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Dastardly and Muttley in their Flying Machines

A dog driving a plane! Cuh, whatever next!HB’S TOP-RANKING baddie and his doggy in fruitless airborne pursuit of endlessly irritating pigeon with a satchel full of messages. As well as Dick and Muttley there was Klunk, the short inventing one with a neat wrrrpding-brrrd-spleoww speech impediment and Zilly, whose uncontrollable terror caused him to shout “Ohhhh Dear! Ohhhh My!” all the time. Orders were issued by a perpetually apoplectic general who could reach down the phone line to throttle DD when he got stuff wrong. Rarely changing plot was made up of Klunk’s latest avionic wonder failing to do anything other than send the crew hurtling earthwards once more. Best bit was Muttley getting a medal, which happened every week by law, and caused him to float around in an ecstatic trance making squeeky noises.



  1. A plummeting Dick Dastardly

    September 30, 2009 at 9:41 pm

    Muttley! Dooo somethiiiiiing!!!

  2. Joanne Gray

    February 10, 2017 at 7:45 pm

    Wasn’t this actually called Stop The Pigeon? Or, is the theme song’s lyrics clouding my menopausal reminisces?

    • David Smith

      February 10, 2017 at 8:03 pm

      No, that was just the song’s refrain. Although I don’t imagine you’re alone in thinking that was the real title of the programme…

      • Joanne Gray

        February 10, 2017 at 8:25 pm

        Thanks for clarifying that 🙂

  3. Richardpd

    August 13, 2023 at 3:33 pm

    Dick Dastardly usually said “Drat Drat & Double Drat!” when one of their plans failed!

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