|Strife with Father|
The title is a play on the 1947 film, Life with Father.
A buzzard egg is mysteriously delivered to two sparrows, Gwendolyn and Monte. The "upper crusty" and very proper English Sparrows are not accustomed to having a repulsively ugly (and incredibly stupid) little bird about, but Gwendolyn convinces her husband that the baby bird will grow into a "beautiful swan". Unfortunately, as the narrator tells us, the little ugly bird grows into a very large ugly bird. Monte cannot even stand hearing the name of their "progeny", particularly when eating. But nonetheless, he takes Beaky out into the world to demonstrate the art of hunting for prey, such as barnyard fowl. Of course Beaky, being incredibly shy and inept, repeatedly causes many grievous injuries to Monte, and it is all Monte can do to salvage what little self-respect remains.
- (1993) LaserDisc - Looney Tunes: Assorted Nuts: Memorable Supporting Players and Cult Classics From the Looney Tunes Vault
- (2007) DVD - The Flame and the Arrow
- (2012) Blu-ray, DVD - Looney Tunes Platinum Collection: Volume 2, Disc 2 (restored with original titles)
- This short is the final classic era appearance of Beaky Buzzard.
- This is the only Beaky Buzzard short that was directed by Robert McKimson, as "Bugs Bunny Gets the Boid" and "The Bashful Buzzard" were both directed by Bob Clampett, and "The Lion's Busy" was directed by Friz Freleng.
- Though Friz Freleng made Beaky a little smarter in his previous short, in this short Robert McKimson reverted the buzzard to his idiotic self as seen in his first two shorts by Bob Clampett, "Bugs Bunny Gets the Boid" and "The Bashful Buzzard", though his buzzard family from those two shorts did not return.
- (Original titles restored)