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chewingthefat

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Dick Tracy carachters Fri, 05/6/11 1:29 PM (permalink)
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 Fri, 05/6/11 1:55 PM (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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      mar52

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      Re:Dick Tracy carachters Fri, 05/6/11 2:08 PM (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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        Michael Hoffman

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        Re:Dick Tracy carachters Fri, 05/6/11 2:13 PM (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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          mar52

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          Re:Dick Tracy carachters Fri, 05/6/11 2:17 PM (permalink)
          As a matter of fact, I was fond of Sluggo.
           
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            Michael Hoffman

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            Re:Dick Tracy carachters Fri, 05/6/11 2:19 PM (permalink)
            Fritzie Ritz did it for me.
             
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              the ancient mariner

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              Re:Dick Tracy carachters Fri, 05/6/11 3:15 PM (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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                Sundancer7

                Re:Dick Tracy carachters Fri, 05/6/11 3:31 PM (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.
                 
                Paul E. Smith
                Knoxville, TN 
                 
                 
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                  Michael Hoffman

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                  Re:Dick Tracy carachters Fri, 05/6/11 3:37 PM (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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                    chewingthefat

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                    Re:Dick Tracy carachters Fri, 05/6/11 4:42 PM (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
                    Knoxville, TN 


                    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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                      chewingthefat

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                      Re:Dick Tracy carachters Fri, 05/6/11 4:44 PM (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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                        chewingthefat

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                        Re:Dick Tracy carachters Fri, 05/6/11 4:47 PM (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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                          Michael Hoffman

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                          Re:Dick Tracy carachters Fri, 05/6/11 5:39 PM (permalink)
                          chewingthefat


                          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
                          Knoxville, TN 


                          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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                            the ancient mariner

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                            Re:Dick Tracy carachters Fri, 05/6/11 8:35 PM (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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                              Michael Hoffman

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                              Re:Dick Tracy carachters Fri, 05/6/11 8:39 PM (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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                                chewingthefat

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                                Re:Dick Tracy carachters Sat, 05/7/11 11:45 AM (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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                                  Michael Hoffman

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                                  Re:Dick Tracy carachters Sat, 05/7/11 11:58 AM (permalink)
                                  Seemspretty clear to me, but then, I've been aboard the Danmark.
                                   
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                                    Mosca

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                                    Re:Dick Tracy carachters Sat, 05/7/11 4:34 PM (permalink)
                                    Moon Maid.
                                     
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                                      the ancient mariner

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                                      Re:Dick Tracy carachters Sat, 05/7/11 7:21 PM (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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                                        Michael Hoffman

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                                        Re:Dick Tracy carachters Sat, 05/7/11 7:23 PM (permalink)
                                        Maybe he spilled something on the dog that wouldn't come out.Those smorresbrods can get messy.
                                         
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                                          chewingthefat

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                                          Re:Dick Tracy carachters Sat, 05/7/11 8:22 PM (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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                                            Michael Hoffman

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                                            Re:Dick Tracy carachters Sat, 05/7/11 8:30 PM (permalink)
                                            Nah, that'd never work.
                                             
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                                              the ancient mariner

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                                              Re:Dick Tracy carachters Sat, 05/7/11 8:55 PM (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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                                                Vince Macek

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                                                Re:Dick Tracy carachters Sun, 05/8/11 9:14 AM (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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