The BEST episodes of Wacky Races

Every episode of Wacky Races ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Wacky Races!

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.

Last Updated: 6/10/2024Network: CBSStatus: Ended
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Race to Racine
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8.73
33 votes

#1 - Race to Racine

Season 1 - Episode 33 - Aired 1/4/1969

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.

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The Carlsbad or Bust Bash
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8.63
35 votes

#2 - The Carlsbad or Bust Bash

Season 1 - Episode 34 - Aired 1/4/1969

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.

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Overseas Hi-Way Race
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8.60
5 votes

#3 - Overseas Hi-Way Race

Season 1 - Episode 32 - Aired 12/28/1968

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.

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Fast Track to Hackensack
star
8.50
6 votes

#4 - Fast Track to Hackensack

Season 1 - Episode 30 - Aired 12/21/1968

The racers hurtle toward their next destination in Hackensack.

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Ballpoint, Penn. or Bust!
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8.29
7 votes

#5 - Ballpoint, Penn. or Bust!

Season 1 - Episode 29 - Aired 12/21/1968

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

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The Ski Resort Road Race
star
8.14
7 votes

#6 - The Ski Resort Road Race

Season 1 - Episode 31 - Aired 12/28/1968

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

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Creepy Trip to Lemon Twist
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8.04
74 votes

#7 - Creepy Trip to Lemon Twist

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 9/14/1968

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

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The Dopey Dakota Derby
star
8.00
6 votes

#8 - The Dopey Dakota Derby

Season 1 - Episode 25 - Aired 12/7/1968

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.

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Speeding for Smogland
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8.00
7 votes

#9 - Speeding for Smogland

Season 1 - Episode 27 - Aired 12/14/1968

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

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Free Wheeling to Wheeling
star
7.85
71 votes

#10 - Free Wheeling to Wheeling

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired 10/12/1968

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

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See-Saw to Arkansas
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7.74
182 votes

#11 - See-Saw to Arkansas

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/14/1968

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.

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The Wrong Lumber Race
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7.63
8 votes

#12 - The Wrong Lumber Race

Season 1 - Episode 16 - Aired 11/2/1968

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

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Whizzin' to Washington
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7.63
8 votes

#13 - Whizzin' to Washington

Season 1 - Episode 21 - Aired 11/23/1968

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

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Oils Well That Ends Well
star
7.57
7 votes

#14 - Oils Well That Ends Well

Season 1 - Episode 20 - Aired 11/16/1968

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

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Dash to Delaware
star
7.57
7 votes

#15 - Dash to Delaware

Season 1 - Episode 26 - Aired 12/7/1968

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.

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Real Gone Ape
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7.36
47 votes

#16 - Real Gone Ape

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 10/5/1968

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

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The Speedy Arkansas Traveller
star
7.31
13 votes

#17 - The Speedy Arkansas Traveller

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired 10/19/1968

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

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Idaho a Go Go
star
7.22
50 votes

#18 - Idaho a Go Go

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 9/28/1968

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

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Why Oh Why Wyoming
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7.22
64 votes

#19 - Why Oh Why Wyoming

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 9/21/1968

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

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The Baja-Ha-Ha Race
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7.21
47 votes

#20 - The Baja-Ha-Ha Race

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 10/5/1968

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

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Wacky Race to Ripsaw
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7.17
36 votes

#21 - Wacky Race to Ripsaw

Season 1 - Episode 19 - Aired 11/16/1968

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

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Hot Race at Chillicothe
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7.16
37 votes

#22 - Hot Race at Chillicothe

Season 1 - Episode 15 - Aired 11/2/1968

Heading to Chillicothe, OH, Dick Dastardly steals a Police car. The Anthill Mob disguises themselves as a little league baseball team and play Baseball against Dick Dastardly and Muttley.

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Traffic Jambalaya
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7.16
38 votes

#23 - Traffic Jambalaya

Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired 10/26/1968

While headed towards Shinsplint, Louisiana, Dick Dastardly convinces the racers there is a tame gorilla on the loose and a $50,000 reward for his safe return. But the racer finds an untamed bear instead of a gorilla.

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By Rollercoaster to Upsan Downs
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7.15
13 votes

#24 - By Rollercoaster to Upsan Downs

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired 10/19/1968

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

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Beat the Clock to Yellow Rock
star
7.12
90 votes

#25 - Beat the Clock to Yellow Rock

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 9/21/1968

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.

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