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The Leghorn Blows at Midnight is a 1950 Looney Tunes short directed by Robert McKimson.

Plot

Henery the chicken hawk arrives back on the farm. He disturbs the antics of Foghorn Leghorn. Henery puts a pumpkin in a catapult, and Foghorn sees and helps him. He asks for a match, and he gives him a match and lights the rope. Foghorn walks away, then wonders why a pumpkin is tied to a rope; before he could finish the pumpkin went to his head sending rolling into the wall remarking, "Ask a silly question! Get a silly answer!" Henery drags him by the toe and Foghorn yells him to let go of his toe and he removes the pumpkin from his head and begs him not take him. Foghorn then fools the chicken hawk into thinking he has painted him invisible and sends the naive little bird after "pheasant under glass" which turns out to be the barnyard dog.

Availability 

Streaming

Censorship

ABC's The Bugs Bunny & Tweety Show edited the following scenes:[1]

  • Barnyard Dawg getting strangled by his rope after getting pied in the face was replaced with a shot of Foghorn Leghorn sitting on a fence and looking off-screen, though the other scenes of Barnyard Dawg getting strangled by his rope were left intact.
  • The fight near the end between Foghorn Leghorn and Barnyard Dawg, going immediately to Henery Hawk cheering them on after Foghorn says, "I've been, I say, I've been hornswoggled."

Notes

  • After Foghorn sends Henry off for the final time, at the 5 minute and 54 second mark, he very briefly looks towards the camera and opens his mouth before the next shot is shown, almost as if there was a line which got cut during production, perhaps for pacing reasons.

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TV Title Cards

References

  1. The Censored Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies Page: K-L http://www.intanibase.com/gac/looneytunes/censored-k-l.aspx
Foghorn Leghorn Cartoons
1946 Walky Talky Hawky
1947 Crowing Pains
1948 The Foghorn Leghorn
1949 Henhouse Henery
1950 The Leghorn Blows at MidnightA Fractured Leghorn
1951 Leghorn SwoggledLovelorn Leghorn
1952 Sock a Doodle DoThe EGGcited Rooster
1953 Plop Goes the Weasel!Of Rice and Hen
1954 Little Boy Boo
1955 Feather DustedAll Fowled Up
1956 Weasel StopThe High and the FlightyRaw! Raw! Rooster!
1957 Fox-Terror
1958 Feather BlusterWeasel While You Work
1959 A Broken Leghorn
1960 Crockett-Doodle-DoThe Dixie Fryer
1961 Strangled Eggs
1962 The Slick ChickMother Was a Rooster
1963 Banty Raids
1964 False Hare
1996 Superior Duck
1997 Pullet Surprise
2004 Cock-a-Doodle Duel
Henery Hawk Cartoons
1942 The Squawkin' Hawk
1946 Walky Talky Hawky
1947 Crowing Pains
1948 You Were Never DuckierThe Foghorn Leghorn
1949 Henhouse Henery
1950 The Scarlet PumpernickelThe Leghorn Blows at Midnight
1951 Leghorn Swoggled
1952 The EGGcited Rooster
1955 All Fowled Up
1961 Strangled Eggs
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