How Rootin’ Tootin’ Raspberry Got That Way
Rootin’ Tootin’ Raspberry is the fastest gun and the toughest hombre in the Land of Funny Face. No question about it!
But I’ll tell you a secret. Rootin’ Tootin’ Raspberry was once very, very shy! Can you imagine that? (Remember, this is a secret.)
He was so shy, that when someone asked him to play, he would just stammer and blush. (I guess that’s why his face is so red.) He didn’t want to be shy, of course. But he simply didn’t know how to stop. Poor Raspberry would watch all the fun and games and never ever play.
Then one day, a bunch of new boys came ramping along. Playing cowboys and Indians. Boy! It sure looked like fun. Raspberry really wanted to join them. But he was just too shy to ask. Suddenly, one of the boys tossed his lasso over Raspberry and said, “Howdy, Podner. We need another cowboy. So come along and play.”
Well! Before he could stammer or even blush, there he was! Galloping along with the rest, heading ‘em off at the pass. He was Rootin’ Tootin’ Raspberry and having too much fun to stop. And he’s been that way ever since.
So you better not tell his secret about being so shy. Or he’ll shoot you with his Cap 45!