Speed Racer

Season 1 Episode 20

The Fastest Car on Earth (Part 1)

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Aired Unknown Nov 25, 1967 on
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At midnight in a cemetery, the GRX racecar engine is unearthed. The following day Spritle and Chim are trapped inside a truck. It takes them to Oriana Flub's house, where Chim Chim is tied to a motorized go-cart. When the chimp comes to a stop, one of Oriana's men sprays a "formula" at him. As he takes off again, Oriana announces that "they'll win the Grand Prix of the Orient." At the track, a new racecar comes on the scene. Pops recognizes the sound of its engine. High in the stands, Oriana and her right-hand man, Omar watch while a thug sprays the driver of the mysterious car with the formula. At Oriana's house, Pops accuses her of stealing the engine "out of the tomb of Bent Cranium," the engine's inventor. Pops adds that five test drivers and Cranium died because of the GRX. Oriana knocks him out with "sleeper gas." Meanwhile, Speed in the Mach 5, along with Trixie and Sparky, follows a flatbed truck carrying the GRX racecar. Inside the truck's cab, the man on the passenger side is desperate for water. After he gulps several mouthfuls, he becomes delusional and begs the driver to slow down. The truck pulls into Oriana's garage. Spritle and Chim Chim, who have been lurking in the bushes, spot Speed on the truck. In another room, Pops is being beaten. In the garage, Speed discovers the famous GRX engine. A man named Curly appears. A fight ensues. Meanwhile, Spritle and Chim Chim rescue Pops, who's tied to a chair. Speed knocks out Curly. As if hypnotized by the car, Speed gets inside to "try it just once." The high speed takes Speed into another dimension and he passes out.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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