Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Rare Treats: The backstory of Wacky Races

I happened across this little item, which comes, I guess, from the Wacky Races DVD. Interviews include Iwao Takamoto, Jerry Eisenberg (who did the character designs), and Hanna-Barbera's grand dame, Janet Waldo, one of two surviving cast members from the series (John Stephenson being the other). We know Janet can, at her advanced age, still do Judy Jetson, but can she call up Penelope Pitstop? Watch and see.

Wacky Races marked its 45th anniversary last year, and it's been 8 years since an attempt at a revival had at least reached the pilot stage. It wouldn't hurt to try again.


magicdog said...

I enjoyed this little nugget!

I wouldn't mind seeing another revival. CN missed out by passing on the first one! It had a lot of potential.

Of course the fema-nazis would go nuts nowadays seeing a female contestant having a car like Penelope Pitstop's! Perhaps that's why they made her daughter a bit of a cheat in the revival.

hobbyfan said...

Then, the feminists wouldn't have gotten the joke. It's that simple.