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Quick Draw McGraw
Quick Draw McGraw is the name of a fictional cartoon horse, created by Hanna-Barbera and the star of The Quick Draw McGraw Show, Hanna-Barbera's third show produced for television after success with The Ruff & Reddy Show and The Huckleberry Hound Show. The show debuted in 1959; Quick Draw was voiced by voice actor Daws Butler.
Quick Draw was usually depicted in his shorts (which were set in the American Old West) as a sheriff. Quick Draw was often accompanied by his deputy, a Mexican burro with a stereotypical Spanish accent named Baba Looey , who was also voiced by Butler.
Quick Draw was depicted as a satire of the westerns that were popular among the American public at the time. His personality was well-intentioned, but somewhat dim; oftentimes, Baba Looey would make a more accurate assessment of the problem at hand than Quick Draw would. Whenever that happened, Quick Draw would often utter his catchphrase: "Now hoooooold on thar, Baba Looey! I'll do the thinnin' [thinking] around here, and doooon't you forget it!" Quick Draw also spoke with a heavy drawl, as shown by his catchphrase.
Although Quick Draw was himself a horse, this did not stop the show's producers from depicting him riding into town on a "real" horse, or, as seen in the show's opening credits, driving a stagecoach pulled by "real" horses into a town. This aspect was made light of in the 1980s made-for-television film The Good, the Bad, and Huckleberry Hound, which featured Quick Draw.
In a series of episodes, Quick Draw would also assume the identity of the masked vigilante, "El Kabong" (a parody of Zorro). As El Kabong, Quick Draw would attack his foes by swooping down on a rope and hitting them on the head with an acoustic guitar, producing a distinctive kabong sound and destroying the guitar in the process.
Quick Draw McGraw's supporting characters in The Quick Draw McGraw Show's two other segments were Augie Doggie and Doggie Daddy, a father-and-son pair of dogs, and Snooper and Blabber, a pair of detectives who were a cat and a mouse.
- Big Cartoon DataBase: The Quick Draw McGraw Show
- Toon Tracker: The Quick Draw McGraw Show
- Toonarific: The Quick Draw McGraw Show
- Quick Draw's Toonopedia entry
Quick Draw McGraw in other languages
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