Foghorn Leghorn

Robert McKimson created the cartoon Foghorn Leghorn which during the Golden age of American Animation, 1946-1964, starred in 29 cartoons. He was a tall, overweight rooster with a southern accent, named for an Italian breed of chicken, and voiced by the great Mel Blanc.

That, I say that dog’s busier than a centipede at a toe countin’ contest

Foghorn Leghorn

He was directly inspired by Senator Beauregard Claghorn, a southern politician played by Kenny Delmar on Fred Allen‘s 1940’s radio show. This is one of favorite cartoons of all-time. I loved them as a kid and I’m still laughing now!

Click read more for some cartoon clips and Senator Claghorn on the radio show

Author: Doyle

I was born in Atlanta, moved to Alpharetta at 4, lived there for 53 years and moved to Decatur in 2016. I've worked at such places as Richway, North Fulton Medical Center, Management Science America (Computer Tech/Project Manager) and Stacy's Compounding Pharmacy (Pharmacy Tech).

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