The BEST Episodes of Wacky Races

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Jul 8, 2020

Network: CBS

The Wacky Races are a series of car competitions in which 11 racers race in locations throughout North America. The rules are extremely lax and allow for almost any vehicle design, power system and a wide range of tactics like combat and shortcuts. Despite this loose rule structure, competitors Dick Dastardly and his dog sidekick, Muttley, are still determined to cheat in their own ineffectual way.

Overseas Hi-Way Race

#1 - Overseas Hi-Way Race

Season 1 - Episode 32 - Aired Dec 28, 1968

Today, our Wacky Race takes place over water, as our Wacky Racers are island-hopping in Florida on their way from Key Largo to Key West.

star 8.75
4 votes
Race to Racine

#2 - Race to Racine

Season 1 - Episode 33 - Aired Jan 4, 1969

There they go on another wild and wacky race to Racine. Early race favourites include Professor Pat Pending, the Gruesome Twosome, and Rock and Gravel.

star 8.75
32 votes
The Carlsbad or Bust Bash

#3 - The Carlsbad or Bust Bash

Season 1 - Episode 34 - Aired Jan 4, 1969

And here they are, folks, warming up their cars for the hottest race ever to Carlsbad. Early race favourites include Penelope Pitstop and the Red Max.

star 8.65
34 votes
Fast Track to Hackensack

#4 - Fast Track to Hackensack

Season 1 - Episode 30 - Aired Dec 21, 1968

The racers hurtle toward their next destination in Hackensack.

star 8.60
5 votes
Ballpoint, Penn. or Bust

#5 - Ballpoint, Penn. or Bust

Season 1 - Episode 29 - Aired Dec 21, 1968

The cars are strung out on the first lap of today's Wacky Race, with the finish line in far-off Ballpoint, Pennsylvania.

star 8.33
6 votes
Creepy Trip to Lemon Twist

#6 - Creepy Trip to Lemon Twist

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Sep 14, 1968

On their way to Lemon Twist Nevada, the Wacky Racers run into a deserted town and wander into a bar where they find ghosts.

star 8.22
67 votes
The Ski Resort Road Race

#7 - The Ski Resort Road Race

Season 1 - Episode 31 - Aired Dec 28, 1968

Today's Wacky Racers are slipping and sliding through ski resort country from Mush-Mush, Michigan to Iceandsnow, Idaho.

star 8.17
6 votes
Whizzin' to Washington

#8 - Whizzin' to Washington

Season 1 - Episode 21 - Aired Nov 23, 1968

The Wacky Racers pass by with a thunderous hue and cry on their way to Washington.

star 8.00
7 votes
Dopey Dakota Derby

#9 - Dopey Dakota Derby

Season 1 - Episode 25 - Aired Dec 7, 1968

The Wacky Racers roar out of Cactus City on the way to Gopher Gulch in the Badlands. Dick Dastardly tries to hold up the Wacky Racers, disguising himself as the same outlaw that he sees on a "Wanted" poster.

star 8.00
5 votes
Speeding for Smogland

#10 - Speeding for Smogland

Season 1 - Episode 27 - Aired Dec 14, 1968

Today, we find the Wacky Racers speeding through the mountains toward Jollywood, California.

star 8.00
6 votes
See-Saw to Arkansas

#11 - See-Saw to Arkansas

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 14, 1968

On their way to Mustard Spread Arkansas, all the racers get caught up. Penelope Pitstop & Ant Hill Mob get lost. Dick Dastardly falls and sinks into mud. Everyone else gets caught up in traffic.

star 7.86
164 votes
Free Wheeling to Wheeling

#12 - Free Wheeling to Wheeling

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Oct 12, 1968

On their way to Wheeling, WV, Dick Dastardly uses construction cars (bulldozer, steamroller, a crane) to stop the racers.

star 7.79
67 votes
The Speedy Arkansas Traveler

#13 - The Speedy Arkansas Traveler

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Oct 19, 1968

On their way to Noah's Ark, AK, Dick Dastardly leads the racers into the War Games right in th middle of the race.

star 7.67
9 votes
The Wrong Lumber Race

#14 - The Wrong Lumber Race

Season 1 - Episode 16 - Aired Nov 2, 1968

Dick Dastardly uses trees, logs, and saws to win the race.

star 7.50
8 votes
Oils Well That Ends Well

#15 - Oils Well That Ends Well

Season 1 - Episode 20 - Aired Nov 16, 1968

The next race sees the racers wending their wacky way westward from Oilcan, Oklahoma to Greasegun, Texas.

star 7.50
6 votes
Dash to Delaware

#16 - Dash to Delaware

Season 1 - Episode 26 - Aired Dec 7, 1968

Through the valley and over the dale, the Wacky Racers hit the trail to far off Wott-Will, Delaware. Dick Dastardly sprays cake icing on the road in front of a bakery. Penelope Pitstop and Peter Perfect's cars slide into the bakery, and Penelope and Peter end up dressed as a bride and groom on top of a big wedding cake.

star 7.50
6 votes
By Roller Coaster to Upsan Downs

#17 - By Roller Coaster to Upsan Downs

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Oct 19, 1968

Dick Dastardly leads the racers into an abandoned amusement park on their way to Upsan Downs.

star 7.44
9 votes
Why Oh Why Wyoming

#18 - Why Oh Why Wyoming

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Sep 21, 1968

On their way to Handsprings, Wyoming, the racers come across Native Americans.

star 7.36
58 votes
Real Gone Ape

#19 - Real Gone Ape

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Oct 5, 1968

Dick Dastardly hypnotizes a gorilla to stop the other racers. The other racers find a way around him and again Dick Dastardly finishes last.

star 7.33
39 votes
Idaho a-Go-Go

#20 - Idaho a-Go-Go

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Sep 28, 1968

The cars have a chain reaction car crash. Penelope Pitstop falls for Dick Dastardly's little red riding hood scheme.

star 7.30
44 votes
The Baja-Ha-Ha Race

#21 - The Baja-Ha-Ha Race

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Oct 5, 1968

Dick Dastardly uses a mud hole to try and stop everyone.

star 7.26
39 votes
Eeny, Meeny Missouri Go!

#22 - Eeny, Meeny Missouri Go!

Season 1 - Episode 23 - Aired Nov 30, 1968

Clear the road, step aside and watch those Wacky Racers ride all the way to Eeny Meeny, Missouri.

star 7.20
5 votes
Beat the Clock to Yellow Rock

#23 - Beat the Clock to Yellow Rock

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Sep 21, 1968

On their way to Yellow Rock, the racers are stopped by a ranger to search for missing bears hiding in their trunks. Blubber Bear is mistaken for a runaway so Luke tries hiding him until he gets past the ranger. A bunch of bears take over the Ant Hill Mob and Dick Dastardly's cars.

star 7.18
85 votes
The Great Cold Rush Race

#24 - The Great Cold Rush Race

Season 1 - Episode 18 - Aired Nov 9, 1968

Dick Dastardly dresses up as a snow monster to scare everyone away.

star 7.17
35 votes
Wacky Race to Ripsaw

#25 - Wacky Race to Ripsaw

Season 1 - Episode 19 - Aired Nov 16, 1968

Today, the Wacky Racers are zooming up the track from Elbowgrease, Ohio to Ripsaw, Arkansas.

star 7.14
35 votes