During the Golden Age of American animation, some Foghorn Leghorn sayings became very popular. Foghorn was opinionated, full-of-himself, and yet, endearing. He loved a good practical joke, too. Foghorn Leghorn sayings and his attitude are still funny today. Let look at some of them.
During Foghorn’s career, many of his catch phrases came from a character on the Fred Allen radio show. When the cartoons first aired, many people understood the reference to Senator Claghorn, who was a Southern politician. If you are young, you will enjoy these Foghorn Leghorn sayings. If you are older, you can stroll down memory lane and enjoy the memories and laughs.
One-liners spoken to “the boy”
Foghorn Leghorn: Let me guess, dearie. You're looking for a husband.
Foghorn Leghorn: Well, you're going about it the wrong way, sister. You don't bat 'em on the bean with a rolling pin. That comes later.
Foghorn Leghorn: Looky here, son, I'm no loud-mouthed schnook.
[Hits dog as he talks]
Foghorn Leghorn: This is a dog, not a chicken. Chickens don't look like dogs. Who told you this was a chicken, son? Nice boy, but doesn't listen to a thing you say. You got a bum steer, son. I'm a chicken, not a schnook. You're wrong, son.
Lookit here son, I say son, did ya see that hawk after those hens? He scared 'em! That Rhode Island Red turned white. Then blue. Rhode Island. Red, white, and blue. That's a joke, son. A flag waver. You're built too low. The fast ones go over your head. Ya got a hole in your glove. I keep pitchin' 'em and you keep missin' 'em. Ya gotta keep your eye on the ball. Eye. Ball. I almost had a gag, son. Joke, that is.
Okay, I'll shut up. Some fellas have to keep their tongues flappin' but not me. I was brought up right. My pa used to tell me to shut up and I'd shut up. I wouldn't say nothin'. One time darn near starved to death. WOULDN'T TELL HIM I WAS HUNGRY!!
Now that you have read most of the Foghorn Leghorn sayings that he is famous for, perhaps you would like to read about his animated life. This loud, outspoken character first appeared as a guest for Henery Hawk in the 1946 Warner Brothers cartoon Walky Talky Hawky. From 1946 to 1963, he starred in 28 cartoons, all of which were directed by Robert McKimson.
Foghorn Leghorn was an adult rooster from Kentucky with a “gold ol’ boy attitude. He also liked to play pranks of the other characters. He had an on-going rivalry with Barnyard Dawg as they often tried to get the better of each other. There was a character, a weasel named Bill, who joined him in aggravating the dog. Another character was Henery Hawk, who occasionally tried to catch and eat Foghorn. Lastly, Foghorn tried to win the affections of a widowed hen named Miss Prissy, which sometimes meant watching over her son, Egghead, Jr.