The Perils of Penelope Pitstop
The Perils of Penelope Pitstop was a 30 minute kids TV show on CBS about an evil lawyer who repeatedly tried to kill a helpless damsel in distress in order to get her money. Fortunately he wasn't very skilled at his murderous attempts and was always stopped in his tracks by the Ant Hill Mob.
Perils of Penelope Pitstop Characters
Janet Waldo .... Penelope Pitstop
Paul Lynde .... The Hooded Claw
Mel Blanc .... Bully Brothers / Yak Yak
Don Messick .... Dum Dum / Pockets / Snoozy / Zippy
Paul Winchell .... Clyde / Softy
Gary Owens .... Narrator
Penelope Pitstop Trivia
This series was modeled after the 1914 silent serial, "The Perils of Pauline" that was shown in one 30 minute episode and then nineteen more 20 minute episodes that ran in movie theaters across the U.S. The idea was to leave the heroine (Pauline) in a situation that seemed hopeless at the end of each segment. Then movie-goers would return for the next movie so they could find out what happened to Pauline. The Perils of Penelope Pitstop did the same thing for kids in the late 1960s. It ensured that they would tune in for next week's episode!
Penelope Pitstop was originally a character on the cartoon show, "Wacky Races".
Episodes List With Original Air Dates
- Jungle Jeopardy (9/13/1969)
- The Terrible Trolley Trap (9/20/1969)
- The Boardwalk Booby Trap (9/27/1969)
- Wild West Peril (10/4/1969)
- Carnival Calamity (10/11/1969)
- The Treacherous Movie Lot Plot (10/18/1969)
- Arabian Desert Danger (10/25/1969)
- The Diabolical Department Store Danger (11/1/1969)
- Hair Raising Harness Race (11/8/1969)
- North Pole Peril (11/15/1969)
- Tall Timber Treachery (11/22/1969)
- Cross Country Double Cross (11/29/1969)
- Big Bagdad Danger (12/6/1969)
- Bad Fortune in a Chinese Fortune Cookie (12/13/1969)
- Big Top Trap (12/20/1969)
- Game of Peril (1/10/1970)
- London Town Treachery (1/17/1970)
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