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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 ... See full summary »

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Robert McKimson

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Warren Foster (story)
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Complete credited cast:
Mel Blanc ... Porky Pig / Miss Prissy / Pretty Boy Bagel / Desk Sergeant / Cops (voice)
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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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 May 1950 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Paljon melua munasta See more »

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Warner Bros. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

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

Quotes

Porky Pig, Pretty Boy Bagel: Are you t-t-telling me that you WON'T give me the egg?
Prissy, Hens, Housewife: Yeeeeeeeeees!
Prissy, Hens, Housewife: Just take it already. It's not even her egg!
[Prissy walks away crying. Drops egg and it hatches into miniature version of Prissy]
Porky Pig, Pretty Boy Bagel: Well, well, well! You WERE P-P-Prissy's egg all along, weren't you?
Prissy Jr: Heheheheheheheehhe... Yeeeeeeeeees.
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Referenced in Space Jam (1996) See more »

Soundtracks

Symphonic Poem No. 3
(uncredited)
from "Préludes"
Music by Franz Liszt
Played during the shootout
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An entertaining enough time-passer to see once
4 November 2008 | by phantom_tollboothSee all my reviews

Robert McKimson's 'An Egg Scramble' is a run-of-the-mill cartoon. It's fairly cleverly plotted (aside from the final twist, which doesn't really make sense) but the gags are thin on the ground and not particularly top-drawer. Porky Pig (in his oft-filled role as farmer) makes an empty threat to Miss Prissy that if she doesn't lay an egg, he'll slit her throat. The other hens hatch a plot to convince Prissy she's laid one of their eggs by slipping it underneath her. The scheme works but Prissy refuses to hand the egg over and when it is taken from her she goes to extreme lengths to get it back. McKimson tells his comparatively complex story fairly well but once you've seen 'An Egg Scramble', there's little incentive to watch it again. While the story is OK, the laughs are few and far between and the whole production feels a little too pedestrian. 'An Egg Scramble' is a fair cartoon but not one I would go out of my way to recommend.


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