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A Broken Leghorn (1959)

Approved  |   |  Family, Animation, Short  |  26 September 1959 (USA)
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On Old MacDonald's farm, an egg hatches in slow-witted hen Miss Prissy's nest, and out of the shell comes a baby rooster. Fearing he will be replaced by the kid rooster and sent to be ... See full summary »

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On Old MacDonald's farm, an egg hatches in slow-witted hen Miss Prissy's nest, and out of the shell comes a baby rooster. Fearing he will be replaced by the kid rooster and sent to be slaughtered, Foghorn Leghorn plots to do away with the little tyke. Written by Kevin McCorry <mmccorry@nb.sympatico.ca>

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Foghorn Leghorn: That boy's so dumb, he thinks a Mexican border pays rent.
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Foghorn Inadvertently Produces A Protégé
14 February 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This animated short is about a minute shorter than most of them.

The hens are gossiping and needling poor old "Prissy" about trying to lay an egg again. Apparently, she had never been successful.

Foghorn Leghorn is nearby resting up against a tree, and he overhears the conversation. "Why do those cackling old biddies have to be so mean to that skinny old hen," he wonders. He decides to help her, so he finds an egg and puts it "under her britches." The old hen sees the egg and shouts in ecstasy! The other hens come running.

The egg hatches and it's a rooster, and Foghorn does not want any competition, especially after the newborn says to him, "Hey, you must be that rooster I'm taking over for!"

Foghorn gets permission to tutor the little one, and does what he can to eliminate the competition, but that baby rooster is amazing!

Overall, very clever and fun to watch.


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