At Windward the other night we were talking about our favorite cartoons characters and mine is a tie between Foghorn Leghorn and Yosemite Sam.
The cartoon below is one of my all time Yosemite Sam favorites when Sam plays a Roman captain of the guards at 2:00. How can one not laugh when you see Sam’s face at 3:14 when Bugs throws saws and an ax to the lions. Plus I love the way Yosemite Sam walks.
My other favorite is Foghorn Leghorn … I say …. Foghorn Leghorn who was King of the one liners such as “that boy is as suttle as a hand grenade in a barrel of oatmeal, or “that boy is as sharp as a bowling ball”, or “that boy is like a tattoo he gets under my skin” and “he’s a nice boy, but he’s got more nerve than a bum tooth”.
I am kind surprised though when I view some of these old cartoons on YouTube where people can post comments. Seems as though alot of the comments are from younger people who have not seen these characters that were such a big part of our Saturday morning’s when we were younger. It’s too bad because in my opinion these really are classic Americana at it’s finest.