Dastardly and Muttley in Their Flying Machines

Season 1 Episode 10

Zilly's A Dilly

Aired Saturday 9:30 AM Oct 18, 1969 on CBS
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Zilly's A Dilly
Dick Dastardly is fed up with Zilly being a scary cat. So, he calls for a doctor who hypnotizes Zilly. Now Zilly changes into the bravest Vulture Squadron warrior.

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  • A great example of the series.

    I saw this one come on today on Boomerang, and it was great! In the episode, Dastardly get fed up with Zilly being a big chicken, so he calls in a hypnotist. You realize how much of a coward he is when the hypnotist says "where is he?" and Dastardly point to a shaking uniform (Zilly hiding in his uniform is a running gag in the series). But once he's hypnotized, there's one slight problem- he's too brave! So Dastardly has to call the hypnotist again to make Zilly a coward again- except when he does a reverse trance, Dastardly accidentally gets hypnotized too!moreless
Paul Winchell

Paul Winchell

Dick Dastardly / The General

Don Messick

Don Messick

Muttley / Klunk / Zilly

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  • TRIVIA (2)

    • When the show was syndicated as part of "The Funtastic World Of Hanna-Barbera" package in 1977, WANX/ch. 46 in Atlanta had the scene of Zilly being hypnotized and a later scene of Dastardly and Zilly being hypnotized cut out. WANX was then owned by Pat Robertson's CBN company and any presentation or reference to supernatural elements violated their programming standards. (WANX is now Atlanta's CBS affiliate WGCL.)

    • While Zilly was brave, he got irritated when Dastardly asked for him to translate what Klunk was saying.

  • QUOTES (3)

    • Dick: Zilly, get back into formation. I'm still leader of this squadron.
      Zilly: Go fly a kite, Dastardly. I'll shock it to that pigeon all by myself.

    • (Zilly runs Dick over in his haste to catch the pigeon)
      Dick: A brave Zilly? I can't believe it.

    • Dick: I tell you, doctor, this guy is afraid of his own shadow. I want you to find out why he's chicken and cure him.
      Doctor: Oh, that's a very common ailment. It's known as "frightola scaredy-cat-itis." And a cure is just a simple hypnotizement of the chicken brain cells.

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