On a Cartoon Buffet

Instead of dedicating a new post to a classic cartoon character, today is a pick-your-treat day! Below as the characters from past posts, so pick one – any one – or as many was who wish because this is your special Saturday Morning Buffet of cartoon characters. Enjoy! Which did you watch this morning?

Boris and Natasha

Elmer Fudd

Flintstones

Foghorn Leghorn

Jonny Quest

Mutley

Quick Draw McGraw

Peabody and Sherman

Popeye

Snagglepuss

Speedy Gonzalez

Top Cat

Underdog

Wile E Coyote

Woody Woodpecker

Yosemite Sam

* A small collection of opening theme songs

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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On Snagglepuss

I wouldn’t call Snagglepuss my favorite character, but his unique voice and trademark sayings make him a classic. Enjoy this week’s cartoon honoree. For other posts about cartoons, click here or see Categories > Entertainment-Cartoons in the Sidebar. Please return every Saturday for another honoree.

Did You Knows about Snagglepuss

  • Created in 1959 by Hanna-Barbera
  • First appeared as a sheep stealer on Quick Draw McGraw
  • Become a regular on The Yogi Bear Show (32 episodes), Yogi’s Gang (1973) with Squiddly Diddly, Yakkee Doodle, and Secret Squirrel, and served as host of the Laff-A-Lympics (1977, 1978), and appeared in Yogi’s Treasure Hunt (1985)
  • Common sayings include “Heavens to Murgatroyd!”, “Exit, stage right!” (or left, up, or down), and including “even” at the end of many sentences.
  • A pink lion, but friendly and civilized
  • Often mistaken as a wild beat by big-game hunter Major Minor
  • Appeared in early-60s commercials for Kellogg cereals
  • Has a brother – Snaggletooth
  • Had a similar voice to actor Bert Lahr