I say ... I say ... I say I'm thoroughly ticked off. And no son, that is no joke.
Let me set the scene. There I was, roaming around the book and video section of Target while my wife was off looking at God knows what. I was trying to amuse myself, and ease the pain of being drug against my will out for an afternoon of shopping.
And then I spied this.
One look and I tossed that little collection into my basket. Now I could lie and tell y'all the same things I did my wife. I could say I purchased the Looney Tunes Spotlight Collection 2 because i thought my boys would like it. I could even speak the truth and say the cartoons are a lot better and less annoying than ever-so-popular yellow and porous square fellow, or that motley crew on Chowder, but I'm going to come clean and tell you why I bought that collection.
Me and Foghorn J. Leghorn go way back. He's my all-time favorite character and if you take a look at that DVD cover you'll see every one's favorite giant cock (that phrase ought to generate some interesting Google searches) right there in the lower right hand corner. Heck, the diminutive Henery the Chicken Hawk is right there above him.
Now it's been years since I've had the pleasure of Foghorn's company or heard a single southern fried ... I say Son.
Oh but the charm of that collection didn't end there. Another of my Saturday morning faves was the odorous and amorous, Pepé Le Pew.
And there is also a picture of Speedy Gonzales. I'd about assumed he'd been banned from the airwaves out of politic correctness for portraying racial stereotypes. Speedy isn't one of the greats, but I hadn't seen in a good long while so I was eager to hear a good "¡Ándale! ¡Ándale! ¡Arriba! ¡Arriba!".
Needless to say it was I who was excited to slip the DVD into the player.
But guess what. Not one damn Foghorn cartoon, or Pepé, or Speedy is to be found in the whole shootin' match of cartoons.
I say ... I say .... I say that is blatant false advertising and gives new meaning to the term cock tease.
Well I'm no tease, so here is dose of what those characters over at Warner Bros. screwed me out of.
So tell me, Who is your all-time favorite cartoon character?