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Speed Racer

Season 1 Episode 49

The Car in the Sky

Aired Unknown Mar 01, 1968 on
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Speed and his family are on the way to the Grand Prix (which is the key race for the World Racing Championship) and their plane is forced down on to an island by a storm. On the island they find out: that the both the plane's and Mach Five's radios have been smashed; every other passenger is in a hurry to get where they are going; there are no plants on the island, and that the island is a likely a forgotten top secret base used during a war. Since the island is uncharted Speed has no idea where to send the homing robot nor if the oxygen would last long enough to get help. Speed learns that one of the other passengers has brought advertizing balloons. Using hydrogen from the base Speed turns the Mach Five into a dirigible, then they draw lots to see which three people will go to get help. After the drawing, Trixie gives her lot to a girl whose mother is dieing, and the rich man buys a lot from one of the other winners. Spritle and Chim Chim stow away and force Speed to throw everything but food and water overboard. The rich man's suitcase is discovered to contain gold bars and later he steals one of the balloons and drifts off into the distance; eventually the rich man crashes into a mountain setting off the hydrogen. Speed arrives at the Grand Prix in time but instead takes the girl to her mother missing the race.moreless

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    Corinne Orr

    Corinne Orr

    Trixie/Spritle Racer/Mom Racer

    Peter Fernandez

    Peter Fernandez

    Speed Racer/Racer X

    Jack Curtis (I)

    Jack Curtis (I)

    Pops Racer/Inspector Detector

    Jack Grimes

    Jack Grimes

    Sparky/Chim Chim

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