Ricochet Rabbit & Droop-a-Long

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Ricochet Rabbit & Droop-a-Long
Ricochet Rabbit & Droop-a-Long's Title Card
Created byHanna-Barbera
Directed byWilliam Hanna
Joseph Barbera
Voices ofDon Messick
Mel Blanc
Theme music composerHoyt Curtin
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes23
Producer(s)William Hanna
Joseph Barbera
Running time7 minutes per short
Production company(s)Hanna-Barbera Productions
DistributorScreen Gems
Original networkFirst-Run Syndication
Original releaseJanuary 14, 1964 (1964-01-14) –
December 4, 1966 (1966-12-04)
Related showsThe Magilla Gorilla Show
The Peter Potamus Show

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


Taking place in a Wild West setting, Ricochet Rabbit (voiced by Don Messick) worked as a sheriff in the town of Hoop 'n' Holler. Ricochet would bounce off stationary objects yelling "Bing-bing-bing!" 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 Airdate Summary Animator
1 Atchison, Topeka, & Sam Jose January 14, 1964
2 Good Little Bad Guy January 21, 1964 Credited Animators: Kenneth Muse, George Goepper
3 Cradle Robber January 28, 1964 Credited Animators: Kenneth Muse, George Goepper
4 West Pest February 4, 1964 Credited Animators: George Goepper, Kenneth Muse
5 TV Show February 11, 1964 Credited Animators: George Goepper, Kenneth Muse
6 Annie Hoaxley February 18, 1964 Credited Animators: Kenneth Muse, George Goepper
7 School Daze February 25, 1964 Credited Animator: Irv Spence
8 Sheepy Wolf March 3, 1964 Credited Animators: George Nicholas, George Goepper
9 Big Thinker March 10, 1964 Credited Animators: Jerry Hathcock, Ed Parks, Don Patterson
10 Two Too Many March 17, 1964 Credited Animators: George Nicholas, George Goepper
11 Bad Guys Are Good Guys March 24, 1964
12 Itchy-Finger Gun Slinger March 31, 1964
13 Clunko Bunko April 7, 1964
14 Slick Quick Gun April 14, 1964
15 Mostly Ghostly April 21, 1964 Credited Animators: Jerry Hathcock, Kenneth Muse
16 Will 'O The Whip September 11, 1965
17 Cactus Ruckus September 18, 1965 Credited Animators: Carlo Vinci, Hugh Fraser
18 Rapid Romance September 25, 1965
19 El Loco, Loco, Loco, Loco, Diablo October 2, 1965
20 Big Town Show Down October 9, 1965
21 Space Sheriff October 16, 1965
22 Red Riding Ricochet October 23, 1965
23 Jail Break-In October 30, 1965


Other appearances[edit]

In other languages[edit]

  • Italian: Tornado Kid e Sonnacchia
  • Français: Ricochet-Va-Vite et Lambinousse
  • Dutch: Sheriff Altijd Raak Hebbes

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