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Re: List of Crap #120: Top 50 Fictional Talking Animals!
« Reply #120 on: November 12, 2019, 08:11:31 AM »
Man, I haven't seen Heckle and Jeckle since I was 3. I wonder how it holds up.


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Re: List of Crap #120: Top 50 Fictional Talking Animals!
« Reply #121 on: November 12, 2019, 09:19:49 AM »
Man, I haven't seen Heckle and Jeckle since I was 3. I wonder how it holds up.

This whole LOC seems to represent a struggle between gen X and millennials.  I'm doing writeups on things I have no idea what.


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Re: List of Crap #120: Top 50 Fictional Talking Animals!
« Reply #122 on: November 12, 2019, 10:21:28 AM »
All I gotta say is that my number one pick better be in the top 5, or imma be pissed.
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Re: List of Crap #120: Top 50 Fictional Talking Animals!
« Reply #123 on: November 12, 2019, 01:44:40 PM »
All I gotta say is that my number one pick better be in the top 5, or imma be pissed.
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Re: List of Crap #120: Top 50 Fictional Talking Animals!
« Reply #124 on: November 12, 2019, 03:02:56 PM »
I didn't want Rollergator on the list, but now that the cat from A Talking Cat!?! made it, I feel like Rollergator deserves to beat him.


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Re: List of Crap #120: Top 50 Fictional Talking Animals!
« Reply #125 on: November 12, 2019, 10:12:05 PM »
All I gotta say is that my number one pick better be in the top 5, or imma be pissed.
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Re: List of Crap #120: Top 50 Fictional Talking Animals!
« Reply #126 on: November 14, 2019, 12:28:18 AM »
#10

Foghorn Leghorn
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Foghorn Leghorn is a tall, overweight rooster with a Southern accent; he is easily the tallest of all the regular Looney Tunes characters. He has a bombastic and somewhat unrefined personality, added to which he shows a penchant for mischief. Aside from the Senator Claghorn reference (a blustery Southern politician played by Kenny Delmar on Fred Allen's popular 1940s radio show), his first name "Foghorn" is indicative of his loudmouthed personality, while his surname "Leghorn" refers to a particular Italian breed of chicken. Foghorn adopted many of Senator Claghorn's catchphrases, such as "That's a joke, son!"

According to Leonard Maltin, the character's voice was also patterned after a hard-of-hearing West Coast-only radio character from the 1930s, known simply as The Sheriff, on a radio program called Blue Monday Jamboree. The accent has similarities to that of another Mel Blanc voice: Yosemite Sam.

Foghorn's voice was created and originally performed by Mel Blanc and was later performed by Jeff Bergman, Joe Alaskey, Bill Farmer, Greg Burson, Jeff Bennett, and Frank Gorshin.

Most of the Leghorn cartoons began the same: Foghorn, humming "Camptown Races" to himself and carrying a wooden plank, sneaks up on Dawg while he is sleeping, often facing into his doghouse with his back protruding out the entry hole. Foghorn then pulls Dawg up by his tail and uses the plank to give him a whacking on his rear (in nearly every cartoon Foghorn gives Dawg eight whacks), at which point the angered Dawg chases after Foghorn barking, but can only go as far as the rope to which he is tied, which either yank him back or stops him. In the latter case, he keeps barking at Foghorn who tells him, "Aah-h, sha-daahhp!" or does something to Dawg to force him to stop.

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After being introduced 30 years ago in Marvel Comics he’s only appeared in 10 comic book issues. 

Rocket is an expert marksman, weapon specialist and master tactician.  His name and aspects of his character are a nod to The Beatles' 1968 song "Rocky Raccoon".  Rocket Raccoon appeared as a prominent member in the 2008 relaunch of the superhero team Guardians of the Galaxy.

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Re: List of Crap #120: Top 50 Fictional Talking Animals!
« Reply #127 on: November 14, 2019, 04:56:30 AM »
I always hear some George Costanza (Jason Alexander) in Rocket Racoon. Rocket is getting upset!! The biiiiig salad. Joe Pesci is great as well.

Gotta love the turtles, cowabunga, across all sorts of mediums. Turtle Power. Lotta titans on this list, lotta pop culture legends. And they're talking animals as well, who'da thunk it.


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Re: List of Crap #120: Top 50 Fictional Talking Animals!
« Reply #128 on: November 14, 2019, 05:25:38 AM »
Foghorn is among my favourite Looney Tunes.  He's an obnoxious overbearing jerk and he is hilarious.  I also feel like a lot of John Goodman characters in Coen Brothers movies are basically a version of him.


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Re: List of Crap #120: Top 50 Fictional Talking Animals!
« Reply #129 on: November 14, 2019, 05:55:24 AM »
Baloo - Phil Harris was great, I remember him on the radio with his wife. There was something he did on the radio in particular - and I don't know if it was his old series, or if it was something he did later, but he was hilarious - I couldn't stop laughing. Aside from Phil, Baloo was also voiced by Bill Murray in the live-action film... Bill on the LoC, mission accomplished.

Duffy - so bad he's brilliant, I laughed at those clips even without the riffing. And with the help of my top vote, he made it all the way to #15. I can now sleep the sleep of the just.

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Re: List of Crap #120: Top 50 Fictional Talking Animals!
« Reply #130 on: November 14, 2019, 08:00:14 AM »
Foghorn is among my favourite Looney Tunes.  He's an obnoxious overbearing jerk and he is hilarious.  I also feel like a lot of John Goodman characters in Coen Brothers movies are basically a version of him.

During the writeup I read somewhere that Foghorn is a uniquely anarchistic character in Warner Bros cartoons because despite being the protagonist he's the one who always initiates conflict.


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Re: List of Crap #120: Top 50 Fictional Talking Animals!
« Reply #131 on: November 14, 2019, 09:34:04 AM »
God dammit. I jinxed myself. I Love Rocket Raccoon. Back in 2012 when I first saw him in Marvel Vs Capcom 3 I thought of him as little more than a joke... then in 2014 I stopped thinking of him as a joke. I'll let you figure out for yourself as to why that is.
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Re: List of Crap #120: Top 50 Fictional Talking Animals!
« Reply #132 on: November 14, 2019, 10:24:02 AM »
Foghorn is among my favourite Looney Tunes.  He's an obnoxious overbearing jerk and he is hilarious.  I also feel like a lot of John Goodman characters in Coen Brothers movies are basically a version of him.

During the writeup I read somewhere that Foghorn is a uniquely anarchistic character in Warner Bros cartoons because despite being the protagonist he's the one who always initiates conflict.
He does kind of feel like Woody Woodpecker sometimes (just less annoying). I think what make Foghorn work is that the shorts usually don't show him to be an altogether good character, they are critical of his actions. Even when he is trying to help other characters, like Henery Hawk, the audience is often on the side of the characters being annoyed at his obliviousness.



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Re: List of Crap #120: Top 50 Fictional Talking Animals!
« Reply #133 on: November 14, 2019, 03:03:05 PM »
Foghorn is among my favourite Looney Tunes.  He's an obnoxious overbearing jerk and he is hilarious.  I also feel like a lot of John Goodman characters in Coen Brothers movies are basically a version of him.

During the writeup I read somewhere that Foghorn is a uniquely anarchistic character in Warner Bros cartoons because despite being the protagonist he's the one who always initiates conflict.
He does kind of feel like Woody Woodpecker sometimes (just less annoying). I think what make Foghorn work is that the shorts usually don't show him to be an altogether good character, they are critical of his actions. Even when he is trying to help other characters, like Henery Hawk, the audience is often on the side of the characters being annoyed at his obliviousness.

Yeah.  In the heirarchy of shit-disturbers I'd put Foghorn up there with Woody Woodpecker and Screwy Squirrel.  Smacking Dawg in the ass with a board exactly eight times with no provocation is really, really out of line and really, really funny.  I might try re-ordering the list at the end just to see what it looks like.


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Re: List of Crap #120: Top 50 Fictional Talking Animals!
« Reply #134 on: November 14, 2019, 03:06:41 PM »
Btw...isn't that perfect he slams Dawg in the ass exactly eight times?  Seven is too little, nine is too much.  Eight is juuuust right.  You can tell if you count it out loud.  Hahaha.