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Quick Draw McGraw is an anthropomorphic cowboy horse created by Hanna-Barbera and the title character of The Quick Draw McGraw Show. He was originally voiced by Daws Butler.

About Quick Draw

Quick Draw is a white horse with black hair, a peach muzzle and grey hooves. His main attire is a red cowboy hat, a blue bandana and a red gun belt with holster. He would also occasionally wear spurs.

He is a well-intentioned, but somewhat dim sheriff of a non-specified town set in the Old West in his own shorts.

His famous catchphrases are "Now hold on there!" and "I'll do the 'thin'in' around here and don't you forget it!" Also if he got hurt he would often say "Ooooh that smarts!" One of the main running gags was him accidently shooting himself with his own six shooter.

Quick Draw was often accompanied by his deputy, a Mexican burro, Baba Looey (also voiced by Butler), who spoke with a Mexican accent

Another character featured in Quick Draw's series of shorts was Snuffles, the bloodhound dog who would point to his mouth when he wanted a dog biscuit, then hug himself, leap up in the air, and float back down after having eaten one. In several cases when Quick Draw did not have a dog biscuit to offer, or if he tried to give Snuffles the reward cash for capturing an outlaw, Snuffles would either shake his head and say, "Uh-uh," or grunt to himself and mumble "Darn cheapskate!" and then throw the money back in Quick Draw's face. (between the trapper Rawhide Clyde and his mangy hound Bristletooth, only beef jerky was used instead of dog biscuits.) In his first appearance, "Bow-Wow Bandit", he was trying to find Quick Draw's assistant Baba Looey, who was kidnapped by a bandit that thinks that he has a tattoo of a map on his back. When he wasn't called Snuffles, Quick Draw sometimes called him dog deputy. (A similar gag was deployed on the "Crazy Claws" segment of The Kwicky Koala Show

One of Quick Draw's main enemies was his evil double Horseface Harry who was a dangerous outlaw and often got Quick Draw in trouble.

In Jellystone!, Quick Draw's character has been fully absorbed into the character of El Kabong, now a Latino vigilante.[1] He also works as a teacher rather than being a sheriff.[2]


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In certain cases, Quick Draw would also assume the identity of the masked vigilante El Kabong (a spoof of Zorro).

As "El Kabong", Quick Draw would attack his foes by swooping down on a rope with the war cry "Ole!" and hitting them on the head with an acoustic guitar (after shouting "kabong!") which is always referred to as a "kabonger", producing a distinctive kabong sound and usually destroying the guitar in the process.


Quick Draw appeared in 45 shorts of his segment of the show:

Season 1

  1. Scary Prairie
  2. The Bad Guys Disguise
  3. Scat, Scout, Scat
  4. Choo-Choo Chumps
  5. Masking for Trouble
  6. Lamb Chopped
  7. Double Barrel Double
  8. Riverboat Shuffled
  9. Dizzy Desperado
  10. Sagebrush Brush
  11. Bow-Wow Bandit
  12. Six-Gun Spook
  13. Slick City Slicker
  14. Cattle Battle Rattled
  15. Doggone Prairie Dog
  16. El Kabong
  17. Gun Gone Goons
  18. El Kabong Strikes Again
  19. The Treasure of El Kabong
  20. Locomotive Loco
  21. Bronco Bustin' Boobs
  22. The Lyin' Lion
  23. Chopping Spree
  24. Elephant Boy, Oh Boy!
  25. Bull-Leave Me
  26. Kabong Kabong's Kabong

Season 2

  1. El Kabong meets El Kazing
  2. Bullet Proof Galoot
  3. Two Too Much
  4. Twin Troubles
  5. Ali-Baba Looey
  6. Shooting Room Only
  7. Yippee Coyote
  8. Who is El Kabong?
  9. Extra-Special Extra!
  10. Scooter Rabbit
  11. Talky Hawky
  12. Gun Shy Gal
  13. El Kabong, Jr.

Season 3

  1. Baba Bait
  2. Dynamite Fright
  3. El Kabong was Wrong
  4. Mine Your Manners
  5. The Mark of El Kabong
  6. Big Town El Kabong



Films and Specials

Guest Appearances

Casting History


  • In the Spanish American version, Quick Draw (Tiro Loco McGraw) speaks in a very English-influenced accent, and Baba Looey (Pepe Trueno, or Pepe Luis in some episodes) speaks in a very Mexican accent. In the Brazilian version, however, Quick Draw speaks in a drawling Portuguese which along with his hispanized name (Pepe Legal) would suggest he was either a Texan-American or Mexican cowboy.
  • On the cartoon's soundtrack, the "kabong" sound effect was produced by a foley artist striking the detuned open strings of a cheap acoustic guitar (without any of the obvious cartoon theatrics).
  • In Yogi's Treasure Hunt, he and Huckleberry Hound are often paired together on scouting missions.
  • In a episode of The Brady Bunch, Marcia is watching Baba Looey and Quick Draw McGraw on TV.
  • His "birthday" is November 21.