The Quick Draw McGraw Show

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The Quick Draw McGraw Show
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On-screen title card.
Network Syndication
Production company Hanna-Barbera Productions
Original release September 29, 1959March 6, 1962
Starring Daws Butler
Doug Young
Producer(s) William Hanna
Joseph Barbera
Music composed by Hoyt Curtin
Phil Green
Jack Shaindlin
Joe Cacciola
Writer(s) Joseph Barbera
Dan Gordon
Michael Maltese
Warren Foster
Alex Lovy
Director(s) William Hanna
Joseph Barbera

The Quick Draw McGraw Show is an American animated anthology television series produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions for syndication. It ran from 1959 to 1962, airing 45 episodes that spanned three seasons.

The show debuted with segments, Quick Draw McGraw, Augie Doggie and Doggie Daddy and Snooper and Blabber.

The show was made after the success of The Huckleberry Hound Show a year prior.

The series has yet to have a complete series DVD release by Warner Archive Collection, although there were many attempts in the past to release the series, some of the music of Capitol, Hi-Q, who owned the rights from 1959 to 1960, is either missing or owned by someone who prevents its use.





The theme and other musical cues were composed by Hoyt Curtin, with the rest of the music composed by Phil Green, Jack Shaindlin, and Joe Cacciola.

Theme Song Lyrics

Yipee yi-o ki-a

Galloping all the way

Great big star on his chest

Outdraws all of the rest

Fastest gun in the west

Yipee yi-o ki-a

Riding around your way

Here comes Quick Draw McGraw

The high-falutin'est

Fastest shootin'est

Cowboy you ever saw

That's Quick Draw McGraw




Quick Draw, Baba Looey, Augie Doggie, Doggie Daddy, Snooper and Blabber would go on to make several appearances as either co-stars or guest stars in several subsequent crossover TV series and TV movies that followed in the decades to come from Hanna-Barbera right until the 1990s. Except for Snooper and Blabber, they also all guest starred in the 2000s spinoff parody series Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law on Adult Swim.

There have been several attempts to revive Quick Draw McGraw for a new audience but every attempt to do so has been shot down by either Hanna-Barbera or Warner Bros. Many of the projects included two films in the late 1980s; one that Tom Ruegger and John K. Ludin originally pitched, but Joseph Barbera wasn't interested and instead tasked them with an idea he had called The Good, the Bad, and the Huckleberry.[1] and another called Quickest Draw in the West, that never made it past the concept art,[2] and during the early 2010s, a spaghetti western series made by Book of Life and El Tigre creator Jorge R. Gutiérrez.[3]

Every character in the series with the exception of Snuffles, appear in the 2021 HBO Max original series Jellystone!, with Quick Draw only being in his El Kabong guise, and female versions of Snooper, Baba Looey, and Augie.

In popular culture

  • In "Episode 18" (series 7) of the UK BBC One Pointless game show, the first round of questions that fell into the "Cartoon" category is Hanna-Barbera cartoon characters. The contestants have to be able to pick out all the obscure characters that 100 anonymous public people had been able to guess. None of the contestants picked Doggie Daddy, who cohost Richard Osman pointed out had starred in Quick Draw McGraw.