Egghead Rides Again
Directed By: Fred Avery
Produced By: Leon Schlesinger
Released: July 17, 1937
Series: Merrie Melodies
Animation: Paul Smith
Irvin Spence
Virgil Ross (uncredited)
Film Editor: Treg Brown
Voiced By: Mel Blanc
Tex Avery
Billy Bletcher
Sons of the Pioneers
Music: Carl W. Stalling
Starring: Egghead
Preceded By: Porky's Super Service
Succeeded By: Porky's Badtime Story
Merrie Melodies - Egghead Rides Again

Merrie Melodies - Egghead Rides Again

Egghead Rides Again (1937)

Egghead Rides Again (1937)

Egghead Rides Again (A.A.P

Egghead Rides Again (A.A.P. Print)

Egghead Rides Again is a 1937 Merrie Melodies short directed by Tex Avery.


Energetic Egghead is bouncing around pretending to be a cowboy until his obnoxious cadence gets him kicked out of the apartment complex he's living in. While on the street he finds a newspaper ad for a wanted cowboy in Wyoming. He applies and goes to the ranch in Wyoming where he goes through various training sessions, but fails them all including, most spectacularly, an attempt to rope a calf who ends up roping Egghead instead. A dejected and humiliated Egghead starts crying and decides to leave as the cowboys laugh at him for his failure, but the lead cowboy gives him a different job: cleaning up after the cows and horses.



  • First appearance of Egghead, who would later provide the inspiration for Elmer Fudd. However unlike later Egghead cartoons of the late-1930s, Egghead's voice is more similar to that of Daffy Duck rather than that of Joe Penner.
  • The USA dubbed version is featured on the Kid Galahad DVD. In addition to different 1937-1938 MM dubbed ending cards, the USA dubbed print has red borders and a cleaner, 3-strip Techncolor color correction, while the EU dubbed print on the other hand has grey borders and a darker, more faded-looking 2-strip Technicolor-like color correction.This similar kind of differences in color corrections in the USA and EU prints also occurs in the Turner "dubbed version" print of "Dog Daze".


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