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Parents' Guide to

Wacky Races

By Deirdre Sheppard, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

Wild, wacky, witty cartoon -- a retro classic!

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

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age 6+

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Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (1 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

Penelope Pitstop (who also got her own spin off) and her car, The Compact Pussycat, steal the show. Instead of resorting to destructive weapons to get ahead, Penelope will coyly spray hair products to temporarily blind Dastardly and his canine sidekick. Although not always innocent, Penelope sets the example that women can be both feminine and independent.

Meanwhile, Dastardly and Muttley set up violent explosives to slow down the other drivers, although there's never any bloodshed. And all of the characters are pretty cutthroat and will do anything it takes to get to the finish line, so parents should be sure to explain what constitutes healthy competition. But on the other hand, the villains are the only ones who bend the rules, and they finish last every time, helping cement the message that cheaters never win.

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