Western Animation / Dynomutt Dog Wonder
He makes you wonder.
He's fearless, scareless, a little too careless. Dynomutt: He's a go-go dog person!
Dynomutt is a friendly "Robot Dog
", voiced by Frank Welker
, with special robotic superpowers — but his "carelessness" is only slightly better than that of Inspector Gadget
(whom he predated by seven years; six if one counts the 1982 pilot). He and his straight-arrow Super Hero
master, the Blue Falcon (no relation
), fought crime and patrolled the city of Big City in the Falconcar, which usually flew but sometimes hovered closer to the ground.
, the Blue Falcon had a variety of tools in his Utility Belt
. 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 ABC
as part of The Scooby-Doo/Dynomutt Hour
. They were Scooby's teammates in the Laff-A-Lympics
The series provides examples of:
- Affectionate Parody: Of Batman, particularly the Adam West version. Let's just say the show didn't take itself seriously.
- Alternate Company Equivalent: Blue Falcon, for Batman
- Or maybe Adam West's Batman; this is especially significant for Latin American audiences.
- Animated Series
- Annoying Laugh: In-universe, Blue Falcon isn't fond of Dynomutt's chuckle.
- Assurance Backfire:
Dynomutt: Dog Wonder never makes the same mistake twice!
Blue Falcon: I know. You seem to come up with a new one every time!
- Bee Bee Gun: The Queen Hornet has a portable beehive, from which she releases a swarm of live hornets in order to hijack an armored vehicle.
- Blue Is Heroic: For Blue Falcon, obviously.
- The Comically Serious: Blue Falcon, very much.
- Cool Car
- Crossover: Within the original series characters from Scooby-Doo and Mumbly show up within the episodes.
- In a Mythology gag from the Scooby-Doo Animated Series movie Scooby-Doo! Mask of the Blue Falcon, the Scooby Gang is attending a Comic-Con–type convention where a fictional Blue Falcon and Dynomutt are being reintroduced as Darker and Edgier. Shaggy and Scooby aren't pleased about it.
- It was a trend at times for other HB shows to appear as a Show Within a Show only to cross over with them for real. This movie being one of the most widescale uses of such a trope.
- The Ditz: Considering that the show's opening narration describes him as "stronger than a train! (with a so-so brain)," you can work it out.
"Uh, you talkin' about me, Blue Falcon? Gosh!"
- Do-Anything Robot: Dynomutt himself.
- Evil Laugh: Several bad guys.
- Flying Car: The Falconcar is usually this.
- Funny Animal
- Hulk Speak: Evil Caveman Lowbrow speak like this.
- An Ice Suit: Mr. Cool.
- Legion of Doom: Appropriately enough, the Injustice League of America.
- Million-to-One Chance: 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.
- No Celebrities Were Harmed: Julie McWhirter imitated Mae West as Queen Hornet. Also, one of Madame Apeface's victims was named "Sarah Shower Faucet", a play on Farrah Fawcett.
- No Communities Were Harmed: Their city is named, simply, "Big City".
- Paper-Thin Disguise: Used several times by Dynomutt and usually worked.
- Punny Name: The "Queen Hornet"
- Rogues Gallery: It wouldn't be a superhero series without one, really.
- Rube Goldberg Device: The Gimmick uses these in "The Great Brain … Train Robbery".
- Samus Is a Girl: Near the end of "The Awful Ordeal with the Head of Steel", Dynomutt reveals that Ironface is in fact the Serpent Lady. She sought revenge against Blue Falcon and the city officials who sent her to prison.
- Spot the Imposter: Dynomutt has to do this in "Sinister Symphony". He fails spectacularly.
- Straight Man: Blue Falcon to Dynomutt.
- Super Hero
- Telescoping Robot: Dynomutt's most iconic and frequently-seen power is his telescoping limbs.
- Theme Tune Cameo: Not from this series, but from another one Joe Ruby and Ken Spears created for Hanna-Barbera. The theme to Jabberjaw can be heard in the Queen Hornet's nightclub at one point.
- To the Batpole!
"Blue Falcon...(and Dog Wonder) AWAAAAAAAAYY!!!"
- Trust Password: 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."
- Unwanted Assistance: Blue Falcon more often than not has this feeling about Dynomutt...but he never directly says it.
Blue Falcon: He is my friend. They are my enemies. I must remember.
- Wrong Genre Savvy: Scooby-Doo and the gang during their crossovers. They still think they're dealing with men in masks and not with supervillains.
Later parodies of this series provides examples of: