Monday, June 15, 2009

The MegaCollector's Snooper and Blabber

Super Snooper and Blabber Mouse were part of the first season of Hanna-Barbera's Quick Draw McGraw Show, debuting in 1959.

After Tom and Jerry and Jinks, Pixie and Dixie, S&B represented the first time a cat and mouse existed in relative harmony with each other in a Hanna-Barbera cartoon.

The ubiquitous Daws Butler voiced both Snooper and Blabber. They seem to be going for a Jack Webb/Dragnet vibe in the debut cartoon, "Puss 'n Booty," although the author of the Wikipedia page cites the vocal inspiration of Ed Gardner’s Archie from the 1940s radio show Duffy’s Tavern.


Larry Levine said...

Great layout drawing, loved watching the early H-B cartoons as a kid.

Mark Evanier said...

Yes, Daws Butler did the voices of both Snooper and Blabber in MOST of those cartoons. But the one you posted was one of the first few...and in those, Blabber's voice was done by Jerry Hausner.

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