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The cartoon had a large number of regular characters, with 23 people and animals spread among the 11 race cars. The villain of the series drives The Mean Machine 00 , a purple, rocket-powered car with an abundance of concealed weapons and the ability to fly.
Dick Dastardly is an archetypal mustache-twirling villain; Muttley is his wheezily snickering dog henchman. Dastardly never sees victory. One of the unused plans for the series was that the races would be part of a live-action quiz show made by Merrill Heatter and Bob Quigley Productions in which contestants would bet on which Wacky Racer would cross the finish line first.
The show gave the results of each race at the end of each episode, the first, second, and third placings are given by the narrator, and we sometimes saw some or all of the other cars cross the finish line.
The show never indicated a particular scoring system or way to determine who won the Wacky Races as a whole.
The cumulative totals for first, second, and third-place finishes for each contestant are presented below: Both series ran for two seasons.
In , the pilot for a spin-off series titled Wacky Races Forever was produced for Cartoon Network. Penelope Pitstop and Peter Perfect had married and created Perfect Industries, the corporate sponsor of the new Wacky Races, whereas their children Parker and Piper competed in the race.
Viceroy, who sought to steal Perfect Industries. The series was not picked up by Cartoon Network. It is a dark and gritty re-imagining of the series set after the apocalypse in a similar vein to the Mad Max franchise.
Wacky Races was also seen in the South Park episode Handicar. Later in , another game called Wacky Races: Crash and Dash was released on June 27, This game was developed by Eidos.
A three-disc DVD release of the complete series was made available in Japan on August 10, , and had both English and Japanese audio.
In Britain, Warner released a three-disc set with no extra features, which was only available in Virgin Megastores. The complete box set of Wacky Races was released on July 31, as an HMV exclusive but is essentially the standard Volumes 1—3 with no extras.
The Australian release of Volume 1 and 2 was made available in and Volume 3 released in Warner Home Video released the entire series, with commentaries and other extras, in a DVD box set on October 26, The intended object lesson may have been that Dastardly might have easily won several races had he only kept his mind on the race and off dirty tricks.
Coyote, Dastardly never saw victory, although on one occasion he did cross the finish line first only to be disqualified when the judges reviewed the video replay, revealing that Dastardly had cheated by extending the tip of his car.
Wacky Races was inspired by the film The Great Race , and the main characters in the cartoon were based on those in the film.
One of the musical themes, used in the show, was used as the opening and closing segments of the spin off show The Perils of Penelope Pitstop.
One of the original plans for the series was that the races themselves would be part of a live-action quiz show with Merrill Heatter and Bob Quigley Productions, the team behind the television series Hollywood Squares.
Although the game show concept was eventually scrubbed, the series still retained a Hanna-Barbera Heatter-Quigley dual production credit.
He would often talk to the drivers, who would answer back looking through the screen - as if talking to the viewer.
After the race, the young contestant, and the relative with the winning vehicle, would win prizes, including plastic model kits of the Wacky Races cars.
The basic idea behind Wacky Races was used again by Hanna-Barbera in later years. These were racing games.
Later in , another game called Wacky Races: Crash and Dash was released on 27 June This latest outing was developed by Eidos.