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Trivia / The Perils of Penelope Pitstop

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  • Cowboy BeBop at His Computer: Animation historian Jerry Beck claimed in his book The Hanna-Barbera Treasury that this series "featured the Ant Hill Mob as [Penelope's] chief rival". Probably never seen an episode before in his life (or watched Wacky Races instead).
    • Jeff Lenburg's "Encyclopedia of Animated Cartoons" is just as guilty. The 1991 edition says that the show had Penelope competing in "international competition" with the Hooded Claw trying to stop her.
  • Referenced by...: "The Power of Love by Frankie Goes to Hollywood opens with the lines "I will protect you from The Hooded Claw/Keep the vampires from your door."
  • Uncredited Role: In the "Voices" section of the end credits, Paul Lynde is nowhere to be seen. This is because his agent recommended it not be listed (in this as well as The Cattanooga Cats, where he voiced Mildew Wolf in the "It's the Wolf!" cartoons) as it would hurt his credibility. Even though everyone knew it was his voice to start with.
  • What Could Have Been: An early sketch for the series featured Penelope's younger brother, Johnny Pitstop, who had Dick Dastardly and Muttley as his bodyguards. The latter two already had their own show, precluding them appearing (though the Hooded Claw did mention Dastardly in one episode). Another early idea for the series had Dastardly himself as the main villain in place of the Hooded Claw. Again, Dastardly and Muttley having their own series prevented this from happening, which is why the Hooded Claw is a Suspiciously Similar Substitute.