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 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:
- The Quick Draw McGraw Show (1959-1962)
- Kellogg's Commercials (1959-1962)
- Yogi's Gang (1973)
- Laff-A-Lympics (1977-1979)
- Yogi's Treasure Hunt (1985-1988)
- Wake, Rattle & Roll (1990–1991) (Fender Bender 500 segment)
- Yo Yogi! (1991)
- MetLife - "Everyone" commercial (2012)
- Jellystone! (2021) (as El Kabong)
Films and Specials
- Yogi's Ark Lark (1972)
- Hanna-Barbera's All-Star Comedy Ice Revue (1978)
- Casper's First Christmas (1979)
- Yogi Bear's All-Star Comedy Christmas Caper (1982)
- Yogi's Great Escape (1987)
- Yogi Bear and the Magical Flight of the Spruce Goose (1987)
- The Good, the Bad, and Huckleberry Hound (1988)
- Hanna-Barbera's 50th: A Yabba Dabba Doo Celebration (1989)
- Cartoon Network and Boomerang commercials (1990s-2000s)
- The Yogi Bear Show - "Yogi's Birthday Party" (1962)
- Yogi's Space Race (1978)
- D.A.R.E. Bear Yogi (1989)
- Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law - "The Dabba Don" (2002)
- Samurai Jack - "Couple on a Train" (2002) (cameo)
- Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law - "Guitar Control" (2006)
- Class of 3000 - "Home" (2006)
- Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law - "Juror of the Court" (2007)
- Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law - "The Death of Harvey" (2007)
- Wacky Races - "Much Ado About Wacky" (2018) (cameo)
- Daws Butler - from The Quick Draw McGraw Show (1959) through The Good, the Bad, and Huckleberry Hound (1988)
- Greg Burson - from Hanna-Barbera's 50th: A Yabba Dabba Doo Celebration (1989) through Yo Yogi! (1991); Cartoon Network promos and advertisements (1990s); Boomerang advertisements (2000s); Samurai Jack - "Couple on a Train" (2002)
- Maurice LaMarche - Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law - "Guitar Control" (2006)
- Billy West - Wacky Races (2018)
- Bernardo de Paula - Jellystone! (2021)
- 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.
- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gj3YebuAO4c HBO Max and Warner Bros. Animation: Jellystone! | Comic-Con@Home 2021