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Foghorn Leghorn

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Foghorn Leghorn

No one ever said it quit like Foghorn Leghorn. With
that funny southern accent Foghorn had, the best way of saying
simple things and making them come out so funny.

Who couldn't love Foghorn Leghorn?
"That dog's as subtle as a hand grenade in a barrel of oatmeal."

Foghorn was consistently chased by Henery Hawk a young
chickenhawk who really didn't know what a chicken was.

Foghorn always seemed to be either trying to confuse Henery
or out wit his adversary, Barnyad Dawg, or get away from
the love of his life, Miss Prissy.

Fortunately for Foghorn, he kept his feathers numbered
for any emergency that would arise.

Foghorn first appeared alongside Henery in "Walky
Talky Hawky"(1946), and continued in a series of 28 cartoons
between 1946 and 1963.

Foghorn also had run-ins with a hungry weasel, a fox, and an
obnoxious college buddy named Rhode Island Red. Sylvester
and Daffy Duck also made token appearances in the series

Foghorn Leghorn Cartoons

Crowing Pains (1947)
Foghorn Leghorn, Sylvester, Henery Hawk, Barnyard Dawg

Sylvester Puddy Tat tries to steal a bone from the dog, while
Henery Hawk is after Foghorn for his dinner. Meanwhile, Foghorn tries
to convince Henery that Sylvester is a chicken! Henery goes
after Sylvester, who is already having trouble with the dog.

Henery decides to wait till daybreak for one of the three culprits --
Foghorn, Sylvester and the Barnyard Dawg -- to crow so that he
can procure the chicken.

The Foghorn Leghorn  (1948)
Foghorn Leghorn, Henery Hawk, Barnyard Dawg

Foghorn and Barnyard Dog thoroughly confuse Henery Hawk
as he hunts chickens.

Henhouse Henery (1949)
Foghorn Leghorn, Henery Hawk, Barnyard Dawg

Foghorn Leghorn tries to teach
Henery to start with smaller chickens, Barnyard Dawg
helps Henery catch Foghorn.

The Leghorn Blows at Midnight
Foghorn Leghorn, Barnyard Dawg, Henery Hawk

Foghorn and Barnyard Dog thoroughly confuse Henery Hawk

A Fractured Leghorn (1950)
Foghorn Leghorn, Barnyard Cat

Foghorn and a cat duel over a worm that is smarter than
either of them. Foghorn and the cat beat each other up.

Lovelorn Leghorn (1951)
Foghorn Leghorn, Barnyard Dawg, Miss Prissy

Barnyard Dawg and Foghorn are in another spat with each
other, but Miss Prissy is looking for a husband.

Leghorn Swoggled  (1951)
Foghorn Leghorn, Henery Hawk, Barnyard Dawg, Barnyard Cat, Mouse

Henery gets the assistance of Barnyard Cat, Barnyard Dawg
and Mouse to try and capture Foghorn

Of Rice and Hen (1953)
Foghorn Leghorn, Miss Prissy, Barnyard Dawg

Foghorn saves Miss Prissy who then falls in love with him.

A Broken Leghorn (1959)
Foghorn Leghorn, Miss Prissy, Young Rooster

Miss Prissy has trouble laying an egg, so Foghorn
helps her out by planting an egg under her. The egg hatches
and turns out to be a rooster that Foghorn hates.

Strangled Eggs (1961)
Foghorn Leghorn, Miss Prissy, Henery Hawk

Foghorn Leghorn tries to get warm. He then also contemplates
romance and warmth, but not in that order, and he marries
Miss Prissy, the lovelorn spinster hen. However, he also
winds up finding his old acquaintance--Henery Hawk, who
smells chicken. Henery winds up on Miss Prissy's doorstep,
too -- as an abandoned child. (An accompanying note reads:
"Dear Lady -- Please take care of my little one. Signed,
Big One.") Thus, Foghorn has to find ways to save himself
and Prissy from the chicken hawk, but Miss Prissy wants
to adopt it as a son! Foghorn tries in vain to convince
Miss Prissy that Henery Hawk is a chicken hawk.

Banty Raids (1963)
Foghorn Leghorn, Barnyard Dawg, Beatnik Rooster

Foghorn adopts a stray beatnik rooster. Barnyard Dawg
comes to Foghorn's rescue.

Classic Lines Spoken by Foghorn Leghorn

What's the big, I say what's the big idea. Don't stand there
gawkin' son, speak up
Now cu, I say cut that out, what's it all about boy, elucidate!

Now wait a minute son, ya payin' no attention. Ya
startin' too big. Ya gotta walk before ya can run. Start small,
look at me when I'm talking to ya son. I say start small and work
up. Now try again boy. Kids nowadays they kmnow it all.

Oh that woman. Gotta mouth like an outboard motor.
All the time putputputputputput...
Go away boy, ya bother me.

I keep pitchin' em and you keep missin' 'em.
Ya way off, I say ya way off this time son.
No what, I say what's the big idea of bashin' me on
the noggin with a rollin' pin. Clunk enough people and we'll have
a nation of lumpheads.

That dog's as subtle as a hand grenade in a barrel of oatmeal.
That boy's as strong as an ox. And just about as smart.
Nutty as a fruitcake.

Pay attention to me boy. I'm not talkin' just to hear my head roar.
No no no, ya doin' it all wrong.
She re, I say she reminds me of Paul Revere's ride.
A little light in the belfry.

Now wha, I say what's the big idea!
This is gonna cause more confusion than a mouse at a burlesque show.
That boy's about as sharp as a bowlin' ball.
Say boy you cove, I say you cover about as much as a
flap a skirt in a high wind.

I almost had a gag son. Joke that is.
Go, I say go away boy ya bother me.
Hey that's a joke son, don't ya get it. I made a
funny son and your not laughin'.

That dog, I say that dog is lower than a snake full of buckshot.
Nice girl, but about as sharp as a sack of wet mice.
Well, let's see what ya makin' there boy. Looks like
sody pop. Huh huh huh huh huh. Watch it fizz.

That boy, I say that boy's just like a tatoo. Gets under your skin.
Don't, I say don't bother me dog, can't ya see I'm thinkin'.
Any of this getting through to ya son?

I've been a good sport about this up 'til now, but
that boy's forcin' me to use stronger measures.
What's, I say son what's gimmick? What's it all about?

Well, hog gravy and chitlins's!
Nice kid, but a little dumb.
Say something! Explain yourself! Your tongue's
flappin' but no noise is coming outta your big mouth!

I gotta straighten this lad out. Thing like this
could warp his mind for life.
What's goin', I say what's goin' on here?
Go away boy ya bother me. I've got work to do.

Now look a here son, you're not doin' that right.
Gimme that boy, I'll show ya how.
Better start with somethin' mild. He looks a little puny.

Oh no! I don't believe it. I gotta get a worms eye view of this.
Don't touch it boy! Get away! This is dangerous son,
ya gotta know how to handle it, one wrong move and you're done for.
Look sister, is any of this filtering through that little blue
bonnet of yours?

Fortunately I keep my feathers numbered for, for
just such an emergency.
There ya are sister, have fun.
Now hold on, that was a joke girl.

I'm not one to stand by and let a lady do a man's job.
Show 'em what ya got but dooon't let 'em have it. Ya
gotta teeeze 'em a little. Make 'em chase ya.
Dog: Well with that puss your only chance to get a rooster is to trap one.

Prissy: Woohooo, he's chasing me.
I need your love to keep me warm.
If the missus comes back and finds it gone...Ooooh,
what she'll do to me.

But I got, I say, I gotta show the little egghead I
still got a couple of tricks up my sleeve.
Smart boy, got a mind like a steel trap...full of mice.
This boy's making more noise than a couple of
skeletons throwing a fit on a tin roof.

Boy, she's the original dumb cluck.
When it comes to brains, she missed the bus too.

-a-doodle do! I say, -a-doodle do. Dumb sun
ain't too bright.
Well when, I say, when ya gotta go, ya gotta go.
Hey, you're way ahead of yourself boy. You gotta
learn to crow first.

Scared? Who, me? Course I'm not scared!
Hmmm, I better play it cagey.
The screwball in the back pocket...

Now who's responsible for this unwarranted attack on my person?
Make way for the King of the Road! Yahoo!
Like beating a dead horse...he's got no get up and go.

Pay attention, boy. I'm cutting but you ain't bleeding.
Adios you chicken-plucking little stinker!

See Also:

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Index of Looney Tunes Characters

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