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Fender Bender 500 is a series of cartoon shorts featuring iconic Hanna-Barbera characters racing in monster trucks and is considered a 1990s update of the classic Wacky Races (1968) series. It ishistorically significant as it would be the last time that Top Cat and Dick Dastardly would be voiced by the original actors, Arnold Stang and Paul Winchell, before their passing
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''Fender Bender 500'' is a series of cartoon shorts featuring iconic Hanna-Barbera characters racing each other in monster trucks; it's a 1990s update of the classic ''Wacky Races'' series from 1968 <ref>[https://hanna-barbera.fandom.com/wiki/Fender_Bender_500 Hanna Barbera Wiki: Fender Bender 500]</ref>. It is historically significant as it would be the last time that Top Cat and Dick Dastardly would be voiced by the original actors, Arnold Stang<ref>[https://www.behindthevoiceactors.com/Arnold-Stang/ Behind The Voice Actors: Arnold Stang]</ref> and Paul Winchell<ref>[https://www.behindthevoiceactors.com/Paul-Winchell/ Behind The Voice Actors: Paul Winchell]</ref>, before their passing.
  
 
== Release History ==
 
== Release History ==
  
It was originally broadcast as a segment of Wake, Rattle and Roll, a Hanna-Barbera produced live action children's show. The first season was aired in syndication and then afterwards moved to the Disney Channel and re-named Jump, Rattle and Roll. The full show was also aired on Network Ten in Australia whilst in the UK the animated segments were aired as part of TV Mayhem.
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It was originally broadcast as a segment of Wake, Rattle and Roll<ref>[https://youtu.be/srrQpIAo4Bc Youtube: Wake Rattle and Roll, Full Episode]</ref>, a Hanna-Barbera produced live-action children's show. The first season was aired in syndication and then afterward moved to the Disney Channel and re-named Jump, Rattle and Roll<ref>[https://youtu.be/D0Na838mX3k Jump Rattle and Roll, Disney Channel Promo]</ref>. The Fender Bender 500 segments also aired as part of TV Mayhem in the UK<ref>[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZitCDDRhx3g&t=170s TV Mayhem: Episode 1]</ref>.
 
 
The only home video release (currently identified) was in Japan where the entire series was released on both VHS and [https://www.lddb.com/search.php?search=Fender+Bender+500%3A%2A Laserdisc] in six volumes. Volume 3 appeared on YouTube, without english titles, in March 2020. The english language version of most episodes, as well as the other five volumes are currently considered lost media.
 
 
 
  
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The only home video release was in Japan where the entire series was released on both VHS<ref>[https://www.amazon.co.jp/dp/B00005ES43/ Amazon Japan: VHS Listing]</ref> and Laserdisc in six volumes.<ref>[https://www.lddb.com/search.php?search=Fender+Bender+500%3A%2A LaserDisc Database's listing on Fender Bender 500.]</ref> <ref>[https://ndlonline.ndl.go.jp/#!/search?keyword=%E3%82%B1%E3%83%B3%E3%82%B1%E3%83%B3%E3%81%AE%E3%83%95%E3%82%A7%E3%83%B3%E3%83%80%E3%83%BC%E3%83%BB%E3%83%99%E3%83%B3%E3%83%80%E3%83%BC500&searchCode=SIMPLE National Diet Library Listing (Japan)]</ref>Volume 3 appeared on YouTube, without English titles, in March 2020<ref>[https://www.youtube.com/user/superpooper360/videos Japanese Episodes uploaded by Alan Grant]</ref>. The English language version of most episodes, along with the other five Japanese volumes, are currently considered lost.
  
 
== Availability ==
 
== Availability ==
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Out of the 50 episodes made for the series, 16 have currently been found in English, and 7 have been found in Japanese. All of the current found episodes are also located on a MEGA drive.<ref>[https://mega.nz/folder/5gYCiLoa#SZ8LviAmuc5RslyCV-6FXg A MEGA folder containing all current found episodes.].</ref>
  
 
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! Episode !! Title !! Availability !! Notes
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! style="background-color:lightblue" | #
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! style="background-color:lightblue" | Episode Title
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! style="background-color:lightblue" | Episode Status
 
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| 01 || The Nippon Tuck 500 || Unavailable || Missing
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| 01 ||The Nippon Tuck 500||<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''
 
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| 02 || The Cow Sow & Plow 500 || Unavailable || Missing
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| 02 ||The Cow Sow & Plow 500|| [https://youtu.be/XPkq8qAqhuI<span style="color:green;">'''Found - Spanish''']
 
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| 03 || The Calypso 500 || Unavailable || Missing
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| 03 || The Calypso 500||<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''
 
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| 04 || The Philly Freedom 500 || [https://youtu.be/XX35zlUTfio Available] || English
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| 04 ||The Philly Freedom 500|| [https://youtu.be/XX35zlUTfio<span style="color:green;">'''Found''']
 
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| 05 || The Hup, Two, Three, Four 500 || [https://youtu.be/MTXuL1yxbNE Available] || English
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| 05 ||The Hup, Two, Three, Four 500|| [https://youtu.be/MTXuL1yxbNE<span style="color:green;">'''Found''']
 
|-
 
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| 06 || The Frances a Lot 500 || Unavailable || Missing
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| 06 ||The Frances a Lot 500||<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''
 
|-
 
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| 07 || The Wooden Shoe Like to Win 500 || Unavailable || Missing
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| 07 ||The Wooden Shoe Like to Win 500||<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''
 
|-
 
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| 08 || The Rocket Gibraltar 500 || Unavailable || Missing
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| 08 ||The Rocket Gibraltar 500||<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''
 
|-
 
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| 09 || The Bombay Flambe 500 || Unavailable || Missing
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| 09 ||The Bombay Flambe 500||<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''
 
|-
 
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| 10 || The Way Down Under 500 || Unavailable || Missing
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| 10 ||The Way Down Under 500||<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''
 
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| 11 || Fondue 500 || Unavailable || Missing
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| 11 ||Fondue 500||<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''
 
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| 12 || The Kenya Win It 500 || [https://youtu.be/k17LDbhcJlM Available] || English
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| 12 ||The Kenya Win It 500|| [https://youtu.be/k17LDbhcJlM<span style="color:green;">'''Found''']
 
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| 13 || The Fettuccini 500 || [https://youtu.be/k17LDbhcJlM Available] || English
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| 13 ||The Fettuccini 500 ||<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''
 
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| 14 || Monumental 500 || [https://youtu.be/Qhr-aiIJG_U Available] || English
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| 14 ||Monumental 500 || [https://youtu.be/Qhr-aiIJG_U<span style="color:green;">'''Found''']
 
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| 15 || The High Stakes 500 || [https://youtu.be/srrQpIAo4Bc Available] || English
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| 15 ||The High Stakes 500 || [https://youtu.be/srrQpIAo4Bc<span style="color:green;">'''Found''']
 
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| 16 || The Great Golden Gate 500 || Unavailable || Missing
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| 16 ||The Great Golden Gate 500 ||<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''
 
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| 17 || The Highland Fling 500 || [https://youtu.be/E-BTrRAqDKU Partially] || Japanese, No English Subtitles
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| 17 ||The Highland Fling 500|| [https://youtu.be/E-BTrRAqDKU<span style="color:green;">'''Found - Japanese''']
 
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| 18 || Rush to Rushmore 500 || [https://youtu.be/orBl2UDtGpo Partially] || Japanese, No English Subtitles
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| 18 ||Rush to Rushmore 500|| [https://youtu.be/orBl2UDtGpo<span style="color:green;">'''Found - Japanese''']
 
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| 19 || Pound for Pound 500 || Available || [https://youtu.be/j7wrySFIZwQ English]
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| 19 ||Pound for Pound 500 || [https://youtu.be/j7wrySFIZwQ<span style="color:green;">'''Found''']
 
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| 20 || The Great Greek 500 || [https://youtu.be/EdTmD6xleP8 Partially] || Japanese, No English Subtitles
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| 20 ||The Great Greek 500|| [https://youtu.be/EdTmD6xleP8<span style="color:green;">'''Found - Japanese''']
 
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| 21 || The Log Jammer 500 || [https://youtu.be/ObqIJ-tVawo Partially] || Japanese, No English Subtitles
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| 21 ||The Log Jammer 500|| [https://youtu.be/ObqIJ-tVawo<span style="color:green;">'''Found - Japanese''']
 
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| 22 || The Clambake 500 || [https://youtu.be/rvyJHld4iRk Partially] || Japanese, No English Subtitles
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| 22 ||The Clambake 500|| [https://youtu.be/rvyJHld4iRk<span style="color:green;">'''Found - Japanese''']
 
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| 23 || We'll Get Bayou 500 || [https://youtu.be/cHqOmzoqUkg Partially] || Japanese, No English Subtitles
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| 23 ||We'll Get Bayou 500|| [https://youtu.be/cHqOmzoqUkg<span style="color:green;">'''Found - Japanese''']
 
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| 24 || The Funhouse 500 || [https://youtu.be/lfEF4c0m_5Q Partially] || Japanese, No English Subtitles
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| 24 ||The Funhouse 500|| [https://youtu.be/lfEF4c0m_5Q<span style="color:green;">'''Found - Japanese''']
 
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| 25 || Space Race 500 || [https://youtu.be/P3LO5outAdI Available] || English
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| 25 ||Space Race 500 || [https://youtu.be/P3LO5outAdI<span style="color:green;">'''Found''']
 
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| 26 || The Wicki Wacki 500 || Unavailable || Missing
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| 26 ||The Wicki Wacki 500 ||<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''
 
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| 27 || Big Apple 500 || Unavailable || Missing
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| 27 ||Big Apple 500 ||<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''
 
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| 28 || The Panda-Monium 500 || Unavailable || Missing
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| 28 ||The Panda-Monium 500 ||<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''
 
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| 29 || The Tumbleweed 500 || [https://youtu.be/VuEHxBEtuKE Available] || English
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| 29 ||The Tumbleweed 500 || [https://youtu.be/VuEHxBEtuKE<span style="color:green;">'''Found''']
 
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| 30 || The Jungle Bungle 500 || Unavailable || Missing
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| 30 ||The Jungle Bungle 500 ||<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''
 
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| 31 || Silver Screen 500 || [https://youtu.be/TkWFPsxMbwM Unavailable] || Missing
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| 31 ||Silver Screen 500 ||<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''
 
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| 32 || Sheik to Sheik 500 || Available || English
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| 32 ||Sheik to Sheik 500 || [https://youtu.be/TkWFPsxMbwM <span style="color:green;">'''Found''']
 
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| 33 || The Cotton Pickin 500 || Unavailable || Missing
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| 33 ||The Cotton Pickin 500 ||<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''
 
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| 34 || The Oom-pa-pah 500 || Unavailable || Missing
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| 34 ||The Oom-pa-pah 500 ||<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''
 
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| 35 || The Fountain of Youth 500 || Unavailable || Missing
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| 35 ||The Fountain of Youth 500 ||<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''
 
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| 36 || The Fiesta Fantastica 500 || Unavailable || Missing
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| 36 ||The Fiesta Fantastica 500 ||<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''
 
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| 37 || The Big Top 500 || [https://youtu.be/FvBbBaUy5fw Available] || English
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| 37 ||The Big Top 500 || [https://youtu.be/FvBbBaUy5fw<span style="color:green;">'''Found''']
 
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| 38 || The Russian Around 500 || [https://youtu.be/u13013R5CD4 Available] || English
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| 38 ||The Russian Around 500 || [https://youtu.be/u13013R5CD4<span style="color:green;">'''Found''']
 
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| 39 || The Dash to Nashville 500 || Unavailable || Missing
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| 39 ||The Dash to Nashville 500 ||<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''
 
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| 40 || The Trans-Transylvania 500 || [https://youtu.be/CV68QZODBwM Available] || English
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| 40 ||The Trans-Transylvania 500 || [https://youtu.be/CV68QZODBwM<span style="color:green;">'''Found''']
 
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| 41 || The Run Down to Ghost Town 500 || Unavailable || Missing
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| 41 ||The Run Down to Ghost Town 500 ||<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''
 
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| 42 || The Go for the Gold 500 || Unavailable || Missing
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| 42 ||The Go for the Gold 500 ||<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''
 
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| 43 || The Golden State 500 || Unavailable || Missing
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| 43 ||The Golden State 500 ||<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''
 
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| 44 || The Hit'n Mississippi 500 || [https://youtu.be/K9oHlQr1BCI Available] || English
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| 44 ||The Hit'n Mississippi 500 || [https://youtu.be/K9oHlQr1BCI <span style="color:green;">'''Found''']
 
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| 45 || The Alligator Alley 500  || Unavailable || Missing
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| 45 ||The Alligator Alley 500  ||<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''
 
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| 46 || The Brazilian Million 500 || Unavailable || Missing
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| 46 ||The Brazilian Million 500 ||<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''
 
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| 47 || The Emerald Isle 500 || Unavailable || Missing
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| 47 ||The Emerald Isle 500 ||<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''
 
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| 48 || The Nile a Minute 500 || [https://youtu.be/bsRy0O0HYYw Available] || English
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| 48 ||The Nile a Minute 500 || [https://youtu.be/bsRy0O0HYYw <span style="color:green;">'''Found''']
 
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| 49 || Unfathomable 500 || [https://youtu.be/W76pqT_HYhw Available] || English
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| 49 ||Unfathomable 500 || [https://youtu.be/W76pqT_HYhw<span style="color:green;">'''Found''']
 
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| 50 || The Yukon Win It 500  || Unavailable || Missing
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| 50 ||The Yukon Win It 500  ||<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''
 
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==See Also==
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*[[Boss Cat (found British opening and ending titles of "Top Cat" animated series; 1962-1989)]]
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*[[CBS Storybreak "What Happened in Hamelin" (lost episode from animated series; 1987)]]
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*[[Dastardly & Muttley - Operation: Pigeon Pursuit (lost build of unreleased PlayStation 2 video game; 2007-2008)]]
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*[[Jetsons: The Movie "Gotcha" (partially found full version of song from Hanna-Barbera animated film; 1990)]]
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*[[Jetsons: The Movie - Janet Waldo performance (lost audio of animated film; 1988-1989)]]
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*[[Jokebook (partially found Hanna-Barbera animated series; 1982)]]
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*[[Return of the Bunjee (lost ABC Weekend special; 1985)]]
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*[[Rock Odyssey (partially lost Hanna-Barbera animated film; 1987)]]
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*[[Showbiz Pizza's Yogi Bear and Boo Boo Showtape (found animatronic audio showtape; 1987)]]
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*[[The Banana Splits Adventure Hour (partially found Hanna Barbera live action-animated TV series; 1968-1969)]]
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*[[The Flintstones (cancelled Seth MacFarlane reboot of animated series; 2013)]]
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*[[The Flintstones Movie (partially found Sega Channel exclusive build of 2D movie tie-in platformer; 1995)]]
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*[[The Funny World of Fred and Bunni (partially found live-action/animated variety show pilot; 1978)]]
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*[[The Hanna-Barbera Happy Hour (partially found NBC comedy variety show; 1978)]]
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*[[The Moxy Show (partially found episodes of CGI anthology series; 1993-2000)]]
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*[[The New Teen Titans "Just Say No!" (partially lost Hanna-Barbera anti-drug animated PSA; 1983)]]
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*[[The Ruff and Reddy Show (found episodes of NBC Hanna-Barbera animated series; 1957-1960)]]
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*[[The Snorks (partially found unaired pilot of Hanna-Barbera animated TV series; 1982)]]
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==References==
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{{reflist}}
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[[Category: Lost animation]]
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[[Category: Lost TV]]
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[[Category: Partially found media]]

Latest revision as of 11:44, 2 November 2021

FendBend500 Logo.jpg

The show's logo.

Status: Partially Found

Fender Bender 500 is a series of cartoon shorts featuring iconic Hanna-Barbera characters racing each other in monster trucks; it's a 1990s update of the classic Wacky Races series from 1968 [1]. It is historically significant as it would be the last time that Top Cat and Dick Dastardly would be voiced by the original actors, Arnold Stang[2] and Paul Winchell[3], before their passing.

Release History[edit | edit source]

It was originally broadcast as a segment of Wake, Rattle and Roll[4], a Hanna-Barbera produced live-action children's show. The first season was aired in syndication and then afterward moved to the Disney Channel and re-named Jump, Rattle and Roll[5]. The Fender Bender 500 segments also aired as part of TV Mayhem in the UK[6].

The only home video release was in Japan where the entire series was released on both VHS[7] and Laserdisc in six volumes.[8] [9]Volume 3 appeared on YouTube, without English titles, in March 2020[10]. The English language version of most episodes, along with the other five Japanese volumes, are currently considered lost.

Availability[edit | edit source]

Out of the 50 episodes made for the series, 16 have currently been found in English, and 7 have been found in Japanese. All of the current found episodes are also located on a MEGA drive.[11]

# Episode Title Episode Status
01 The Nippon Tuck 500 Lost
02 The Cow Sow & Plow 500 Found - Spanish
03 The Calypso 500 Lost
04 The Philly Freedom 500 Found
05 The Hup, Two, Three, Four 500 Found
06 The Frances a Lot 500 Lost
07 The Wooden Shoe Like to Win 500 Lost
08 The Rocket Gibraltar 500 Lost
09 The Bombay Flambe 500 Lost
10 The Way Down Under 500 Lost
11 Fondue 500 Lost
12 The Kenya Win It 500 Found
13 The Fettuccini 500 Lost
14 Monumental 500 Found
15 The High Stakes 500 Found
16 The Great Golden Gate 500 Lost
17 The Highland Fling 500 Found - Japanese
18 Rush to Rushmore 500 Found - Japanese
19 Pound for Pound 500 Found
20 The Great Greek 500 Found - Japanese
21 The Log Jammer 500 Found - Japanese
22 The Clambake 500 Found - Japanese
23 We'll Get Bayou 500 Found - Japanese
24 The Funhouse 500 Found - Japanese
25 Space Race 500 Found
26 The Wicki Wacki 500 Lost
27 Big Apple 500 Lost
28 The Panda-Monium 500 Lost
29 The Tumbleweed 500 Found
30 The Jungle Bungle 500 Lost
31 Silver Screen 500 Lost
32 Sheik to Sheik 500 Found
33 The Cotton Pickin 500 Lost
34 The Oom-pa-pah 500 Lost
35 The Fountain of Youth 500 Lost
36 The Fiesta Fantastica 500 Lost
37 The Big Top 500 Found
38 The Russian Around 500 Found
39 The Dash to Nashville 500 Lost
40 The Trans-Transylvania 500 Found
41 The Run Down to Ghost Town 500 Lost
42 The Go for the Gold 500 Lost
43 The Golden State 500 Lost
44 The Hit'n Mississippi 500 Found
45 The Alligator Alley 500 Lost
46 The Brazilian Million 500 Lost
47 The Emerald Isle 500 Lost
48 The Nile a Minute 500 Found
49 Unfathomable 500 Found
50 The Yukon Win It 500 Lost

See Also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]