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  • "London Town Treachery" has the Ant Hill Mob searching for Penelope, with Dum-Dum in a hot air balloon and using a pair of binoculars. Being Dum-Dum, however, he find ways to mess it up.
    Clyde: See anything, Dum-Dum?
    Dum-Dum: *trying to look through the case* I can't see a thing, Clyde!
    Clyde: It would help if you took the binoculars outta the case, you dum-dum!
    (Dum-Dum takes the binoculars out... and looks into the case)
    Dum-Dum: The case doesn't work any better! I still can't see a thing!
    Clyde: (Face Palm) Oh, brother...
  • In "The Boardwalk Boobytrap", the Hooded Claw plans to deposit Penelope in a canning factory (along with a lot of fresh fish). Feeling in a good mood, he offers to give her a blindfold.
    Penelope: I'd prefer a clothespin. I can't stand the smell of fish!
    Hooded Claw: I'm not in that good a mood.
    • In the same episode, Penelope figures that since she's still in the phone booth she was caught in (again, It Makes Sense in Context), she can call the Ant Hill Mob for help. When Pockets answers the phone he says, "You don't say!" several times. Then he hangs up and Clyde asks him where Penelope is.
      Pockets: She didn't say.
      • It should be noted that that joke is pretty much as old as the telephone itself. It was most famously used by Spike Jones and His City Slickers' rendition of "Chloe".
    • So the Mob doesn't know where Penelope is. How do they solve this conundrum?
      Clyde: Quick, Zippy! Trace that call!
      Zippy: Right, Clyde!
      (Zippy dives into the telephone and travels along the wire until he reaches Penelope's phone booth and his head pops out of the receiver)
      Zippy: Oh, there ya are, Penelope!
      (He dives back in and travels back along the wire. Cut to an absolutely gobsmacked Hooded Claw)
      Hooded Claw: ...I see it, but I don't believe it.
    • The Ant Hill Mob and Chuggaboom try to rescue Penelope by balancing on a stack of barrels, but they're too short to reach. Clyde, however, makes the mistake of revealing this to Dum-Dum:
      Clyde: We're one barrel short!
      Dum-Dum: One barrel, comin' up! *jumps out of Chuggaboom*
      (Dum-Dum pulls the bottom barrel out of the stack, causing the Anthill Mob and Chuggaboom to fall.)
  • After Penelope steals his hot-air balloon in "Wild West Peril", the Hooded Claw shouts, "Help! Police!" then realises what he's saying and looks horrified.
  • At one point in "Cross Country Double Cross", Penelope is driving on a jalopy, heading for an unveilling ceremony for a statue, with the Hooded Claw waiting atop a cliff, intending to drop a rock on Penelope. But at the same time, the Bully Brothers are following Penelope and get an idea to cut her off the road. They pass her and block the road... JUST as the Hooded Claw pushes the rock off and flattens them, and Penelope going over the rock and the flattened Bully Brothers. Smash Cut over to the Hooded Claw making a telephone call to the Evil Henchmen Employment Agency to complain about the Bully Brothers's incompetence.
  • The Hooded Claw's tantrum at the end of "The Treacherous Movie Lot Plot" among seeing he forgot to put film in his movie camera and missed the opportunity to get great footage of Penelope being saved from his traps. He collapses on the ground, kicking his feet and banging his fists and sobbing "Blast! Blast!"
  • In "Arabian Desert Danger" Dum-Dum lights a match... while the Ant Hill Mob are trapped in an oil tanker. Clyde is quick to order him to put it out but too late, the whole thing blows up. A singed Dum-Dum blows the match out after the fact, with a look that says "Oh that was stupid even for me". Meanwhile Clyde wordlessly looks at the camera and drums his fingers with a look that says "You know I can't even pretend this surprises me at this point."