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The Quick Draw McGraw Show

The Quick Draw McGraw Show
Genre Comedy
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 United States
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
Warner Bros. Television
Original channel First-Run Syndication
Picture format Color
Audio format Monaural
Original release 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 and 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.


  • Segments 1
    • Quick Draw McGraw and Baba Looey 1.1
    • Augie Doggie and Doggie Daddy 1.2
    • Snooper and Blabber 1.3
  • Episodes 2
  • Voice cast 3
  • Home Media releases 4
  • Baba Booey Mis-pronunciation 5
  • Quick Draw McGraw in other languages 6
  • See also 7
  • References 8
  • External links 9


Quick Draw McGraw and Baba Looey

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). 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

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

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.


Voice cast

  • Daws Butler - Quick Draw McGraw, Baba Looey, Super Snooper, Blabber Mouse, Augie Doggie, Snagglepuss, Snuffles, Various
  • Elliot Field - Blabber Mouse (early episodes), Various
  • Don Messick - Narrator, Various
  • Doug Young - Doggie Daddy, Bigelow Mouse, Various
  • Julie Bennett - Sagebrush Sal (Quick Draw McGraw), Various
  • Vance Colvig - Narrator, Tombstone Jones (Quick Draw McGraw), Various
  • Peter Leeds - Narrator (Quick Draw McGraw), Various
  • Jean Vander Pyl - Hazel (Snooper and Blabber), Various
  • Hal Smith - Narrator, Various

Home Media releases

Season sets of the series for the Hanna-Barbera Classics Collection label was originally announced by Warner Bros. for release in 2006 but was later cancelled due to poor conditions 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." Warner Archive has yet to plan release for each of the three complete seasons of the show to DVD. Four episodes are available on DVD. The first two episodes on Saturday Morning Cartoons 1960s: Vol. One and the other two on Saturday Morning Cartoons 1960s: Vol. Two.[2]

Baba Booey Mis-pronunciation

On July 26, 1990, Howard Stern's producer Gary Dell'Abate was talking about the cartoon cells that he buys and collects. When attempting to say to say 'Quick Draw & Baba Looey', he said 'Quick Draw & Baba Booey'. He said later that talking about it would last a few hours. But since then, hundreds of 'Baba Booey' song parodies have been played on the Howard Stern show. 'Baba Booey' is often yelled out during live news broadcasts & it has become something that is yelled at golf tournaments after the ball is struck.

Quick Draw McGraw in other languages

  • 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


  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. 

External links

  • The Quick Draw McGraw Show at the Internet Movie Database
  • The Quick Draw McGraw Show at
  • Big Cartoon DataBase: The Quick Draw McGraw Show
  • Toon Tracker: The Quick Draw McGraw Show
  • Quick Draw's Toonopedia entry
  • The Cartoon Scrapbook – Profile on Quick Draw McGraw
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