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Wacky Races

Season 1 Episode 4

The Baja-Ha-Ha Race/Real Gone Ape

Aired Saturday 9:30 AM Oct 05, 1968 on CBS
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Episode Summary

The Baja-Ha-Ha Race: Dick Dastardly uses a mud hole to try and stop everyone. Real Gone Ape: Dick Dastardly hypnotizes a gorilla to stop the other racers. The other racers find away around him and again Dick Dastardly finishes last.

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  • Dastardly puts a gorilla to the test of the racers' slump to frighten Ms. Pit-stop, but Penelope foils the ape's plans to stop the Racers. This is a classic beyond height. This Bommerang TV classic is a doozy in the plains!moreless

    Richard Dastardly first breaks the bridge to start the

    race. The Ant-hill Mob makes the rowing getaway. They are

    back on the road to stop King Klong's pathway escape

    to stop this row of wacky racers' plans for victory lane.

    This December 1968 race makes way for the winner of the

    "Great Ape Race" to make K.K. make Dastardly's wicked

    plot worthless to primate power in time. The 'Creepy Coupe'

    shuts the Slags down, but gets back up fast to catch up to

    the Ant-hill Mob's 1st place pedal. Moreover, Cannon power

    clogs by Klong's huge hand shoves the Army Surplus Special

    tank back in the plains drive to victory over the steady

    Crimson Hay-bailer whose 2nd place fly-and-drive was a

    mention for runner up. This 'Wacky Races' episode was a

    South Florida cartoon classic carried by channel 4 CBS in

    Miami. No harming of 1 primate was done in the making

    of this animated film narrated by the late Dave Willock.

    This race is #3 out of the Cartoon Network Classics Top 5.

    I'm Cesar Aponte, Jr. reporting from Xenia, Ohio on My FOX 8moreless
  • alright

    it was alright. i didn't proticularly like the whole thing with the gorrilla. i like when the boulder mobile beat up the octopus. I didn't like how the ape stopped everyone i thoght it was kind of boring. I did like when the gruesome twosome got flat tire and they put the snake on as a wheel and the snake whistled at penolope pitstop. I really like how dick dasterdly got extremely close but lost again. I didn't liek how the tank won when he was barely shown the whole episode. Another classic wacky races episode. I reccomend this episode but parts of it aren't great.moreless
Paul Winchell

Paul Winchell

Dick Dastardly / Clyde / Pvt. Meekly

John Stephenson

John Stephenson

Lazy Luke / Blubber Bear /

Don Messick

Don Messick

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

Dave Willock

Dave Willock


Janet Waldo

Janet Waldo

Penelope Pitstop

Daws Butler

Daws Butler

Rock Slag / Red Max / Peter Perfect / Sarge Blast / Rufus Roughcut / Big Gruesome

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


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    • When Atlanta's WANX/ch. 46 showed Wacky Races in 1977 (on alternate Wednesdays), the scenes from Real Gone Ape of Dastardly hypnotizing the gorilla and later of the gorilla hypnotizing Dastardly were edited out. (WANX is now CBS affiliate WGCL.)

    • "The Baja-Ha-Ha Race" was adapted into the comic story in Gold Key issue #6 (February, 1972); "Real Gone Ape" was adapated in issue #2 (February, 1971).

    • 104A: Dick Dastardly crosses the finish line. But he did it riding the donkey that had his car destroyed. Considering how slow the donkey is in comparison to the cars, he shouldn't have been able to reach the finish line until much more time after the cars did.

    • The Baja-Ha-Ha Race

      1st #1 Bouldermobile
      2nd #7 Bulletproof Bomb
      3rd #4 Crimson Haybailer

      Real Gone Ape

      1st #6 Army Surplus Special
      2nd #4 Crimson Haybailer
      3rd #10 Buzzwagon