Dick Tracy carachters

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2011/05/06 13:29:38 (permalink)

Dick Tracy carachters

Without Googling, how many can you name from the old strip, hint, there are hundreds.
A start, B O plenty, Flattop, Nothing Yonson, watcha got?
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    Michael Hoffman
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    Re:Dick Tracy carachters 2011/05/06 13:55:25 (permalink)
    Well, Tess Trueheart, of course, and Gravel Gertie, B.O. Plenty's wife. Then there was Junior Tracy, Sparkle Plenty who was Junior's wife and B.O.'s daughter, Diet Smith and Sam Catchem. I wish I could think of the name of the police chief or commissioner, and there was someone named Vitamin something.
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    Re:Dick Tracy carachters 2011/05/06 14:08:29 (permalink)
    Read it every Sunday in The Jokes.  That's what my grandfather who I called Pa called the comics.
     
    All I remember is Prune Face.  My mind is going!
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    Re:Dick Tracy carachters 2011/05/06 14:13:36 (permalink)
    Yep, Prune Face was another. I never would have taken you for a Dick Tracy fan. I'd have thought of you as more a Nancy or Aunt Fritzie fan.
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    Re:Dick Tracy carachters 2011/05/06 14:17:24 (permalink)
    As a matter of fact, I was fond of Sluggo.
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    Re:Dick Tracy carachters 2011/05/06 14:19:07 (permalink)
    Fritzie Ritz did it for me.
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    Re:Dick Tracy carachters 2011/05/06 15:15:59 (permalink)
    My favorite fem fatale was The Dragon Lady of Smilin' Jack.
    Also liked Fat-Stuff whose shirt buttons kept popping off in
    afore mentioned comic strip.
    -------my heart throb was Brenda Starr---redheaded reporter and adventuress.
     
    Pat  Patton was Tracy's partner, but never got the credit for
    doing anything.  Maybe he wound up Tracy's radio wrist-watch
    every morning.
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    Re:Dick Tracy carachters 2011/05/06 15:31:52 (permalink)
    Who was the guy than ran around with a cloud always over his head?  Was there another one called Fly Face?
     
    Strange that his wrist radio which was not  a reality at that time is now almost a antique.  Mobile phones are almost that way now.
     
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    Re:Dick Tracy carachters 2011/05/06 15:37:40 (permalink)
    Pat Patton -- right. The Dragon Lady was in Terry and the Pirates, Milt Caniff's coming strip. She was really Madame Deal. I loved Fat Stuff inSmilin' Jack, and during the short period of time when I lived in Pompano Beach, Zack Mosley, Smilin' Jack's creator, lived just down the street from me, across from Hillsboro Inlet.
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    Re:Dick Tracy carachters 2011/05/06 16:42:40 (permalink)
    Sundancer7

    Who was the guy than ran around with a cloud always over his head?  Was there another one called Fly Face?

    Strange that his wrist radio which was not  a reality at that time is now almost a antique.  Mobile phones are almost that way now.

    Paul E. Smith
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    Cloud over his head was Joe Bfldtcst, no vowels in his last name and I believe he was a Li'l Abner carachter!

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    Re:Dick Tracy carachters 2011/05/06 16:44:19 (permalink)
    the ancient mariner

    My favorite fem fatale was The Dragon Lady of Smilin' Jack.
    Also liked Fat-Stuff whose shirt buttons kept popping off in
    afore mentioned comic strip.
    -------my heart throb was Brenda Starr---redheaded reporter and adventuress.

    Pat  Patton was Tracy's partner, but never got the credit for
    doing anything.  Maybe he wound up Tracy's radio wrist-watch
    every morning.

    Fat Stuff, LOL, always had the chicken there to swallow the buttons!

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    Re:Dick Tracy carachters 2011/05/06 16:47:23 (permalink)
    There was a catachter who had a female ghost attached around his neck, he had killed her, anyone remember who it was, Flat Top?
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    Re:Dick Tracy carachters 2011/05/06 17:39:10 (permalink)
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    Sundancer7

    Who was the guy than ran around with a cloud always over his head?  Was there another one called Fly Face?

    Strange that his wrist radio which was not  a reality at that time is now almost a antique.  Mobile phones are almost that way now.

    Paul E. Smith
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    Cloud over his head was Joe Bfldtcst, no vowels in his last name and I believe he was a Li'l Abner carachter!

    Joe Btfsplk, and he was, indeed, a character from Li'l Abner.
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    Re:Dick Tracy carachters 2011/05/06 20:35:29 (permalink)
    I think the one with the female ghost was HAMLET a Prince
    of a fellow.  He ran around hollering "Out,out damn spot". 
    But his dog Spot peed on the carpet anyhow because Hammy
    (that's what we called him back then) spoke in Danish,
    and Spot was an Irish Setter and didn't know a word of Danish---which you should sell with coffee for breakfast--you should make a lot of money and not have to franchise.
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    Re:Dick Tracy carachters 2011/05/06 20:39:56 (permalink)
    Not to be too picky (OK, so I really want to be picky as hell) but why would some damned Dane name a solid red setter Spot?
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    Re:Dick Tracy carachters 2011/05/07 11:45:56 (permalink)
    the ancient mariner

    I think the one with the female ghost was HAMLET a Prince
    of a fellow.  He ran around hollering "Out,out damn spot". 
    But his dog Spot peed on the carpet anyhow because Hammy
    (that's what we called him back then) spoke in Danish,
    and Spot was an Irish Setter and didn't know a word of Danish---which you should sell with coffee for breakfast--you should make a lot of money and not have to franchise.

    Ancient One, this needs clarification!

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    Re:Dick Tracy carachters 2011/05/07 11:58:44 (permalink)
    Seemspretty clear to me, but then, I've been aboard the Danmark.
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    Re:Dick Tracy carachters 2011/05/07 16:34:02 (permalink)
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    Re:Dick Tracy carachters 2011/05/07 19:21:15 (permalink)
    An Irish Setter named Spot ---- it was revealed to me in a dream. 
    Alas poor Yorich, I knew him well, he named that damn dog.
     
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    Re:Dick Tracy carachters 2011/05/07 19:23:45 (permalink)
    Maybe he spilled something on the dog that wouldn't come out.Those smorresbrods can get messy.
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    Re:Dick Tracy carachters 2011/05/07 20:22:22 (permalink)
    Michael Hoffman

    Maybe he spilled something on the dog that wouldn't come out.Those smorresbrods can get messy.

    In that case I'd have to say out damed spot, watcha think?

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    Re:Dick Tracy carachters 2011/05/07 20:30:56 (permalink)
    Nah, that'd never work.
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    Re:Dick Tracy carachters 2011/05/07 20:55:30 (permalink)
    A bit of Clorox, no doubt.  Now we have a bleached blond red haired Irish Setter named Spot.  Wood U Bee Leave??????????
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    Re:Dick Tracy carachters 2011/05/08 09:14:33 (permalink)
    Just need to mention, if you haven't seen the strip lately, it changed over to a new writer/artist team a month or so ago. It's got its own new look that respects the strip's roots, and the storylines are lively and dynamic. To put it nicely, the previous team should have retired some years earlier.
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