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In order to really get into character for `Crockett-Doodle-Doo', Foghorn
takes to wearing a Davy Crockett raccoon-tail hat for almost the entire
film. Having decided to go tramping through the woods, Foggy encounters
Egghead Jr. reading Basic Research in the physical sciences' (by prof. Newt
Ronn) and decides that a young boy like that should not spend his days
reading such long haired gobbledegook. He should know better than to try and
teach Egghead Jr. anything.
Foghorn has the only speaking part in this cartoon and he certainly makes the most of it (his Indian raindance being especially inspired). He teaches us how to light a fire in the woods, to create a duckwhistle and all about communicating by smoke signals. But Egghead knows better and improves upon his lesions each and every time.
The old Leghorner comes off a lot more lovable as a pushy father figure than as the violent prankster he usually portrays. At least this time he is not out to hurt anyone on purpose. The gag with the trap where the principle is all wrong' from `Henhouse Henery' (1949) resurfaces and naturally Egghead Jr. takes it a step further by making use of some strategicly placed forces of nature. So the moral of the story is: Read a book!
6 out of 10