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Although she often escaped the Hooded Claw's traps on her own, Penelope had friends in the Ant Hill Mob, a group of seven little men whose car, Chugaboom, may have been a prototype for WesternAnimation/SpeedBuggy. The InteractiveNarrator was also on her side, providing advice and encouragement. Frequently, after the Mob rescued Penelope, ''she'' had to rescue ''them'' from an unintended consequence of their heroics.

The show's voice talent comprised Creator/JanetWaldo as Penelope, Creator/PaulLynde (uncredited) as the Hooded Claw, Creator/GaryOwens as the {{Narrator}}, Creator/DonMessick as Dum-Dum, Snoozy, Pockets, and Zippy, Creator/PaulWinchell as Clyde and Softy, and Creator/MelBlanc as Yak Yak, Chugaboom, and the Bully Brothers.

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Although she often escaped the Hooded Claw's traps on her own, Penelope had friends in the Ant Hill Mob, a group of seven little men whose car, Chugaboom, Chugga-Boom, may have been a prototype for WesternAnimation/SpeedBuggy. The InteractiveNarrator was also on her side, providing advice and encouragement. Frequently, after the Mob rescued Penelope, ''she'' had to rescue ''them'' from an unintended consequence of their heroics.

The show's voice talent comprised Creator/JanetWaldo as Penelope, Penelope; Creator/PaulLynde (uncredited) as the Hooded Claw, Claw; Creator/GaryOwens as the {{Narrator}}, {{Narrator}}; Creator/DonMessick as Dum-Dum, Snoozy, Pockets, and Zippy, Zippy; Creator/PaulWinchell as Clyde and Softy, and Creator/MelBlanc as Yak Yak, Chugaboom, Chugga-Boom, and the Bully Brothers.



* AdaptationalHeroism: The Ant Hill Mob in stark contrast to their Wacky Races counterparts are clearly on the side of good being Penelope's benefactors; no longer prone to shooting and deceiving those they see as opposition which made them more in-line with AmbiguouslyEvil.
* AdventurerOutfit: Penelope's racer outfit is redesigned to resemble an airman variation of it. Appropriate for the setting of the series.

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* AdaptationalHeroism: The Ant Hill Mob Mob, in stark contrast to their Wacky Races counterparts ''Wacky Races'' counterparts, are clearly on the side of good good, being Penelope's benefactors; they are no longer prone to shooting and deceiving those they see as opposition opposition, which made them more in-line in line with AmbiguouslyEvil.
* AdventurerOutfit: Penelope's racer outfit is redesigned to resemble an airman aviator's variation of it. Appropriate for the setting of the series.



** It was actually lampshaded back in the first episode of ''WesternAnimation/WackyRaces'', "See-Saw to Arkansas", where the mob dressed up as the seven dwarves to give people false directions. Penelope was the first one they misdirected.
--->'''Clyde:''' If she follows my directions, she'll end up in the middle of the [=LaBrea=] Tarpits!

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** It was actually lampshaded back in the first episode of ''WesternAnimation/WackyRaces'', "See-Saw to Arkansas", where the mob dressed up as the seven dwarves dwarfs to give people false directions. Penelope was the first one they misdirected.
--->'''Clyde:''' If she follows my directions, she'll end up in the middle of the [=LaBrea=] Tarpits!La Brea Tar Pits!


* AddedAlliterativeAppeal: The title of the series is an alliteration.



* AlliterativeName: Penelope Pitstop and Sylvester Sneekly are both characters whose names are alliterations.

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* AlliterativeName: Multiple characters:
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Penelope Pitstop and Pitstop
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Sylvester Sneekly are both characters whose names are alliterations.Sneekly
* AlliterativeTitle: The title of the series, ''The '''Pe'''rils of '''Pe'''nelope '''P'''itstop''.

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* {{Corpsing}}: It's been said that the show's other voice artists would burst out laughing at Paul Lynde's hammy delivery and Hooded Claw laugh.


* NeverSayDie: Averted in the Mexican dub.


* AdaptationalHeroism: The Ant Hill Mob in stark contrast to their Wacky Races counterparts are clearly on the side of good being Penelope's benefactors; no longer prone to shooting and deceiving Rose they see as opposition which made them more in-line with AmbiguouslyEvil.

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* AdaptationalHeroism: The Ant Hill Mob in stark contrast to their Wacky Races counterparts are clearly on the side of good being Penelope's benefactors; no longer prone to shooting and deceiving Rose those they see as opposition which made them more in-line with AmbiguouslyEvil.


* HeelFaceTurn: The Bully Brothers in the series finale, "London Town Treachery". The Claw intends to fire them after the Ant Hill Mob -- turned into miniature Mr. Hydes from a spiked tea -- put Penelope in a peril, leaving the Brothers with no alternative but to try to rescue Penelope.

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* HeelFaceTurn: The Bully Brothers in the series finale, "London Town Treachery". The Claw intends to fire them after the Ant Hill Mob -- turned into miniature Mr. Hydes from a spiked tea -- put Penelope in a peril, leaving the Brothers with no alternative but to try to rescue Penelope. This turns into a subversion in that they only did it so they could keep their jobs of putting Penelope in perils themselves.

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* AdaptationalHeroism: The Ant Hill Mob in stark contrast to their Wacky Races counterparts are clearly on the side of good being Penelope's benefactors; no longer prone to shooting and deceiving Rose they see as opposition which made them more in-line with AmbiguouslyEvil.

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* InstantCostumeChange: The Hooded Claw often does this when he's going in or out of disguise. In later episodes, he typically does so by going into a [[EverythingsBetterWithSpinning tornado-like spin for a few seconds]].


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* StockFootage: Typical of Hanna-Barbera during this era, quite a bit of animation gets reused, such as certain shots of characters speaking (including a couple shots of the Hooded Claw laughing), and the various walk and run cycles (including Penelope Pitstop's distinctive leg-kicking run.)


* SkintoneSclerae: Unlike the Penelope of ''Wacky Races'', it's averted here. She is given whites in her eyes, and the DVD package interior art appears to have given her blue irises.

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* SkintoneSclerae: Unlike the Penelope of ''Wacky Races'', it's averted here. She is given whites in her eyes, and the DVD package interior art appears to have given her blue irises. In ''WesternAnimation/WackyRaces2017'', she officially has InnocentBlueEyes.


* JekyllAndHyde: In "London Town Treachery", The Hooded Claw rented a house from Jekyll and Hyde as part of a plan to capture Penelope, inviting her and the Ant Hill Mob for tea while disguised as the Earl of Krumpet. After realizing there was no tea there, he improvised with some random ingredients. He planned to have the Bully Brothers capture Penelope while he distracted the Ant Hill Mob with the tea. However, the tea turned them into seven "Mr. Hydes" and they captured Penelope. To get their SentientVehicle Chugaboom to cooperate, they gave it some of the "tea" and it also became a "Mr. Hyde".

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* JekyllAndHyde: In "London Town Treachery", The Hooded Claw rented a house from Jekyll and Hyde as part of a plan to capture Penelope, inviting her and the Ant Hill Mob for tea while disguised as the Earl of Krumpet. After realizing there was no tea there, he improvised with some random ingredients. He planned to have the Bully Brothers capture Penelope while he distracted the Ant Hill Mob with the tea. However, the tea turned them into seven "Mr. Hydes" and they captured Penelope. To get their SentientVehicle Chugaboom to cooperate, they gave it him some of the "tea" and it he also became a "Mr. Hyde".


* JekyllAndHyde: In "London Town Treachery", The Hooded Claw rented a house from Jekyll and Hyde as part of a plan to capture Penelope. After realizing there was no tea there, he improvised with some random ingredients. He planned to have the Bully Brothers capture Penelope while he distracted the Ant Hill Mob with the tea. However, the tea turned them into seven "Mr. Hydes" and they captured Penelope. To get their SentientVehicle Chugaboom to cooperate, they gave it some of the "tea" and it also became a "Mr. Hyde".

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* JekyllAndHyde: In "London Town Treachery", The Hooded Claw rented a house from Jekyll and Hyde as part of a plan to capture Penelope.Penelope, inviting her and the Ant Hill Mob for tea while disguised as the Earl of Krumpet. After realizing there was no tea there, he improvised with some random ingredients. He planned to have the Bully Brothers capture Penelope while he distracted the Ant Hill Mob with the tea. However, the tea turned them into seven "Mr. Hydes" and they captured Penelope. To get their SentientVehicle Chugaboom to cooperate, they gave it some of the "tea" and it also became a "Mr. Hyde".


* JekyllAndHyde: The Hooded Claw once rented a house from Jekyll and Hyde as part of a plan to capture Penelope. After realizing there was no tea there, he improvised with some random ingredients. He planned to have the Bully Brothers capture Penelope while he distracted the Ant Hill Mob with the tea. However, the tea turned them into seven "Mr. Hydes" and they captured Penelope. To get their SentientVehicle to cooperate, they gave it some of the "tea" and it also became a "Mr. Hyde".

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* JekyllAndHyde: In "London Town Treachery", The Hooded Claw once rented a house from Jekyll and Hyde as part of a plan to capture Penelope. After realizing there was no tea there, he improvised with some random ingredients. He planned to have the Bully Brothers capture Penelope while he distracted the Ant Hill Mob with the tea. However, the tea turned them into seven "Mr. Hydes" and they captured Penelope. To get their SentientVehicle Chugaboom to cooperate, they gave it some of the "tea" and it also became a "Mr. Hyde".


* TheDividual: The Bully Brothers are completely indistinguishable. Even if [[NoNameGiven they were named]], it wouldn't matter since they both act and dress ''exactly'' the same. Heck, they even speak in unison all the time, which could make one wonder why the show even bothered with two of them.

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* TheDividual: The Bully Brothers are completely indistinguishable. Even if [[NoNameGiven they were named]], it wouldn't matter since they both act and dress ''exactly'' the same. Heck, they even speak in unison all the majority of the time, which could make one wonder why the show even bothered with two of them.



* MasterOfDisguise: Somewhat subverted. The Hooded Claw can quickly change into any costume needed to lure Penelope into another trap or to blend into the surroundings, and [[PaperThinDisguise nine-tenths of the time he doesn't even bother covering his face or disguising his voice]], yet nobody sees through any of his disguises.

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* MasterOfDisguise: Somewhat subverted. The Hooded Claw can quickly change into any costume needed to lure Penelope into another trap or to blend into the surroundings, and [[PaperThinDisguise nine-tenths of the time he doesn't even bother covering his face or disguising his voice]], yet nobody sees through any of his disguises. His disguises in "Big Top Trap" are more convincing, however.



* MirrorRoutine: "Big Top Trap" had the Hooded Claw at one point disguise himself as Clyde. He attempts to avoid being spotted by pretending to be Clyde's reflection in a mirror and copying his movements.



* NoNameGiven: The Bully Brothers.

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* NoNameGiven: The Bully Brothers.Brothers are never given individual names.



* PaperThinDisguise: The Hooded Claw did this a ''lot'', and sometimes would wear his purple ribbon mask with them, too.

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* PaperThinDisguise: The Hooded Claw did this used obvious disguises a ''lot'', and sometimes would wear his purple ribbon mask with them, too.


* TheDividual: The Bully Brothers are completely indistinguishable. Even if [[NoNameGiven they were named]], it wouldn't matter since they both act and dress ''exactly'' the same.

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* TheDividual: The Bully Brothers are completely indistinguishable. Even if [[NoNameGiven they were named]], it wouldn't matter since they both act and dress ''exactly'' the same. Heck, they even speak in unison all the time, which could make one wonder why the show even bothered with two of them.


The show's voice talent comprised Creator/JanetWaldo as Penelope, Creator/PaulLynde (uncredited) as the Hooded Claw, Creator/GaryOwens as the {{Narrator}}, Creator/DonMessick, Creator/PaulWinchell and Creator/MelBlanc.

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The show's voice talent comprised Creator/JanetWaldo as Penelope, Creator/PaulLynde (uncredited) as the Hooded Claw, Creator/GaryOwens as the {{Narrator}}, Creator/DonMessick, Creator/DonMessick as Dum-Dum, Snoozy, Pockets, and Zippy, Creator/PaulWinchell as Clyde and Creator/MelBlanc.Softy, and Creator/MelBlanc as Yak Yak, Chugaboom, and the Bully Brothers.



%%* ConveyorBeltODoom

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%%* ConveyorBeltODoom* ConveyorBeltODoom: Penelope would sometimes be on a conveyor belt leading her to her doom. One instance had the Hooded Claw try to make fortune cookies out of her in "Bad Fortune in a Chinese Fortune Cookie".



* TheHyena: Yak-Yak of the Ant Hill Mob constantly laughs.

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* TheHyena: Yak-Yak of the Ant Hill Mob constantly laughs.laughs, even while pointing out when he, the other members of the Ant Hill Mob, and Penelope Pitstop are in danger.


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* {{Leitmotif}}: Penelope Pitstop, the Ant Hill Mob, and the Hooded Claw all have their own theme music.


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* SpellMyNameWithAThe: Chugaboom is occasionally referred to as "the Chugaboom".

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