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: Let's just say the show didn't take itself seriously.
- Alternate Company Equivalent (Blue Falcon, for Batman)
- Animated Series
- 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!
- The Comically Serious (Blue Falcon, very much)
- Cool Car
- Crossover: With Scooby-Doo and Dexter's Laboratory, and Dynomutt and Blue Falcon appear in Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law and Johnny Bravo.
- Darker and Edgier: Well, sort of. Years ago, the Cartoon Network 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.
- The Ditz
- Do-Anything Robot: Dynomutt himself.
- Flying Car (the Falconcar)
- Funny Animal
- Hey, It's That Voice!: But for Latin American audiences. The voice actor doing the Spanish voice for Dynomutt was the same who dubbed Dick Grayson/Robin in the 1960s Batman series starring Adam West, but with a somewhat goofier attitude.
- An Ice Suit: Mr. Cool.
- 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".
- Punny Name: The "Queen Hornet"
- Rube Goldberg Device: The Gimmick uses these in "The Great Brain … Train Robbery".
- Spot the Imposter: Dynomutt has to do this in "Sinister Symphony". He fails spectacularly.
- Straight Man: Blue Falcon to Dynomutt.
- Super Hero
- 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."
- 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.