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  1. Lois GoComics Pro Member commented on Nancy about 10 hours ago

    When I remember Fritzi, Phil and Nancy, they were listening to Roy Rogers, Gene Autry, Rex Allen, Peter, Paul and Mary, Les Paul and Mary Ford, Marvin Rainwater, Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass, Doris Day, Jack Benny, Bing Crosby, Goggi Grant, Johnny Cash, Lawrence Welk, Rosemary Clooney, Mitch Miller, Burl Ives, The Ames Brothers, Jimmy Dean, Roger Miller, Les Baxter, Debbie Reynolds, The Kingston Trio, Marty Robbins, Glenn Miller, Mills Brothers, Guy Lombardo, Dinah Shore, Perry Como, The Ink Spots, Ella Fitzgerald, Andrews Sisters, Les Brown, Johnny Mercer, Les Paul Trio, Vaughn Monroe, Betty Hutton, Frankie Laine, The King Cole Trio, Count Basie, The Harmonicats, Tex Williams, Tex Ritter, Peggy Lee, Nat King Cole, Margaret Whiting, Spike Jones, Evelyn Knight, Julie London, Red Foley, Teresa Brewer, The Weavers, Phil Harris, Patti Page, Mario Lanza, Eddy Arnold, Kay Starr, Percy Faith, Vera Lynn, Jo Stafford, Jimmy Boyd, Kitty Kallen, The Crew Cuts, The Chordettes, The Fontaine Sisters, The McGuire Sisters, Bill Hayes, Perez Prado, The Four Aces, Roger Williams, Tenessee Ernie Ford, Nelson Riddle, The Platters, Guy Mitchell, Buddy Knox, Pat Boone, The Crickets, Paul Anka, Jimmie Rogers, The Everly Brothers, Sam Cooke, Danny and the Juniors, David Seville, Sheb Wooley, Jay Livingston and Ray Evans, among others – too numerous to mention.


    In the meantime – here are some pictures of Aunt Fritzi doing the Jitterbug -

    FROM FritziRitz.com

  2. Lois GoComics Pro Member commented on Nancy 5 days ago

    Re – argythree said, 38 minutes ago

    Why does Sluggo look so mad?


    Maybe because Nancy is using Sluggo’s pail for her crown?

  3. Lois GoComics Pro Member commented on Nancy 6 days ago

    Always love it when Fritzi and Phil revisit their favorite date – on the beach!

  4. Lois GoComics Pro Member commented on Mutt & Jeff 6 days ago

    Wow – a REAL radio – Could be as far back as the 30s or as recent as the 50s. When television first came in, the average TV set looked bout the same and had a 6 to 10 inch screen!

  5. Lois GoComics Pro Member commented on Alley Oop 10 days ago

    Re – Wootietoot said, 22 minutes ago


    Doc lives near LA? … and just a cab ride away …
    Yeah, so much for our suppositions yesterday..


    You never can tell – maybe Bob was just suggesting sending a cab to pick them up to take them to the train station or the bus station. For the most part, in those days, very few people traveled by plane. There are some episodes of the old I Love Lucy show – which airs in early AM on the Hallmark channel – where a man whom the met in Italy suddenly turns up to visit them, on the way to visit relatives who live in California. In trying to find ways to get rid of their unexpected visitor, Lucy, Desi and the Mertzes offer to give the man $30 so he can travel from New York to California by either bus or train, but their Italian visitor is too proud to take a hand-out. So they all conspire to get their visitor a job at Ricky’s club to help him raise the $30. So they arrange for all of the band members to keep handing “big” tips over to him. Their plan falls apart when their Italian visitor decides that, since he is making so much money, working at Ricky’s club, that he should stick around for a few more days, earn some more money, and be able to take presents to his relatives in California. Although Doc’s lab COULD be in California – there is still the possibility that Bob was thinking about calling a cab to take Alley and Oola to the nearest bus or train depot.


    Of course, if they are all REALLY lucky – Doc and Oscar would decide that the best way to find Alley and Oola would be to turn up in California, in order to check out what Lana and Bob remember about their obviously recent visit with Alley and Oola!

  6. Lois GoComics Pro Member commented on Alley Oop 11 days ago

    Re – Rod Gonzalez said, about 1 hour ago

    Good Morning and best wishes to all who read this strip!

    I don’t suppose Lana and Bob could help Alley and Ooa could they?


    Technically speaking – they could always help them get in touch with Doc. Even if Doc himself is not in the Time Lab, they could always call or write to the lab and speak to the assistant. who was still in the lab, last time we checked. In those days, there were still not a lot of people who had telephones, so you could just tell the operator, I want to speak to Doc Wonmug at the Time Lab and the operator would put you right through to Doc’s number, even if you didn’t know Doc’s number.


    Also, in order to write to some one in those days, all you needed on the envelope was


    Dr. Wonmug
    Time Lab
    City and State


    And your letter would be delivered directly to Doc – for only about 3 cents! A post card cost a penny – which is one of the places where we probably got the saying – a penny for your thoughts.


  7. Lois GoComics Pro Member commented on Alley Oop 13 days ago

    On May 18, Just as Alley and Oola Zanged on out of there – one of the studio executives was running toward them, trying to tell them something. But Oop and Oola were gone by the time that the executive reached them – and he muttered something about having an idea for the next movie. So, maybe they are still in 1942 Hollywood. Maybe the next story will be for Doc and Oscar to arrive in time to help make a movie about time-traveling cave men! Although, it would be more interesting if they all ended up getting involved in the war effort. I think I’ve had enough about attempts to make movies!

  8. Lois GoComics Pro Member commented on Alley Oop 15 days ago

    Technically speaking, I live in a community where there are only TWO newspapers in the county – and they only publish a newspaper ONCE per week. However, neither of them carries comics like Alley Oop – they just carry stuff like Peanuts, Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, etc. My sister lives in a county which has ONE newspaper. That newspaper publishes 7 newspapers per week – but they dropped Alley Oop about 35 years ago. Year ago, the daily newspaper used to be distributed out where I live – but they stopped making their daily newspaper available in news racks about 25 years ago. You CAN subscribe to the “daily” newspaper – but if it comes via snail mail – it arrives about a week after the date it was published. We have both subscribed to the DIGITAL version of the daily newspaper – but the the digital version is very difficult to read – especially the comics – because everything is printed in very tiny print and it is very difficult to enlarge a lot of the features so that they are large enough to read. That is especially true of the comics.


    I keep wondering if Alley and Oola are going to end up meeting Edgar Rice Burroughs and providing the inspiration for the stories about the Lost Land of Paul-U-Dun. What I remember from the comics of the 40s and 50s is that the Lost Land of Paul-U-Dun was described as a place where “time stood still.” IF Alley and Oola are in a spot where time really HAS “stood still” – then that would account for the malfunctioning amulet.


    What I remember about the story about the Lost Land of Paul-U-Dun which was carried in the comics was that Tarzan had returned to Africa toward the end of World War II. Nazi spies, who had been working in Africa during the war – had decided they needed to get out of Dodge – fast. On their way out, they kidnapped Jane. It seems like they also kidnapped Boy. One of Tarzan’s friends, a chief of one of the local tribes, volunteered to help Tarzan rescue Jane and Boy. So Tarzan, the chief, and a group of the chief’s men, took out after the escaping Nazis. Tarzan and his crew finally caught up with the spies and rescued Jane and Boy. However, the spies were equipped with guns, while Tarzan and his friends only had spears, etc. So Tarzan, Jane, Boy, the chief and his men made a run for it. While they were escaping, the chief revealed the entrance to the Lost Land of Paul-U-Dun. After Tarzan and his crew had eluded the pursuing spies, they turned around and found that they were surrounded by warriors from the Lost Land of Paul-U-Dun. The inhabitants of Paul-U-Dun were a lost colony of the old Roman Empire, and they had no idea that the Roman Empire had disappeared centuries before. Part of the Lost Land of Paul-U-Dun included area where there were still dinosaurs, etc. Once Tarzan and company had been captured by the legions of the Lost Land of Paul-U-Dun, the prince was not interested in allowing them to leave the valley. However, at some point, one of the dinosaurs attacked the prince and his family – and Tarzan rescued them from the attack. The grateful prince then decided that it would be OK for Tarzan and his family to leave Paul-U-Dun – and Tarzan and company promised to never reveal to any outsiders the existence of the Lost Land of Paul U Dun.


    So, it seems to me that it is at least somewhat possible that Alley and Oola HAVE landed in a place where “time is standing still” – and that could be the reason why the amulet continues to malfunction.

  9. Lois GoComics Pro Member commented on Alley Oop 24 days ago

    The warrior’s spear keeps changing sizes as well. In the first panel, the spear is well above his head. In the third panel, the head of the spear is slightly lower than the warrior’s head. Yet, it doesn’t seem like the warrior could be “tilting” the sword in the third panel.

  10. Lois GoComics Pro Member commented on Alley Oop 25 days ago

    The warrior’s costume reminds me of the costumes which were worn in a Tarzan comic book which was popular during the late 40s and early 50s. In one of the continuing stories of that era, Tarzan returned to the Jungle, after Nazi soldiers had been chased away, and discovered a “lost empire” or a lost country, deep in the interior of the jungle. In that series of stories, Tarzan discovered the “lost Land of Paul-U-Dun.” This was apparently a hidden country in a hidden valley and the people there had not had any contact with the outside world since the days of the Roman Empire. So the people in that country considered themselves to still be part of the Roman Empire – they wore clothes similar to the type of clothes which were common during the Roman Empire era. Part of the lost valley included an area which was inhabited by dinosaurs and other prehistoric creatures. One of the tribes people who led Tarzan to the Lost Land of Paul-U-Dun was dressed like this warrior. I keep wondering if this story will bring Alley and Oola into contact with Edgar Rice Burroughs in some way and, meeting Alley and Oola will inspire Burroughs to write the Tarzan stories.