20 March 2004 | Chip_douglas
All talk and no action
Right at the start, Foghorn Leghorn (Esq.) treats us to a rendition of the 'Camptown horses' that swings more than usual. Unfortunately, this is probably the high point of "The Slick Chick". Widow Hen is looking for someone to baby sit her little Junior, who, according to first choice Mr. Cackle, "makes Dennis the Menace look like an angel". Predictably Mr Leghorn offers to look after the little angel, so the Mrs. can be of to her hen party. Before long the little brat is blackmailing Foghorn about his horse gambling habits.
There are more new characters than usual in "The Slick Chick", most without purpose (old Mr. Cackle springs to mind), all with speaking parts. In fact, their beaks never stop yapping. Junior continually talks about hatching dirty schemes, leaving little time for the actual gags. We do get to see some parts of the farm we never saw before, like the barn with the cement mixer, but it is obvious they were cutting down on the costs of animation considerably. This gives the proceedings the feeling of a Hanna Barbera TV show. Only the laugh track is missing.
2 out of 10