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  • Alternative Character Interpretation: Given that attempting to catch a pigeon is preferable to fighting in World War I, the Vulture Squadron's failures may be on purpose.
    • In "Fur Out Furlough", when the General offered a 30-day furlough to whoever caught Yankee Doodle Pigeon, Zilly planned to spend it in Miami and Klunk planned to spend it in Hawaii.
    • If the Vulture Squadron are on the side of the Central Powers, it's possible that Klunk is from a non-German speaking nationality, most likely Hungarian, who knows enough conversational German to get by but not enough to communicate technical details. Therefore, his random sound effects may simply be him speaking broken German and using words from his native language, which Dastardly doesn't understand but Zilly does.
      • The Gold Key comic book stories give Klunk a fractured German dialect in lieu of his speech idiosyncracy on the show.
  • Awesome Music: When Dick Dastardly leaves Muttley to drop to the crocodiles in the Magnificent Muttley short "Movie Stuntman", such music starts to play.
  • Ear Worm: STOP THE PIGEON!, STOP THE PIGEON!, STOP THE PIGEON!, STOP THE PIGEON!, STOP THE PIGEON!, STOP THE PIGEON!, STOP THE PIGEON!
    • HOWWW?
    • The background music, especially the rinky-tink piano chase music, would be used on numerous H-B shows henceforth up to around 1980. The New Scooby-Doo Movies episode "The Ghost of the Red Baron" uses it virtually exclusively.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: Muttley growling at Dastardly to be included at a furlough Dastardly had just claimed as his became even funnier with how Muttley would later react in Yogi's Treasure Hunt whenever Dastardly claimed the treasure of the week as all his.
  • Incredibly Lame Pun: Most of the "Wing Ding" shorts.

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