10/50 – Baba Louie
Remember him? He was Quick Draw McGraw’s sidekick. I watched them as I ate big bowls of mushy Wheaties every Saturday morning, sitting on the floor in front of the TV in my pajamas, blissfully parent-free. They were sleeping in.
I liked Baba Louie a lot more than Quick Draw. He was cute. He was smart. QD was just a big, white dork, dumb as dirt. Today I know that Baba Louie was a blatant stereotype: small, heavy accent, was a donkey. The depiction was bigoted. But it backfired. I loved that little guy.