Wheelie and the Chopper Bunch

NBC (ended 1975)
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  • Episode Guide
  • S 1 : Ep 39

    Wheelie's Clean Sweep

    Aired 5/31/75

  • S 1 : Ep 38

    Wings Of Wheelie

    Aired 5/24/75

  • S 1 : Ep 37

    Friday The Thirteenth

    Aired 5/17/75

  • S 1 : Ep 36

    Wheelie and The Smoke Eater

    Aired 5/10/75

  • S 1 : Ep 35

    Johnny Crash

    Aired 5/3/75

  • Cast & Crew
  • Frank Welker


  • Don Messick


  • Paul Winchell


  • Lennie Weinrib

    Hi Riser

  • Judy Strangis

    Rota Ree

  • show Description
  • Welcome to the Wheelie And The Chopper Bunch guide at TV.com.With the success of Speed Buggy on CBS, NBC had Wheelie & The Chopper Bunch (both Hanna-Barbera series). All the characters were vehicles, no humans.Wheelie's a 1974 red Volkswagen that only communicated with beeping horns as well as his windshield wipers. His girlfriend's name Rota Ree (a parody name of High Rollers hostess, Ruta Lee). Causing trouble was a 4 member motorcycle gang called The Chopper Bunch. They would always try to get Wheelie into traps, but would always backfire (ala Coyote-Road Runner). Chopper was the leader with Hi-Riser (a tall bike), Revs (a three-wheeled motorcycle) & Scrambles (a mini bike). Scrambles would always rub it in to Chopper saying, "I told you, I told you!"Three 6 minute episodes per 30 minute series.moreless

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (248)

    • Chopper: Ooooh, that little car! Scrambles: I told ya! I told ya! Chopper: I know. Scrambles: I told ya! I told ya! Chopper: I know! Scrambles: I told ya! I told ya! Chopper: Oh, shut your motor! Scrambles: I told ya! I told...(Chopper whacks him on the head)

    • Hi Riser: Wow, Chopper. You sure fooled that dumb doctor, huh? Chopper: Muffle yourself, carbonhead.

    • Revs: Hey Wheelie, we word you were hick...I mean...We heard you were sick.

    • Doctor: Bless my cylinders! Why you're practically boiling over!

    • Chopper: Okay, engines. Now's our chance. Hi Riser: Duh, chance for what? Chopper: To mess up those tests. Revs: Yeah, yeah. To test up the mess. Chopper: See, that'll make Wheelie sure he's sick. Revs: That's right. That's right. So he'll riss the mace. I-I-...Miss the space..Uh...Miss the race. Hi Riser: Oh yeah, miss his face.

    • Chopper: Just look at yourself. It looks like you've got it. (Wheelie honks in a questioning manner) Chopper: Piston pox.

    • Chopper: Oh, dirty oil. He beat us again. Scrambles: I told ya! I told ya! Chopper: I know. Scrambles: I told ya! I told ya! Chopper: I know! Scrambles: I told ya! Chopper: Muffle your tail pipe!

    • Scrambles: I told ya! I told ya! Chopper: I know. Scrambles: I told ya! I told ya! Chopper: I know. Scrambles: I told ya! I told ya! Chopper: Go soak your spark plugs!

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    Notes (2)

    • Hi Riser is in the lead and when it cuts to an overhead shot, Chopper is in the lead.

    • This was the last episode made for this series.

    Trivia (18)

    • Rota Ree disappears for a second after Wheelie does his trumpet charge scene.

    • When the doctor tells Wheelie to open his hood, it looks like only the front half of the doctor has been drawn.

    • When the doctor comes in and starts talking to Wheelie, his hood does not move like the other times when he talks.

    • Just before they hit the pier, Scrambles has two mouths.

    • Just before they hit the pier, Rev's body is disconnected from his rear tires.

    • In the beginning of the episode in one scene, the outlines of Choppers eyes turn from black to red back to black and then red and finally black again.

    • When Fishtail is trying to use the net to capture the Chopper bunch, the Captain is on the side of the road. The next scene shows him behind the bush and then the next he is by the road again.

    • Chopper speaks with Hi Riser's voice for a second.

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    Allusions (7)

    • Mojave Desert: The name of the desert that Wheelie and the Chopper Bunch must go through is called the "Motorjave Desert" which is a direct reference to the Mojave Desert.

    • "Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head" This quote is a line straight out of the #1 Billboard song sung by B. J. Thomas in 1970... Scrambles: Look, oil drops are falling. Hi Riser: Yeah, on his head.

    • John Mayne

      The Bulldozer talks a lot like the famous actor John Wayne.

    • Blazing Saddles The movie that Wheelie is making is called "Blazing Tailpipes" which is a direct reference to a popular movie of the day called Blazing Saddles.

    • Old Faithful The geyser called "Old Tankful" in this episode is a direct reference to the geyser at Yellowstone Park called Old Faithful.

    • Mona Lisa Wheelie and Rota go to see a painting called the Motor Lisa. This is a direct reference to the famous painting of the Mona Lisa.

    • Johnny Cash Johnny Crash is a direct parody of the popular country music star, Johnny Cash.

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