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Crockett-Doodle-Do
Crockett
Directed By: Robert McKimson
Produced By: John W. Burton
Released: June 25, 1960
Series: Merrie Melodies
Story: Tedd Pierce
Animation: Warren Batchelder
Ted Bonnicksen
George Grandpré
Tom Ray
Layouts: Robert Givens
Backgrounds: Bob Singer
Film Editor: Treg Brown
Voiced By: Mel Blanc
Music: Milt Franklyn
Starring: Foghorn Leghorn
Egghead Jr.
Preceded By: Rabbit's Feat
Succeeded By: Mouse and Garden

Crockett-Doodle-Do is a 1960 Merrie Melodies short directed by Robert McKimson.

Plot

Foghorn Leghorn is going for a hike in the woods when he notices Egghead Jr. reading Basic Research in the Physical Sciences by Prof. Newt Ronn. Foghorn takes him out in the woods to learn scouting and woodcraft. He tries to light a friction fire with a spindle drill, but Egghead breaks off a twig, strikes it on his buttock like a match, and lights the fire for him. Foghorn says that's impossible and tries it for himself, and sets his own tail on fire.

While Egghead returns to his book, Foghorn carves a duck call. When he blows it however, a pig comes running, knocking Foggy off his feet and into a tree. Egghead carves his own call, which brings three bobbysoxer ducks to swoon over him. Foghorn tries to send a smoke signal but burns a hole in his blanket. Egghead signals back with a neatly typed and signed message in his smoke.

Foghorn rigs a watering can in a tree and tries to fool Egghead with an Indian rain dance. Egghead folds a paper airplane and uses it to seed a small cloud with dry ice, making it rain for real and strike Foggy with lightning.

Foghorn shows him how to set up a box trap, but Egghead builds a snare trap. Foghorn scoffs and demonstrates how the snare won't work, but inadvertently sets off a Rube Goldberg-esque trap that springs the rooster up into the air, bounces him off a tree branch, launches him through a chute, down a hollow tree, and deposits him back at the snare, which triggers and hangs Foggy upside-down by his feet. Beaten, Foghorn asks him if he has any more of "those long-haired books."

Gallery

Foghorn Leghorn Cartoons
1946 Walky Talky Hawky
1947 Crowing Pains
1948 The Foghorn Leghorn
1949 Henhouse Henery
1950 The Leghorn Blows at MidnightA Fractured Leghorn
1951 Leghorn SwoggledLovelorn Leghorn
1952 Sock-a-Doodle-DoThe Egg-Cited Rooster
1953 Plop Goes the WeaselOf Rice and Hen
1954 Little Boy Boo
1955 Feather DustedAll Fowled Up
1956 Weasel StopThe High and the FlightyRaw! Raw! Rooster!
1957 Fox Terror
1958 Feather BlusterWeasel While You Work
1959 A Broken Leghorn
1960 Crockett-Doodle-DoThe Dixie Fryer
1961 Strangled Eggs
1962 The Slick ChickMother was a Rooster
1963 Banty Raids
1964 False Hare
1996 Superior Duck
1997 Pullet Surprise

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