Gil Thorp by Neal Rubin and Rod Whigham

Gil Thorp

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  1. Wieswald

    Wieswald said, over 3 years ago

    OK . . . now I ‘get’ it.

    Maybe everyone else is misunderstanding the superior wisdom of Old Pro-Ras’ler Dude.

    Or not.

  2. chiphilton

    chiphilton said, over 3 years ago

    Or, as Mad magazine had it, “The Phewgitive.” Sample line (from memory): “Sure, I’ll help him. I’m risking my job and could go to prison, but it’s the least I can do for a complete stranger.”
    But actually, I’m with Pop. I loved that show.

  3. bearwku82

    bearwku82 said, over 3 years ago

    I think from time to time Neal Rubin modifies the storylines based on reader comments. He brought Gramps and Harry back to Milford and this “Fugitive” angle isn’t going away.

  4. Have Mop Will Travel

    Have Mop Will Travel said, over 3 years ago

    No, I don’t think so. Syndicated strips are submitted far in advance, too far to adjust the storyline on the fly.

  5. Gilfan79

    Gilfan79 said, over 3 years ago

    Looks like the kids are going to have some great stories when they sit down for dinner and mom or dad ask, “What did you learn at your golf lessons today?”

  6. BikeMike

    BikeMike said, over 3 years ago

    More proof the Mauler has lost his mind, along with Neal & Rod.

  7. BitsyTwill

    BitsyTwill said, over 3 years ago

    I’m anxiously awaiting Pop’s next shirt selection. Which might be a long wait given the relative slowness of Gil-time. Because we girls are all about “fashion”. And I thought my Wyclef Jean/Fugees reference might be too obscure.

  8. cuttersjock

    cuttersjock said, over 3 years ago


    agreed, this story jumped the shark before it strted!

    There was a time when a “Herkelshimer” couldn’t get near Milford CC…then the lawsuit….

  9. Ellisburkes

    Ellisburkes said, over 3 years ago

    Well….he would have certain limitations. He could literally only do an arm bar, not to mention being constrained from doing full Nelsons. By the way, would that be termed an Ozzie or a Harriet? As I mentioned previously, he would be rather ‘handicapped’ as a member of a tag team. I suppose he could partner with the Japanese wrestler, Joji Yama. From a marketing standpoint, Fugie-Yama could be volcanic.

  10. Klubble

    Klubble said, over 3 years ago


    My favorite thing about Mad’s version was that wherever David Janssen was, there was always a wanted poster of him on the wall in the exact same pose. In one frame, he was hiding and poking his head out of a garbage can, with a wanted poster of him right above with his head poking out of a garbage can. I’m amazed I still remember it 40 years or so later.

  11. chiphilton

    chiphilton said, over 3 years ago


    They could have a female fan club, the Fugie-Yama Mamas.

  12. bronyaur

    bronyaur said, over 3 years ago


    oh my gosh, I remember that!

  13. jimbogbp

    jimbogbp said, over 3 years ago

    Fugie! Oh no! Now the old guy thinks he’s Ernest Borgnine on the set of McHale’s Navy.

  14. chiphilton

    chiphilton said, over 3 years ago


    You’re right, that was great! I also remember the “close call,” when Kimble could have caught the one-armed man and Girard could have caught Kimble, but the they both backed off because the series would have been over.

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