Aug 06

Slowpoke Rodriguez: Oh Ye Of Little Faith

Do You See + FT + Pumpkin Publog/10 comments • 10,074 views

Look Look! He Exists. Its Slowpoke Rodriguez!!!!In the pub a few weeks ago I mentioned that Speedy Gonzales had a brother; who, as is the way with cartoon families was diametrically opposed to Speedy’s main characteristic. Namely, he was slow. I could not remember his name, but mooted Slowpoke Rodriguez as something that rang a few bells. This was thrown back in my face with the usual derision I get when I say anything controversial.

Well, eat your words hataz: Slowpoke Rodriguez exists. He was in two Warner Brothers cartoons and the only fact I got wrong was that he was Speedy’s cousin. Which the way mice breed could well be any mouse ever.

Interesting note on Speedy Gonzales Wikipedia page which plays into the “Is Nacho Libre Racist” (lack of) argument the other day. Speedy was not shown by Cartoon Network for some time, but was reinstated after lobbying saying that, as he tricked the cats, Speedy was a positive role model!


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    Emma on 17 Aug 2006 #

    I had a similar ‘no! X childhood cultural thing was so!’ moment in the pub last week when I claimed that Enid Blyton’s Secret Seven series had a character called Fatty who was a master of disguise. Turns out this character did in fact appear in the Five Find Outers series but the point is HE DID EXIST. I wonder if it is OK to call kids Fatty in today’s PC environment blah blah blah

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    Pete Baran on 17 Aug 2006 #

    Its not okay to call kids Fatty, but its okay to say it to adults Fatty.

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    Steve Mannion on 17 Aug 2006 #


    Ban this sick filth.

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    oshinka on 11 Apr 2007 #

    I watched slowpoke only once.Must have been a zillion years ago. But of all the Speedy offerings I never forgot him. Had difficulty remebering his name but I still think it was the funniest.

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    _D_ on 25 Apr 2007 #

    slowpoke is speedy’s cousin, not brother

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    Pete on 25 Apr 2007 #

    I know. I said I got that bit wrong!

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    Think Positive on 8 Jun 2008 #

    Slowpoke use to drink all the time, in mexican culture as I am Mexican I think every family had a Slowpoke,,lol I loved the toon. He challenged the CAT every chance he got and the CAT was so confused he didnt know what to do. I am trying to collect the old Speedy Gonzales cartoons thanks for your post on Speedy it was the pic that distracted me from my search.

    XXX’s and Haters Suck!

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    Holly on 27 Aug 2008 #

    Speedy did more than drink! He sings about smoking illegal substances and makes direct references to it in his “La Cucaracha” song. What a mouse!

    BTW “Think Positive” you can get the Speedy Gonzales cartoons as part of the DVD – “Looney Tunes – Golden Collection, Volume Four (1938)”

    Happy watching!

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    Pete on 29 Aug 2008 #

    Here’s one of the cartoons: “Mexican Boarders”. And whilst Speedy and Slowpoke may smoke, Sylvester really loads up on his Pep Pills.

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    George on 14 May 2009 #

    If he was a slow stupid white mouse, nobody would care !!! I think
    slowpoke and speedy rock !

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