One of two Spin Offs from Wacky Races, this series is best remembered for its bizarre aircraft designs. Dick Dastardly leads the Vulture Squadron in pursuit of the courier Yankee Doodle Pigeon. The squadrons other members are Dastardlys partner from Wacky Races, Muttley, a snickering dog always begging for a medal; Klunk, an aircraft mechanic who speaks mainly in vocal sound effects, and Zilly, a nervous coward whose only redeeming virtue is his ability to translate Klunks speech for Dastardly. The Mean Machine, Dastardlys car from the Wacky Races, can be seen frequently in this series as well.
Although this cartoon is set during World War I, Dastardly always has access to a telephone, even in flight, over which the general communicates with him. Just as Dastardly never won a Wacky Race, he never catches the pigeon. There are two Dastardly & Muttley cartoons along with “Wing Dings”, which are short comedy blackouts. A supporting segment, Magnificent Muttley, concerns Muttleys flights of heroic fantasy.
The series entire voice cast consists of Don Messick (Muttley, Klunk and Zilly) and Paul Winchell (Dick Dastardly and the General). Messick even provides the falsetto voices of Muttleys girlfriends in the Magnificent Muttley segments.
A comic series based on the original series titled Dastardly & Muttley was released in 2017, written by Garth Ennis— yes, that Garth Ennis. In it, Dick (known as Lt. Col. Richard “Dick” Atcherly) is an Air Force Pilot while Muttley is his partner who ends up fused with his dog due to Applied Phlebotinum that results in cartoon physics and lunacy manifesting in the real world. Unlike the original series, it is set in contemporary times.
The 2017 reboot of Wacky Races subsequently revealed that the Dastardly in this series is the grandfather of the Dastardly from the reboot and the father of Dastardly from the original Wacky Races, that he still owns his plane from this series, and that the pigeon is still alive.
In Dastardly and Muttley in their Flying Machines, Muttley wears an orange pilot helmet and white goggles along with a matching orange scarf and he was the one who keeps saving Dastardly from falling and he uses his tail to fly like a helicopter for a brief period. Muttley is also a hoarder of medals as he is always asking Dastardly for one for obeying his commands or whenever he tries to save him from falling. If Dastardly didnt have one, he would purposely drop him. If he is given a medal he will give sighs of delight before floating in the air and land back on the ground, though Dastardly would often rip the medals off his chest as a punishment for his incompetence. However Muttley sometimes bites the hand of anyone who tries to take the medals away from him. Muttley also has his own show called Magnificent Muttley where Muttley is a protagonist being taunted by Dastardly who serves as a villain.
Muttley does not really talk very much; his main examples of speech are his trademark snicker – a wheezing smokers laugh (usually made at Dicks expense, who sometimes retaliates by thumping him on the head) – and a mushy, sotto voce grumble against an unsympathetic or harsh Dick (usually along the lines of “Sassafrassarassum Rick Rastardly!”). However, he occasionally says intelligible words. Muttley also hates bad remarks about him as seen when Dastardly calls him dumb or an idiot, as he bites his owners hand or grits him angrily to make his owner calm himself down. And he is also known as mischievous, understanding, thoughtful, treacherous, lovable, empathetic, astute, menacing, upbeat, truthful, testy, loyal, emotional and sneaky.
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