The Quick Draw McGraw Show

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The Quick Draw McGraw Show
Quick Draw McGraw.jpg
Genre Animation
Format Cartoon series
Written by Warren Foster
Michael Maltese
Joseph Barbera
Dan Gordon
Alex Lovy
Directed by William Hanna
Joseph Barbera
Voices of Daws Butler
Don Messick
Doug Young
Julie Bennett
Jean Vander Pyl
Hal Smith
Elliot Field
Peter Leeds
Narrated by Don Messick
Composer(s) Hoyt Curtin
Country of origin USA
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 3
No. of episodes 45 (List of episodes)
Producer(s) William Hanna
Joseph Barbera
Running time 30 Minutes
7 Minutes Per Short
Production company(s) Hanna-Barbera Productions
Distributor Screen Gems (Original)
Warner Bros. Television (Current)
Original channel First-Run Syndication
Picture format Color
Audio format Monaural
Original run 1959 – 1962

The Quick Draw McGraw Show is the third cartoon television production created by Hanna-Barbera, starring an anthropomorphic cartoon horse named Quick Draw McGraw following their success with The Ruff & Reddy Show and The Huckleberry Hound Show. The show debuted in syndication in the fall of 1959, sponsored by Kellogg's. Voice actor Daws Butler performed the lead character, Quick Draw. The series featured 3 cartoons per episode, one each by Quick Draw McGraw & Baba Looey, father and son dog duo Augie Doggie & Doggie Daddy and cat and mouse detectives Snooper & Blabber.

Michael Maltese crafted most of the episode stories. Screen Gems originally syndicated the series, followed later by Rhodes Productions, Taft H-B Program Sales, Worldvision Enterprises, then Turner Broadcasting, and now Warner Bros. Television (through their 1996 purchase of Turner). Currently, the show is aired on the Cartoon Network's sister channel, Boomerang, the Canadian station Teletoon Retro and occasionally on the Infinity channel, broadcasting in the Middle East.


Quick Draw McGraw and Baba Looey[edit]

Quick Draw (voiced by Daws Butler) was usually depicted as a sheriff in these short films set in the American Old West. Quick Draw was often accompanied by his deputy, a Mexican burro called Baba Looey (voiced by Daws Butler and his name being a word play on Desi Arnaz's hit song called "Babalu"). Although technically the side-kick, or deputy, to the main character of Sheriff Quick Draw, Baba Looey is often portrayed as the more thoughtful half of the duo; at times realizing some detail about a given situation and trying desperately without success to caution Quick Draw of a trap or other danger.
Quick Draw was assisted in some cartoons by his bloodhound Snuffles (voiced by Butler), who refused to work until he was given a dog biscuit, after which he would hug himself and spring into the air, floating back down to Earth.
Quick Draw spent a number of cartoons as his alter ego, the masked El Kabong, who used a guitar (a "Kabonger") to bash bad guys into submission. Writer Michael Maltese said the character was inspired by actor Douglas Fairbanks, Sr. as Zorro.[1]

Augie Doggie and Doggie Daddy[edit]

A young dachshund named Augie Doggie (voiced by Daws Butler) and his father Doggie Daddy (voiced by Doug Young impersonating Jimmy Durante) has different misadventures in their life.

Snooper and Blabber[edit]

A detective cat named Super Snooper (voiced by Daws Butler impersonating Ed Gardner as the character Archie from the radio show Duffy's Tavern) and his sidekick Blabber Mouse (voiced by Daws Butler, originally voiced by Los Angeles radio announcer Elliot Field). In several cartoons, they had a private secretary named Hazel (voiced by Jean Vander Pyl), who was never seen on screen.


Augie Doggie and Doggie Daddy[edit]

Main article: Augie Doggie and Doggie Daddy

Snooper and Blabber[edit]

Main article: Snooper and Blabber

Quick Draw McGraw[edit]

  • Lamb Chopped
  • Bad Guys Disguise
  • Masking For Trouble
  • Scat, Scout, Scat
  • Scary Prairie
  • El Kabong
  • Choo-Choo Chumps
  • Riverboat Shuffled
  • Double Barrel Double
  • Slick City Slicker
  • El Kabong Strikes Again
  • Six-Gun Spook
  • Gun Gone Goons
  • Dizzy Desperado
  • Doggone Prairie Dog
  • Treasure Of El Kabong
  • Bronco Bustin' Boobs
  • Locomotive Loco
  • Elephant Boy Oh Boy
  • The Lyin' Lion
  • Bull-Leave Me
  • Kabong Kabong's Kabong
  • Chopping Spree
  • El Kabong Meets El Kazing
  • Bullet Proof Galoot
  • Two Too Much
  • Twin Troubles
  • Ali-Baba Looey
  • Shooting Room Only
  • Yippee Coyote
  • Who is El Kabong?
  • Extra-Special Extra
  • Scooter Rabbit
  • Talky Hawky (Quick Draw McGraw):
  • Gun-Shy Gal
  • El Kabong, Jr.
  • Baba Bait
  • Dynamite Fright
  • El Kabong Is Wrong
  • Mine Your Manners
  • The Mark of El Kabong
  • Big Town El Kabong

Voice cast[edit]

DVD release[edit]

A DVD release of the series for the H-B classics collection was originally announced by Warner Bros. for 2006 but was later cancelled due to the poor condition of the masters and the music right issues. In 2006, a Warner spokesperson said of the DVDs, "They were pulled because significant remastering work needed to be researched." Four episodes are available on dvd. Two on Saturday Morning Cartoons 1960s Vol. One and Two on Saturday Morning Cartoons 1960s Vol.2.[2]

Production credits[edit]


Produced And Directed: William Hanna, Joseph Barbera

Voice: Daws Butler, Don Messick, Doug Young

Additional Voices: Julie Bennett, Vance Colvig, Elliot Field, Peter Leeds, Hal Smith, Jean Vander Pyl

Story Director: Alex Lovy

Story: Michael Maltese

Story Sketches: Dan Gordon

Titles: Lawrence Goble

Musical Director: Hoyt Curtin

Production Supervision: Howard Hanson

Animation: Kenneth Muse, Lewis Marshall, Carlo Vinci, Dick Lundy, George Nicholas, Don Patterson

Additional Animation: Ed Love, C. L. Hartman, Harry Holt, John Boersema, Ed de Mattia, Robert Bentley, La Verne Harding, Ed Parks, Don Williams, Hicks Lokey, Paul Sommer, Virgil Ross, Bob Carr, Art Davis, Gerard Baldwin, Manuel Perez, Brad Case

Layout: Dick Bickenbach, Walter Clinton, Tony Rivera, Ed Benedict

Additional Layout: Dan Noonan, Jack Huber, Paul Sommer, Don Sheppard, Noel Tucker, Lance Nolley, Iwao Takamoto

Backgrounds: Montealegre, Robert Gentle, Art Lozzi, Richard H. Thomas, Joseph Montell

Additional Backgrounds: Neenah Maxwell, Anthony Rizzo,

Quick Draw McGraw A Hanna-Barbera Production

C MCMLIX By Hanna-Barbera Productions

Approved MPAA Certification No. 12797

RCA Sound Recording

This Picture Made Under the Juridiction of the IATSE-IA Affiliated with A.F.L.-C.I.O.

Quick Draw McGraw in other languages[edit]

  • French: Grangallo Tirevite
  • Polish: Quick Draw McGraw
  • Italian: Ernesto Sparalesto
  • Brazilian Portuguese: Pepe Legal
  • Spanish: Tiro Loco McGraw' '(el Cabazorro for el Kabong)
  • Japanese: 早射ちマック (Hayauchi Mack)
  • Hungarian: Villámpata Sheriff
  • Finnish: Salama-Santeri, later Paukku-Polle
  • Dutch: Texas Jim
  • German: Quick und seine Freunde
  • Swedish: Texas Jack
  • Croatian: At Strašnomlat (El Kabong), Rz Brzotrz (Quick Draw McGraw)

See also[edit]


  1. ^ John Crosby syndicated newspaper column, Jan. 3, 1960.
  2. ^ "Quick Draw McGraw DVD news: Status update on Quick Draw and Wally Gator". Retrieved 2012-05-11. 

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