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!

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