razylegs Crane was
a lame-brained bird whose dimwitted nature was the cause of most
of his self-inflicted troubles. His lack of common sense was not
lost on his son, Crazylegs Jr., who was mortified and deeply
ashamed of his father's inept blundering. The two lived in a
swamp, where Crazylegs spent a good deal of his time attempting
to make a meal of a fire-breathing dragonfly, appropriately
named Dragonfly. Dragonfly communicated mainly by singing and
rhyming. He never had much trouble escaping Crazylegs, although
in some of the cartoons the two adversaries acted as friends.
Crazylegs began as
a recurring character in a number of theatrical shorts before
gaining his own show. His first appearance came in the 1969
Tijuana Toads short entitled Go For Croak. He made a guest
appearance in five additional Tijuana Toads shorts, as well
as three Blue Racer and one The Dogfather theatrical shorts.
Crazylegs finally got his own series in 1978, which was shown on
television as a segment on The All-New Pink Panther Show. A
total of sixteen Crazylegs Crane episodes were made.