Penelope Pitstop

Penelope Pitstop in her pussycat carPenelope Pitstop was so girly that I’m surprised I liked her, but it may well have been The Hooded Claaaw that drew me in. I thought that she was ridiculous when she ran with both legs in the air but was compelled to watch as she escaped his clutches one more time.

Oh Penny, why didn’t you fight back, why run? He was only a stupid man trying to scare you! Pull off that hood and you could guarantee that he would be a weedy little teenage banker.

She was one of the Wacky Racers but she had her own spin-off cartoon adventure series, The Perils of Penelope Pitstop, and that’s where I first saw her. It was only years later that I realised, due to her name, that she must have originally come from the Wacky Races series, along with ‘catch the pigeon’ Dastardly and Mutley and several other characters.

Josie Henley-Einion, author, blogger, Legend in my own Living Room (this post inspired by Susan’s comment last week and blog post that was inspired from it (convoluted things that you get on these incestuous blogs))


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