The BEST Episodes of Dastardly & Muttley in Their Flying Machines
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Feb 4, 2021
Dick Dastardly and Muttley (the villains from the "Wacky Races" cartoon) are flying aces and members of the Vulture Squadron -- a crew of aviators on a mission to stop a homing pigeon named Yankee Doodle Pigeon from delivering messages to the other side. This show was a combination of the Red Baron-era Snoopy, "Wacky Races" and the film "Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines."
#1 - Sky Hi-IQ
Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Sep 27, 1969
The General sends an efficiency expert in order to shape up the Vulture Squadron. Having analysed the results of an attitude test, he recommends Muttley to take command of the squadron.
#2 - Magnificent Muttley: The Masked Muttley
Season 1 - Episode 17 - Aired Oct 18, 1969
#3 - Operation Anvil
Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Sep 20, 1969
Klunk is sure his new invention, a flying anvil, will work. Dick Dastardly is flattered - or should I say flattened - by the idea of finally getting Yankee Doodle Pigeon.
#4 - Magnificent Muttley: What's New, Old Bean?
Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Sep 20, 1969
#5 - Magnificent Muttley: Muttley on the Bounty
Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Sep 13, 1969
#6 - Zilly's A Dilly
Season 1 - Episode 15 - Aired Oct 11, 1969
Dick Dastardly is fed up with Zilly being a scary cat. So, he calls for a doctor who hypnotizes Zilly. Now Zilly changes into the bravest Vulture Squadron warrior.
#7 - Magnificent Muttley: The Big Topper
Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired Oct 11, 1969
#9 - Sappy Birthday
Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Sep 13, 1969
Muttley wants a day off because it's his birthday. Dastardly reminds him the birthday party cannot be held until after they stop the pigeon
#10 - Follow That Feather
Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Sep 20, 1969
Fully aware of the gravity of the situation, Dick Dastardly and his proud men try to eliminate the pigeon with a feather seeking homing missile.
#11 - Stop That Pigeon
Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Oct 11, 1969
Yankee Doodle Pigeon and the members of the Vulture Squadron, Dick Dastardly, Muttley, Klunk and Zilly, are introduced shortly. We witness their first attempts to stop that pigeon.
#12 - Shape Up Or Ship Out
Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Oct 4, 1969
Yankee Doodle Pigeon now flies bravely across open water carrying top secret messages to ships at sea. The General transfers the Vulture Squadron to sea duty on board a flat deck ferry boat.
#13 - The Cuckoo Patrol
Season 1 - Episode 16 - Aired Oct 18, 1969
Cleverly disguised as pigeons our militant men once again try to catch Yankee Doodle Pigeon. Not knowing they'd be better off as a cuckoo.
#14 - The Swiss Yelps
Season 1 - Episode 19 - Aired Oct 25, 1969
High in the sky our gallant courier Yankee Doodle Pigeon now sweeps swiftly trough the canons of the Swiss Alps. Of course, followed by Dastardly and his men who are having their planes rocked.
#15 - Magnificent Muttley: The Bad Actor
Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Oct 4, 1969
#16 - Have Plane Will Travel
Season 1 - Episode 46 - Aired Dec 27, 1969
The Vulture Squadron is transferred to a place where there's positively no pigeon except Yankee Doodle Pigeon.
#17 - A Plain Shortage Of Planes
Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Sep 27, 1969
The Vulture Squadron has run out of planes. The General calls to tell them there's no more money to by new ones. Dick Dastardly decides to buy a wreck so he'll still be able to catch Yankee Doodle Pigeon.
#18 - Barnstormers
Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Oct 4, 1969
Having messed up another mission a safe landing in a barn would be all they'd need. The country woman Hilda thinks her Prince Charming Zilly has fallen out of the sky. She won't let him go.
#19 - Eagle-Beagle
Season 1 - Episode 20 - Aired Oct 25, 1969
Having made a mess of several operations, Dick Dastardly comes to the conclusion an eagle is much easier to fetch than a pigeon.
#20 - Pest Pilots
Season 1 - Episode 18 - Aired Oct 18, 1969
The inimitable entrepreneurs of the Vulture Squadron drop in on a mad professor's laboratory. He gives them a chance to try his flying inventions on the pigeon instead of Klunk's.
#21 - Fly By Knights
Season 1 - Episode 22 - Aired Nov 1, 1969
This time around the group try to get Yankee Doodle by shooting arrows at him. They all miss Yankee Doodle and Dastardly suggest they they need glasses. So off they go to take an eye test. They all fail and get glasses. However the glasses make their sight worse. Everything Muttley sees is farther than it really is. Klunk's vision is multiplied and he sees more than what is really there. Zilly sees everything upside down. Then The General gives Dastardly glasses and all he sees is magnified.
#22 - There's No Fool Like a Re-Fuel
Season 1 - Episode 23 - Aired Nov 1, 1969
The episodes opens with the gang doing their normal thing. One by one they run out of fuel. One of the gang suggest they can never catch Yankee Doodle because they run out of fuel. Klunk gets the idea to fuel while in the air. They try many different ways of in-air fueling.
#23 - Lens A Hand
Season 1 - Episode 28 - Aired Nov 15, 1969
Dastardly offers to give The General Proof that the squadron is doing its job and not just collecting flight pay. Muttley is put in charge of taking pictures.
#24 - Movies Are Badder Than Ever
Season 1 - Episode 25 - Aired Nov 8, 1969
The General sends over a movie director to film the crew and see what they are doing wrong. The crew goes about their normal business and the director loves the footage he is getting. The crew destroys the film and the director is very upset.
#25 - Home Sweet Homing Pigeon
Season 1 - Episode 26 - Aired Nov 8, 1969
Zilly,Muttley and Klunk refuse to obey Dastardly's command because their enlistments are up. Dastardly cries and makes them feel bad so they decide to go along for one last time. The crew tries to try and feather Yankee Doodle but it doesn't work. They try a wreaking ball. It fails. The crew decides to leave for good this time. Yankee Doodle flies by and scares everyone so they decide to go get him. Dastardly tricks the crew in to reenlisting for four more years.