Foghorn Leghorn is sound asleep when the barnyard dog places an ostrich egg beside him for a gag. When Foghorn awakes and sees the egg, he thinks he's its mother! The egg hatches to reveal ... See full summary »

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Foghorn Leghorn is sound asleep when the barnyard dog places an ostrich egg beside him for a gag. When Foghorn awakes and sees the egg, he thinks he's its mother! The egg hatches to reveal an easily embarrassed baby ostrich that Foghorn regards as his son. The dog insults the ostrich repeatedly, causing him to bury his head in the ground. So, to protect his son's honor, Foghorn challenges the dog to a boxing match. Written by Kevin McCorry <mmccorry@nb.sympatico.ca>

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20 October 1962 (USA)  »

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Edited into The Bugs Bunny Mother's Day Special (1979) See more »

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Gwine to Rune All Night (De Camptown Races)
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"A mother? How corny can ya get?"
29 September 2015 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

As part of his never-ending feud with Foghorn Leghorn, Barnyard Dog steals an ostrich egg and places it under a sleeping Foghorn. When the rooster awakens and sees the egg, he inexplicably believes he's its mother. The egg hatches, of course, and the rest of the short is a protective "mother" Foghorn fighting with Barnyard Dog who keeps insulting the little ostrich's looks. A pretty silly (stupid, to be honest) premise but it does have its moments. Most of the humor comes from Barnyard Dog's wisecracks. The animation is bright and colorful. The music is lively and upbeat. Good voice work from Mel Blanc. The ostrich is not the most inspired Looney Tunes creation and I can't say that I cared for the way it was drawn. Not the best Foghorn short by a long shot but watchable enough.


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