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A Hick, a Slick, and a Chick
A Hick, a Slick, and a Chick
Directed By: Arthur Davis
Produced By: Eddie Selzer (uncredited)
Released: March 13, 1948
Series: Merrie Melodies
Story: Lloyd Turner
William Scott
Animation: Basil Davidovich
Don Williams
J.C. Melendez
Emery Hawkins
Herman Cohen (uncredited)
Layouts: Don Smith
Backgrounds: Philip DeGuard
Film Editor: Treg Brown (uncredited)
Voiced By: Mel Blanc
Bea Benaderet (uncredited)
Stan Freberg (uncredited)
Music: Carl Stalling
Starring: Elmo the Mouse
Daisy Lou
Preceded By: Daffy Duck Slept Here
Succeeded By: Back Alley Oproar
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A Hick, a Slick, and a Chick

A Hick, a Slick, and a Chick is a 1948 Merrie Melodies cartoon, in which a mouse named Elmo, who's a bit of a yokel, goes to beautiful Daisy Lou to woo her. However, he finds her with the slick Blackie.


In this cartoon love triangle, a mouse named Daisy Lou has two suitors. One, Elmo, is a modest, scrawny, country mouse with yokel speech and mannerisms, while the other, Blackie, is a smug, suave, muscular sophisticate. When Blackie appears to have won Daisy Lou's affections with a mink stole, Elmo promises to obtain an ermine coat for her. He returns with a fur coat, which he presents to a grateful and adoring Daisy Lou. The fur is from a cat named Herman, whom Elmo thought was ermine and led on a chase around a table, which knocked Herman unconscious so that Elmo could remove a coat-shaped patch of fur.


Elmo (the Hick) gets all slicked up and arrives at his girl's house in the city by hubcap. He catches Blackie (the Slick) kissing Daisy Lou (the Chick), and he starts a competition with Blackie for Daisy's affection.

Elmo brings in a handful of flowers; Blackie brings in a florist's shop full. Elmo plays the jaw harp; Blackie plays a piano concerto. Blackie then punches Elmo across the street. Blackie brings Daisy a mink coat, but Elmo says he'll bring back ermine. Elmo accidentally gets drunk, and spots a cat called Herman.

They fight, and Elmo knocks him out. Elmo presents Daisy with an ermine coat, and Blackie wonders where he got ermine. The cat says, "Don't get nosy, Junior!" in a Jimmy Durante voice, and turns to show the coat-shaped cutout on his rear end. The cartoon irises out in a coat shape.


Herman bears a close resemblance to Sylvester the Cat, albeit with red fur in place of Sylvester's black fur, and a black nose in place of Sylvester's red nose. Also, Herman has a different voice.


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