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Feb 8, 2007 11:07 AM

Food in classic cartoon strips?

Well, weve gone through food in the movies (repeatedly) and food in pop songs, but I don't recall a similar thread about cartoon strips or cartoon characters (and you can slap me up side of the head if I'm wrong). This occurred to me when I uncovered my reprints of Winsor McKay's landmark "Dreams of a Rarebit Fiend" (which was not actually about Rarebit, but about the Kafka-like dreams that come from eating heavy food).

J. Wellington Wimpy comes to mind, who, I think, inspired a real life burger chain, as does Dagwood Bumstead and his sandwiches, Dinty Moore (for obvious reasons) and Li'l Abner's son "Po'k Chop."

It helps to be approaching your second childhood, like me, to play this game, but go for it!

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  1. Garfield and his lasagna usually made me hungry :)

    1. Cathy has a love/hate relationship with food...seems like chocolate in particular.

      1. Snoopy and root beer, on Veteran's Day. Snoopy thought root beer was special, so I did, too. Funny how the Vet's Day thing was lost on me as a kid but the root beer resonated.

        1. Well, Satchel likes to eat things he finds on the ground. (I love 'Get Fuzzy.')

          Snoopy and his root beer is a great one.

          1. "Us is cookin' fishes HANover foots!" --Pogo

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            1. re: revsharkie

              And don't forget the chicken-foots soup and the perloo!