Wacky Races

Season 1 Episode 2

Why Oh Why Wyoming/Beat the Clock to Yellow Rock

Aired Saturday 9:30 AM Sep 21, 1968 on CBS
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Episode Summary

Why Oh Why Wyoming:
On their way to Handsprings, Wyoming, the racers come across Native Americans.
Beat the Clock to Yellow Rock:
On their way to Yellow Rock, the racers are stopped by a ranger to search for missing bears hiding in their trunks. Blubber Bear is mistaken for a runaway so Luke tries hiding him until he gets past the ranger. A bunch of bears take over the Ant Hill Mob and Dick Dastardly's cars.moreless

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  • silly

    i like this episode because of all the cool little gadjets. I reall like when the bullet proof bomb goes down and he tells the boys to fix it nd the just zip it up with a zipper. I also li the big fog storm nd everyone looks up above the fog. of course peter perfect was there to hel penelope pitstop see through the fog. I also like when dick dasterdly calls the indian crazy baby. I think that it was good how they showed every charector about the same. I like how the gruesome twosome still wins even thogh there frozen.Another classic wacky races episode.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


  • TRIVIA (5)

    • In 102A, Chief Crazy Buffalo hates "iron wagons" but has a teepee shaped car.

    • In 102B, after the bear leaves Dick's car stuck above the Unfaithful Geyser, Muttley pushes it forward right before the Geyser erupts, giving the idea that Dastardly escaped from the eruption, but in the next scene we see Dick and the Mean Machine in the Geyser like he previously did to Penelope and the Compact Pussycat.

    • In 102A when Penelope Pitstop crosses the canyon there is no W on her car.

    • In 102A right when the Creepy Coupe get the flat tire Little Gruesome has no hair

    • In 102B as Prof. Pending turns his car into a drill, it shows him looking forward but he only has hair one one side of his head.

  • QUOTES (1)

  • NOTES (3)

    • "Why Oh Why Wyoming" was adapted into the comic book story "Wrong Track Mind" (Gold Key #1, published May, 1969)." Beat The Clock To Yellowrock" was adapted into the comic book story "Beat The Clock Through Yellowrock" (Gold Key #4, August, 1971).

    • Why Oh Why Wyoming:

      1st: #2 Creepy Coupe
      2nd: #1 Bouldermobile
      2rd: #8 Arkansas Chugabug

      Beat the Clock to Yellow Rock:

      1st: #8 Arkansas Chugabug
      2nd #10 Buzzwagon
      3rd: #2 Creepy Coupe

    • In 102A the racers are on thier way to Handsprings, Whyoming


    • The expression "where the deer and the antelope play and the skies are not cloudy all day" from Chief Crazy Buffalo's sign was taken from parts of the song "Home on the Range".