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THE DYNO EPISODE GUIDE!

BROADCAST HISTORY:

DYNOMUTT DOG WONDER was initially seen on:

THE SCOOBY DOO/DYNOMUTT HOUR 
Telecast: ABC Saturday Morning Sept. 11 - Nov. 27, 1976
THE SCOOBY-DOO/DYNOMUTT SHOW 
Telecast: ABC Saturday Morning Dec. 4, 1976 - Sept. 3, 1977
SCOOBY'S ALL-STAR LAFF-A-LYMPICS
(as part of THE BLUE FALCON AND DYNOMUTT)
Telecast: ABC Saturday Morning Sept. 10, 1977 - Mar. 11, 1978
DYNOMUTT DOG WONDER
Retelecast: ABC Saturday Morning June 3 - Sept. 2, 1978
THE GODZILLA/DYNOMUTT HOUR WITH THE FUNKY PHANTOM
Retelecast: NBC Saturday Morning Sept. 27 - Nov. 15, 1980
Broadcast History (all EDT):
Sept. - Nov. 1976, ABC Saturday 9:30-10:30 AM
Dec. 1976 - Sept. 1977, ABC Saturday 9:30-11:00 AM
Sept. 1977 - Mar. 1978, ABC Saturday 9:00 - 11:00 A.M.
June - Jul. 1978, ABC Saturday Noon - 12:30 P.M.
Jul. - Sept. 1978, ABC Saturday 8:00 - 8:30 A.M.
Sept. - Nov. 1980, NBC Saturday 8:00 - 9:00 A.M.


EPISODES:

The order of information is episode number and title, production number (in parenthesis; first season only), and the original air date. Air dates are from the online Library of Congress Information Service. .


*** SEASON 1 (1976-77) 16 EPISODES ***

Aired as part of The Scooby-Doo/Dynomutt Hour.


Episode 1: "Everyone Hyde!"


Production No. 83-4
First Aired September 11, 1976

  • Click here to check out an original model sheet for Mr. Hyde and Hyde Dog.

Mr. Hyde, alias Willie The Weasel, abetted by Hyde Dog, demands to be mayor of Big City, threatening its citizens with a sinister formula that turns them into evil Hyde-like creatures. Blue Falcon and Dog Wonder, assisted by the Scooby-Doo detectives, plan to trap the wily Mr. Hyde and agree to his request. Once this results, Mr. Hyde, via his terrible greed, is snared into a wild falcon fracas: Dynomutt captures Hyde Dog and the antidote that will save Big City, with Blue Falcon's Falconclaw scooping up the fleeing Willie The Weasel, b.k.a. Mr. Hyde. After being commended by the Mayor, Dynomutt, executing a heroic exit from City Hall, accidentally gets caught in one of Shaggy's Scooby-traps!

Production & Trivia Notes:

  • Earlier layout drawings for Dynomutt saw his costume replete with a Batcape and Bat-fins on his glove/boots. Later designs for Dog Wonder dispensed with the Batregalia on his garb.
  • Mr. Hyde (along with Superthug, Fishface and Lowbrow) can also be seen in the 1978 Dynomutt opening credits.
  • The Scooby-Doo Crimestoppers prepared a trap for what they believe to be the ghost of Mr. Hyde. They previously had a tangle with a Hyde ghost in the September 12, 1970 episode of Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!, "Nowhere To Hyde," which launched its second season on CBS.
  • This is the only time we see The Falconlift in use, and a proverbial "F" on The Falconcar's roof. 
  • The version of Dynomutt's Dynocycle is much different here than in later installments ("The Harbor Robber," "Sinister Symphony"), as this one featured a sidecar.


Episode 2: "What Now, Lowbrow?"


Production No. 83-5
First Aired September 18, 1976

  • Click here to check out an original model sheet for Lowbrow.
  • Click here to check out an original model sheet for Stooge #1.

Dog Wonder and B.F., teamed with the Scooby-Doo crimestoppers, meet Lowbrow, a villain desiring to be king of crime employing the knowledge from the books of Big City University to further his dastardly schemes. This primitive thief unwittingly leads Blue Falcon, Dynomutt and Scooby Doo and company to his lair, where they discover his latest plan: robbery of Big City Mint! Blue Falcon and Dynomutt set a trap for Lowbrow and thwart his evil plans, using an "Instant Delayed Action Falcon Balloon," which captures him and neatly deposits him into prison. Later, at a restaurant, Blue Falcon and Dynomutt treat Scooby and friends to a turkey dinner, for their help in apprehending Lowbrow. Dyno volunteers to carve the turkey, but, instead of a Dyno-carving Knife, his paws malfunctioningly turn into Dyno-Mallets, which pound the poor turkey mercilessly flat. ("Anybody for turkey pancake?")

Production & Trivia Notes:

  • Lowbrow reappears in "The Injustice League Of America."
  • The 1978 Dynomutt series feature scenes in the opening credits sequence which see Dog Wonder scaring Lowbrow, sitting on a pump, blowing himself up into the air and activating his Dynoparachute; D.W. running out of shot, springing up into the air and plummeting into the draining pool and onto The Falconcar with Blue Falcon and speeding off; and Dynomutt stopping an approaching train singlefingeredly, all of which were reused from the brief Dynomutt main title segment of The Scooby- Doo/Dynomutt Hour, with added footage. (Scooby himself was originally seen with Dynomutt during this segment; the 1978 opening titles had him removed, save for a brief scene where he is seen clinging onto B.F.!)


Episode 3: "The Great Brain...Train Robbery"


Production No. 83-1
First Aired September 25, 1976

Dynomutt and Blue Falcon meet The Gimmick, a sinister crook using an assortment of mechanical devices to perpetrate a bizarre crime: the theft of the fabulous treasure of Price Ringpur of India. Dog Wonder, in assisting his master, hampers matters with his usual unique mechanical malfunctions. The Gimmick appears to be the villainous victor, as he robs a bank and a jewelry store and then attempts to capture the treasure of Prince Ringpur. In the end, Dynomutt's mechanical genius finds the lair of the evil villain despite his comical screwups, and, with the aid of his Dyno-Jets, he chases down and catches a fleeing, hang gliding Gimmick. Later, after B.F. and D.W. are commended by Price Ringpur of India, cameo guest star Lt. Mumbly takes time from his busy schedule to bring Dog Wonder to Blue Falcon after the former suffers a nasty spill out a window...and then tickets him for littering the sidewalk!

Production & Trivia Notes:

  • This was the first Dynomutt cartoon to be produced.
  • The Mayor does not appear in this episode.
  • The Gimmick reappears in "The Injustice League Of America."
  • Lt. Mumbly cameos again in "The Prophet Profits." The Tom & Jerry/Grape Ape/Mumbly Show debuted on the same 1976-77 ABC Saturday Morning schedule as The Scooby-Doo/Dynomutt Hour; the latter's expansion to 90 minutes at midseason caused the former to be reduced a half-hour (and the elimination of series regular Grape Ape) in The Tom & Jerry/Mumbly Show.
  • The color's of B.F.'s super garb here are much brighter than later Dynomutt segments.
  • Blue Falcon addresses Dog Wonder as "Dog Blunder" for the first time. Unlike here, B.F. is not so quick to correct himself in later installments!  


Episode 4: "The Day And Night Crawler"


Production No. 83-2
First Aired October 2, 1976

Blue Falcon and Dog Wonder encounter The Worm, an evil genius who uses his insidious Wormborer to ensure the escape od convict Bugsy Busby and helicopter thief Roto Chopper, seeking revenge against Big City. Swooping down on Big City Tech (scene of a freak accident years back when The Night Crawler, then Professor Ronald Hickman, has his brain transferred to a lowly worm), The Blue Falcon and Dynomutt discover and try to stop the villains' attempt to pilfer a multimillion dollar computer. Despite a string of Dyno DumDums, The Daring Duo lure The Creepy Crawler and his even creepier cronies into a bizarre underground pursuit (where else would worms go?) and trick them into burrowing into Big City Prison.

Production & Trivia Notes:

  • Dynomutt narrator Ron Feinberg voices The Worm. He's also the voice of FOCUS One.
  • The Worm reappears in "The Injustice League Of America."
  • We learn here that The Falconcar runs on gas. 


Episode 5: "The Harbor Robber"


Production No. 83-3
First Aired October 9, 1976

Blue Falcon and Dog Wonder run afoul of Fishface, an aquatic creep, who schemes to bleed dry the rich cargoes passing in and out of Big City Harbor. This fishy fiend then squeezes Big City dry of its life supporting oil and demands $15 million in order to ransom it. Blue Falcon manages to talk The Mayor into paying the ransom by way of a falcon scheme to nab Fishface; unfortunately, this scheme backfires when Dog Wonder and Blue Falcon are captured and are about to become shark bait. They nevertheless escape via a Dyno Power Pack, and Dynomutt, turning into a giant fishing pole (how symbolic!), manages to reel in Fishface and put him out of circulation.

Production & Trivia Notes:

  • Fishface reappears in "The Injustice League Of America."
  • The S.S. Gigantic (the first ship FIshface loots)is patterned after the ill-fated S.S. Titanic
  • Dynomutt reuses his Dyno Power Pack in "Tin Kong."
  • Dog Wonder's gloveboots actually have fingers in the scene where he picks the lock on the S.S. Pisces; this is spotted again in "The Injustice League Of America". 
  • Dynomutt's mask is accidentally painted grey in another scene. 


Episode 6: "Sinister Symphony"


Production No. 83-6
First Aired October 16, 1976

Using a sinister symphony, Manyfaces, the malevolent, malicious master of a thousand terrifying disguises, lulls Big City asleep with lullaby music specially designed to put people to sleep, allowing him to rob them of their valuables. Donning earmuffs, Blue Falcon and Dynomutt plan a trap, but Manyfaces avoids it when he and Grimsley and Gaunt, his henchmen impersonate Chief Quimby, the Mayor, and B.F.. Dog Wonder, unfortunately, apprehends the real B.F., mistakenly believing he has Manyfaces in disguise. Then, Manyfaces instructs his cronies Grimsley (as The Chief) and Gaunt (The Mayor) to use police radio and TV signals to transmit his hypnotic lullaby and put the entire city, police force and all, to sleep, thus allowing Manyfaces and his criminal crew to loot Big City! Through touching Dynomutt's one ticklish spot (he's the only one who knows where it is), Blue Falcon manages to finally convince Dynomutt he's the true B.F. and together they pursue the real Manyfaces and his creepy cronies, who at this time are driving down the street in a dumptruck piled high with stolen loot. Manyfaces, Grimsley and Gaunt again tries to confuse D.W. by his B.F. disguise, but this time Dog Wonder picks his true blue buddy and Manyfaces is arrested.

Production & Trivia Notes:

  • The original ABC telecast and USA Network repeats of "Sinister Symphony" saw Dynomutt, in the scene where he's confronted by 2 Blue Falcons, using his "infallible superscientific method" to determine which B.F. is which: "Eeny Meeny Miney Mo! Catch a tiger by the toe!" However, in the 1990s Turner version, the "Catch a tiger by the toe!" portion was unwittingly edited out!
  • The scene at the end of "Sinister Symphony" wherein D.W. pushes his Dyno Rocket Lever and all of his mechanical gadgets are accidentally activated are seen in the 1978 Dynomutt main titles.
  • The narrator delivers his lines with much more enthusiasm in this episode.
  • The call letters of the TV station Manyfaces and "Mayor" Gaunt use are KABS.
  • This was the sixth Dynomutt cartoon to be produced and to air on ABC Saturday Morning. For the remainder of this season, the installments of Dynomutt Dog Wonder will air in their original production sequence.


Episode 7: "Don't Bug Superthug"


Production No. 83-7
First Aired October 23, 1976

  • Click here to check out an original model sheet for Superthug.
  • Click here to check out an original model sheet for Zorkon.

The Daring Duo meet Superthug and Zorkon, two evil geniuses who have created a superdynamic steel skeleton. Superthug steals every bit of available steel from Big City, as he wants to mass-produce these skeletons for every crook in Big City to use for evil purposes. To counter this superfiend, B.F. straps Dynomutt's hands and legs to his and challenges Superthug with his Falcon-Dyno Superstrength Power Pack Combination...and to steal the steel TV tower on top of the TV station building. S.T. accepts the challenge, but Dynomutt's usual rash of mechanical mishaps literally trip up all of Blue Falcon's attempts to stop him. Superthug makes off with the TV tower, while Blue Falcon winds up being entangled in Dog Wonder's metallic limbs, defeated, humiliated, and publicly disgraced. Since the superheroes are unable to stop Superthug, secret agent Focus One has no alternative but to fire The Blue Falcon and Dog Wonder ("Gosh! You'd think they could at least give a couple of ex-superheroes 30 days' notice!"). In despair, the unemployed champions of justice search out their former adversary Superthug, attempting to join forces. He and Zorkon fall for The Falcon Phoney Out-Of-Work Plan, designed to deliberately trick Superthug into luring them to his lair, and are captured before their sinister Superskeletons can be distributed.

Production & Trivia Notes:

  • Superthug reappears in "The Injustice League Of America."
  • The local newspaper in Big City is called The Big City Blab.
  • The call letters of the Big City TV station is BC-TV. 
  • B.F. inadvertently addresses Superthug as "Supermugg" twice.


Episode 8: "Factory Recall"


Production No. 83-8
First Aired October 30, 1976

At The International Coin Exposition in The Big City Convention Center, Blue Falcon, in trying to combat the villainous Mr. Cool, whose cold rays freeze everyone into solid ice, accidentally drops his Falcon communicator from his Falconbelt in trying to save Dog Wonder, who has also been frozen by the cold ray blast. The communicator is immediately snatched up by Mr. Cool. Once thawed out, Dynomutt seems to be in worse shape than ever before, forever irking Blue Falcon with his oafish chuckling. Using the Falcon communicator device, Cool tricks B.F. into believing he is Focus One, telling him Dynomutt is being recalled to the factory for a reprogramming. Dog Wonder is then programmed by Cool into an evil D.W., who nearly succeeds in ending Blue Falcon's career...and his life! But, true to Dyno-malfunctioning tradition, he botches his foul plan. While scaling a building with Falcon Suctioncup Feet, D.W. captures B.F. and brings him to Mr. Cool, who orders him to crush Blue Falcon under a block of ice ("Get ready to become a chip under the old block, B.F!"). Fortunately, yet another Dyno-Dum-Dum prevents this, and B.F. escapes and deprograms Dog Wonder back into his faithful crimefighting old self again. Together, they track down Mr. Cool and his cool, cruel cohorts Zero and Fridge, and foil their attempt to freeze Big City Bay into a block of ice. While the henchmen are captured, Cool attempts a getaway in The Falconcar, but is foiled by its Falcon Instant Anti-Car Thief Ejection Seat, which springs him high into the air.

Production & Trivia Notes:

  • Mr. Cool is based on Mr. Freeze of Batman fame. 
  • Mr. Cool impersonates FOCUS One, despite never having heard of him!
  • This episode, along with the rest, originally aired on ABC and was repeated on The USA Network Cartoon Express with a laugh track. It was removed when Turner upgraded the episodes for repeats on Cartoon Network and Boomerang.
  • The scenes where evil D.W. attempts to saw a hole under B.F. in The Falconcar and Dynomutt springs with Blue Falcon to Mr. Cool use cues from the underscore of The New Tom & Jerry/Grape Ape Show (ABC, 1975-76).
  • The background for The Big City Convention Center was first used as the background for The Civic Arena from "Sinister Symphony."

Episode 9: "The Queen Hornet"


Production No. 83-9
First Aired November 6, 1976

  • Click here to check out an original model sheet for The Queen Hornet.

The Blue Falcon and Dynomutt attempt to get evidence that will put away that buzzing vixen, The Queen Hornet. They chase her after she hijacks an armored car full of money, but, due to a string of Dog Wonder Blunders, they are stuck in a tree. The Queen Hornet uses her quick-drying "Honeysticker" on The Daring Duo and brings them to the basement of The Hornet's Nest nightclub (an appropriate GHQ for such a mean Queen), where she hopes a swarm of her "little brothers and sisters," her trained hornets, will build an unbreakable nest around Blue Falcon and Dog Wonder. They are saved by the Dyno Car Wash and jet by Falconcar overseas to catch and stop Queen Hornet and her lackeys in the act of stealing the famous moon diamonds from returning astronauts. They trace her to the landing capsule, where they discover the gooey "honey-sticker" has frozen the astronauts immobile. D.W. cuts a hole in the bottom of the capsule and dives out, activating his Dyno Flotation Collar which succeeds in bringing the capsule, astronauts and all to the surface. B.F. and D.W. then pursue Q.H., capturing her in The Dyno Bubble-Trap and recovering the precious moon diamonds.

Production & Trivia Notes:

  • The Queen Hornet is the first of 3 female villains to appear on Dynomutt Dog Wonder (or 4, if you count The Serpent Lady, whom we'll later see disguised as Ironface in "The Awful Ordeal With The Head Of Steel"). She reappears in "The Injustice League Of America."
  • A cabaret singer in The Hornet's Nest nightclub can be seen singing the main title theme from Hanna-Barbera's Jabberjaw, which, in fact, preceded The Scooby-Doo/Dynomutt Hour on ABC Saturday Morning in 1976-77, and, like Dynomutt, was created by Joe Ruby and Ken Spears.
  • In the original ABC telecast and USA Network repeats of "The Queen Hornet," the Jabberjaw sequence finds Dynomutt getting his head flattened by cymbals, accompanied by a certain wobble noise. But the noise wasn't heard in the 1990s Turner version!
  • B.F.'s cape is accidentally painted green in the scene where he and D.W. descend on The Queen Hornet at sea.
  • Queen Hornet speaks in a voice (courtesy of Julie McWhirter) sounding like Mae West.


Episode 10: "The Wizard Of Ooze"


Production No. 83-10
First Aired November 13, 1976

The Daring Duo encounter the sinister Swamp Rat and Mudmouth, who've been hijacking trucks in the Bogmyer Swamp for the purpose of stealing their pumps. They use them to pump half of their swamp into Big City, turning it into Bog City, a giant swamp so muddy the citizens desert the city, leaving it unprotected and easy fair game for The Swamp Rat and Mudmouth. Blue Falcon and Dog Wonder, teamed with the Scooby Doo crime busters, manage to extricate themselves from becoming gator bait and rush to the aid of the oozy Big City to lure the swampy thieves into the open. There, B.F., to allay Swamp Rat's suspicions, disguises Shaggy Rogers and Scooby-Doo as Blue Falcon and Dynomutt, respectively, and have them going the other way with the real Daring Duo posing as expensive gold statues at The Big City Convention Hall. The wily thieves, thinking B.F. and D.W. are heading elsewhere, feel free to steal the gold statues. When they learn of Blue Falcon's ruse, they flee into the swamp, only to be captured via The Dynocopter and apprehended.

Production & Trivia Notes:

  • This is the third and final guest appearance of Scooby-Doo and the gang in a Dynomutt cartoon.
  • The Swamp Rat is the second villain to be voiced by Casey Kasem (voice of Shaggy), following Fishface in "The Harbor Robber." 


Episode 11: "Tin Kong"


Production No. 83-11
First Aired November 20, 1976

  • Click here to check out an original model sheet for Tin Kong.

The Daring Duo meet evil Eric Von Flick, a hack movie director who situates in the abandoned Epic Studios just outside of Big City, who attempts production of the greatest disaster movie of all time: The Total Destruction Of Big City, starring Tin Kong, a gigantic robot ape (no relation to Grape Ape, mind you!), and abetted by his criminal crewmembers Gripper (operator of Tin Kong) and Sprocket (cinematographer). In Desperation, Blue Falcon uses The Dyno Enlarging Powerpack, making Dog Wonder 50 times larger, resulting in him stopping Kong in destroying a passenger train. Suddenly B.F. is nabbed by Tin Kong!!! Dynomutt turns into a Dynobiplane, flies up and shakes Dynopepper into Tin King's nose causing him to sneeze and release Blue Falcon. The Daring Duo snatches the chance to gain entry inside T.K.'s control panel and reprograms him, commanding him to scoop up the villainous VonFlick and his minions in his enormous hands once and for all, ensuring his last picture will be his prison photograph. Later, at The Falcon's Lair, Dog Wonder, having reprogrammed Tin Kong as a butler, calls for him to take out the trash. T.K. reaches in the window, grabs Dynomutt, and neatly deposits him into The Falcon Garbage Can.

Production & Trivia Notes:

  • Undoubtedly this was inspired by the 1976 remake of the 1933 horror classic, King Kong.
  • Dynomutt's encounter with The Twelve Million Dollar Man at the celebrity roast is in reference to the live-action drama The Six Million Dollar Man (ABC, 1973-78).
  • Whereas Dynomutt is seen turned into a giant here, the next episode, "The Awful Ordeal With The Head Of Steel", will find him shrinking down to size.  


Episode 12: "The Awful Ordeal With The Head Of Steel"


Production No. 83-12
First Aired Thursday, November 25, 1976 (Thanksgiving)

Ironface, bearing a bitter grudge, seeks revenge on Big City and kidnaps the District Attorney, Warden of Rockatraz, and Detective Malloy. This fiend then lures The Daring Duo, The Mayor, Judge Grater, Chief Wiggins, and The Chief Prosecutor to his yacht, aptly named Revenge, where they are all kidnapped and shanghaied to his island fortress. Remaining city officials disappear one by one, until Blue Falcon and Dog Wonder allow themselves to be captured as well, hoping to solve and foil this crime. When I.F. has all the officials and The Daring Duo in a huge prison cell, he relates the reason for his vengeance: he spent 10 years in Rockatraz Prison and now wants them all to spend the same number of years in his prison. Dynomutt chews some shrinking gum and shrinks down to size, picks the lock, and frees Blue Falcon and the officials. The Daring Duo then capture a fleeing Ironface in The Dyno-Yo-Yo, and unmasks him to be the sinister Serpent Lady. She is then recaptured, exchanging her iron face for iron bars on Rockatraz.

Production & Trivia Notes:

  • This aired as part of ABC's Thanksgiving Funshine Festival.
  • Rockatraz Prison was inspired by the late, lamented Alcatraz Prison.
  • More cues of the underscore of The New Tom & Jerry/Grape Ape Show (ABC, 1975-76) are used again. 


Episode 13: "The Blue Falcon Vs. The Red Vulture"


Production No. 83-13
First Aired November 27, 1976

The Red Vulture steals 2 of the world's most powerful superjet engines from The Rockheed Factory, with plans to use them for his nefarious Vulturejet and in turn dominate the airways. The Daring Duo trace the villain to The Big City Superjet Races, but are immediately snagged by The Vulturejet and trapped along with the crew aboard a cargo jet recently robbed by R.V., which is slated to crash into a mountain far ahead of them. With only 3 minutes to spare, Dog Wonder extends his neck and arms into the cockpit and steers the jet out of danger. Blue Falcon and Dog Wonder then trace The Red Vulture to his nest, but upon arrival, they are instantly set upon by R.V.'s deadly mechanical mini-vultures. D.W. captures them all in a burlap sack, and the two jet by Falconcar to stop The Red Vulture, who is at present stealing $10 million of gold bouillon arriving in Big City Airport. R.V. spots them, and tries to suck The Daring Duo, Falconcar and all into his supersonic vacuum device. Fortunately, this proves to be Red Vulture's tragic undoing as the snout sucks up junk Dynomutt inadvertently tosses about in a vain attempt to search for the Dyno-Antivacuum Vacuum. The jet becomes so clogged with Dynojunk, The Vulturejet disintegrates, forcing R.V. and his minions to fly for their lives. Having retrieved the stolen jet engines, The Daring Duo capture The Red Vulture's lackeys, Prop and Cowl, fleeing on an escalator in the airport, and The Vulture himself, fleeing in a biplane.

Production & Trivia Notes:

  • This episode aired as part of the last Scooby-Doo/Dynomutt Hour telecast on ABC under this moniker.
  • Rockheed is based upon Lockheed Co.
  • Dynomutt previously spouted his one-liner, "Any landing you can walk away from is a good one!", in Episode #83-5, "What Now, Lowbrow?".
  • Features musical snippets from the underscore of Hanna-Barbera's Super Friends (ABC, 1973-85).
  • Number of Falconcostumes destroyed in this episode: 2 (one by glue, the other by mechanical mini-vultures). An discarded story idea had The Vulturejet disintegrating after being clogged with Blue Falcon's cape.


Episode 14: "The Injustice League Of America"


Production No. 83-14
First Aired December 4, 1976

Six of the most evil criminals ever to face The Daring Duo - Fishface, The Worm, The Queen Hornet, Lowbrow, Superthug, and The Gimmick - have broken Big City Prison. They secretly reconvene and join forces to form The Injustice League Of America. By ordering a series of robberies across Big City at the costume ball at The Vandergilt Mansion and the proposed Big City Bank, The ILA lures Blue Falcon and Dog Wonder to their secret lair at Fishface's HQ. There, they fall haplessly victim to an escape-proof supertrap rigged by The Gimmick. Without The Daring Duo to foil them, the sinister sextet split up into separate pairs and go their separate ways in converging upon the unprotected Big City. It takes a total of 6 Dynogadgets to ensure Blue Falcon and Dynomutt's escape, and they plan to capture the whole group by disguising themselves alternately as members of The Injustice League and thwart the criminals with a bevy of double-crosses. First, B.F. and D.W. disguise themselves as The Superthug and The Gimmick to foil Fishface and The Worm's hijacking of Jacque Couscous's treasure ship at Big City Bay; then, as Fishface and The Worm, they beat Lowbrow and Queen Hornet to the draw at cleaning out The Big City Hertz Castle Museum; and finally, as Lowbrow and Queen Hornet, they thwart The Superthug and The Gimmick from stealing The Gold Leaf Dome right off the state capitol. Confused into believing they've been pitted against one another, The Injustice League Of America quarrels as they settle their differences at the abandoned Waldorf Euphoria...which is better than B.F and D.W. had hoped for, as they swipe the crooks into Blue Falcon's Falconcape and return them to Big City Prison.

Production & Trivia Notes:

  • Only Ron Feinberg and Julie McWhirter reprise their original roles as the voices of The Worm and The Queen Hornet, respectively.
  • This episode was the first to air as part of the newly retitled (and extended!) Scooby-Doo/Dynomutt Show.
  • Blue Falcon is still seen wearing his Falcon boots in his guises as The Superthug and Lowbrow!
  • DC Comics Justice League Of America is the inspiration for this installment, just as it inspired Super Friends.  


Episode 15: "The Lighter Than Air Raid"


Production No. 83-15
First Aired December 11, 1976

As Radley Crowne and Dynomutt enjoy a leisure game of golf, The Blimp, evil genius of the airways, directs The Blimplair silently high over their heads, pilfering Big City's supply of helium. Once alerted by FOCUS One, they immediately switch costumes and dash off in pursuit, but a malfunctioning Dyno-Helium Sniffer leads The Daring Duo to a balloon vendor at The Big City Circus, where the hapless Dog Wonder unwittingly becomes the main attraction on the trapeze. Waylaid once again by balloon dummies in a toy factory, Blue Falcon and Dog Wonder chase The Blimplair but are caught in a giant Blimptrap; furthermore, they are chained to a gas helium balloon, which will carry them to their doom in outer space. They escape, but too late: The Blimp has already used the helium to reach the communications satellite, shot his Blimpray into all the TV and radio sets and rendered everyone "Blimpified" (e.g. turned into helpless baloons!), and now he is looting Big City! In The Mayor's office, Dog Wonder turns on the TV, sure that the TV news has all the details on the city's "Blimpification," and blimpifies everyone in the room! The Daring Duo waddle back to The Falcon's Lair where Dynomutt concocts an antidote. After The Blimp and his lackeys are hauled off to The Big City Jailhouse and Big City's citizens restored to normal, Dynomutt makes good use of The Blimpray by serving up kingsized hamburgers!

Production & Trivia Notes:

  • The Blimp boasts a magnificent impression of Sir Alfred Hitchcock.
  • The Leapyear Blimp is a direct takeoff on The Goodyear Blimp.


Episode 16: "The Prophet Profits"


Production No. 83-16
First Aired December 18, 1976

  • Click here to check out an original model sheet for The Prophet. 

Dynomutt and Radley Crowne race out of the Big City Drive-In Theatre, leaving a sea of poporn, and switch to Blue Falcon and Dog Wonder in a futile attempt to save Big City Bridge from the collapse as predicted by The Prophet. The Daring Duo begin to look bad as they are unable to prevent a second disaster - the leaning over of the Big City City Hall - also predicted by The Prophet, despite Dynomutt's efforts to fix the damage. The Blue Falcon mistrusts The Prophet, and with good reason: he rigs each disaster for the sick purpose of charging the Mayor $500,000 for each prediction. To counter this situation, B.F. introduces Swami Poochi (D.W. in disguise) who charges half price for his prediction: the collapse of a rocket at Big City Rocket Base in 2 days. The Daring Duo secretly hover over The Prophet's lair and sectetly listens in as an enraged Prophet becomes dead set on making Swami Poochi look bad by plotting to set off the rocket in 1 day and destroying it in space. Blue Falcon and Dog Wonder sneak up behind The Prophet and his henchwomen at the base, but the dopey doberman accidentally triggers the gantry release with his foot. Dynomutt activates the Dyno-Winch to pull the gantry tower back up, but too fast, and The Daring Duo become entangled in the Dyno-Winch's rope. The Prophet blasts Blue Falcon and Dog Wonder into outer space, but, with the trusty aid of The Dyno-Handy Helpers (actually Dynomutt's nephews), they manage to free themselves of their bind and return to Earth in time to catch and stop The Prophet and his henchwomen in the act of sabotaging Big City Dam.

Production & Trivia Notes:

  • The Mayor' hands are accidentally painted Caucasian in one scene. This mistake was also previously spotted in "The Harbor Robber."
  • Dick Beals voices The Dyno-Handy Helpers. He voiced other such H-B characters as Birdboy on Birdman And The Galaxy Trio (NBC, 1967-68) and Reggie VanDoh on Richie Rich (ABC, 1980-83), but is best known for his vocal interpretation of Speedy Alka-Seltzer of Alka-Seltzer commercials fame.
  • Cues from the underscore of The New Tom & Jerry Show are heard during the scenes of Dynomutt's Handy Helpers. 
  •  According to original model sheets, The Prophet's handmaidens are called "Cobretta" and "Veiluptua." 


*** SEASON 2 (1977-78) (4 NEW EPISODES + RERUNS) ***

Aired as part of Scooby's All-Star Laff-A-Lympics.


Episode 17: "Beastwoman"


Production No. 83-21 [Part 1]; 83-22 [Part 2]
First Aired September 10 and 17, 1977

The evil Beastwoman uses her multifrequency Beastwhistle to call all the animals in the Big city Zoo to break out of their cages and drive the people out. Dog Wonder finds Beastwoman in a dog parlor where he gets a poodle chip. D.W. succumbs to The Beastwhistle and, following Beastwoman's commands, captures The Blue Falcon and puts him in a maneating plant. Beastwoman orders her subjects to spread her fast growing seeds across Big City, which she plans to convert into a giant jungle! B.F. manages to release himself and reprogram Dog Wonder so he won't obey Beastwoman's Beastwhistle. B.W., meanwhile, employs some bird to seed the clouds and have them rain on the seeded Big City, turning it into a jungle. The Daring Duo learn she plans to do this to the rest of the U.S.A. via rocket power, so Blue Falcon detains The Satanic Sheena whilst Dynomutt goes up with the rocket which crashes into the lake and D.W. becomes a moss-covered mechanical mutt. Blue Falcon severs Beastwoman's powers by snipping her veins, and Big City is restored to normal. Blue Falcon attempts to shear Dynomutt's veins, but the latter decides to shake them off by dancing the Hula.

Production & Trivia Notes:

  • Once again, Dog Wonder is reprogrammed to do away with Blue Falcon, like in "Factory Recall."
  • Voiceover legend June Foray has an uncredited voice role as The Beastwoman.
  • When Dynomutt's voice circuit is fouled, he is heard to impersonate Humphrey Bogart, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Ron Palillo as Arnold Horshack from Welcome Back Kotter (ABC, 1975-79), and John Wayne.

Episode 19: "The Glob"


Production No. 83-17 [Part 1]; 83-18 [Part 2]
First Aired September 24 and October 1, 1977

Petty thug Norbert Prindle, alias The Glob, eludes Dynomutt and Blue Falcon at The Crowne Art Gallery and makes off with the multimillion dollar Baltese Falcon, a 2" statue of solid diamonds. The Dyno-Computer Tracker traces The Glob and the heroes almost collide with the thief. The Glob escapes into a manhole where Dynomutt gets the Baltese Falcon back from him and hides it in a curio shop amongst 9 other phoney Baltese Falcons. The Daring Duo corners Norbert Prindle and his mob at their hideout, but Prindle eludes them again, washing the heroes down the channel by a flood of water. They return to the curio shop to retrieve the Baltese Falcon, only to find that it and the other phoney Baltese Falcons have been sold. Thus begins a mad dash between Blue Falcon and Dynomutt and Prindle trying to beat each other to the various buyers, vying for the prize. The Daring Duo are captured at the third buyer's address, The National Science Institute (the very site where Norbert Prindle became a glob), where they are strapped to a conveyor belt and are slated to become Globs with a Molecular Maser Beam! As Dynomutt escapes, Blue Falcon becomes Blue Blob. Dog Wonder races his blue buddy to The Falcon's Lair, where he sculpts him back to normal and spritzes him with The Falcon Instant Hardening Spray, and corner The Glob and his minions just as they nab the true Baltese Falcon. They capture Norbert Prindle in a huge goblet, and turn the crooks in and return the Falcon to the Crowne Art Gallery. Later, in The Falcon's Lair, D.W. tries to sculpt a "Bluetese Falcon", using B.F. for a model, but his creation shatters to pieces before he gets to profit big from it.

Production & Trivia Notes:

  • The Blob does an impersonation of Peter Lorre.
  • In attempting to sculpt Blue Falcon back to normal, Dynomutt unwittingly fashions a sculpture of Scooby-Doo!
  • The address for The National Science Institute is 1900 Big City Boulevard.


Episode 21: "Madame Ape Face"


Production No. 83-19 [Part 1]; 83-20 [Part 2]
First Aired October 8 and 15, 1977

The Daring Duo are on the trail of Madame Ape Face who has swiped the face of Sophia Florenzi and plans tosteal all of the beautiful faces of the starlets of Big City. They catch up with The Madame at GaGa Galore's costume party but her face is stolen. Chasing Ape Face, Blue Falcon and Dog Wonder find themselves headed down a conveyor belt into a cold cream machine! Saved by The Falcon Fan Snapper, The Daring Duo rush to the aid of the most probable victims. When Fifi Foray wins a beauty contest, Dog Wonder disguises himself as Fifi, and an ensuing scuffle with Madame Ape Face results in D.W.'s face stolen. (Dynoape, Ape Wonder?! It'll never be the same!) Using The Dyno-Radar Hand Detector, the heroes find The Madame's lair and Dog Wonder's face is restored. They catch Ape Face in the act of pilfering Sarah Showerfaucet's face at her apartment. Blue Falcon captures The Madame just as she tosses Sarah's face out the window, but Dog Wonder manages to catch it before it shatters on the concrete below. As Radley Crowne and Dynomutt prepare for bed, Radley decides to fool Dynomutt with a mask of his own head!

Production & Trivia Notes:

  • Former title: "Madame No Face."
  • The first Dynomutt cartoon to be produced for its second season.


Episode 23: "Shadowman"


Production No. 83-23 [Part 1]; 83-24 [Part 2]
First Aired October 22 and 29, 1977

Lurking in Big City is The Shadowman, who mysteriously knows all of the plans of The Crime Commission. The Daring Duo are called in when the 700-karat Shmope Diamond is swiped. As they respond, they spot a shadow sneaking off with plates for new $20 bills stolen from an armored car. The Shadowman later manages to kill two birds with one stone by making off with a secret gold shipment and framing The Mayor (who is captured in The Dyno Bad Guy Box) all in one shot. The Mayor swears his innocence so Blue Falcon and Dog Wonder inspect other members of the Crime Commission. At the District Attorney's home, The Shadowman straps The Daring Duo to a giant loaf of bread and sends them down a conveyor belt to their doom in a giant breadcutter. Dynomutt inflates the bread so it is too big to fit in the slicer and they escape to The Falcon's Lair, where Dynomutt restores both him and B.F. with his Dyno Paint Kit. Then they disguise themselves as The Panhandle Brothers unveiling a solid gold oil well used as a lure to trap The Shadowman, which is a success He is revealed by his own insidious Shadow-Box device to be Harold Twitch, the corrupt Crime Consultant himself. The Daring Duo return the stolen valuables, The Mayor is proven innocent, and Big City is once again safe.

Production & Trivia Notes:

  • The last new Dynomutt cartoon to be made and air firstrun on ABC Saturday Morning.
  • John Stephenson voices The Shadowman. He has provided voices of the most villains on Dynomutt, Dog Wonder: 5.



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