One of the things I miss about movies now days are the cartoons.
You go to one of them sit-down theaters and now it is thirty minutes of coming attractions which you may not be interested in seeing. Give me the funnies.
Remember when you were a kid and went to the movies there always was a cartoon. Bugs Bunny, Porky Pig, Road Runner all those great characters but of them all in my humble opinion the best was our rooster friend Foghorn Leghorn. I loved old Foghorn.
The character of Leghorn was created by Looney Toons cartoons of the Warner Brothers. Leghorn was a breed of chicken and Foghorn fitted him as he was rather loud and boisterous. Leghorn was one of those kind of guys who always thought he was on top of everything only in most cases he was sadly lacking behind. He appeared in twenty-eight cartoons (should have been more) beginning in 1946 and ended 1963-64.
Leghorn nemesis was Barnyard Dog along with Henry Hawk (I'll say, I'll say Sonny Boy are you listen'?) Miss Prissy and her son Egghead,Jr. Egghead, Jr. reminds me of a few folks I have met over the years.
The other day I was rambling through a junk type shop in Nashville and found a VCR of ol' Foghorn. Fifty-cents, shoot for Foghorn that was a steal. I snapped this one up. I often buy old movies, Abbott & Costello, The Three Stooges old videos and my young grand kids and I watch them. Get yourself some ice tea, some pop corn and one of them fellas, good evening of fun. Sure beats current day television. I bought it, took it home and it was some of the best evening entertainment I have seen in some time. Foghorn is quite an wise one with such statements as:
"That boy's about as sharp as a bowling ball."
"That woman's as cold as a nudist on an iceberg."
"I say, boy, pay attention when I'm talkin' to ya."
"He's so dumb he thinks the Mexican border pays rent."
"Oh, that woman got a mouth like an outboard motor."
"Don't, I say bother me dog, can't you see I'm thinkin'."
"She's got a hole in her glove."
(I really like that one)
"These kids today, they don't know how to tie down their pumpkin'"
"That I say that dog's busier than a centipede at a toe countin' contest."
"Look sister is any of this filterin' through that little blue bonnet of yours."
"Gal reminds me of a highway between Ft. Worth and Dallas-no curves."
"As senior rooster 'round here, it's my duty, and my pleasure,
to instruct junior roosters in the ancient art of roostery."
That last one I get that one.......yea as senior rooster round here....
September 1, 2016