Wacky Races

Mish Mash Missouri Dash/Idaho a-Go-Go

Season 1, Ep 3, Aired 9/28/68
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  • Episode Description
  • Mish Mash Missouri Dash: Dick Dastardly dresses up as a Southener. Luke finds his cousin Elmer. Idaho a-Go-Go: The cars have a chain reaction car crash. Penelope Pitstop falls for Dickk Dastardly's little red riding hood scheme.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Paul Winchell

    Dick Dastardly / Clyde / Pvt. Meekly

  • John Stephenson

    Lazy Luke / Blubber Bear /

  • Don Messick

    Muttley / Gravel Slag / Little Gruesome / Professor Pat Pending / Sawtooth / Ring-a-Ding

  • Dave Willock

    Narrator

  • Janet Waldo

    Penelope Pitstop

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (3)

    • Pvt. Meekly: Did you say left, Sarge? Sgt. Blast: Right. Pvt. Meekly: Oh, right. Sgt. Blast: NOOO!

    • Dick Dastardly: So we won't take the left road, which is the right road. We will take the right road, which is the wrong road, right?

    • Narrator: A late start, Dastardly? Dick Dastardly: Yes. *snicker* Last night I had Muttley here let the air out of the tires, and guess whose tires got it?

    Notes (3)

    • On the Cartoon Network and Boomerang showings of "Idaho-A-Go-Go" (as well as the Warner Home Video DVD), Muttley's snicker at the end is missing.

    • Both episodes were adapted into comic book stories in Gold Key issue #2 (February, 1971); "Idaho-A-Go-Go" was retitled "Wide Open Races" (and had a different ending).

    • Mish Mash Missouri Dash: 1st: #3 Convert-A-Car 2nd: #5 Compact Pussycat 3rd: #2 Creepy Coupe Idaho a-Go-Go: 1st: #1 Bouldermobile 2nd #10 Buzzwagon 3rd: #3 Convert-A-Car

    Trivia (7)

    • From Mish Mash Missouri Dash: While Dick Dastardly was ordering Muttley to repair the Mean Machine, Muttley's head hair was black like his ears instead of brown like the rest of his fur.

    • From Mish Mash Missouri Dash: one shot shows the Army Surplus Special following the cars that didn't take the short cut and right after this Dick Dastardly notices the Army Surplus Special following them through the short cut.

    • When Peter Perfect pulls up at Grandma's house and sees the Compact Pussycat parked there, the rear tire on the far side of the Turbo Terrific in uncolored

    • Goof: one shot shows Dick Dastardly bare hands (without his red gloves).

    • When the car crash happens, the narrator names every car's number except #2, #5, and # 10, but everyone was in the crash except #5.

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    Allusions (1)

    • (from Mish Mash Missouri Dash) Announcer: Professor Pat Pending finds himself way up in the air...in that beautiful balloon! This alludes to a line in the song Up, Up And Away by the Fifth Dimension. The line is actually "Way up in the air in my beautiful balloon."

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