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

On Speedy Gonzalez

Things to Know

  • Debuted in 1953
  • 37 cartoons made in the 1960s
  • Fastest mouse in all Mexico
  • Warner Brothers, Looney Tunes, and Merrie Melodies family of characters
  • Usually wore white shirt and pants, yellow sombrero, and a red kerchief around his neck.
  • The original voice by Mel Blanc
  • Mel Blanc had a part in the Speedy Gonzalez hit song by Pat Boone
  • Cousin of Slowpoke Rodriguez, the Slowest Mouse in all Mexico
  • Daffy Duck and Sylvester the Cat (Greengo Pussygato) were his main combatants
  • Arriba! Arriba! Andale! Andale! Yeehah!
  • Academy Award winner (1955) and nominated in 1957, 1959, and 1961

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