Feather Dusted

Feather Dusted
Merrie Melodies (Foghorn Leghorn) series
Directed by Robert McKimson
Produced by Edward Selzer
Story by Tedd Pierce
Voices by Mel Blanc
Bea Benaderet
Music by Milt Franklyn
Animation by Rod Scribner
Herman Cohen
Phil DeLara
Charles McKimson
Distributed by Warner Bros.
Release date(s) January 15, 1955
Color process Technicolor
Running time 6:43
Language English
Preceded by Little Boy Boo
Followed by All Fowled Up

Feather Dusted is a Foghorn Leghorn animated short film from Warner Bros. released in 1955 and directed by Robert McKimson. Foghorn tries to play games with Egghead, Jr., but finds that playing with Egghead, Jr. can be dangerous.


Miss Prissy goes off to a (literal) hen party, leaving her son Egghead, Jr. behind. Passing by "loafer" Foghorn, Foghorn takes it upon himself to play games with Egghead, Jr. instead of having to read "How to Isolate the Isotope". Although Egghead Jr. "shakes his head when he means yes, and nods when he means no," Foghorn tries playing games with him.

Foghorn first tries to explain how to play croquet, but Egghead, Jr. manages to knock the ball through all the wickets in one shot (showing off his diagram when Foghorn doesn't believe that shot is possible). Foghorn then tries playing cops and robbers, but Egghead Jr. blows a whistle, and Foghorn is arrested offscreen. Using his diagram, he marks an X where Foghorn digs out, complete with prison outfit and ball and chain ("Boy, I say boy, let's play somethin' less confining.") Next they try playing Indians and Daniel Boone, but Foghorn gets a face full of buckshot when he pulls the cork out of Egghead Jr.'s gun.

Foghorn then plays pirates with Egghead, Jr., but when he tries adjusting the 'cannon' (instead of listening to Egghead Jr.'s diagram, which points the cannon away from the target), the cannonball winds up bouncing into Foghorn's mouth, knocking him into the lake. Finally, Foghorn goes swimming, and tells Egghead Jr. that he's a "battleship", encouraging him to swim in and "sink me". Egghead Jr. instead winds up a series of mini battleships that shoot at Foghorn, sinking him. When Egghead Jr. pulls Foghorn out of the lake, Miss Prissy comes and berates Foghorn for causing trouble - "Mark my words, one of these days, some of your childish pranks are going to backfire on you." Foghorn gets up, says: "Ma'am, I say ma'am, you are so right!", showing that water is now pouring through the holes he has in his body sustained by Egghead's battleships.

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