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  • Awesome Music: When Dick Dastardly leaves Muttley to drop to the crocodiles in the Magnificent Muttley short "Movie Stuntman", such music starts to play.
  • Ear Worm: STOP THE PIGEON!, STOP THE PIGEON!, STOP THE PIGEON!, STOP THE PIGEON!, STOP THE PIGEON!, STOP THE PIGEON!, STOP THE PIGEON!
    • HOWWW?
    • The background music, especially the rinky-tink piano chase music, would be used on numerous H-B shows henceforth up to around 1980. The New Scooby Doo Movies episode "The Ghost of the Red Baron" uses it virtually exclusively.
  • Fridge Brilliance: Given that attempting to catch a pigeon is preferable to fighting in World War I, the Vulture Squadron's failures may be on purpose.
  • Title Confusion: Due to its Ear Worm theme song, the series is often called Stop That Pigeon or Stop the Pigeon.
    • Lampshaded in a 1986 episode of Yogis Treasure Hunt. Dick and Muttley capture Snooper and Blabber and tortures them by making them watch episodes of Dastardly & Muttley.

 Snooper: Oh, no...not "Stop That Pigeon"-type cartoons!

Blabber: Our brains will turn to mush!

    • Stop That Pigeon was the show's original name. The premise initially had Klunk and Zilly with a jolly, jelly-bellied Red Baron-type figure and an orange dachshund in pilot's goggles. Dick and Muttley were originally slated to be good guys (!) in The Perils of Penelope Pitstop but wound up in this series.
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