On Foghorn Leghorn and Basketball

With his classic, That’s a joke… I say, that’s a joke son, Foghorn Leghorn is one of my favorite classics. As a large, friendly, but overbearing rooster, Foghorn delivers many great lines, which I will both highlight below, even some on audio. And if you’re looking for round 2 basketball tournament picks, they are at the bottom of this post.

10 Points about Foghorn J. Leghorn

  • Created by Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies cartoons for Warner Brothers
  • Starred in 28 cartoons between 1946 and 1963
  • Loved to hum Camptown Races, but only knew the words Duh dah, Duh dah
  • Original voice by Mel Blanc
  • Drawn from Senator Claghorn, a blustering Southern politician who was a regular character on the Fred Allen radio show
  • Made a cameo in Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988) and Space Jam (1996)
  • Grandfather to Feather Buster
  • Appeared with Henery Hawk – a young chickenhawk who usually is seen looking for a chicken to eat, but doesn’t know what a chicken looks like
  • Moves around a lot – one address is Cucamonga, California where he received a telegram from Rhode Island Red
  • According to the cartoon Raw! Raw! Rooster!, Foghorn and his chum Rhode Island Red went to Chicken Tech

Some Classic Lines
“Okay, I’ll shut up. Some fellas have to keep their tongues flappin’ but not me. I was brought up right. My pa used to tell me to shut up and I’d shut up. I wouldn’t say nothin’. One time darn near starved to death. WOULDN’T TELL HIM I WAS HUNGRY!”

“Boys as sharp as a bowling ball.”
“Pay attention, boy!”
“Boy’s like a dead horse — got no get-up-and-go…”
“That boy’s as strong as an ox, and just about as smart.”
“That boy’s like a tattoo … gets under your skin.”
“Go away boy. Ya bother me.”

“This is gonna cause more confusion than a mouse in a burlesque show!”
“You’re doing a lot of choppin’, but no chips are flyin’.”
“I’m cuttin’ but you’re not bleedin’!”
“That dog’s as subtle as a hand grenade in a barrrel of oat meal.”
“Clunk enough people and we’ll have a nation of lumpheads.”

Random Recordings (Click to here)
One, two, three, four, five, six, seven

Take them to the bank
Kansas over Northern Iowa
Tennessee over Ohio
Ohio State over Georgia Tech
Syracuse over Gonzaga
Butler over Murray State
Kansas State over BYU
Kentucky over Wake Forest
Duke over Cal
Villanova over St. Mary’s

Yes, but beware
Wisconsin over Cornell
New Mexico over Washington
Baylor over Old Dominion

The Coin toss says
Michigan State over Maryland
Xavier over Pitt
Purdue over Texas A&M

The Upset Special
Missouri over West Virginia

4 thoughts on “On Foghorn Leghorn and Basketball

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