Ricochet Rabbit & Droop-a-Long
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|Ricochet Rabbit & Droop-a-Long|
Ricochet Rabbit & Droop-a-Long's Title Card
|Directed by||William Hanna|
|Voices of||Don Messick|
|Theme music composer||Hoyt Curtin|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||2|
|No. of episodes||23|
|Running time||7 minutes per short|
|Production company(s)||Hanna-Barbera Productions|
|Original network||First-Run Syndication|
|Original release||January 14, 1964 –|
December 4, 1966
|Related shows||The Magilla Gorilla Show|
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.
|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|
- An early incarnation of Ricochet Rabbit appears in Touché Turtle and Dum Dum episode 26 "Rapid Rabbit".
- Ricochet Rabbit and Droop-a-Long were seen in Yogi's Ark Lark.
- Ricochet Rabbit and Droop-a-Long were seen in the opening title of Yogi's Gang.
- Ricochet Rabbit made some appearances in Yogi's Treasure Hunt.
- Ricochet Rabbit makes a portrait cameo in the "Agent Penny" episode of the "Super Secret Secret Squirrel" segment of 2 Stupid Dogs.
- Ricochet Rabbit appears in the Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law episode "X Gets the Crest" voiced by Mark Hamill. Droop-a-Long also makes a cameo.
- Ricochet Rabbit appears in the Wacky Races episode "Slow and Steady," voiced by Tom Kenny.
In other languages
- Italian: Tornado Kid e Sonnacchia
- Français: Ricochet-Va-Vite et Lambinousse
- Dutch: Sheriff Altijd Raak Hebbes
- Ricochet Rabbit & Droop-a-Long episode guide on BCDB
- Ricochet Rabbit at Don Markstein's Toonopedia. Archived from the original on January 14, 2017.