Henpecked Hoboes opens with a long shot of George and Junior walking down some railway tracks (the Atchison,Topeka and Santa Fe, judging by the soundtrack), then cuts to a close-up. Tex Avery and his writer Heck Allen get right to the plot. Junior lifts up George who spies a chicken pecking on the ground that would be perfect for dinner. Junior brings George down.
Avery doesn’t waste any time having the two race to the farm. Avery simply changes the background from a golden horizon to a green, barbed-wire fenced countryside.
I don’t want to say Avery hit some duds around this time, but he came out with a string of cartoons that don’t do too much for me. George and Junior are my least favourite Avery characters. But Avery still had his great original crew here: Ed Love, Preston Blair, Ray Abrams, joined by Walt Clinton.