Posted in WB Cartoon Companion on March 5, 2004

    Foolish chicken easily duped by slick Romeo types in three cartoons of Friz Freleng: Let It Be Me (1936), Boulevardier from the Bronx (1936), and A Star is Hatched (1938). She initially spurns, but later returns to a hayseed boyfriend. There is also an Emilyesque chicken who is pursued by Daffy in The Stupid Cupid (Tashlin, 1944).

    The thought has occurred to the author that Emily could be the mother of Miss Prissy, the lovesick chicken so enamored of Foghorn Leghorn. There is a family resemblance, no? Certainly, there is a shared element of man hungriness.

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