkansas Traveler", but the only military personnel in the regular cast were Sgt. Blast and Private Meekly.
  • Defictionalization: The Goodwood Festival of Speed has built working replicas of all of the vehicles (minus the extraneous gadgets and hijinks, of course).
  • Fountain of Expies: You'd be surprised how many Muttley clones there are. If not clones, there are those who mimic his signature laugh.
    • Three years before Muttley, there was Precious Pupp who used a wheezing snicker as a Signature Laugh.
      • A year before that, there was Mugger from Hey There, it's Yogi Bearnote .
    • Thanks to the legal issues regarding Heatter-Quigley, some of H-B's Mega Crossover series like Laff-A-Lympics couldn't use Dick Dastardly, forcing H-B to create various expies.
  • Market-Based Title: In Latin America (and Spain), the show is known as "Los Autos Locos" (lit.: The Crazy Cars); in Japan it's called "Chiki Chiki Mou Race"; in France, the show's name is "Les Fous du Volant" ("The Crazy Drivers").
  • The Other Darrin: Dick Dastardly is voiced by Jim Cummings in the Sega Dreamcast video game and the Wacky Races Forever pilot, due to the original actor's death. Rob Paulsen has also apparently been in the role a few times.
  • Role Reprisal: While most of the voices in the Dreamcast game are soundalikes, Janet Waldo and John Stephenson reprised their resepctive roles as Penelope Pitstop, and as Luke and Blubber Bear.
  • What Could Have Been: There was an apparent revival of the series in 2005, but it quickly went under. The pilot's on YouTube, though.
    • Peter Perfect's car was called the Varoom Roadster in development, and the Ant Hill Mob's car was the Roaring Plenty. They were changed, obviously, to the Turbo Terrific and the Bulletproof Bomb but their developmental names were retained for the Gold Key Comics run.

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