On a Ricochet Rabbit

Served as the sheriff of Hoop n Holler

The slow-moving Droop-a-Long Coyote served as his deputy – and his bullets moved slower as they leave a drooping gun

Catch phrase: “Ping-ping-PING! Ricochet Rabbit!” as he bounces off surfaces in the vicinity …. (thus not bing-bing-bing)

Droop-a-Long couldn’t ricochet as well, thus would end up crashing through a window

Ricochet used trick bullets on the bad guys

Created by Hanna-Barbera

Originally aired January 14, 1964 – December 4, 1965, thus 23 episodes in 2 seasons

Debuted on The Magilla Gorilla Show, but only appeared for 10 segments before being replaced by Beezly and Sneezly

Reappeared on Peter Potamus and his Magic Flying Balloon for 13 segments

Ricochet voiced by classic voice actor Don Messick

Droop-a-Long voiced by another classic, Mel Blanc, who was impersonating Festus on Gunsmoke

Music theme by Hoyt Curtain

Also appeared in Yogi’s Ark Lark and Yogi’s Treasure Hunt

Enjoy the episode

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44 thoughts on “On a Ricochet Rabbit

  1. Always wondered how he didn’t end up riddled with cactus spines from all that ping-ping-pinging…

    Great character, great write up!

    (by the way, all the bad guys in that episode sound like Fred Flintstone)

    • Guapo,
      Being a Hanna-Barbera production, resemblance to Fred Flintstone isn’t surprising. BTW – last week you mentioned confusing Deputy Dawg and Ricochet Rabbit. Well .. you inspired this post. Thanks! :) Hope you’re doing well.

  2. Oh how I loved this cartoon. I think it is because this is how my mind works — bouncing from one thing to another! Thanks Frank. This brings back wonderful times.

  3. Must say I hated these characters and would have just transported Deadbeat to San Quentin. Problem solved. Still, I enjoyed your post. It takes me back to my childhood and how I developed my finely honed sense of cynicism.

    • Lame,
      Oh no … say it ain’t so. ;) Oh well, it happens. Then again, finely honed cynicism is quite the feat. ;) … I sense you are requesting a non-law enforcement character for next week. Thanks for visiting.

  4. These were not my favorites, but then with the exception of Wiley Coyote and his antics I never had much patience for cartoons, even as a child. I was a strange child.

    I do appreciate your look backs though. They do bring us back to our childhoods, when life was a bit easier.

    • Tom,
      Glad to hear that you are a big H-B fan. These two not activating your memory cells may be related to only having 23 episodes. Then again, glad to know that this was something new for you. Thanks for commenting.

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