On a Classic Quick Draw

The Quick Draw McGraw Show followed The Ruff & Reddy Show and The Huckleberry Hound Show in there developing stable of cartoon shows featuring a variety of characters while retaining the 7 minute cartoon segment of the time.

One has to keep in mind that this was an ear when westerns were still popular entertainment; so having a featuring a horse as the well-intended sheriff was apropos.

Ten Things about Quick Draw McGraw

  • Baba Looey, a burro, was his deputy
  • Commercials for Sugar Smacks cereal
  • Sagebrush Sal was the common damsel in distress
  • Debuting on Sept. 29, 1959; ran only ran 3 seasons with 45 episodes
  • Alter-ego was El Kabong, a masked vigilante (debuted Jan. 12, 1960)
  • El Kabong used his kabonger to kabong the bad guys
  • “Of all the heroes in legend and song, there’s none as brave as El Kabong”
  • (Baba Louie) “Queeks Draw, I theen…”, (an interrupting Quick Draw) “Now hoooooold on thar, Baba Looey! I’ll do the “thinnin’” around here, and doooon’t you forget e-it!”
  • The show also introduced was to Snuffles (biscuit-loving dog), Snooper & Blabber (private eyes), Augie Doggie & Doggie Daddy (father/son), and Snagglepuss (sophisticated tiger recognized in this past post)
  • Quick Draw reappeared in Yogi’s Gang (1973), Laff-a-Lympics (1977-1978), Yogi’s Space Race (1978), and Casper’s First Christmas (1979)

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6 thoughts on “On a Classic Quick Draw

  1. Pingback: On a Flashback Hodge Podge | A Frank Angle

  2. I watched Quick Draw when I was a kid and sometimes I’d ask my mother to buy me a box of Sugar Smacks because he was on the cover. Yet, I wasn’t wild about the taste of the cereal. Typical kid.

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