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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Did You Know?
Either on or by this cartoon (it's impossible to tell for sure due to Blue Ribbon re-issues), the Warner Bros. shield is now making its famous zooming-in sound, a steel guitar glissando effect created by Treg Brown. Also, the end of the cartoon's music no longer bleeds into the closing; instead, a closing theme is used (for Merrie Melodies, it's a shortened version of the opening theme; for Looney Tunes, it's a remix).
"Porky's Badtime Story", the cartoon that follows this one, is the first Looney Tunes cartoon with these changes. See more
Referenced in Frasier: Breaking the Ice
In the Stirrups
Music by J.S. Zamecnik
Played when Egghead chases the calf round and round after descending the stairs See more