Ricochet Rabbit & Droop-a-Long

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Ricochet Rabbit & Droop-a-Long
Ricochet Rabbit & Droop-a-Long's Title Card
Genre Cartoon
Created by Hanna-Barbera
Directed by William Hanna
Joseph Barbera
Starring Ricochet Rabbit
Droop-a-long Coyote
Voices of Don Messick
Mel Blanc
Theme music composer Hoyt Curtin
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 23
Producer(s) William Hanna
Joseph Barbera
Running time 7 Minutes Per Short
Production company(s) Hanna-Barbera Productions
Original channel First-Run Syndication
Original run January 14, 1964 (1964-01-14) – December 4, 1965 (1965-12-04)
Related shows The Magilla Gorilla Show
Peter Potamus and his Magic Flying Balloon

Ricochet Rabbit & Droop-a-Long was a segment of Hanna-Barbera's The Magilla Gorilla Show, and later appeared on Peter Potamus and his Magic Flying Balloon.


Ricochet Rabbit (voiced by Don Messick) worked as a sheriff in a Western setting called Hoop 'n' Holler. Ricochet would bounce off stationary objects yelling "Ping-ping-ping!" His deputy Droop-a-Long Coyote (voiced by Mel Blanc impersonating Ken Curtis) was not as fast and was very clumsy.

In addition to his speed, which enabled him to outrun bullets, Ricochet used trick bullets against his opponents, including a bullet that would stop in mid-flight and strike the target with an impossibly oversized mallet, and another which would draw a target on his nose and punch it.

Ricochet Rabbit's catchphrase was "Ping, ping, PING!", followed by his name.

Episode list[edit]

# Title Summary Animator
1 Atchison, Topeka, & Sam Jose
2 Good Little Bad Guy Credited Animators: Kenneth Muse, George Goepper
3 Cradle Robber Credited Animators: Kenneth Muse, George Goepper
4 West Pest Credited Animators: George Goepper, Kenneth Muse
5 TV Show Credited Animators: George Goepper, Kenneth Muse
6 Annie Hoaxley Credited Animators: Kenneth Muse, George Goepper
7 School Daze Credited Animator: Irv Spence
8 Sheepy Wolf Credited Animators: George Nicholas, George Goepper
9 Big Thinker Credited Animators: Jerry Hathcock, Ed Parks, Don Patterson
10 Two Too Many Credited Animators: George Nicholas, George Goepper
11 Bad Guys Are Good Guys
12 Itchy-Finger Gun Slinger
13 Clunko Bunko
14 Slick Quick Gun
15 Mostly Ghostly
16 Will 'O The Whip
17 Cactus Ruckus Credited Animators: Carlo Vinci, Hugh Fraser
18 Rapid Romance
19 El Loco, Loco, Loco, Loco, Diablo
20 Big Town Show Down
21 Space Sheriff
22 Red Riding Ricochet
23 Jail Break-In


Other appearances[edit]

  • Ricochet Rabbit and Droop-a-Long were seen in opening title Yogi's Gang.
  • Ricochet Rabbit as a picture made a cameo in the "Agent Penny" episode of the Super Secret Secret Squirrel segment of 2 Stupid Dogs.

In popular culture[edit]

  • In a Magilla Gorilla cartoon, Magilla (dressed as The Purple Mask) references Ricochet Rabbit by saying "I learned this trick from, Bing, Bing, BING! Ricochet Rabbit!"
  • MF Doom references Ricochet Rabbit on the Dangerdoom track called "Bada Bing". It is on the album The Mouse and the Mask.[1]
  • Madchild references Ricochet Rabbit in the song "Crazy" from Lawnmower Man.
  • The tenth episode of the sixth season of Dexter is entitled "Ricochet Rabbit."
  • Ricohet Rabbit's gun sound effects are heard in the song, Wild Wild West.

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