Little Boy Boo

Little Boy Boo
Looney Tunes (Foghorn Leghorn) series
Directed by Robert McKimson
Produced by Edward Selzer (uncredited)
Story by Tedd Pierce
Voices by Mel Blanc
Bea Benaderet (uncredited)
Music by Carl Stalling
Animation by Herman Cohen
Rod Scribner
Phil De Lara
Charles McKimson
Studio Warner Bros. Cartoons
Distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures
The Vitaphone Corporation
Release date(s) June 5, 1954
Color process Technicolor
Running time 7 minutes
Language English
Preceded by Plop Goes the Weasel
Followed by Feather Dusted

Little Boy Boo is a 1954 "Looney Tunes" cartoon animated short directed by Robert McKimson and starring Foghorn Leghorn, Miss Prissy, and Egghead, Jr.

The cartoon was one of several in the Foghorn Leghorn series utilizing the theme of Foghorn attempting to woo the widowed Miss Prissy by babysitting her son (Egghead, Jr.).


A newspaper story in the Barnyard News predicts a cold winter. To avoid freezing in his shack, Foghorn decides to woo Miss Prissy ("I need your love to keep me warm"), who lives in a warm, cozy cottage across the way. Miss Prissy is flattered by Foghorn's two-second courtship but tells him that, to prove his worthiness as her mate, he needs to show that he can be a worthy father to her bookish-looking son.

The little boy – Egghead Jr., a chick similar in appearance to Tweety, dressed in a stocking cap and oversized glasses – would rather read about "Splitting the Fourth Dimension" than engage in typical little boy games. Foghorn immediately catches on to this and sets out to win his audition by showing Egghead Jr. how to play various sports games.

Although he apparently has never participated in any of the below-listed events before, Egghead Jr. effortly masters them all, as depicted in the cartoon's gags:

Foghorn tries to take an interest in Egghead Jr.'s pursuits. The chick is experimenting with formulas in his Tiny Tot Chemical Set (marked "harmless"). Foghorn assumes Egghead Jr. is making "sody-pop" and shakes it to make it fizz – which causes an explosion.

Foghorn returns Egghead Jr. home and cancels the engagement. "I've got my bandages to keep me warm!" he scowls as he walks off with a crutch and in a full-body bandage.


Preceded by
Of Rice and Hen
Foghorn Leghorn cartoons
Succeeded by
Feather Dusted


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