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, leaving him featherless.
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."
- This cartoon marks the third and final appearance of Egghead Jr., and the only cartoon where Egghead Jr. does not appear with his mother Miss Prissy.
- This cartoon marks the third featherless scene of Foghorn Leghorn, after Little Boy Boo and The High and the Flighty (with Daffy Duck and Barnyard Dawg).
- (1999) VHS - Looney Tunes: The Collectors Edition Volume 15: A Battle of Wits
- (2010) DVD - Looney Tunes Super Stars' Foghorn Leghorn & Friends: Barnyard Bigmouth
- (2013) DVD - Best of Warner Bros. 50 Cartoon Collection: Looney Tunes
|Foghorn Leghorn Cartoons|
|1946||Walky Talky Hawky|
|1948||The Foghorn Leghorn|
|1950||The Leghorn Blows at Midnight • A Fractured Leghorn|
|1951||Leghorn Swoggled • Lovelorn Leghorn|
|1952||Sock a Doodle Do • The Egg-Cited Rooster|
|1953||Plop Goes the Weasel! • Of Rice and Hen|
|1954||Little Boy Boo|
|1955||Feather Dusted • All Fowled Up|
|1956||Weasel Stop • The High and the Flighty • Raw! Raw! Rooster!|
|1958||Feather Bluster • Weasel While You Work|
|1959||A Broken Leghorn|
|1960||Crockett-Doodle-Do • The Dixie Fryer|
|1962||The Slick Chick • Mother Was a Rooster|