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Abu-Bubu

Abu-Bubu appears in the episode, The Dipsy Doodle Desert Derby. He is a genie that Dick Dastardly releases from a bottle. He was voiced by Don Messick. Whenever Dick Dastardly tried to use Abu-Bubu's magic, it always backfired on him. For example, when he wished he could be put in front of the rest of the racers, he was literally facing the racers as they ran over him. At the end of the episode, after losing the race, Dick Dastardly warns Abu-Bubu not to laugh if he were in his place, and Abu-Bubu traps him in his bottle.

Parody Appearances

Abu-Bubu's personaluty reflects that of:

  • Proteus - Thomas & Friends
  • Taj - Diddy Kong Racing
  • Smoky the Genie - Looney Tunes

Ann and Clair

Ann and Clair are Sawtooth's log cars. Sawtooth uses them to carry his logs in.

Parody Appearances

Ann and Clair's personalites reflect that of:

  • Annie and Clarabel - Thomas and Friends
  • Didi and Grace the Bass - Shining Time Station
  • Baby Peach and Baby Daisy - Super Mario Bros.
  • Patty and Selma - The Simpsons
  • Petra and Pearl - Theodore Tugboat

Bargain Bill

Bargain Bill appears briefly in the Dastardly and Muttley episode "A Plain Shortage of Planes". With the General announcing that he won't be expecting a new shipment of planes, the Vulture Squadron resort to buying a used plane from Bargain Bill's lot. He sells the Vulture Squadron a used plane in bad condition for $3,000.00, but Dastardly gives him $10.00 and Muttley's medal (which Muttley doesn't want to give up) instead (a deal Bill agrees to). Unfortunately, the used plane moves very slow and is unable to catch Yankee Doodle Pigeon. Eventually, the plane plunges down and crashes.

Parody Appearances

Bargain Bill's personality reflects that of:

  • Wes Weasley - Sonic the Hedgehog
  • Bicycle Bob - Tiny Toon Adventures

Big Gruesome

Big Gruesome is one of two horror-themed racers in Wacky Races. Together with Little Gruesome, they drive the Creepy Coupe, the #2 car. He is a lurching, huge humanoid monster modeled after the Frankenstein monster and Lurch. He speaks like Boris Karloff. He was originally voiced by Daws Butler, and currently by Jim Cummings. His rareware theme is Donkey Kong 64's Creepy Castle.

Parody Appearances

Big Gruesome's personality reflects that of:

  • Bill - Thomas and Friends
  • Burke - TUGS
  • Dingo - Sonic the Hedgehog
  • Pinky - Pinky and The Brain
  • Dr. Bloodpudding - Phineas and Ferb
  • Evil Worker #2 - Shining Time Station
  • Roy Koopa - Super Mario Bros.
  • Kang - The Simpsons
  • Timmy Tibble - Arthur

Blubber Bear

Blubber Bear is Lazy Luke's sidekick in Wacky Races. Due to Luke's reckless driving, Blubber Bear is usually cowering in fear as he and Luke race past everyone. He is voiced by John Stephenson. His rareware is Donkey Kong 64's Fungi Forest.

Parody Appearances

Blubber Bear's personality reflects that of:

  • Henry - Thomas and Friends
  • Warrior - TUGS
  • Big the Cat - Sonic the Hedgehog
  • Concord Condor - Tiny Toon Adventures
  • Anxious Andrew - Horrid Henry
  • Baljeet - Phineas and Ferb
  • Dick Drake - Garfield and Friends
  • Barney Gumble - The Simpsons
  • Banjo - Banjo Kazooie
  • Mort Goldman - Family Guy
  • Binky Barnes - Arthur
  • Adult Flower - Bambi

Brenna Bubbles

Miss Brenna Bubbles is shy, cute, and speaks with a soft voice. She's a vegetarian. The car she drives is known as the Seaside Sedan. She is in love with one particular racer: Rufus Ruffcut. She tries everything she can to help the other racers in distress.

Parody Appearances

Brenna Bubbles' personality reflects that of:

  • Molly - Thomas and Friends
  • Sigrid - Theodore Tugboat
  • Fifi La Fume - Tiny Toon Adventures
  • Lazy Linda - Horrid Henry
  • Mrs. Chicken - Garfield and Friends
  • Tanya - Shining Time Station
  • Princess Daisy - Super Mario Bros.
  • Maude Flanders - The Simpsons
  • Pearl Krabs - SpongeBob SquarePants
  • Bambi's Mother - Bambi

Bully Brothers

The Bully Brothers (Billy and Bobby Bully) were the Hooded Claw's identical twin henchmen on The Perils of Penelope Pitstop. Mel Blanc did their voice but it was the same voice for both so when they talked it just sounded like one voice coming out of both of them.

Parody Appearances

The Bully Brothers' personalities reflect that of:

  • Splatter and Dodge - Thomas and Friends
  • The Green-eyed Pirates - TUGS
  • Silas Wonder's Minions - Tiny Toon Adventures
  • Orbot and Cubot - Sonic the Hedgehog
  • The Brickhouse Boys - Horrid Henry
  • Wario and Waluigi - Super Mario Bros.
  • Legs and Louie - The Simpsons

Chugga-Boom

Chugga-Boom is The Ant Hill Mob's new car to replace their old car Bulletproof Bomb. She was voiced by Mel Blanc. She was mostly articulate and seemed to have a mind of her own though at times the Chugga-Boom seemed completely inanimate and was at those times drawn without eyes on the headlights.

Parody Appearances

The Chugga-Boom's personality reflects that of:

  • Caroline - Thomas and Friends
  • Shirley the Loon - Tiny Toon Adventures
  • Agent Jumbo - T.U.F.F. Puppy
  • Cream the Rabbit - Sonic the Hedgehog
  • Kara - Shining Time Station
  • Pugwash - Theodore Tugboat
  • Mrs. Battle-Axe - Horrid Henry
  • Barbara Pewterschmidt - Family Guy
  • Fern - Arthur

Cuckoo Clock Master

The Cuckoo Clock Master appears in the Dastardly and Muttley episode, "The Cuckoo Patrol". After a failed attempt to catch Yankee Doodle Pigeon, the Vulture Squadron, disguised as Cuckoo Birds, decide to take shelter in the Cuckoo Clock Master's house. The Cuckoo Clock Master has just finished inventing the world's largest cuckoo clock, and needs a Cuckoo Bird to test it. He mistakes the Vulture Squadron in their costumes as a flock of Cuckoo Birds, until they, with the exception of Dastardly, whose zipper is stuck, remove their costumes. He then uses Dastardly as the test subject, who manages to chase and lock him out of his own house. While he is locked out, Klunk invents the world's first Cuckoo Clock airplane, in an unsuccessful attempt to stop Yankee Doodle Pigeon.

Parody Appearances

The Cuckoo Clock Master's personality reflects that of:

  • Hiro - Thomas and Friends
  • Old Rusty - TUGS

Dan and Den

Dan and Den are a pair of pint-sized twins. Dan is intelligent and mild-mannered while Den is dumb and cheeky. Dan wears a red coat with a yellow shirt and a red hat with a yellow stripe, while Den wears a yellow coat with a red shirt and a yellow hat with a red stripe. Their car is #11, the Double-Header, which drives in two different directions.

Parody Appearances

Dan and Den's personalities reflect that of:

  • Mighty Mac - Thomas and Friends
  • Phillip and Fillmore - Theodore Tugboat

Dick Dastardly

Dick Dastardly is one of Hanna-Barbera's most recognized villains. A perpetual cheat and greedy schemer, Dastardly is always paired with sidekick Muttley. He debuted as the antagonist of Wacky Races, where his vehicle was the Mean Machine (Double Zero). Then he was put into his very own cartoon of his very own, Dastardly and Muttley in Their Flying Machines, as a WWI-era flying ace.

Dastardly's most famous appearances are main character in the series Wacky Races (his initial appearance) and its spin-off Dastardly and Muttley in Their Flying Machines. He is essentially a caricature of the English actor Terry-Thomas, and of Professor Fate, a comic villain played by Jack Lemmon in the film The Great Race. The character was voiced originally by Paul Winchell, then by Rob Paulsen and currently by Jim Cummings. Winchell and Cummings have shared another role: Tigger from Winnie-the-Pooh stories. Chikao Ōhtsuka does the voice of Dick Dastardly in Japanese. In Wacky Races, Dastardly was one of the drivers who competed in each episode for first place in a long and hazard-filled cross-country road rally. As his name implies, Dastardly aimed to win solely through cheating and trickery. His race car, named The Mean Machine featured all sorts of devious traps for him to use against his opponents. As Wacky Races is inspired by the film The Great Race, so was Dastardly derived from the film's chief villain, Professor Fate, played by Jack Lemmon. Dastardly in this series wore old-fashioned racer's gear — a long blue overcoat, long red gloves, and a large striped hat with driving goggles attached, and sporting a handlebar mustache. Dastardly was aided in his schemes by his sidekick, a scruffy dog named Muttley who had a distinctive wheezy laugh, heard most often when Dastardly's schemes failed.

Despite Dastardly and Muttley's attempts, the "double-dealing do-badders", as the opening narration of Wacky Races describes them, failed to win a single race. Dastardly's plans were always foiled either by his or Muttley's incompetence, the actions of another racer, or sheer bad luck, resulting in Dastardly crossing the finish line last, if at all. On some occasions Dastardly is very close to winning but will fail at the final hurdle. On one occasion, in an episode which was voted the worst of the series, Dastardly actually won the race, but it was revealed he had cheated by extending the nose of his car (even though the actual finish shows no such cheating, implying that the judges possibly had the replay footage altered out of bias. Although it should be noted that in the DVD release of this scene the photo finish was covered with smoke, thereby adding even more questions to this scene). Another time Dastardly has an opportunity to win legitimately, but stopped in front of the finish line to pose for his picture as it was a photo finish. Once he comes close to winning the race, but stopped to sign an autograph for Muttley, ending up in fourth place again

Often it appears that if Dastardly had not bothered to cheat he may have won fairly. Upon tasting defeat, Dastardly would utter his catchphrase: "Drat, drat, and double drat!", "Triple drat!" and even "Curses, foiled again!". His other main catchphrase was "Muttley, do something!". Excluding Dastardly and Muttley, all of the other racers won at least one Wacky Races.

Dick Dastardly's rareware theme is Conker's Bad Fur Day's Boss Theme.

Parody appearances

Dick Dastardly also appears in some YouTube parodies which features footage of himself added to the audio of another show.

Dick Dastardly's personality reflects that of:

  • Diesel - Thomas and Friends
  • Zorran - TUGS
  • Dr. Ivo Robotnik - Sonic the Hedgehog
  • Dr. Doofenshmirtz - Phineas and Ferb
  • Montana Max - Tiny Toon Adventures
  • Verminious Snaptrap - T.U.F.F. Puppy
  • Horrid Henry - Horrid Henry
  • The Weasel - Garfield and Friends
  • Mr. Burns - The Simpsons
  • Mr. Conductor's Double - Shining Time Station
  • Bowser - Super Mario Bros.
  • Stewie Griffin - Family Guy
  • Sheldon J. Plankton - SpongeBob SquarePants
  • Rattles - Arthur
  • Ronno - Bambi
  • Doc Terminus - Pete's Dragon
  • Chef Louis or Undertow (Small Size)

In the YouTube Comedies, he also appears as being the arch enemy of Sonic Jr the Hedgehog and Sarah the Fox.

Dippy

Dippy is the former member of the Anthill Mob. He used to be a member of the Anthill Mob, but was fired from the mob for betrayal, and recently, the other Anthill Mob members have been given strict instructions never to have any deals with him. He is currently seeking his revenge on the Anthill Mob for his termination, but like Dick Dastardly, he never succeeds.

Parody Appearances

Dippy's personality reflects that of:

  • Smudger - Thomas and Friends
  • Mr. Hitcher - Tiny Toon Adventures
  • Baby Bowser - Super Mario Bros.
  • Oliver - Theodore Tugboat

Elmer

Elmer is Luke's Cousin. He appeared in the episode "Mish Mash Missouri Dash", where Dick Dastardly tricked him into thinking he is one of his cousins, and the other Wacky Racers were his enemies. Eventually he met his cousin, Luke, who told him that Dastardly had played him. Elmer repeatedly shot at the Mean Machine, until it was too broken to pass the finish line, and lost all its gas in the process.

Parody Appearances

Elmer's personality reflects that of:

  • Oliver - Thomas and Friends
  • Sea Rogue - TUGS
  • Lawrence - Sonic the Hedgehog
  • Barky Marky - Tiny Toon Adventures
  • Spotless Sam - Horrid Henry
  • Matt - Shining Time Station
  • Milhouse - The Simpsons
  • Irving - Phineas and Ferb
  • George - Arthur

Female Alligator

The Female Alligator appeared in the episode, "Super Silly Swamp Sprint", where she fell in love with Dick Dastardly dressed as an alligator. She helped him by leading him to the finish line through a shortcut, but refused to let him pass the finish line because she was in love with him, even though she didn't know he was a human dressed as an alligator.

Parody Appearances

The Female Alligator's personality reflects that of:

  • Mavis - Thomas and Friends
  • Sally Seaplane - TUGS
  • Elmyra Duff - Tiny Toon Adventures
  • Sour Susan - Horrid Henry
  • Zippy - T.U.F.F. Puppy
  • Mother Turtle - Garfield and Friends
  • Birdo - Super Mario Bros.
  • Luann Van Houten - The Simpsons
  • K.A.R.E.N. - SpongeBob SquarePants
  • Muffy Crossward - Arthur

Gas Station Owner

The Gas Station Owner appears in the Dastardly and Muttley episode, "No Fool Like a Re-Fuel". In the episode, the Vulture Squardon uses his gas barrels to refuel their planes, as well as drop on Yankee Doodle Pigeon (much to his disapproval, as the Vulture Squadron never paid him). A running gag in the episode is that his gas station keeps getting wrecked by the Vulture Squadron whenever they fail to catch Yankee Doodle Pigeon. At the end of the episode, he tells the General (who calls Dastardly), that the Vulture Squadron will not be allowed to catch the pigeon until after they rebuild his gas station.

Parody Appearances

The Gas Station Owner's personality reflects that of:

  • Fearless Freddie - Thomas and Friends
  • Fuel Depot Manager - TUGS
  • Sylvester - Looney Tunes/Tiny Toon Adventures

General

The General is an unseen character on Dastardly and Muttley in Their Flying Machines. He is usually heard as an indistinct voice from Dick Dastardly's telephone, is Dastardly's superior, who always speaks (or rather, bellows unintelligibly) to Dastardly on the telephone. He is always able to reach Dastardly by telephone even when Dastardly is flying (or, more often than not, falling) with randomly appearing telephones. The telephones are almost always of the old-fashioned "candlestick" design, and often delivered to Dastardly by paradrop. They also occasionally explode when the General hangs up. The General is an unseen character except for his uniformed arm, which occasionally emerges from the telephone earpiece to grab Dastardly's neck or strike him. In one episode he pays a personal visit but only his foot is seen (drop-kicking Dastardly out of the hangar). In one of the Wing Dings short cartoons, we can see a photo of an officer hanging on the wall, which is possibly the General (although this was never confirmed).

Parody Appearances

Although The Vulture Squadron General is not seen in person, he is depicted in various Youtube parodies as a picture of the Rock Quarry Manager's office from the TUGS episode, "Warrior", edited by EliJBrown/LinkandRutoFan to look like the Vulture Squadron General's office.

The General's personality reflects that of:

  • The Angry Policeman - Thomas and Friends
  • Captain Zero - TUGS
  • Dr. Brandon Quark - Sonic the Hedgehog
  • Sappy Stanley - Tiny Toon Adventures
  • Rodney - Phineas and Ferb
  • Mr. Nerdon - Horrid Henry
  • Boshi - Super Mario Bros.
  • Fat Tony - The Simpsons

Hilda

Hilda is a farmer who appears in the Dastardly and Muttley episode "Barnstormers". Hilda thinks that Zilly, who has fallen out of the sky, is her Prince Charming, and has come to rescue her. She refuses to let him go, but the Vulture Squadron attempts to get him back. Even Zilly agrees that he would rather be with the Vulture Squadron than with Hilda.

Parody Appearances

Hilda's personality reflects that of:

  • Rosie - Thomas and Friends
  • Sonia (or Amy Rose) - Sonic the Hedgehog
  • Sweetie Bird - Tiny Toon Adventures
  • Candace - Phineas and Ferb
  • The Chipmunk Girl - T.U.F.F. Puppy
  • Prissy Polly - Horrid Henry
  • Chloe - Garfield and Friends
  • Becky - Shining Time Station
  • Lisa - The Simpsons
  • Mimi Tachiwawa - Digimon Adventure
  • Sunshine - Salty's Lighthouse
  • Pearl (or Lillie Lightship)- TUGS
  • Toadette - Super Mario Bros.
  • Francine Frensky - Arthur

Hooded Claw

The Hooded Claw is the antagonist of The Perils of Penelope Pitstop. He is voiced by Paul Lynde.

His character is really Penelope Pitstop's guardian, Sylvester Sneekly, in disguise. His main goal in the series is to do away with Penelope so he can take her fortune for himself in 1912.

In the episode Big Top Trap, he actually reveals that he's the Hooded Claw to Penelope, but she doesn't believe him, thus still leaving her in the dark.

At the end of each episode, the Hooded Claw always vows to the viewers and The Narrator that the next time, he would finally get rid of Penelope and take her fortune.

He has also made attempts to get rid of The Ant Hill Mob because of their constant interference with his plans to kill Penelope. He often refers to them as "little pests", "ragamuffins", and "those pint sized pests". Sometimes, he would use attempt to get rid of them, like trying to stop them by giving them odd liquids to drink, tickling Chugga-boom, or traping them.

The Hooded Claw has two minions, the Bully Brothers, who are the only visible characters who know that Sylvester Sneekly is, in fact, the Hooded Claw. The Bully Brothers would normally do whatever he told them to do. However, there have been occasions in which the Bully Brothers would ask if they could do something else, such as "We want to go to Coney Island" or "While we're here may we look for acorns". Comments such as these would make the Hooded Claw annoyed and he'd threaten them, which would always get the brothers back to helping him get rid of Penelope.

Whenever the Narrator (who also knows that the Hooded Claw is Sylvester Sneekly) would verbally interfere with the Hooded Claw's plans, the fiend would usually try to look down upon him by calling him "wise guy", "a busybody", and "nosy", thus causing the Claw to break the fourth wall.

The Hooded Claw is a master of diguise, which he mostly uses to lure Penelope into another one of his traps. At first, Penelope always has no idea that it's the Hooded Claw until he reveals himself to her. Some of his disguises include Penelope, Clyde of the Ant Hill Mob, one of Chugga-boom's spare tires, an abominable snowman, a lumberjack, a lumber tycoon, the Earl of Crumpet, a detective, and several others. He has a metal claw for his left hand.

The Hooded Claw's perils are complex, clever, and can be particularly hard to get out of (some are described by the Claw as "doozies"). However, Penelope is always able to escape from them, using her intellect, and special talents. Her escapes make him frustrated and force him to put her in another peril.

Parody Appearances

The Hooded Claw's personality reflects that of:

  • Diesel 10 - Thomas and Friends
  • Johnny Cuba - TUGS
  • Sigma (or Dr. Willy) - Megaman X
  • Dr. Gene Splicer - Tiny Toon Adventures
  • The Chameleon - T.U.F.F. Puppy
  • Shadow the Hedgehog or Dr. Julian Robotnik - Sonic the Hedgehog
  • Soggy Sid - Horrid Henry
  • Sideshow Bob - The Simpsons
  • Smithy - Super Mario Bros.
  • Death - Family Guy
  • Dennis - SpongeBob SquarePants
  • Undertow - The Little Mermaid 2

Hypnotist

The Hypnotist appears in the Dastardly and Muttley episode, "Zilly's a Dilly". He closely resembles the Mad Scientist from the D&M episode, "Pest Pilots", but with different facial features. He was hired by Dastardly to hypnotize Zilly into being brave to avoid him sneaking away from catching Yankee Doodle Pigeon. Unfortunately, this hypnotism works too well and turns Zilly into Dasardly's double. This new heroism turns out to be even more damagin to the squadron than his usual cowardice, leaving no choice to Dastardly but to change him back to normal. (This causes both Dastardly and Zilly to become a duo of cowards in the process, due to Dastardly having to hold him down.)

Parody Appearances

The Hypnotist's personality reflects that of

  • Kevin - Thomas and Friends
  • Porky Pig - Looney Tunes/Tiny Toon Adventures
  • Shelburne - Theodore Tugboat

Klunk

Klunk is a member of the Vulture Squadron on Dastardly & Muttley in Their Flying Machines. Though he is an expert aircraft mechanic, Klunk typically speaks in vocal sound effects which only Zilly can understand. He is the Vulture Squadron's stout and steady chief designer and pilot. Each episode sees him developing aircraft or weapons (often missiles which home on some bizarre trait, such as a person sneezing) with odd features and attachments designed to catch Yankee Doodle Pigeon. His attempts to explain his inventions are complicated by the fact that he apparently suffers from a speech impediment. His speech is punctuated by howls, clicks, whistles, and growls, accompanied by bizarre facial contortions. Only Zilly can understand him. His eyes are never seen because of his bangs and goggles pulled over them. Klunk often assumes command in Dastardly's absence, e.g. when he went on holiday (only to have his fun ruined by the squadron's further attempts to capture the pigeon), or when he suffered from memory loss. Klunk is probably the most consistent character; he is steadfastly committed, beyond all other aspects of his life, to stopping the pigeon.

Parody Appearances

Klunk's personality reflects that of:

  • Bert or Harvey - Thomas and Friends
  • Zug - TUGS
  • Grounder - Sonic the Hedgehog
  • Roderick Rat - Tiny Toon Adventures
  • Francisco - T.U.F.F. Puppy
  • Thor - Phineas and Ferb
  • Greedy Graham - Horrid Henry
  • Mort - Garfield and Friends
  • Bull - Shining Time Station
  • Dolph - The Simpsons
  • Iggy Koopa - Super Mario Bros.
  • The Dirty Bubble - SpongeBob SquarePants
  • Toby - Arthur
  • Willie Gogan - Pete's Dragon
  • Jetsam - The Little Mermaid

Kodiak Bear

The Kodiak Bear appears in the episode, "Traffic Jambalaya". In the episode, Dastardly announces that the Acme Wild Animal World will pay $5,000 for the return of a missing tame, harmless gorilla. Muttley then lets the Kodiak Bear out of his cage as Dastardly disguises himself as a gorilla. After Dastardly dressed as a gorilla distracts the other racers, the Kodiak Bear scares Sargeant Blast and Red Max, but Rufus scares the Kodiak Bear back to his cage and reveals the gorilla was Dastardly in a gorilla costume.

Parody Appearances

The Kodiak Bear's personality reflects that of:

  • S.C. Ruffey or Hector - Thomas and Friends
  • Taz the Tazmanian Devil - Looney Tunes/Tiny Toon Adventures
  • D.U.F.U.S. - Sonic the Hedgehog
  • Tex - Theodore Tugboat

Lazy Luke

Lazy Luke is one of the eleven racers in Wacky Races. Together with Blubber Bear, his sidekick and co-driver, they drive the Arkansas Chugabug, the #8 car.

In many cases, Lazy Luke is like an Anti-Dick Dastardly. While Dick is generally evil and smart enough to come up with his own plans, Luke, being based off of a stereotypical hillbilly, is rather dumb and thus, it's very unlikely he could come up with any kind of plan, and is also one of the heroes, much like the other racers. Because of this, he may be viewed as the most innocent of the lot, further contrasting him with Dick, who is corrupt.

Lazy Luke is voiced by John Stephenson. Like Blubber Bear, his rareware theme is Donkey Kong 64's Fungi Forest.

Parody Appearances

Lazy Luke's personality reflects that of:

  • Duck - Thomas and Friends
  • Grampus - TUGS
  • Lucas - Sonic the Hedgehog
  • Calamity Coyote - Tiny Toon Adventures
  • Tidy Ted - Horrid Henry
  • Carl - Phineas and Ferb
  • Bo Sheep - Garfield and Friends
  • Tito Swing - Shining Time Station
  • Carl Carlson - The Simpsons
  • Toad - Super Mario Bros.
  • Chris Griffin - Family Guy
  • Alan Powers/The Brain - Arthur

Little Gruesome

Little Gruesome is a purple-skinned white-clad vampire, the co-driver of the #2 car, Creepy Coupe, and is the partner of Big Gruesome. He is modeled after a vampire, specifically Count Dracula. Little Gruesome was originally voiced by Don Messick, and currently by Billy West. Like Big Gruesome, his rareware theme is Donkey Kong 64's Creepy Castle.

Parody Appearances

Little Gruesome's personaliity reflects that of:

  • Ben - Thomas and Friends
  • Blair - TUGS
  • Sleet - Sonic the Hedgehog
  • Brain - Pinky and The Brain
  • Dr. Diminutive - Phineas and Ferb
  • Evil Worker #1 - Shining Time Station
  • Morton Koopa Jr. - Super Mario Bros.
  • Kodos - The Simpsons
  • Tommy Tibble - Arthur

Mad Scientist

The Mad Scientist appeared in the Dastardly and Muttley episode "Pest Pilots", where the Vulture Squadron used his planes in unsuccessful attempts to catch Yankee Doodle Pigeon.

Parody Appearances

The Mad Scientist's personality reflects that of:

  • George - Thomas and Friends
  • Zak - TUGS
  • Snively - Sonic the Hedgehog
  • Silas Wonder - Tiny Toon Adventures
  • Professor Birdbrain - T.U.F.F. Puppy
  • Rude Ralph - Horrid Henry
  • The Fox - Garfield and Friends
  • Jimbo Jones - The Simpsons
  • Ludwig Von Koopa - Super Mario Bros.
  • Ernie the Giant Chicken - Family Guy
  • Mere Gogan - Pete's Dragon

Mechanic

The Mechanic appears in the Wacky Races episode, "Real Gone Ape", where he is trying to fix his truck carrying King Klong (a parody of King Kong). He has a brute personality and is pretty muscular, which is why Dastardly regrets insulting him. Dastardly finds out about King Klong and hypnotizes him to get rid of the other Wacky Racers, all the while, hoping the Mechanic won't find out about him going missing.

Parody Appearances

The Mechanic's personality reflects that of:

  • Cranky - Thomas and Friends
  • Big Mickey - TUGS
  • Spelunk - Sonic the Hedgehog
  • Wile E. Coyote - Looney Tunes/Tiny Toon Adventures
  • Cranky Kong - Super Mario Bros.

Muttley

Muttley is Dick Dastardly's canine sidekick. He's a mixed breed dog dentified by the race announcer/narrator in the segment "Dash to Delaware" as a bloodhound, pointer and hunting dog after the Mean Machine had somehow gotten lost), and he first appeared in Wacky Races in 1968. Dastardly and Muttley were paired together in various later Hanna-Barbera series as bumbling villains. Muttley's birthday is April 16th, as shown in the Dastardly and Muttley in their Flying Machines episode "Sappy Birthday." He was created by Iwao Takamoto and originally voiced by Don Messick (who also voiced Scooby-Doo). Since the 2000 Wacky Races videogame he was voiced by Billy West. In the Japanese version, Takuzo Kamiyama acted.

Muttley does not really talk; his main examples of speech are his trademark snicker - a wheezing smoker's laugh (usually made at Dick's expense) - and a mushy, sotto voce grumble against an unsympathetic or harsh Dick (usually along the lines of "Sassafrassarassum Rick Rastardly!"). Don Messick had used Muttley's distinctive laugh for the character of Griswold in an episode of Top Cat as well as for another Hanna-Barbera canine, Precious Pupp, several years earlier. He also repurposed it for Alexandra Cabot's cat, Sebastian, on Josie and the Pussycats in 1970, and for Mumbly on The Tom & Jerry/Grape Ape/Mumbly Show and Laff-a-Lympics.

In a 2010 Family Guy episode, Brian can be seen imitating Muttley complete with his costume and laugh.

Like Dick Dastardly, Muttley's rareware theme is Conker's Bad Fur Day's Boss Theme.

Parody Appearances

Muttley's personality reflects that of:

  • Arry or S.C. Ruffey - Thomas and Friends
  • Zebedee - TUGS
  • Coconuts - Sonic the Hedgehog
  • Oogie - Tiny Toon Adventures
  • Ollie - T.U.F.F. Puppy
  • Norm - Phineas and Ferb
  • Fang the Hamster - Horrid Henry
  • Gort - Garfield and Friends
  • Buster King - Shining Time Station
  • Nelson Muntz - The Simpsons
  • Larry Koopa - Super Mario Bros.
  • Hoagy - Pete's Dragon

Muttley's Girlfriend

Muttley's girlfriend is only seen in some of the Magnificent Muttley shorts. She is usually the damsel in distress whom Muttley has to rescue from Dastardly's clutches. She looks like a female version of Muttley's breed, but unlike him she is able to speak distinctly. She may be a figment of his imagination, although in one episode we see a picture of her on a wall next to Muttley's bed.

Parody Appearances

Muttley's Girlfriend's personality reflects that of:

  • Daisy - Thomas and Friends
  • Rhubella Rat - Tiny Toon Adventures
  • Moody Margaret - Horrid Henry
  • Snowflake - T.U.F.F. Puppy
  • Breezie - Sonic the Hedgehog
  • Carla - Theodore Tugboat
  • Vickie - Shining Time Station
  • Wendy O. Koopa - Super Mario Bros.
  • Meg Griffin - Family Guy
  • D.W. Read - Arthur
  • Lena Gogan - Pete's Dragon
  • Ursula - The Little Mermaid

Narrator

Every episode is introduced and commented on by an unseen Narrator (Dave Willock), who often communicates with the racers as they drive. The racers respond by speaking to the audience, breaking the fourth wall. Dick Dastardly has oddly nicknamed the Narrator 'Boopsie.'

Parody Appearances

Although the Narrator is not seen in person, he is depicted in various Youtube parodies as a horn seen in the Thomas and Friends episode, "Put Upon Percy" that resembles a loudspeaker.

The narrator's personality reflects that of:

  • Sir Topham Hatt - Thomas
  • Captain Star - TUGS
  • King Acorn - Sonic the Hedgehog
  • The Chief - T.U.F.F. Puppy
  • Henry's Dad - Horrid Henry
  • Jon Arbuckle - Garfield and Friends
  • Mayor Quimby - The Simpsons
  • J.B. King - Shining Time Station
  • Toadsworth - Super Mario Bros.
  • Mayor Adam West - Family Guy
  • Mr. Hanny - Arthur
  • Friend Owl - Bambi
  • The Mayor - Pete's Dragon

Pack Rat

The Pack Rat appears in the Dastardly and Muttley episode, "Medal Muddle", where Muttley's medals go missing while the Vulture Squadron is out trying to stop Yankee Doodle Pigeon. When Muttley has one last medal, his idea is to tie one end of a long string to his medal, and the other end to his medal case. After a failed attempt to catch the pigeon, Datardly decides to help Muttley recover his stolen medals, and Muttley follows the string to a mouse hole, where the Pack Rat is revealed to have the missing medals. Dastardly tells the General (who calls him) that they will continue to stop the pigeon after they stop the Pack Rat.

Parody Appearances

The Pack Rat's personality reflects that of:

  • Toad - Thomas & Friends
  • Barrington - Theodore Tugboat
  • Cheese the Chao - Sonic the Hedgehog
  • Li'l Sneezer - Tiny Toon Adventures

Park Ranger

The Park Ranger resembles Yogi Bear's Ranger Smith, but is not to be confused with him.

The Park Ranger appears in "Beat the Clock to Yellow Rock". He stops the Wacky Racers and checks their cars for bears that are trying to escape Yellow Rock Park, only letting them by if there are no bears on board. He thinks that Blubber Bear is one of the park bears and won't let him leave the park, so Luke has to fool the park ranger by flying a kite, with one end tied to the Chug-a-bug, and Blubber on the other end. Also in the cartoon, he is nearly fooled by a group of bear cubs who steal the Anthill Mob's clothes and car (as the Anthill Mob go skinny-dipping in the pond until the line of cars clears). At the last second, he notices the bear cubs in disguise and leads them back into the park, with the Anthill Mob chasing them to get their clothes back.

Patricia Pending

Patricia Pending is Professor Pat Pending's pet Lab Rat. She has white fur and red eyes and is often a test subject of Professor Pat Pending's experiments.

Parody Appearances

Patricia's personality reflects that of:

  • Henrietta - Thomas & Friends
  • Gretchen - Phineas and Ferb
  • Dixie Kong - Super Mario Bros.

Penelope Pitstop

Penelope Pitstop is one of Hanna-Barbera's most popular animated heroines. She was the only female driver on Wacky Races. She drove the Compact Pussycat, which was essentially a beauty salon on wheels.

In her own series, The Perils of Penelope Pitstop, she had become a jet-setting heiress of the 1910s or 1920s. The Ant Hill Mob had become Penelope's bodyguards, protecting her from the Hooded Claw and his twin henchmen, the Bully Brothers.

Janet Waldo performed Penelope's voice in both series. Penelope later had guest roles in the Yogi's Treasure Hunt episodes "Snow White and the Seven Treasure Hunters" and "Goodbye, Mr. Chump". She was radically redesigned for Penelope Pitstop GT, a Cartoon Network Web Premiere Toon.

Her rareware theme is Donkey Kong 64's Candy Kong's Theme.

Parody Appearances

Penelope Pitstop's personality reflects that of:

  • Emily - Thomas and Friends
  • Lillie Lightship - TUGS
  • Amy Rose or Sally Acorn - Sonic the Hedgehog
  • Babs Bunny - Tiny Toon Adventures
  • Kitty Katswell - T.U.F.F. Puppy
  • Isabella - Phineas and Ferb
  • Gorgeus Gurinder - Horrid Henry
  • Lanolin Sheep - Garfield and Friends
  • Stacy Jones - Shining Time Station
  • Marge Simpson - The Simpsons
  • Princess Peach - Super Mario Bros.
  • Lois Griffin - Family Guy
  • Sandy Cheeks - SpongeBob SquarePants
  • Emily - Theodore Tugboat
  • Jane Read - Arthur
  • Adult Faline - Bambi
  • Nora - Pete's Dragon
  • Ariel - The Little Mermaid

Peter Perfect

Peter Perfect is one of the eleven racers in Wacky Races. He races in the #9 car, the Turbo Terrific.

Many fans view him as a sort of male counterpart for Penelope Pitstop. While Penelope would be admired by young girls for her girly appearance and young boys for her prettiness, Peter Perfect would be viewed as dashing and handsome to young girls and incredibly cool to young boys, so from a technical standpoint, they both fill similar niches, but are meant to attract a different demographic for different reasons.

Peter Perfect was originally voiced by Daws Butler, then by Greg Burson and currently by Maurice LaMarche. His rareware theme is Banjo-Kazooie's Spiral Mountain.

Parody Appearances

Peter Perfect's personality reflects that of:

  • Edward - Thomas and Friends
  • Hercules - TUGS
  • Rotor or Griff - Sonic the Hedgehog
  • Vinnie the Deer - Tiny Toon Adventures
  • Jeremy - Phineas and Ferb
  • Roger - T.U.F.F. Puppy
  • Brainy Brian - Horrid Henry
  • Orson Pig - Garfield and Friends
  • Ned Flanders - The Simpsons
  • Luigi - Super Mario Bros.
  • David Read - Arthur
  • Adult Bambi - Bambi
  • Paul - Pete's Dragon
  • Prince Eric - The Little Mermaid

Policeman

The Policeman, like the Sheriff, is an authority figure. Like the Sheriff, he appeared in several episodes of Wacky Races.

In "See Saw to Arkansas", he spots the Anthill Mob as they pass him and radios the station. Fortunately for the Anthill Mob, they hear about this on their radio and manage to outrun him, then they hide inside the Seven Dwarfs' cottage and disguise themselves as the Seven Dwarfs. They also use these disguises to fool Penelope Pitstop and Dick Dastardly.

In "Whizzin to Washington", he is about to ticket Dastardly for speeding, but Dastardly tells him the Anthill Mob is on the loose. The Anthill Mob hide out in a nearby circus and fool the Policeman by disguising themselves as the Seven Flying Credenzas and telling them the mob went straight up.

In "Hot Race to Chillicothe", Dastardly attempts to scare the Anthill Mob using his police car. However, he catches Dastardly in his police car and chases after them. Dastardly, Muttley, and the Anthill Mob hide out in the Ball Park and fool him by disguising themselves as baseball players.

Parody Appearances:

The Policeman's personality reflects that of:

  • Fergus - Thomas and Friends
  • The Fire Tug - TUGS
  • The Police Dog - Sonic the Hedgehog
  • Ralph - Animaniacs
  • The Police Dog - Garfield and Friends
  • Chief Wiggum - The Simpsons

Private Meekley

Private Meekley is the main driver of the Army Surplus Special in Wacky Races. Private Meekly was originally voiced by Paul Winchell, and currently by Jim Cummings. His rareware theme is Conker's Bad Fur Day's TNT.

Parody Appearances

Private Meekley's personality reflects that of:

  • Percy - Thomas and Friends
  • Sunshine - TUGS
  • Rocket the Sloth - Sonic the Hedgehog
  • Hamton J. Pig - Tiny Toon Adventures
  • Keswick - T.U.F.F. Puppy
  • Ferb - Phineas and Ferb
  • Goody Goody Gordon - Horrid Henry
  • Booker - Garfield and Friends
  • Dan - Shining Time Station
  • Lenny Leonard - The Simpsons
  • Yoshi - Super Mario Bros.
  • Brian Griffin - Family Guy
  • Patrick Star - SpongeBob SquarePants
  • Buster Baxter - Arthur
  • Young Flower - Bambi
  • Seahorse - The Little Mermaid

Professor Pat Pending

Professor Pat Pending is a scientist in a boat-shaped car equipped with a multitude of gadgets and which can change into just about anything that moves. He's sometimes seen as a rival of Dick Dastardly and Muttley, since his car is equipped with a lot of gadgets, just like the Mean Machine, although they are more defensive, or merely speed-boosting, in nature. He often uses his car's gadgets to help out the other drivers if they all get caught in the same trap, such as when he used his car's de-glue gizmo to unstick everyone from a glue trap left by Dastardly. "Pat Pending" is an abbreviation for "Patent Pending", a legal phrase for when an invention's patent papers are in the works.

Professor Pat Pending was originally voiced by Don Messick, and currently by Scott Innes. His rareware theme is Banjo-Tooie's Grunty's Industries Inside the Building.

The Convert-A-Car Gadgets

  • Hot Air Balloon
  • Stilles
  • Sail with Wind Blower
  • Spring
  • Jet Car
  • Do It Yourself Cannon Crosser (Brigde)
  • Giant Drill
  • Freeze Gun
  • Pogo Spring
  • The Convertible Turtle Top (Turtle Shell Car)
  • Bowling Ball
  • Macaical Legs
  • Boat
  • Back wheels rise the car up
  • Triple Dribble Power (Basket Ball)
  • Scrambler Power (Motorbike)
  • Mechanical Boot Kicker
  • Mechanical Hand Helper
  • Copy of the Slag Brothers
  • Forklift
  • Jet Pack
  • Steeple Chase Horse Power (Wheels turn into mechanical horse legs)
  • 7 League Boot Power (Two Big Boots for the Wheels)
  • Bow and Arrow Power
  • Ditch Digger
  • Bicycle Built for Two
  • Blimp Power
  • Pool Stick

Parody Appearances

Professor Pat Pending's personality reflects that of:

  • Toby - Thomas and Friends
  • O.J. - TUGS
  • Professor Caninestein or Uncle Chuck - Sonic the Hedgehog
  • Bugs Bunny - Looney Tunes/Tiny Toon Adventures
  • Grandpa Reggie - Phineas and Ferb
  • Plato - Garfield and Friends
  • Harry Cupper - Shining Time Station
  • Grampa Abe Simpson - The Simpsons
  • Professor E. Gadd - Super Mario Bros.
  • Herbert John - Family Guy
  • Old Man Jenkins - SpongeBob SquarePants
  • Grandpa Dave - Arthur
  • Lampie - Pete's Dragon
  • Grimsby - The Little Mermaid

Red Max

Red Max is one of the racers in Wacky Races. His voice is that of Daws Butler. He drives car #4, the Crimson Haybaler. His name comes from two German fighter pilots in World War I: Manfred von Richthofen, aka the Red Baron, and Max Immelmann.

He is notable for being the first racer to win the first race in the series.

His rareware theme is Banjo-Tooie's Cloud Cookooland.

Parody Appearances

Red Max's personality reflects that of:

  • James - Thomas and Friends
  • Top Hat - TUGS
  • Antoine - Sonic the Hedgehog
  • Plucky Duck - Tiny Toon Adventures
  • Agent Nuts - T.U.F.F. Puppy
  • Albert - Phineas and Ferb
  • Stuck-up Steve - Horrid Henry
  • Roy the Rooster - Garfield and Friends
  • Schemer - Shining Time Station
  • Bart Simpson - The Simpsons
  • Oogtar - Super Mario Bros.
  • Glenn Quagmire - Family Guy
  • Squidward Tentacles - SpongeBob SquarePants
  • Donald Duck - Mickey Mouse
  • Ed Crossward - Arthur
  • Adult Thumper - Bambi

Rock Slag and Gravel Slag

Rock Slag and Gravel Slag are two racers in Wacky Races. Their "vehicle" is the #1 car, the Boulder Mobile. When they need to speed up, they move the Boulder Mobile the same way Flintstones characters move their vehicles; running at top speed.

The Slag Brothers were originally voiced by Daws Butler and Don Messick, respectively and currently by Jim Cummings. Their rareware themes are Banjo-Tooie's Terrydactland Interior.

Parody Appearances

Rock and Gravel's personalities reflect that of:

  • Donald and Douglas - Thomas and Friends
  • Frank and Eddie - TUGS
  • Amigo and Aiai or Wallace A. Ditso and Torch - Sonic the Hedgehog
  • Hubie and Bertie - Looney Tunes
  • Owl and Bat - T.U.F.F. Puppy
  • Newton and Floyd - Garfield and Friends
  • Groundskeeper Willie and Gravedigger Billie - The Simpsons
  • Tex and Rex - Shining Time Station
  • Mermaidman and Barnacleboy - SpongeBob SquarePants
  • Bottles and Mumbo - Banjo-Kazooie

Role-playing Pigeon

The Role-playing Pigeon resembles Yankee Doodle Pigeon, but is a different character altogether. Unlike Yankee Doodle Pigeon, he is actually able to talk. He appears in the Dastardly and Muttley episode, "Stop Which Pigeon?", where he is assigned to fool the Vulture Squardon General in case the Vulture Squadron fail to catch Yankee Doodle Pigeon. The Role-playing Pigeon is a vain former movie star, having previously starred in "Snow White and the Seven Pigeons", and thinks Yankee Doodle Pigeon is a no-talent two-bit player. Eventually, the General becomes wise to Dastardly's plan and insults the Role-playing Pigeon, who beats him up (although, like the General, this is unseen).

Parody Appearances

The role-playing pigeon's personality reflects that of:

  • Bulgy or Trevor - Thomas and Friends
  • Coast Guard Messenger - TUGS
  • Manic - Sonic the Hedgehog
  • Tyrone the Turtle - Tiny Toon Adventures
  • Bossy Bill - Horrid Henry
  • Baby Turtle - Garfield and Friends
  • Nemo - Arthur

Rufus Ruffcut

Rufus Ruffcut is one of the racers in Wacky Races, and a muscle-bound, ever-smiling lumberjack. Rufus Ruffcut was originally voiced by Daws Butler, then by Greg Burson and currently by Maurice LaMarche. His rareware theme is Banjo-Kazooie's Click Clock Wood in Spring.

Parody Appearances

Rufus' personality reflects that of:

  • Gordon - Thomas and Friends
  • Big Mac - TUGS
  • Knuckles - Sonic the Hedgehog
  • Fowlmouth - Tiny Toon Adventures
  • Mr. Mossy - Horrid Henry
  • Garfield - Garfield and Friends
  • Billy Twofeathers - Shining Time Station
  • Principal Skinner - The Simpsons
  • Donkey Kong - Super Mario Bros.
  • Joe Swanson - Family Guy
  • Eugene H. Krabs - SpongeBob SquarePants
  • Mr. Ratburn - Arthur
  • The Great Prince of the Forest - Bambi

Sam Swami

Sam Swami appears in the Dastardly and Muttley episode, "Balmi Swami". Dastardly comes to him for predictions on how to stop Yankee Doodle Pigeon. Sam makes predictions based on what he sees in the sky, such as saws, pies, a hanging dog, and a jack-in-the-box. However, none of these work, mainly due to the Vulture Squardon's own faults. (The Vulture Squadron cut each other's planes with the saws, throw pies at each other instead of Yankee Doodle Pigeon, Muttley bails out of the "ridiculous idea" at the last minute and his leash gets caught on a tree branch, and Muttley activates the jack-in-the box under a low bridge). At the end of the episode, Dastardly chases Sam while tossing his crystal ball on his head.

Parody Appearances

Sam Swami's personality reflects that of:

  • Neville or Victor - Thomas and Friends
  • Daffy Duck - Looney Tunes/Tiny Toon Adventures
  • Apu Nahasapeemapetilon - The Simpsons
  • Digby - Theodore Tugboat

Sawtooth Beaver

Sawtooth Beaver is the sidekick of Rufus Ruffcut in Wacky Races. Sawtooth was originally voiced by Don Messick, and currently by Billy West. Like Rufus Ruffcut, his rareware theme is Banjo-Tooie's Cloud Cookooland.

Parody Appearances

Sawtooth's personality reflects that of:

  • Thomas - Thomas and Friends
  • Ten Cents - TUGS
  • Tails - Sonic the Hedgehog
  • Buster Bunny - Tiny Toon Adventures
  • Dudley Puppy - T.U.F.F. Puppy
  • Phineas - Phineas and Ferb
  • Perfect Peter (Not to be confused with Peter Perfect) - Horrid Henry
  • Odie - Garfield and Friends
  • George Carlin Mr. Conductor - Shining Time Station
  • Homer Simpson - The Simpsons
  • Diddy Kong - Super Mario Bros.
  • Peter Griffin - Family Guy
  • SpongeBob SquarePants - SpongeBob SquarePants
  • Arthur Read - Arthur
  • Young Thumper - Bambi
  • Pete - Pete's Dragon
  • Flounder - The Little Mermaid

Sea Captain

The Sea Captain appeared in the Dastardly and Muttley episode, "Ship Up or Shape Out". In the episode, he is the owner of a ship, and the Vulture Squadron General are assigned to catch the pigeon aboard the ship, much to his dismay. A running gag in the episode is that his ship keeps getting wrecked whenever one of the Vulture Squadron's planes crash into it after failing to catch the pigeon.

Parody Appearances

The Sea Captain's personality reflects that of:

  • Bulstrode - Thomas and Friends
  • Dr. Warpnik - Sonic the Hedgehog
  • Ruffee - Tiny Toon Adventures
  • R. Boat - Theodore Tugboat

Sergeant Blast

Sergeant Blast is one of the drivers of the Army Surplus Special in Wacky Races. Sergeant Blast was originally voiced by Daws Butler, then by Greg Burson and currently by Maurice LaMarche. Like Private Meekly, his rareware theme is Conker's Bad Fur Day's TNT.

While he technically doesn't do the driving, per se, he does man the cannon on top of the vehicle, which fires at whoever is unfortunate enough to be in its crosshairs.

Parody Appearances

Sargeant Blast's personality reflects that of:

  • BoCo - Thomas and Friends
  • Mighty Moe - TUGS
  • Sargeant Doberman - Sonic the Hedgehog
  • Wade Pig - Tiny Toon Adventures
  • General Warhog - T.U.F.F. Puppy
  • Michael Crab the Old Pig - Garfield and Friends
  • Yes Guy (Or "That jerk that goes YES!") - The Simpsons
  • Cleaveland Brown - Family Guy
  • Jamjars - Banjo-Kazooie

Sheriff

The Sheriff, an authority figure, appeared in several episodes of Wacky Races.

In "The Zippy Mississippi Race", Dastardly tricks him into theinking the other Wacky Racers are Yankees coming to invade his town and to stop them. Penelope later explains that the Wacky Racers aren't yankees and makes him realize that he had been tricked by Dastardly. He then shoots holes into the Mean Machine's fuel tank, causing it to run out of gas just before reaching the finish line.

In "Fast Track to Hackensack", he arrests the Anthill Mob for speeding (as Dick Dastardly painted an 8 on the speed limit sign), and for Ring-a-Ding bribing him with a cigar. He later releases them when Clyde tells him that they need to get back to the Wacky Race, as the Wacky Races are his favorite sport. He helps them place first through an escort and arrests Dick Dastardly for shooting at him.

In "Scout Scatter", Dastardly calls him to tell him that the Anthill Mob is on the loose. He attempts to arrest the Anthill Mob, but the Anthill Mob fool him by disguising themselves as Wood Scouts.

Parody Appearances

The Sheriff's personality reflects that of:

  • Salty - Thomas and Friends
  • Sea Rogue's Uncle - TUGS
  • Foghorn Leghorn - Looney Tunes/Tiny Toon Adventures
  • Lawrence's Dad - Sonic the Hedgehog
  • The Colonel - The Simpsons
  • Funky Kong - Super Mario Bros.
  • Patchy the Pirate - SpongeBob SquarePants
  • Seamus - Family Guy

Sheriff Sam

Sheriff Sam is the judge of Gopher Gulch in the episode, Dopey Dakotah Derby. He is a different character from The Sheriff, who appeared in several episodes of Wacky Races.

In Dopey Dakotah Derby, he awaits the racers as they cross the finish line. Just as Dick Dastardly, who is posing as the Wanted Criminal, Deadweed Dick is about to cross the finish line, Sam mistakes him for Deadweed Dick and arrests him, causing the Anthill Mob to finish first.

Parody Appearances

Sheriff Sam's Personality reflects that of:

  • Jeremiah Jobling - Thomas & Friends
  • Princess Alice's Captain - TUGS

Teacher

The Teacher appears in the Dastardly and Muttley episode "Sky-high IQ". In the episode, the General sends him to give the Vulture Squadron IQ tests, due to their many failed attempts to stop Yankee Doodle Pigeon. After they take the tests, the Teacher tells Dastardly, Klunk, and Zilly that they have all failed the test, and that Muttley is the only one who got a perfect score, so he should be in charge of the Vulture Squadron. As a result, Muttley replace's Dastardly's role as the leader, and Dastardly and muttley go through a role reversal (with Muttley treating Dastardly the exact same way he treated him earlier). In the end, it is revealed that the Teacher accidentally mixed up Muttley's test with Dastardly's, and Dastardly happily takes back his role as the leader of the Vulture Squadron, while sentencing Muttley to live in the doghouse (a literal doghouse) for the next year.

The Ant Hill Mob

The Ant Hill Mob were a group of 1920s saden, The Bulletproof Bomb (The Roaring Plenty) gangsters that raced along side all the other Wacky Racers. It never did say if they had escaped from jail or what but they seemed to be a little caring of each other. Although he is sometimes rude to the rest of the gang, Clyde actually cares for them. In one episode, when the rest of the gang was stuck in the Creepy Coupe, Clyde was menacing the Gruesomes: "All right, you Creeps, where are my boys?" The gang drove in Car Number 7 and were pint-sized characters, a reference to the Seven Dwarfs; in one episode, they even disguise themselves as the Seven Dwarfs to escape from a policeman. Their usual method of improving the speed of their car was "getaway" power, which was achieved by extending their feet through the floor of the car and running, the same way Fred Flintstone accelerates his own prehistoric car.

The seven members are:

  • Clyde – The leader, a caricature of Edward G. Robinson in Little Caesar and the one in the gray suit; When he gives instructions to the others, they always respond: "Right, Clyde." He gets irritated when the mob screws up or when a certain member of the mob (especially Dum Dum) misinterprets his instructions. His catchphrases are "Oh brother", "No kiddin'", and "You Dum-Dum!". He was voiced by Paul Winchell. Clyde's name probably came from car gangster Clyde Barrow. This is further reinforced in a dialog where he threatens the boys with, "Youse want I should tell Bonnie on you?", an apparent reference to Barrow accomplice Bonnie Parker. When broadcast in French, his name was changed to "Al Carbone," a play on Al Capone.
  • Dum Dum – (formerly Ring-A-Ding in Wacky Races) Played stupid and is identified by a plum-colored stripe on his hat; his catch phrases are "Here we come, Penelope!" and "What'll we do now, Clyde?". Like his Wacky Races counterpart, he was normally the cause of a plan's failure. Dum Dum also has trouble remembering his own name, and speaks like a clown. He was voiced by Don Messick. In Wacky Races, Ring-A-Ding usually queries Clyde's orders or is the one who causes the plan to go wrong in some way. Clyde also mispronounces his name saying "Ding-A-Ling" instead of "Ring-A-Ding."
  • Pockets (formerly Mac) – Able to bring out useful objects to get the Mob out of trouble, even ones of ridiculous size. He has a green stripe on his hat, and pockets all over his suit (hence his name). He was voiced by Don Messick.
  • Snoozy (formerly Rug Bug Benny) – The dozy one, sleeping through moments of emergency; but despite sleeping on the job, he's always aware of what's going on at the present time and appears able to pilot Chugga-Boom (the mob's car) while asleep. He can dream up a suggestion that Clyde finds very reasonable. Snoozy has the blue stripe on his hat, and leans over when upright, with his head on Dum Dum's shoulder. Snoozy is the only member of the Mob other than Clyde who is portrayed reliably without a full head of hair. He is a pun on The Seven Dwarfs's Sleepy. He was voiced by Don Messick.
  • Softy (formerly Kirby) – Cries at any possible emotional or stressful moment; whether those moments were happy or sad was irrelevant; he often chimes in mother memories. Very seldom does he smile, or even laugh. Viewers can identify him by both his constant blubbering, and his hat's pink stripe. He was voiced by Paul Winchell.
  • Yak Yak (formerly Danny) – The talkative one, made a kind of 'yuk yuk' laugh, no matter how disastrous the news he was imparting. The worse the news he imparts, the harder he laughs. Yak Yak would laugh distinctively when The Mob was in peril, recognizing the danger but would still laugh ("We're gonna crash!! Heeheeheehee!"). Yak Yak is identified by his hat's chartreuse stripe, and his blonde hair. He was voiced by Mel Blanc.
  • Zippy (formerly Willy) – A fast runner and a fast talker. If Pockets cannot provide what the mob needs, Clyde will send Zippy somewhere to get it (which is where he tends to mess up). Whenever Zippy screws up, Clyde would sometimes call him Dippy-Zippy. Like Clyde, his hat has a red stripe on it. He was voiced by Don Messick.

The Ant Hill Mob re-appear in a spin off of Wacky Races called The Perils of Penelope Pitstop. This time they were her knight in shining armor but with a car instead. They all had different names except Clyde who wore a sliver outfit and his wingmen all wearing a blue outfits. Also their car changed with a whole new look, personality and name, Chugga-Boom.

The name also came up in an episode of The Atom Ant short named "Wild, Wild Ants." It's a bunch of bicker ants who eat the picnicers food. They were called the Ant Hill Mob.

Parody Appearances

The Anthill Mob's personalities reflect that of:

  • Duke, Skarloey, Rheneas, Sir Handel, Peter Sam, Rusty, and Duncan - Thomas and Friends
  • Jack the Grappler, Izzy Gomez, Lord Stinker, Billy ShoePack, Boomer, Little Ditcher, and Puffa - TUGS
  • Vector, Mighty, Ray, Espio, Charmy, Heavy and Bomb (or Big Grizz and Big Mike) - Sonic the Hedgehog
  • Dr. Otto ScratchNSniff, Byron Basset, Dizzy Devil, Gogo Dodo, Furrball, Banjo Possum, and Little Beeper - Animaniacs and Tiny Toon Adventures
  • Pimply Paul, Dizzy Dave, Aerobic Al, Beefy Bert, Kind Kasim, Weepy William, and New Nick - Horrid Henry
  • Sheldon the Egg, Fred Duck, Dog Brothers, Wade Duck, and Edward R. Furrow - Garfield and Friends
  • Comic Book Guy, Bumblebee Man, The Sea Captain, Moe Syzlak, Dr. Nick Riviera, Waylon Smithers, and Professor Frink - The Simpsons
  • Mushroom King, Baby Mario, Baby Luigi, Donkey Kong Jr., Baby Yoshi, Conker, and Bowser Jr. - Super Mario Bros. and Conker's Bad Fur Day
  • Northumberland, Theodore, Hank, George, FoDuck, Baddeck, and Guysborough - Theodore Tugboat

Wargames General

The Wargames General appeared in the episode, "Speedy Arkansas Traveller", where Dastardly and Muttley disguised themselves as soldiers to get Sargeant Blast and Private Meekly into the wargames and out of the race. Dastardly's plan backfired when the Wargames General ordered Dastardly and Muttley themselves to be in the wargames.

Parody Appearances

The Wargames General's personality reflects that of:

  • Spencer - Thomas and Friends
  • Bluenose - TUGS
  • Johnny Pew - Tiny Toon Adventures
  • Reform School Sargeant - Phineas and Ferb
  • Aloysius Pig - Garfield and Friends
  • Hobart Hume III - Shining Time Station
  • Frank Grimes or Superintendent Chalmers - The Simpsons
  • Sagat - Street Fighter
  • Carter Pewterschmidt - Family Guy
  • Squilliam Fancyson - SpongeBob SquarePants

Wargames Pigeon

The Wargames Pigeon resembles Yankee Doodle Pigeon, but unlike him, he is able to speak normally. He tricks Dastardly and Muttley by trying to capture the Yankee Doodle Pigeon.

Parody Appearances

The Wargames Pigeon's personality reflects that of:

  • Trevor - Thomas and Friends
  • The Goods Engines - TUGS

Yankee Doodle Pigeon

Yankee Doodle Pigeon (voiced by Don Messick) is a presumably American homing pigeon carrying a mail bag, and a bugle which he always plays (1) to announce his presence in defiance of the Vulture Squadron, and (2) to mock the Vulture Squadron's ineptitude. In the episode "Stop Which Pigeon?", he was caught but was accidentally released.

Parody Appearances

Yankee Doodle Pigeon's personality reflects that of:

  • Bertie - Thomas and Friends
  • Coast Guard - TUGS
  • Sonic - Sonic the Hedgehog
  • Bookworm - Tiny Toon Adventures
  • Perry - Phineas and Ferb
  • Jolly Josh - Horrid Henry
  • Ringo Starr Mr. Conductor - Shining Time Station
  • Mario - Super Mario Bros.
  • Sideshow Mel - The Simpsons
  • Gary the Snail - SpongeBob SquarePants
  • Ryu - Street Fighter
  • Bertie Buddy Bear - Garfield and Friends
  • Pal - Arthur
  • Young Bambi - Bambi

Zilly

Zilly is a member of the Vulture Squadron in Dastardly and Muttley in Their Flying Machines. Like his fellow pilot, Klunk, he is voiced by Don Messick. He is a pilot in the Vulture squadron. He is a cringing coward, forever running away and having to be fetched by Muttley. Each new plan fills him with dread, and he usually utters his catchphrase, "Oh dear! Oh my!", before retracting his head into his collar. Dastardly puts up with his cowardice because he is (1) a reasonably competent pilot who is needed to fly planes, and (especially) (2) the only squadron member able to interpret Klunk's gibberish (though on one occasion, he actually repeated Klunk's gibberish when he was asked, "Would you repeat that, Zilly?"). In one episode, he is temporarily turned into a reckless hero via hypnotherapy, but his new heroism turns out to be even more damaging to the squadron than his usual cowardice, leaving no choice to Dick Dastardly but to change him back to normal (causing both Dastardly and Zilly to become a duo of cowards in the process).

Zilly is a World War I Flying Ace, though it is clear that he would rather be anywhere than in the sky. As a Vulture Squadron member, it is his duty to fly in his plane and stop Yankee Doodle Pigeon from delivering messages to and from the enemy. Zilly describes himself as a chicken and a coward, due to his fear of flying. Whenever his superior, Dick Dastardly, would tell him, Klunk and Muttley to get into their planes, or whenever he says one of Klunk's inventions intimidates him, Zilly would always try to sneak his way out of going back into the skies, but almost every time, Muttley forces him to fly with the squadron anyway. The only time in the series where Zilly actually gets out of flyng is in the episode "Movies Are Badder Than Ever".

When Don Messick performed the voice of Zilly, he gave the character a scared shaky voice which he speaks with in every episode. The only time he does not use this voice is in the episode "Zilly's a Dilly", in which he is hypnotized into being brave to the point of cockiness.

Not only does Zilly work with Klunk as a flying ace under Dick Dastardly, but Zilly is the only one who can understand Klunk's gibberish language. Whenever Klunk would speak in his gibberish language, Dastardly would usually ask, What did he say? What did he say? It was then when Zilly would interpret Klunk's language. Zilly is the only character in the series who can understand Klunk.

Parody Appearances

Zilly's personality reflects that of:

  • Dennis, Billy, or Arry - Thomas and Friends
  • Zip - TUGS
  • Scratch - Sonic the Hedgehog
  • Danforth Drake - Tiny Toon Adventures
  • Larry - T.U.F.F. Puppy
  • Thaddeus - Phineas and Ferb
  • Slimy Sammy - Horrid Henry
  • Wart - Garfield and Friends
  • Biff - Shining Time Station
  • Kearney - The Simpsons
  • Lemmy Koopa - Super Mario Bros.
  • Man Ray - SpongeBob SquarePants
  • Slink - Arthur
  • Grover Gogan - Pete's Dragon
  • Flotsam - The Little Mermaid

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