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Egghead Rides Again (1937)

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 (as Fred Avery)
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Cast

Uncredited cast:
Tex Avery ... Red (voice) (uncredited)
Mel Blanc ... Egghead (voice) (uncredited)
Billy Bletcher ... Boarding Room Clerk (voice) (uncredited)
Sons of the Pioneers ... Singers (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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Approved
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 July 1937 (USA) See more »

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Leon Schlesinger Studios See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

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 Mike & Molly: Mike Goes to the Opera (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

In the Stirrups
(1935) (uncredited)
Music by J.S. Zamecnik
Played when Egghead chases the calf round and round after descending the stairs
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Not Hilarious, But Has Some Charm
11 April 2007 | by ccthemovieman-1See all my reviews

This was the first of a handful of cartoons featuring "Egghead," a Looney Tunes character that never really caught on. Egghead is tossed out of his big-city apartment for creating too much noise, riding a pogo-stick and pretending he's a cowboy. When he's thrown out on his ear, a newspaper is next to his prone body and he sees an advertisement for a "Good cow puncher - Bar None Ranch, Wahoo, Wyoming."

He writes the letter and it arrives via Pony Express. When the cowboys open the thin letter, out pops Egghead (huh?). The cowboys then test him in a few things to see if he can qualify for the job.

Overall, despite the fact the main character (Egghead) has an irritating voice and many of the jokes are a bit lame, there was something charming and amusing about the whole thing, enough to recommend watching this. Apparently, Egghead was a forerunner for Elmer Fudd, with the latter doing a lot better in popularity.


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