City dweller Egghead dreams of being a cowboy, but his bouncing around gets him kicked out of his boarding house. He sees an ad for a ranch looking for a cowboy and applies. His tryout ... See full summary »

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Tex Avery ...
Red (voice) (uncredited)
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Egghead (voice) (uncredited)
Billy Bletcher ...
Boarding Room Clerk / Egghead (voice) (uncredited)
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City dweller Egghead dreams of being a cowboy, but his bouncing around gets him kicked out of his boarding house. He sees an ad for a ranch looking for a cowboy and applies. His tryout includes tests of marksmanship and use of a branding iron, but most of it consist of chasing down and roping a troublesome little calf. He passes the test, but the job isn't exactly what he dreamed of. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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cowboy | egghead | calf | ranch | branding | See All (15) »


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29 November 1937 (USA)  »

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

First appearance of Egghead, the character who would later provide the inspiration for Elmer Fudd. The reason his first appearance is titled "Egghead Rides Again" remains a mystery. See more »

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Referenced in Frasier: Breaking the Ice (1995) See more »

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That's My Western Home
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Sung by the cowboys at the Bar None Ranch
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Cute but No Laughs
7 January 2009 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Egghead Rides Again (1937)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

Merrie Melodies short has Egghead playing cowboy in his boarding house but getting kicked out for making too much noise. He then heads out west to get a job at the Bar None ranch but first he has to prove he's a real cowboy. This is a mildly entertaining short that is charming enough but never really gets any major laughs. Mel Blanc's work as the voice of Egghead is pretty good and you can hear bits and pieces of Daffy Duck in it. The animation is also quite nice with some great scenery and good visuals. The highlight of the film has to be towards the end when Egghead is trying to rope a baby cow but the cow has his own ideas.


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