The Slick Chick
The Slick Chick
Directed By: Robert McKimson
Produced By: David H. DePatie
Released: July 21, 1962
Series: Looney Tunes
Story: Tedd Pierce
Animation: Ted Bonnicksen
Warren Batchelder
George Grandpré
Keith Darling
Layouts: Robert Gribbroek
Backgrounds: Robert Gribbroek
Film Editor: Treg Brown
Voiced By: Mel Blanc
Julie Bennett
Music: Milt Franklyn
Starring: Foghorn Leghorn
Preceded By: Zoom at the Top
Succeeded By: Louvre Come Back to Me!

The Slick Chick is a 1962 Looney Tunes short directed by Robert McKimson.


Widow Hen asks curmudgeon old rooster Mr. Cackle to watch her young son, Junior, while she goes out. Mr. Cackle refuses, claiming Junior is destructive, disrespectful and incorrigible; in fact, the old geezer says Junior "makes Dennis the Menace look like an angel." Foghorn Leghorn overhears the proceedings and - hoping to silence Mr. Cackle and prove a point that "ain't no such thing as a bad boy" - volunteers to watch Junior, who snickers : "Oooh, he don't know me vewy well, do he?" (The catchphrase borrowed from the radio character Mean Widdle Kid in radio shows starring Red Skelton. In fact, the character Junior in this cartoon is nearly completely modelled from this radio character). Foggy thought he will go really well with Junior, but Junior snickers,"Five will get he ten!" before putting a needle on his bottom. Mr. Cackle laughs loud. Foggy says angrily,"What'd you laughing at, yer old goat? The boy was just being playful." Junior snickers and says,"Who he tink he kiddin'!" Foggy took the boy to play, while Mr. Cackle laughs and says, "Lotsa luck, Foggy. You're gonna need it!"

Foggy first takes Junior to a box full of toys, and tells Junior to play with them. Junior was disappointed to find no toys that he likes ("just a box full of widdle kids' stuff'!"). He decides to find something that a "destwuctive widdle kid" like him could play with. First, upon finding a cement mixer in the barn, Junior decides to call a false alarm, which leads to Foggy landing in the cement mixer; he comes out posed as Rodin's "The Thinker" statue. Junior then said, "I'm not weawwy a scuwptor. It's just me mean widdle hobby!" Foggy recovers and threatens to report Junior's misbehavior to Widow Hen, but Junior counters by warning that he'll tell his mother that Foggy is still betting on the horses. Foggy tries to laugh this off, and does - but not after he briefly mimics watching a horse race.

The windup gag involves Junior wandering from the farm while Foggy is taking a nap, and going into a secret shed to find a balloon. Junior ties the harness around Foggy and puts the rooster into orbit. Eventually, Foggy awakens and panics when he realizes he is flying high above the farm. When he demands that Junior help get him down, Junior says,"Yer know, it's kind wevoltin' to see a wooster turn chicken. But, if he want down, I get he down." Then he sends a dart to puncture the balloon. Foggy falls to the earth, and Junior gives him a landing pad ... first, a spring, which springs Foggy back into the air, which makes Junior decide to use something softer in the form of a landmine. After an explosion, Junior remarks, "Now why do you suppose he bwow his top?"

Once Foggy regains his senses, with feathers all blown up, and blue boxer shorts on his pink skin, his mind is made up about Junior: "I still say he ain't a bad boy. He's the worst. Worst, that is. Pew!"


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  • On ABC, the part where Junior places a landmine on the ground for Foghorn Leghorn to fall on is cut, making it unclear as to what made Foghorn "blow his top" and obvious that's something's missing.[1]


  • Although this cartoon is a Looney Tunes short, it uses the Merrie Melodies closing card with the Looney Tunes closing theme (1955-1964).
  • Junior's voice in this short is very close the voice Mel usually does for Tweety, only not sped up of course and with minimal speech impediment. In an effect, Junior's voice also sounds a little like Bugs Bunny.
  • Mr. Cackle mentions Dennis the Menace when comparing the destructive Junior with that character in one scene, referencing the comic character of the same name by Hank Ketcham and the 1959 live-action TV series it inspired.
  • Production Number: 1577
  • MPAA Number: 19765



Preceded by
Strangled Eggs
Foghorn Leghorn cartoons
Succeeded by
Mother Was a Rooster
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 Egg-Cited 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
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