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 were performed by Mel Blanc.
Foghorn Leghorn finds his cupboards are bare and, with courting a woman as his only hope to get food for the winter, visits Miss Prissy. 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. Foggy immediately realizes Henery will bring trouble and wants to eat him, 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 Foggy tries to teach Henery how to be a chicken (actually, thinly disguised attempts to kill off his foe), but such attempts as a hand grenade painted to look like an egg, and pecking for insects in a minefield are unsuccessful.
In the end, Foggy realizes that if Henery is a chicken, then he must 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 Foggy once and for all! "My pappy used to say, 'Shoemaker, stick to your last. And this is my last!" a clobbered Foggy says just before the iris out.
- On CBS, the part where Foghorn disguises a hand grenade as an egg, which explodes in Foghorn's hand instead of beneath Henery is cut.
- On the syndicated Merrie Melodies Show, the part where Foghorn teaches Henery how to crow, only to get a noose wrapped around his neck and dropped into a cauldron was cut.
- The former WB network kept in the scene that "The Merrie Melodies Show" removed, but cut the brief shot of Foghorn Leghorn getting strangled and dangling from a noose.
The Dixie Fryer
|Foghorn Leghorn cartoons
| Succeeded by|
The Slick Chick
- Friedwald, Will and Jerry Beck. "The Warner Brothers Cartoons." Scarecrow Press Inc., Metuchen, N.J., 1981. ISBN 0-8108-1396-3.
|Foghorn Leghorn Cartoons|
|1946||Walky Talky Hawky|
|1948||The Foghorn Leghorn|
|1950||The Leghorn Blows at Midnight • A Fractured Leghorn|
|1951||Leghorn Swoggled • Lovelorn Leghorn|
|1952||Sock-a-Doodle-Do • The Egg-Cited Rooster|
|1953||Plop Goes the Weasel • Of Rice and Hen|
|1954||Little Boy Boo|
|1955||Feather Dusted • All Fowled Up|
|1956||Weasel Stop • The High and the Flighty • Raw! Raw! Rooster!|
|1958||Feather Bluster • Weasel While You Work|
|1959||A Broken Leghorn|
|1960||Crockett-Doodle-Do • The Dixie Fryer|
|1962||The Slick Chick • Mother was a Rooster|
|Henery Hawk Cartoons|
|1942||The Squawkin' Hawk|
|1943||Flop Goes the Weasel|
|1946||Walky Talky Hawky|
|1948||You Were Never Duckier • The Foghorn Leghorn|
|1950||The Scarlet Pumpernickel • The Leghorn Blows at Midnight|
|1952||The Egg-Cited Rooster|
|1955||All Fowled Up|