Watching the old Bugs Bunny & Tweety Show was one of the highlights of our young lives. Every family would spend Sunday morning gathered around the TV after breakfast, checking out the classic characters in all their iconic bits.
Obviously Bugs was great, Tweety was lovely, and the Road Runner was iconic, but there was one character who had such a unique speech pattern that he was always a welcome addition. Foghorn Leghorn's unique Southern drawl and old fashioned catchphrases were really something else.
Anytime he was in an episode you were bound to come out with a new weird phrase that would be stuck in your head. Chances are you've forgotten a lot of the best ones, but don't worry, we've got you covered.
These wacky sayings may not be something you currently say in your everyday life, but maybe you should work them in, they are way better than your usual insults.
"Heâ€™s about as sharp as a bowling ball"
Sure, you've head that some people are sharp as a tack, but that's only for the smart people. Not everyone is a genius, and some people just have other skills, right?
â€œThis boyâ€™s more mixed up than a feather in a whirlwindâ€
There's always that person that you know who is just making their life so much more complicated tan it needs to be, well, now you have a saying for them!
â€œ[If that] kid donâ€™t quit talkinâ€™ so much, heâ€™ll get his tongue sunburnedâ€
You know that one person who just never stops talking? Well, throw this one at them and see how they respond. I bet it'll get them to stop for a second or two.
â€œThat dogâ€™s as subtle as a hand grenade in a barrel of oat mealâ€
You know how people always say that some people are like a bull in a china shop? Well isn't this WAY better?
â€œPay attention to me boy! Iâ€™m not just talkinâ€™ to hear my head roarâ€
This is the perfect thing to yell when someone just is not focusing on you. It's guaranteed to get their attention.
â€œNow whoâ€™s, I say whoâ€™s responsible for this unwarranted attack on my person!â€
This is probably the best comeback to someone making a joke about you I've ever heard.
â€œThis boyâ€™s making more noise than a couple of skeletons throwinâ€™ a fit on a tin roofâ€
You know that feeling when you try to make a snack in the middle of the night? It feels about as loud as this.
â€œItâ€™s sure, I say itâ€™s sure quiet around here, you could hear a caterpillar sneakinâ€™ across a moss bed in tennis shoesâ€
The opposite can also be true, sometimes it's just eerily quiet.
â€œThat, I say that boyâ€™s just like a tattoo, gets under your skinâ€
You know those people who just get to you no matter what? They know exactly how to push your buttons without even trying that hard? This is the perfect thing to say to them.
â€œThat boyâ€™s as strong as an ox, and just about as smartâ€
It's almost a compliment, until it isn't.
â€œNice girl, but about as sharp as a sack of wet miceâ€
Another one for the less-than-geniuses in your life who are getting on your nerves.
â€œNice boy, but heâ€™s got more nerve than a bum toothâ€
To be honest this sounds kind of like a good thing right? You want to have a lot of nerve don't you? I guess it's not always good when you should just stand down, but it's better than being a sack of wet mice!
â€œHis muscles are as soggy as a used tea bagâ€
Before there was "do you even lift?" there was this. I think we should bring it back.
â€œI made a funny, son and youâ€™re not laughinâ€™"
You know when you make a joke and people don't appreciate it enough? Well, say this after and then maybe they will understand.
â€œGo, I say go away boy, you bother meâ€
Honestly, keep it simple right?
Think you can manage to work any of these into your daily vocabulary?
The Bugs Bunny Show was truly a classic. Every episode was perfect, but there are of course some episodes that stand out more than others.
The characters don't only mean a lot to us, they meant a lot to their creator Mel Blanc. They even helped him recover after a near fatal collision!