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)