Monday, May 1, 2017

Famous First Episodes: Dastardly & Muttley in Their Flying Machines (1969)

Dastardly & Muttley in Their Flying Machines, as you know, was one of two spin-offs from Wacky Races (Perils of Penelope Pitstop being the other), out of three freshman series Hanna-Barbera sold to CBS in 1969.

Being that it's the 1st of the month, our Famous First Episode is the series premiere of Dastardly & Muttley.  The Vulture Squadron makes its debut in "Fur Out Furlough". Then, after the debut of the Wing Dings segment, Magnificent Muttley is "Muttley on the Bounty", but Dick Dastardly (Paul Winchell) isn't exactly Captain Queeg. The finale is "Sappy Birthday". Someone's birthday is about to be spoiled.....

Rating: B-.

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