Elsewhere on the blog, I posted a Huckleberry Hound episode guide to season two. I’m now able to do the same thing for the first season of the Quick Draw show, thanks to a couple of sources and some educated guesswork.
The on-line database at the U.S. Copyright Office has a list of all 45 Quick Draw shows with the titles of the cartoons in each show. Hanna-Barbera Productions copyrighted them in the order they were broadcast. At least, that’s my conclusion comparing them to what I’ve found in about ten different newspapers, which give plots of names of cartoons. They’re a perfect match. So, for the shows where the newspapers don’t list any cartoons, I’m substituting the ones from the copyright lists for the appropriate week. It’s elementary school, my dear Blabbson.
The Copyright Office also gives the production number for the individual cartoons, except for five of the first season shows. I’ve compared them to a couple of storyboards I’ve seen on-line and they match, too.
What’s interesting about the production numbers is that it appears that the Augie cartoons were started much later than the Quick Draw and Snooper cartoons. They’re not among the first eleven (J-6 is missing but I suspect it’s ‘Real Gone Ghosts’ as Elliot Field is in it and he provided voices only for the first few cartoons on the show). That’s presuming there was a gap between the start of J-1 and J-16, which seems to have been the first Augie. I can’t explain the reason there would be a time lag; Bob Givens laid out the first Augies and he said he arrived with Mike Maltese, who worked on the first Quick Draws and Snoopers.
Unlike the Huck show, which interspersed reruns with new episodes, even in the first season, the first 26 Quick Draw half-hours were run consecutively, then repeated consecutively for a total of 52 weeks.
I’ve mentioned before that Quick Draw, being syndicated, ran on different days of the week in different cities. But he was broadcast on Mondays in some, so the episode guide you see below gives a Monday as the date.
Reader Mark Yurkiw has e-mailed to say his recollection is the cartoons rotated from week to week, so Quick Draw would start one week, Snooper the next and Augie the next. The copyright catalogue lists the episodes this way, too. So, below, is the Quick Draw McGraw episode guide for season one, with the ‘J’ being the production number assigned to the cartoon.
|Date||No.||Cartoon 1||Cartoon 2||Cartoon 3|
|M-001||Baby Rattled (J-14)||Million Dollar Robbery (J-31)||Lamb Chopped (J-11)|
|M-002||Bad Guy’s Disguise (J-4)||Puss and Booty (J-2)||High and Flighty (J-22)|
|M-003||Nag Nag Nag (J-23)||Masking For Trouble (J-10)||Switch Witch (J-3)|
|M-004||Fee Fi Fo Fumble (J-24)||Watch Dog Augie (J-17)||Bow-Wow Bandit (J-30)|
|M-005||Scat, Scout, Scat (J-5)||Disappearing, Inc. (J-13)||Big Top Pop (J-29)|
|M-006||In the Picnic of Time (J-19)||Scary Prairie (J-1)||Desperate Diamond Dimwits (J-7)|
|M-007||Slippery Glass Slipper (J-27)||Talk it Up Pup (J-39)||El Kabong (J-43)|
|M-008||Choo-Choo Chumps (J-9)||Big Diaper Caper (J-8)||Good Mouse Keeping (J-40)|
|M-009||Foxhound Hounded Fox (J-16)||Riverboat Shuffled (J-20)||Masquerader Raider (J-33)|
|M-010||Real Gone Ghosts||Skunk You Very Much||Cattle Battle Rattled|
|M-011||Double Barrel Double||Flea and Me||Tee Vee or Not Tee Vee|
|Dec. 14/59 June 13/60||M-012||Pop’s Nature Pup||City Slicker||Not So Dummy|
|M-013||Motor Knows Best||Whatever Goes Pup||El Kabong Strikes Again (J-50)|
|M-014||Six Gun Spook||Cloudy Rowdy||Pup Plays Pop|
|M-015||Cat Happy Pappy (J-47)||Sagebrush Brush (J-25)||Adventure is My Hobby (J-51)|
|M-016||Gopher Goofers (J-45)||Pipsqueak Pop (J-53)||Gun Gone Goons (J-49)|
|M-017||Dizzy Desperado (J-21)||Monkey Wrenched (J-44)||Fan Clubbed (J-54)|
|M-018||Gone to the Ducks (J-59)||Doggone Prairie Dog (J-42)||Impossible Imposters (J-46)|
|M-019||Snap Happy Saps (J-57)||Ro-Butler (J-48)||Treasure of El Kabong (J-55)|
|M-020||Bronco Bustin’ Boobs (J-60)||The Case of the Purloined Parrot (J-69)||Mars Little Precious (J-63)|
|M-021||Crow Cronies (J-58)||Locomotive Loco (J-56)||The Lion is Busy (J-62)|
|M-022||Doggone Dog Gone (J-73)||Swat’s the Matter (J-64)||Elephant Boy Oh Boy (J-66)|
|M-023||The Lyin’ Lion (J-61)||Laughing Guess (J-67)||Fuss an’ Feathers (J-77)|
|M-024||Peck o’ Trouble (J-76)||Bull Leave Me (J-71)||Poodle-Toodle-oo! (J-78)|
|M-025||Hula Hula Hulabaloo (J-74)||Hum Sweet Hum (J-70)||Kabong Kabong’s Kabong (J-72)|
|M-026||Chopping Spree (J-65)||Wild Man Wild! (J-75)||Snagglepuss (J-68)|
Now, if only a corporation would spend the money for the rights to use the stock music in these cartoons, people could actually watch and enjoy them once again.