|Warner Bros. Cartoons character|
|First appearance||Let It Be Me (1936) (as Emily the Chicken)|
An Egg Scramble (1950) (as Miss Prissy)
|Created by||Friz Freleng (prototype)|
Robert McKimson (official)
|Voiced by||Bernice Hansen (1936)|
Elvia Allman (1938)
Mel Blanc (1950)
Bea Benaderet (1950–1955)
Marian Richman (1954)
June Foray (1959–1987)
Julie Bennett (1961)
Nancy Wible (1980)
Tress MacNeille (2000)
Grey DeLisle (2011)
Laurie Fraser (2014)
Candi Milo (2023–present)
|Significant other||Foghorn Leghorn|
Miss Prissy is a fictional character in Warner Bros. cartoons. She is typically described as an old spinster hen, thinner than the other hens in the chicken coop, wearing a blue bonnet and wire-rimmed glasses. She is often mocked by the other hens, who describe her as "old square britches".
Miss Prissy's first appearance was in the 1950 short An Egg Scramble, the only cartoon featuring her and Porky Pig together, in which the other hens are making fun of the fact that she cannot lay an egg, because she thinks it's embarrassing.
Her next appearances are centered on Foghorn Leghorn. In Lovelorn Leghorn (1951), she is set on finding a husband, and in Of Rice and Hen (1953), she is looking to have children. However, in Little Boy Boo (1954) she is depicted as a widow with a child, Egghead Jr., and with a much more extensive vocabulary in long sounding words other than her trademark "yeeesss." A Broken Leghorn (1959) and Strangled Eggs (1961) feature Henery Hawk, and in these shorts, it is usually Foghorn who is pursuing Prissy for his own selfish needs. He does, however, show an unusual sympathy for her emotional vulnerability.
Miss Prissy also appeared in the 1980 cartoon The Yolk's on You.
Miss Prissy (voiced by Tress MacNeille) appears in the film Tweety's High-Flying Adventure as part of the team of birds following Tweety's journey around the world. Miss Prissy (voiced by Grey DeLisle) appears in The Looney Tunes Show episode "The Foghorn Leghorn Story", where she played Mama Leghorn in Foghorn Leghorn's movie about him. She returned in Looney Tunes Cartoons episode "Feather of the Bride" voiced by Candi Milo.