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Chicken Boo was a sketch character on the Animaniacs television series. Look up Sketch in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Steven Spielberg Presents Animaniacs was a popular American animated television series, distributed by Warner Bros. ... A television program is the content of television broadcasting. ...

A six foot tall chicken, Boo wandered through different situations and time periods assuming various human identities. He was remarkably adept at doing this, at different points becoming a ballet dancer, a dashing romantic lead, frontier hero, Confederate general, and even Santa Claus. Trinomial name Gallus gallus domesticus A chicken (Gallus gallus domesticus) is a type of domesticated bird which is often raised as a type of poultry. ... The Waltz of the Snowflakes from Tchaikovskys The Nutcracker. ... Motto: Deo Vindice (Latin: With God As Our Vindicator) Anthem: God Save the South (unofficial) Dixie (popular) The Bonnie Blue Flag (popular) Capital Montgomery, Alabama February 4, 1861–May 29, 1861 Richmond, Virginia May 29, 1861–April 9, 1865 Danville, Virginia April 3–April 10, 1865 Largest city New Orleans... A common portrayal of Santa Claus. ...

His success was meant to be confusing to the viewer, firstly as his "disguises" often consisted of nothing more than a jacket or fake mustache, and secondly because unlike traditional cartoon animals, Chicken Boo possessed no speech, cognitive or motor abilities better than those of an actual farm chicken. His behavior as a chicken was not subverted in his disguises to the extent that he answered questions with clucks. The character generally appeared without arms. Because he appeared to put no effort into disguising himself as a human, and did not seem capable of understanding human speech, it is almost possible believe that he is simply wearing his outfits by coincidence. One might be looking for the academic discipline of communications. ... Cognitive The scientific study of how people obtain, retrieve, store and manipulate information. ... A motor skill is a skill required for proper usage of skeletal muscles. ...

Each sketch would find Boo in an incredible new situation, with one person immediately realizing what he was. Quickly escalating to an Invasion of the Body Snatchers-like tirade, the person would appear mad and invariably say "He's a chicken, I tell you! A giant chicken!" to which everyone else would remain in disbelief. Some mishap would eventually cause Boo's disguise to fall off, inciting riot behavior from everyone he had fooled; he would be forced to flee in face of the outrage. Invasion of the Body Snatchers is a 1956 science fiction film. ...

Seemingly, his sketches were a postmodern commentary on the traditional anthropomorphism of animated cartoons, in which animal characters are typically treated as humans by other characters and more so by the audience. Chicken Boo stands in staunch opposition to his Warner Bros. predecessor, Foghorn Leghorn, and perhaps stands to humorously teach children about the dangers of mass ignorance. It has been suggested that postmodernity be merged into this article or section. ... An example of an anthropomorphic animal (by Carrie J. Berman). ... An animated cartoon is a short, hand-drawn (or made with computers to look similar to something hand-drawn) moving picture for the cinema, TV or computer screen, featuring some kind of story or plot (even if it is a very short one). ... The WB Shield used from 2003 to present day Warner Bros. ... Foghorn Leghorn in Foghorn Leghorn. ... Ignorance is a lack of knowledge. ...

Each segment began with the following theme song:

Chicken Boo, what's the matter with you?
You don't act like the other chickens do.
You wear a disguise to look like human guys.
But you're not a man, you're a chicken, Boo.

Boo's clucks were provided by Frank Welker. Frank Welker Frank W. Welker (born February 16, 1945) is an American voice actor. ...

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