Droopy, Master Detective
Genre
Based onDroopy
by Tex Avery
Voices of
Narrated by
Theme music composerGary Lionelli
ComposerGary Lionelli
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of episodes13 (39 segments) (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producerJoseph Barbera
Producers
Running time22 minutes (7 minutes per segment)
Production companiesHanna-Barbera Cartoons[a]
Turner Entertainment
Original release
NetworkFox Kids
ReleaseSeptember 11 (1993-09-11) –
December 4, 1993 (1993-12-04)
Related
Tom & Jerry Kids

Droopy, Master Detective is an American animated television series produced by Hanna-Barbera Cartoons in association with Turner Entertainment, and a spin-off of Tom & Jerry Kids.[1] It debuted on Fox's Saturday morning block Fox Kids and ran for 13 episodes from September 11 to December 3, 1993;[2] in 1994, it was dropped from Fox's Saturday morning schedule on January 1,[2] and returned on weekday afternoons in August and September.[3]

Premise

Droopy, Master Detective is a spoof of detective films and cop shows, featuring Droopy and his son, Dripple, as detectives on the mean streets of a big city.[4] Newly made seven-minute episodes were mixed in with new seven-minute cartoons featuring the Tom and Jerry Kids characters. The rest of the half-hour program mostly was taken up by Screwy Squirrel, another Tex Avery creation from the 1940s.

In these new cartoons, Screwy made his home in a public park, making life miserable for hot-headed park attendant Dweeble and his dog Rumpley — both, rather typical Hanna-Barbera comedy foes rather than Tex Avery-inspired characters. It also included two more characters from the previous show: Wild Mouse and Lightning Bolt the Super Squirrel.

Cast

Main

Additional voices

Episodes

No.TitleWritten byStoryboard byOriginal air date
1a"Droopy's Deep Sea Mystery"Stewart St. JohnJerry Eisenberg & Joel SeibelSeptember 11, 1993 (1993-09-11)
When a beautiful mermaid enlists the help of super sleuths Droopy and Dripple to find her father's magic golden shell, the evil Matoona sets out to stop them!
1b"How Can We Miss You If You Won't Go Away?"Jim RyanJerry EisenbergSeptember 11, 1993 (1993-09-11)
Dweeble and Rumply try every trick in the book to rid the park of Screwball.
1c"Droopy and the Case of the Missing Dragon"Don Nelson & Arthur AlsbergJerry Eisenberg & Floyd NormanSeptember 11, 1993 (1993-09-11)
Droopy, hired by a mysterious woman to find the stolen Dragon used in the Chinese New Year's parade, also finds danger from the villainous double of the mysterious woman.
2a"The Babyman Bank Heists"Arthur Alsberg & Don NelsonJerry EisenbergSeptember 18, 1993 (1993-09-18)
Elliot Droopness and Son come face to face and baby carriage to baby carriage, with the arch criminal Babyman, in uncovering a series of unusual bank robberies.
2b"Dweeble's Night Out"Jim RyanJerry Eisenberg & David FeissSeptember 18, 1993 (1993-09-18)
Dweeble comes home from a big night out only to find he's unprepared for a surprise visit from the park inspector.
2c"The Deep Space Chase"Stewart St. JohnBob SingerSeptember 18, 1993 (1993-09-18)
When a space alien is framed for polluting her planet, she enlists the aid of super-sleuth detectives Droopy and Dripple to clear her name.
3a"Round 'Em Up Bub"Sandy FriesJoel SeibelSeptember 25, 1993 (1993-09-25)
Droopy and Dripple do battle against Butch McWolf in the Old West.
3b"A Screwball Romance"Sandy FriesBob SingerSeptember 25, 1993 (1993-09-25)
Screwball gives Rumply pointers on the finer art of wooing when Rumply falls for a pretty poodle.
3c"The Case of the Snooty Star"Sandy FriesBob Singer & Joel SeibelSeptember 25, 1993 (1993-09-25)
Droopy saves a Hollywood from being sabotaged by that nefarious bad guy, Oliver J. Tudball.
4a"The Monster Mob"Jim RyanJerry Eisenberg & Tom ElleryOctober 2, 1993 (1993-10-02)
One by one, the world's worst organized crime gang, the Monster Mob, go after Detectives Droopy and Dripple.
4b"Everybody Out"Jim RyanJerry EisenbergOctober 2, 1993 (1993-10-02)
Dweeble hires a junkyard dog to get rid of Screwball. The dog is an overachiever who throws out Dweeble and Rumply.
4c"Sherlock Droopy"Jim RyanBob SingerOctober 2, 1993 (1993-10-02)
Droopy is the famous British Detective Sherlock Droopy. He and Dr. Dripple do battle with the infamous Professor Wolfiatity, their arch-nemesis. They stop him in Queen Victoria's bedroom.
5a"Queen of the Mutant Weirdo Vampires"Jim RyanJerry Eisenberg & Floyd NormanOctober 9, 1993 (1993-10-09)
Droopy and Dripple are called to the set of "Queen of the Mutant Weirdo Vampires". Zuzu le Pew, the star of the film, threatens to quit unless she has protection and the villain is revealed.
5b"Screwball Snowballs"Sandy FriesBarrington Bunce & Lew SawOctober 9, 1993 (1993-10-09)
It is all out war when Screwball, Rumply, and Dweeble have a snowball fight during the first snow of winter.
5c"Shadowman and the Blue Pigeon"Don Nelson & Arthur AlsbergBob Singer & Tom ElleryOctober 9, 1993 (1993-10-09)
Droopy and Dripple face off against a shadowy criminal in order to protect a precious gem.
6a"Dueling Detectives"Stewart St. JohnBob SingerOctober 16, 1993 (1993-10-16)
Droopy and Dripple face off against McClue McWolf to see who has the best detective agency.
6b"Squirrelicus Obnoxiousness"Steward St. JohnJerry Eisenberg & Joel SeibelOctober 16, 1993 (1993-10-16)
Screwball takes full advantage of the Endangered Committee when they come to the park to protect certain species.
6c"Sherlock Droopy Gets Hounded"Arthur Alsberg & Don NelsonBarrington BunceOctober 16, 1993 (1993-10-16)
While trying to protect a client, Droopy and Dripple come face to face with the Hound of Baskerville.
7a"Droopy and the Cyberdolts"Bruce MorrisBob SingerOctober 23, 1993 (1993-10-23)
Droopy and Dripple set out to find a stolen power source.
7b"Pickax Max"Jim RyanBob SingerOctober 23, 1993 (1993-10-23)
The peace and quiet of Dweeble Park is rudely interrupted by the cantankerous Pickax Max who comes digging for gold.
7c"Hey! Where's Arnold?"Sandy FriesJerry Eisenberg & Joel SeibelOctober 23, 1993 (1993-10-23)
Droopy tracks down a rare species of elephant in the jungle kingdom of Tushyrumba.
8a"Auntie Snoople"Jim RyanJerry Eisenberg & Floyd NormanOctober 30, 1993 (1993-10-30)
Droopy and Dripple are ably assisted by their meddlesome Auntie Snoople as they hunt down and capture mean McWolf, world's rottenest jail breaker.
8b"Demolition Disorder"Bruce MorrisBob Singer & Joel SebielOctober 30, 1993 (1993-10-30)
Screwball enlists the aid of Dweeble and his dog Rumply to fight off a hostile takeover of his park by millionaire developer Chauncey Megabucks, who wants to turn Screwball's pastoral paradise into a high rise parking garage.
8c"Mushu McWolf"Jim Ryan, Don Jurwich & Jerry EisenbergJerry Eisenberg & Joel SeibelOctober 30, 1993 (1993-10-30)
Droopy and Dripple set out to bring in a criminal named Mushu McWolf who is a self proclaimed martial arts master.
9a"Return of the Yolker"Jim RyanBob SingerNovember 6, 1993 (1993-11-06)
Droopy and Dripple must stop The Yolker from stealing a very valuable egg.
9b"A Chip Off the Old Blockhead"Sandy Fries & Tony CraigBarrington Bunce & Tony CraigNovember 6, 1993 (1993-11-06)
To teach George a lesson, Jane secretly enters a beauty pageant he's judging.
9c"Mighty McWolf"Jim RyanCurt Walstead & Jerry EisenbergNovember 6, 1993 (1993-11-06)
Droopy and Dripple must stop a former hero named Mighty McWolf when he turns to a life of crime.
10a"Sheep Thrills"Sandy Fries, Don Jurwich & Jerry EisenbergBob SingerNovember 13, 1993 (1993-11-13)
When sheep start disappearing, Droopy and Dripple are hired to investigate.
10b"Screwball Out West"Stewart St. JohnBob Singer & Lew SawNovember 13, 1993 (1993-11-13)
When Dweeble's doctor prescribes a two week stay at Diamond Dave's Dandy Dude Ranch to get away from Screwball, it seems like a dream come true. Screwball wins a free trip to the same ranch, it turns into a real hootenanny of a time.
10c"The Maltese Fossil"Jim RyanJerry Eisenberg & Curt WalsteadNovember 13, 1993 (1993-11-13)
Droopy and Dripple are hired to retrieve a dinosaur fossil from a rampaging caveman.
11a"Deep Swamp Droopy"Sandy Fries, Don Jurwich & Jerry EisenbergJoel Seibel & Jerry EisenbergNovember 20, 1993 (1993-11-20)
The competition is fierce on the swap when Droopy and Dripple face off against McWolf in a riverboat race.
11b"Dog Breath Dweeble"Sandy FriesBarrington BunceNovember 20, 1993 (1993-11-20)
Dweeble dreams of living his life on the high seas as that rotten no good pirate Dog Breath Dweeble.
11c"Hogs Wild"Jim RyanRoman ArambulaNovember 20, 1993 (1993-11-20)
A motorcycle gang of hogs terrify a local town and it is up to Lightning Bolt to stop them.
12a"The Case of Pierre le Poulet"Sandy Fries, Don Jurwich & Jerry EisenbergBarrington Bunce & Jerry EisenbergNovember 27, 1993 (1993-11-27)
Master detectives Droopy and Dripple face their toughest case yet when a big city crime boss wants them eliminated from the scene.
12b"Commotion on the Ocean"Sandy FriesCurt WalsteadNovember 27, 1993 (1993-11-27)
While on a cruise ship, Dweeble and Rumply discover an uninvited guest in Screwball.
12c"Alligator Droopy"Arthur Alsberg & Don NelsonJoel SeibelNovember 27, 1993 (1993-11-27)
Droopy and Dripple set out to find a missing kangaroo.
13a"Primeval Prey"Jim RyanJoel Seibel & Jerry EisenbergDecember 4, 1993 (1993-12-04)
Wild Mouse tries to evade capture from an explorer.
13b"Dweeble's Worst Nightmare"Jim RyanCurt WalsteadDecember 4, 1993 (1993-12-04)
Dweeble's worst nightmare comes true when he confronts Screwball in his dreams. Screwball drives him super-nuts until Dweeble finally awakens.
13c"Battle of the Super Squirrels"Jim Ryan & Jerry EisenbergJoel Seibel & Jerry EisenbergDecember 4, 1993 (1993-12-04)
Lightning Bolt battles Thundergut in a superhero showdown to prove who is better.

Home media

The show is currently only available on the Boomerang subscription streaming service app.[5] As of June 2020, the show has yet to be released on DVD from Warner Archive. As of October 15, 2023 it is currently available on iTunes Store in SD.

References

  1. ^ Perlmutter, David (2018). The Encyclopedia of American Animated Television Shows. Rowman & Littlefield. pp. 168–169. ISBN 978-1538103739.
  2. ^ a b "Fox Kids Saturday Morning Lineups (1993-1994)". The Kids Block Blog. 26 June 2011. Retrieved 25 September 2019.
  3. ^ "Fox Kids Weekday Lineups (1993-1995)". The Kids Block Blog. 25 October 2012. Retrieved 25 September 2019.
  4. ^ Erickson, Hal (2005). Television cartoon shows: an illustrated encyclopedia, 1949 through 2003. McFarland & Co. pp. 174–176. ISBN 07864-2255-6.
  5. ^ "Boomerang | Full Episodes of Your Family's Favorite Cartoons". Boomerang. Retrieved 25 September 2019.
  1. ^ Animation outsourced to Fil-Cartoons and Mr. Big Cartoons.