Miss Prissy
Warner Bros. Cartoons character
First appearanceAn Egg Scramble (May 27, 1950)
Created byRobert McKimson
Voiced byBea Benaderet (1951–1955)
Gladys Holland (1954)[1]
June Foray (1959–1987)
Julie Bennett (1961)
Nancy Wible (1980)
Tress MacNeille (2000)
Grey DeLisle (2011)
Laurie Fraser (2014)[2]
In-universe information
GenderFemale

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".[3]

History

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.[4]

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.

Later appearances

Miss Prissy appears in The Looney Tunes Show episode "The Foghorn Leghorn Story" voiced by Grey DeLisle. She played Mama Leghorn in Foghorn Leghorn's movie called "The Foghorn Leghorn Story."

References

  1. ^ "Robert McKimson's "Little Boy Boo" (1954)". cartoonresearch.com. Retrieved 6 September 2020.
  2. ^ "Looney Tunes Dash". Behind The Voice Actors. Retrieved 2020-10-24.
  3. ^ Rovin, Jeff (1991). The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Cartoon Animals. Prentice Hall Press. p. 179. ISBN 0-13-275561-0. Retrieved 8 April 2020.
  4. ^ Beck, Jerry; Friedwald, Will (1989). Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies: A Complete Illustrated Guide to the Warner Bros. Cartoons. Henry Holt and Co. p. 211. ISBN 0-8050-0894-2.