Six Quick Draw McGraw cartoons were made in the series’ final season, 1961-62. Three of them featured El Kabong. But there was another one planned that year.
In hunting around the nooks and crannies (especially crannies) of the internet, I’ve come across an almost complete storyboard for an El Kabong adventure with the production number J-133. There’s no title on it, and no hint if this was a story by Mike Maltese (I suspect it is) or who drew the board. What I do know after checking various copyright records is there is no J-133 in my list of Hanna-Barbera productions. J-132 is “Hand to Mouse” (an Augie Doggie cartoon) and J-134 is “Person to Prison” (with Snooper and Blabber). But J-133 is missing. So, either the cartoon was never made or never aired.
The board is missing one set of nine panels, but you can follow along with the plot nonetheless. The story includes a return of the (Typical Western) Rancher’s Daughter, and a reference to Pat Pending, which made me think of the character in “Wacky Races,” written on occasion by Maltese. Baba Looey proves to be a master of disguise in this one and gets a scene all to himself.
You can click to enlarge any of the sheets.
I’m sure as you read the dialogue, you’ll hear Daws and Jean Vander Pyl (and maybe Doug Young as the prospector). The music, by the way, would have been by Hoyt Curtin; the stock music was jettisoned by the final Quick Draw season.
If anyone has any more information about the storyboard, I’d love to hear about it. Thanks to Sherm Cohen for the head’s up on this.