|Merrie Melodies series|
|Directed by||Robert McKimson|
|Music by||Milt Franklyn|
|Distributed by||Warner Bros.|
|Release date(s)||March 18, 1961|
|Running time||7 mins|
Strangled Eggs is a "Merrie Melodies" cartoon animated short starring Foghorn Leghorn, Miss Prissy and Henery Hawk. Released March 18, 1961, the cartoon is directed by Robert McKimson. The voices are performed by Mel Blanc. That was the last cartoon to star both Miss Prissy and Henery Hawk.
Short of food, Foghorn Leghorn tries to court with Miss Prissy in hopes of getting food for the winter. While trying to court her, there is a knock on the door. It is a baby basket containing Henery Hawk, posing as an orphan chick in his latest attempt to infiltrate the barnyard and obtain a chicken to eat. Foghorn believes that Henery Hawk is going to be trouble, but Miss Prissy decides she wants to adopt the pseudo-chick as her "son". To make peace with Miss Prissy, he consents to help Henery become a "real" chicken.
Several gags then occur as Foghorn tries to teach Henery how to be a chicken (actually, thinly disguised attempts to kill off his foe), but such attempts are unsuccessful. Eventually Foghorn believes that if Henery is going to be a chicken, then he is going to be a chicken hawk - so he flies after Henery with the intent of catching him. Henery flees to the safety of Miss Prissy, who slams the door on Foghorn. Dazed, Foghorn says "Like my - I say, like my pappy used to say: Shoemaker, stick to your last. And this is my last."
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- Friedwald, Will and Jerry Beck. "The Warner Brothers Cartoons." Scarecrow Press Inc., Metuchen, N.J., 1981. ISBN 0-8108-1396-3.
- Strangled Eggs at Internet Movie Database
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