Western Animation: Foghorn Leghorn
"That's a joke, I say, that's a joke, son."Foghorn Leghorn
is a recurring character of the Looney Tunes
and Merrie Melodies
short subjects, created by Robert McKimson
. Despite only starring in 28 short cartoons between 1946
, he is still considered a major star of the Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies cartoons.
The shorts are centered on the eponymous Rhode Island rooster with a Central Virginia accent, with no filter between his mouth and his mind, and very expressive body language. His voice is patterned after a 1930s radio character known as "The Sheriff", with his phrases cribbed from Senator Claghorn, a regular character of the Fred Allen radio show.
Foghorn considers himself the life of the party. He demonstrates this by tricking baby chickenhawks out of capturing him, abusing George a.k.a. The Barnyard Dawg, by beating him with a wooden board and painting his tongue green, or babysitting a genius chick named Eggbert in order to cozy up to his widow hen mother.
Foghorn made several appearances in Tiny Toon Adventures
, made a cameo in the ending of Who Framed Roger Rabbit
, and appeared in two of the 1990s Chuck Jones
shorts. He also appeared in Space Jam
, and made a brief appearance in Looney Tunes: Back in Action
Currently, ol' Foggy's appearances are infrequent, aside from commercial work for KFC note
, Oscar Meyer, and GEICO
. His most recent appearance was in The Looney Tunes Show
episode "The Foghorn Leghorn Story".
Filmography... Films, that is!
All shorts up to Banty Raids are directed by Robert McKimson.
- Walky Talky Hawky (1946)
- Crowing Pains (1947)
- The Foghorn Leghorn (1948)
- Henhouse Henery (1949)
- The Leghorn Blows at Midnight (1950)
- A Fractured Leghorn (1950)
- Leghorn Swoggled (1951)
- Lovelorn Leghorn (1951)
- Sock-A-Doodle-Do (1952)
- The Egg-Cited Roosters (1952)
- Plop Goes the Weasel (1953)
- Of Rice and Hen (1953)
- Little Boy Boo (1954)
- Feather Dusted (1955)
- All Fowled Up (1955)
- Weasel Stop (1956)
- The High and the Flighty (1956)
- Raw! Raw! Rooster! (1956)
- Fox Terror (1957)
- Feather Bluster (1958)
- Weasel While You Work (1958)
- A Broken Leghorn (1959)
- Crocket-Doodle-Do (1960)
- The Dixie Fryer (1960)
- Strangled Eggs (1961)
- The Slick Chick (1962)
- Mother was a Rooster (1962)
- Banty Raids (1963)
- False Hare (1964): A Bugs Bunny cartoon, but Foggy makes a cameo.
- The Yolk's On You (1980): Cameo, part of Daffy Duck's Easter Egg-Citement
- Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988): Cameos in the ending.
- Superior Duck (1996): Cameo appearance.
- Space Jam (1996)
- Pullet Surprise (1997)
- Tweety's High-Flying Adventuure (2000)
- Cock-A-Doodle Duel (2004)
- GEICO-Foghorn Leghorn (2011)
"That's a trope, I say, that's a trope, son":