On Porky Pig's farm, Miss Prissy, a slow-witted hen, has never laid an egg. So, one of her fellow hens paints Prissy's name on an egg and places it in Prissy's nest. Prissy believes she ... See full summary »

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On Porky Pig's farm, Miss Prissy, a slow-witted hen, has never laid an egg. So, one of her fellow hens paints Prissy's name on an egg and places it in Prissy's nest. Prissy believes she laid the egg and proudly refuses to let Porky have it to give to a market's truck. Porky takes the egg from her and gives it to the driver of the truck. Prissy follows the truck to a nearby city, determined to regain her egg. She grabs it from a woman in a house and flees. Convinced she's being chased by police, Prissy takes refuge in a run-down building where Pretty Boy Bagel, an escaped criminal, is also hiding out. Written by Kevin McCorry <mmccorry@nb.sympatico.ca>

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The lady that first had the egg is the same figure of 1954's short Wild Wife in Wild Wife (1954). See more »

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Prissy, Hens, Housewife: Blan-sakes! All this fuss over a little egg.
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Very enjoyable Porky and Prissy cartoon
16 June 2016 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

'An Egg Scramble', as with all Looney Tunes cartoons, is filled with talent, from its undervalued director Robert McKimson, the voices of Mel Blanc and Bea Benaderet and its composer Carl Stalling.

While not one of the best Looney Tunes cartoons there are, and McKimson as well as Porky have been better, 'An Egg Scramble' is very enjoyable stuff. It's ever so slightly pedestrian to begin with, all the juicy stuff comes later. A bigger issue is Porky, a good and amusing character but works better in support or with characters with stronger personalities, here he does feel too secondary and is somewhat bland with his material not being much to write home about.

Everything else works however. 'An Egg Scramble', as is the case with most Looney Tunes cartoons, is beautifully animated. The colours are indeed gorgeous to look at, very luscious and vibrant, there are some lovingly detailed backgrounds and it's clear that a lot of care and effort went into the designs and drawing. Carl Stalling as ever provides an outstanding contribution to the music, love the beauty and cleverness of the orchestration, the constant energy and character and how well it fits and adds to the action. Another thing that Stalling excelled at was his use of pre-existing material and putting his own spin on it, especially good was the use of Liszt's "Symphonic Poem no. 3" in the shootout, giving the scene a tension.

The dialogue has the usual wit and freshness, getting increasingly wild (with Prissy having all the best and funniest lines), while the gags, mostly centring around Prissy and the egg, are just as effective with a climax that's both fun and tense. It's a very funny cartoon, and the story while not the most interesting in hindsight is still paced mostly very well. 'An Egg Scramble' is a case of the supporting characters making more of an impression than Porky, with a riotous Prissy stealing the show. Pretty Boy Bagel is also a juicy character.

Mel Blanc voices multiple characters as ever, being particularly good here as Pretty Boy Bagel, and he voices with his usual unparalleled virtuosity and ability to make his characters individual and different from one another. Bea Benaderet does a fine job as Prissy too.

In conclusion, very enjoyable and particularly worth seeing for Prissy. Anybody wanting to see it for Porky might want to see another cartoon of his however. 8/10 Bethany Cox


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