The BEST Episodes of Wacky Races
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Jul 8, 2020
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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#4 - Fast Track to Hackensack
Season 1 - Episode 30 - Aired Dec 21, 1968
The racers hurtle toward their next destination in Hackensack.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#14 - The Wrong Lumber Race
Season 1 - Episode 16 - Aired Nov 2, 1968
Dick Dastardly uses trees, logs, and saws to win the race.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.