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Promotional art for the series featuring Ricochet and Droop-a-Long.

Ricochet Rabbit & Droop-a-Long was a segment of The Magilla Gorilla Show, and later appeared on Peter Potamus and his Magic Flying Balloon.


Ricochet Rabbit (voiced by Don Messick) worked as a sheriff in a Western setting called Hoop 'n' Holler. Ricochet, true to his name, would bounce off all the walls yelling "ping-ping-ping!" His deputy, Droop-a-Long Coyote (voiced by Mel Blanc, impersonating Ken Curtis' Festus Haggen character from the CBS western Gunsmoke), was never able to be as "jumpy" and would end up crashing through a window, or some similar accident, except on one occasion when Ricochet and Droop-a-Long were running away from a bear. Unfortunately for both of them, the bear also managed to bounce off.

In addition to his speed, Ricochet was known for using trick bullets against his opponents: for example, a bullet that would stop in mid-flight and hover while striking the bad guy with an impossibly oversized mallet or drawing a target on his nose and punching the target, or exploding after inside bigger compartments of the bullet.

Ricochet Rabbit's catchphrase consisted of three quick pings: "ping, ping, PING!", followed by his name. The "Ping" is often mistakenly misquoted as a "Bing". In the episode "Rapid Romance", Ricochet clearly signs an autograph for a fan using the word "Ping".


Episode List

  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
  11. Bad Guys Are Good Guys
  12. Itchy-Finger Gun Slinger
  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