Mutt & Jeff by Bud Fisher

Mutt & Jeff

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  1. MaxStarmanJones

    MaxStarmanJones said, over 1 year ago

    Original joke: “What are football’s made of?”
    “Hide.”
    “Hide? Why do we need to hide?”
    “Hide! A pig’s outside.”
    “So? I’m.not scared of a pig.”

  2. Estrelita Phillips

    Estrelita Phillips said, over 1 year ago

    From the style of the helmets, this could be as late as 1939 – which was about the time when college football teams began to include helmets as a regular piece of the football uniform. Helmets did not become an essential part of the football uniform for the NFL until 1943. The original helmets began to be developed around 1915 – but it did not become commonplace for football players to wear the helmets until around 1939, when they began to be accepted for college play. Since padded gear to protect the private parts were introduced as part of the average football uniform as early as 1888 – but helmets did not become commonplace until the late 30s, the average woman’s joke is that it is so very amazing that it only took men fifty years to discover that the brain was ALSO important. By contrast, helmets did not become commonplace for HOCKEY uniforms until the the late 70s – proving that it only took Hockey players Ninety Years to discover that the brain was ALSO important! Plastic helmets began to be used by about 1940 – so the helmets which Jeff and Mutt are using seem to pre-date the plastic helmets.

  3. davidf42

    davidf42 said, over 1 year ago

    Starman’s post is correct. I think panel two should have been translated as “A pig’s outside,” rather than “the outside of a pig.” The double meaning would have made it work better.

  4. derry o'sullivan

    derry o'sullivan said, over 1 year ago

    @Estrelita Phillips

    Really nice and informative.

  5. derry o'sullivan

    derry o'sullivan said, over 1 year ago

    @MaxStarmanJones

    Great!

  6. Patrick Grant

    Patrick Grant said, over 1 year ago

    Thanks for that bit o’info on when helmets were introduced in the NFL and NHL. You didn’t say when they were introduced in the MLB. Will have to GOOGLE it and report back.

  7. jmcx4

    jmcx4 said, over 1 year ago

    @davidf42

    Ya know, it wasn’t until your comment on Starman’s comment that I fully understood what was going on.
    I should have worn a helmet a lot more times in my like.
    Thanks, Estrelita!

  8. Quartermain MILLER

    Quartermain MILLER said, over 1 year ago

    @jmcx4

    Too late now

  9. Sherlock Watson

    Sherlock Watson said, over 1 year ago

    Does the pig have a sty, or can he see clearly?

  10. Number Three

    Number Three said, over 1 year ago

    Jeff seems to have a habit of saying the wrong things in the wrong place.

    LOL xxx

  11. jmcx4

    jmcx4 said, over 1 year ago

    @Quartermain MILLER

    Absolutely! Check my spelling. In my like ??

  12. Gray Knight

    Gray Knight said, over 1 year ago

    I remember seeing this when it was originally published. In panel two, Mutt’s reply is, “The pig’s outside.”

    Also, as I remember it, in p1Mutt said, “Hide.”

  13. Robin Koon

    Robin Koon GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Enough of this Spanish crap! English is our language USE IT!!!!

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