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Ricochet Rabbit & Droop-a-long was one of three segments on the half-hour Hanna-Barbera series The Magilla Gorilla Show, before being switched in its second season to air as a segment on The Peter Potamus Show.

Though Ricochet Rabbit aired for a third season on The Peter Potamus Show, only repeats from its first two seasons were shown, as no new episodes were produced.

Overview

The fastest lawman in the West, Sheriff "ping ping ping" Ricochet Rabbit and his deputy Droop-a-long Coyote kept the peace in the small town of Hoop-n-Holler. Ricochet got his name from his habit of bouncing off objects while chasing bad guys. With the speed to outrun bullets, Ricochet created a gale of wind that pulled everything after him when he took off at top speed. Deputy Droop-a-long, who moved at a considerably slower pace, learned to grab hold of something solid or be deposited in a heap with other loose objects caught in Ricochet’s wake.

Not relying on speed alone to round up the rustlers and bring down the bandits, Ricochet's trick bullets had the quality of being able to circle around or track his target - or to stop mid-air in front of something, then pop open and produce whatever object was needed to finish the job; like a pin to puncture a hot air balloon, a cork to plug a robber's gun or a mallet to strike his opponent on the head. Obviously using a different brand of bullet, most of Droop-a-long's projectiles struggled to exit his gun, then just dropped to the ground.

Characters

Ricochet Rabbit

Ricochet Rabbit is a super fast white rabbit and the sheriff of Hoop-n-Holler. He got his name from his habit of bouncing off objects while chasing bad guys. He doesn't only rely on his speed, he also employs a number of trick bullets. He always wears a purple hat, a black vest with orange patterns and a sheriff's badge, and a gun holster containing one revolver.

Droop-a-long Coyote

Droop-a-long Coyote is a pink coyote who is much slower than his partner. He always wears a green hat, a white bandana around his neck, a deputy's badge, and a gun holster containing one revolver.

Cast

  • Don Messick - Ricochet Rabbit
  • Mel Blanc - Droop-a-long Coyote

Episodes

Season 1

1. "Atchison Topeka & Sam Jose"

2. "Good Little Bad Guy"

3. "Cradle Robber"

4. "West Pest"

5. "TV Show"

6. "Annie Hoaxley"

7. "School Daze"

8. "Sheepy Wolf"

9. "Big Thinker"

10. "Two Too Many"

Season 2

11. "Bad Guys are Good Guys"

12. "Itchy Finger Gunslinger"

13. "Clunko Bunko"

14. "Slick Quick Gun"

15. "Mostly Ghostly"

16. "Will 'O The Whip"

17. "Cactus Ruckus"

18. "Rapid Romance"

19. "El Loco, Loco, Loco, Loco Diablo"

20. "Big Town Show Down"

21. "Space Sheriff"

22. "Red Riding Ricochet"

23. "Jail Break-In"

Other Appearances

  • Ricochet Rabbit and Droop-a-Long were seen in Yogi's Ark Lark.
  • Ricochet Rabbit and Droop-a-Long were seen in the opening title of Yogi's Gang.
  • Ricochet Rabbit made some appearances in Yogi's Treasure Hunt.
  • Ricochet Rabbit as a picture made a cameo in the "Agent Penny" episode of the Super Secret Secret Squirrel segment of 2 Stupid Dogs.
  • In a Magilla Gorilla cartoon, Magilla (dressed as The Purple Mask) references Ricochet Rabbit by saying "I learned this trick from, Bing, Bing, BING! Ricochet Rabbit!"
Hanna-Barbera Series

1980 Drak PackThe Flintstone Comedy ShowThe Fonz and the Happy Days Gang
The Richie Rich/Scooby-Doo Show
1981 Laverne & Shirley in the ArmySpace StarsTeen ForceThe Kwicky Koala ShowTrollkinsThe Smurfs
1982 The Flintstone FunniesMork and Mindy: The Animated SeriesThe Little RascalsPac-ManJokebookShirt TalesThe Gary Coleman Show
1983 The DukesMonchhichisThe New Scooby and Scrappy Doo ShowThe Biskitts
Lucky Luke
1984 SnorksChallenge of the GoBots
1985 Paw PawsYogi's Treasure HuntGaltar and the Golden LanceThe Berenstain Bears
The 13 Ghosts of Scooby-DooThe Greatest Adventure: Stories from the Bible
1986 The New Adventures of Jonny QuestPound PuppiesThe Flintstone KidsFoofurWildfire
1987 Sky CommandersPopeye and Son
1988 A Pup Named Scooby-DooThe Completely Mental Misadventures of Ed Grimley
The New Yogi Bear ShowFantastic Max
1989 The Further Adventures of SuperTedPaddington Bear

1990 The Adventures of Don Coyote and Sancho PandaTom & Jerry KidsWake, Rattle, and RollRick Moranis in Gravedale HighMidnight Patrol: Adventures in the Dream Zone
1991 The Pirates of Dark WaterYo Yogi!
1992 Fish PoliceCapitol CrittersThe Addams Family
1993 Droopy, Master DetectiveThe New Adventures of Captain Planet2 Stupid Dogs
SWAT Kats: The Radical Squadron
1995 Dumb and DumberWhat a Cartoon!
1996 Cave Kids: Pebbles & Bamm BammThe Real Adventures of Jonny Quest
Dexter's Laboratory
1997 Johnny BravoCow & ChickenI Am Weasel
1998 The Powerpuff Girls

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