Mutt & Jeff by Bud Fisher

Mutt & Jeff

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  1. Thomas Scott Roberts

    Thomas Scott Roberts GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    A sandwich was cheaper then, but Jeff was always weird.

  2. Quartermain MILLER

    Quartermain MILLER GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Out of the mouth of babes.

  3. Sherlock Watson

    Sherlock Watson said, over 1 year ago

    The doctor told Jeff he needed some change in his diet.

  4. jmcx4

    jmcx4 said, over 1 year ago

    Mutt is living hand to mouth….

  5. derry o'sullivan

    derry o'sullivan GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @jmcx4

    Good one!

  6. Tsali Queyi

    Tsali Queyi GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Mutt had ham and eggs and jeff had knuckle sandwich.

  7. alleyoops

    alleyoops GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Mutt should have kept the silver dollar. It would be worth a lot more than $1 now.

  8. brklnbern

    brklnbern said, over 1 year ago

    Mutt must have gone to medical school. Cheaper than pumping your stomach.

  9. Estrelita Phillips

    Estrelita Phillips GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Think it might be later than the 30s if all Mutt is getting for his dollar is some ham and eggs. Back on November 27, 2012, Mutt and jeff were able to buy a pound of hot dogs and a loaf of bread from a hot dog vendor for only 15 cents. My Dad used to talk about going on a date for twenty five cents back in the 30s. So, for twenty five cents, you could take your girl to the movies. Then, after the movie, you could stop off at the local diner for a couple of hamburgers and a couple of cups of coffee. And, in those days, the average hamburger was more like today’s quarter pounder. Your order of a hamburger also included lettuce, one whole entire sliced beefsteak tomato, cole slaw, baked beans, an enormous Kosher dill pickle, catsup, mustard, and then you could have your choice of a baked potato or mashed potatoes and gravy or – if you were taking your girl out to a really swank place – some of those new-fangled “French Fried” potatoes! Also, of course, your cup of coffee was a “never-ending” cup of coffee. Once you had the coffee cup in front of you, every time it was empty, one of the waitresses would come over and ask if you wanted a refill. You topped it all off with usually a piece of apple or cherry pie. If you wanted the pie with a scoop of ice cream on top, that would cost you extra. However, if you skipped the ice cream on top of the pic, two people could go to the movies and stop off at the local diner for hamburger and coffee after the movie for twenty-five cents. So this has to be either later than the 30s for Mutt to only be able to get ham and eggs for that dollar – or Mutt was expecting a whole lot of change after he had paid for breakfast.

    In fact, even as late as the early 60s, at least in Denver, you could go to a local steak house and get an entire steak dinner for $1. The steak dinner usually included your choice of sirloin or a T-Bone steak, cole slaw, baked beans, lettuce, an entire sliced tomato, your choice of a baked potato, mashed potatoes and gravy or French fries, a Kosher dill pickle or sweet pickle relish, your choice of several different steak sauces, a slice of Texas toast with butter and honey or jam, Of course, the meal also included a “never-ending” cup of coffee, tea, glass of lemonade, lime-ade, milk or some type of soda – usually Coke or Pepsi. You could also choose chocolate milk or “strawberry” flavored milk if you preferred. Of course, Denver has always been a “cow town,” so even steak has always been pretty cheap here.

    So, even for the early 60s, if all Mutt was ordering was ham and eggs – he MUST have been expecting some change after he paid for breakfast.

  10. Pauljmsn

    Pauljmsn said, over 1 year ago

    As old as this gag is, it’s even been recycled. When I were a kid, we had a copy of a Mutt & Jeff collection from right after the First World War, and the same thing happened. I think it was a gold coin back then, but I can’t remember for sure.

  11. Tin Can Twidget

    Tin Can Twidget GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @SUSAN NEWMAN

    I can remember getting bacon, eggs, home fries, toast and coffee for $1.00 in the 1950’s.

  12. WW2 Marine Veteran

    WW2 Marine Veteran said, over 1 year ago

    Mutt knows how to take advantage of these type of situations.

  13. Fusnr

    Fusnr said, over 1 year ago

    And the snow was 3 feet deep and had to walk through it I bet !!!.

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