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Western Animation / Quick Draw McGraw
aka: Quick-Draw Mc Graw

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Watch where you point that thing.

"Why did Quick-Draw McGraw hang around with that freaky little mule?"
Trent Lane, Daria.

Yet another Talking Animal omnibus series from Hanna-Barbera, Quick Draw McGraw followed the adventures of the equine sheriff with an exaggerated southern drawl, who upheld law and order in The Wild West with the aid of Baba Looey, a Mexican burro with a Spanish accent, and Snuffles, a biscuit-mooching dog. Whenever Baba Looey questioned his partner's motives, Quick Draw uttered his Catch Phrase: "Hold on thar, Baba Looey! I'll do the thin'in' around here, and dooon't you for-git it!" Upon which hilarity ensued.

The cartoon spoofed nearly every Western trope known. Sometimes, Quick Draw assumed the heroic identity of the swashbuckling El Kabong, bashing outlaws with his guitar. There were two supporting segments: Augie Doggie And Doggie Daddy and Snooper And Blabber.


This series provides examples of:

  • Accessory Wearing Cartoon Animals: Quick Draw and Baba Looey.
  • Animated Anthology
  • Ash Face: As demonstrated in the trope image.
  • Bandito: Referred to by name.
  • Barefoot Cartoon Animals: Quick Draw and Baba, unless you count horse shoes.
  • Catch Phrase: "I'll do the thin'in around here, and don't you forget it!"
    • "Now hold on thar!"
    • "Ooh, that smarts!"
  • Chaste Toons: Averted in the Quick Draw McGraw short El Kabong, Jr., though Junior was never heard from again.
  • Courtroom Episode: One episode was about a trial where Baba Looey was testifying for the prosecution.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: Snagglepuss appears in episodes of each segment as an antagonist. He's colored a deep orange.
    • Lugubrious hyena Hardy Har Har appeared in a Snooper and Blabber cartoon before being paired up with Lippy the Lion three years later.
  • Evil Twin: Horse-Face Harry.
  • Expy: Quick Draw's alter ego, El Kabong, seems to be a nod toward El Zorro. In an in-house example, Snuffles' exaggerated reaction (to "dawwwg bis-kits", in his case) would be shared by a number of Hanna-Barbera pooches in response to a variety of treats.
    • Quick Draw had another 'alter ego', The Whip (with Baba Looey as The Whippersnaper) based on either Lash Larue, King of the Bullwhips, or Whip Wilson.
      • Leonardo-TTV (creators of Underdog) made an unsold pilot in 1966 called Gene Hattree, a Quick Draw expy in that it starred a singing lawman horse who wasn't very effective.
  • Funny Animal: The hero and sidekick.
  • Furry Confusion: The hero is an anthropomorphic horse. But since the setting is the Old West, many real horses also appear. Not immediately noticeable because the real horses tend to be more realistically drawn and the hero is roughly human-sized. And, of course, Quick Draw himself is never seen riding a horse!
    • In the opening of his TV show, Quick Draw was seen driving a stagecoach pulled by two horses.
  • I Don't Pay You to Think: "Hoold on there, Baba Louie! I'll do all the thin'ing around here, and dooon't you forget it!"
  • Instrument of Murder: El Kabong's guitar.
  • Malaproper: In "Bull Leave Me", Quick Draw is in Argentina helping an estate owner rid his land of a smart-aleck bull. The owner tests Quick Draw on his credibility as a gaucho:
    Owner: What is a gaucho?
    Quick Draw: A gaucho is one of the Marx Brothers!
    • In an episode taking place in a courtroom, an attorney objects to testimony that is "irrelevent, immaterial, and calls for a conclusion on the part of the witness." Later in the cartoon, Quick Draw objects that the testimony is "an elephant, a cereal, and calls for a concussion on the part of the witness."
  • No Celebrities Were Harmed: The antagonist of the Quick Draw cartoon "Yippee Coyote" caricatures the mannerisms and voice of Jerry Lewis.
  • Nothing but Skin and Bones: In one cartoon, Snagglepuss steals one of Quick-Draw's biggest, fattest sheep, then shears it down to prepare it for dinner. It is then that he discovers that the sheep is rail thin underneath its wool.
    Snagglepuss: They don't call him "Wooly Boy" for nothin'!
  • Quick Draw: This he's great at. What happens after, not so much.
  • Three Shorts: Ran on this format, Quick Draw's segment was traditionally the opener.
  • Western Characters: It's of course a recurrance.
  • The Wild West

Alternative Title(s): Quick Draw Mc Graw

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