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Nancy by Guy Gilchrist

Nancy

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

    While I would have liked to see Phil and Sluggo figure into this story, I am glad to see that the resolution favored the Jeff’s Collie – Lassie – solution. The world is full of parents who do double duty – really great to see Fritzi come in for her share of good wishes. I guess May IS the Mother’s Day month – and June is the Father’s Day month. Maybe Phil will still have an opportunity to put in an appearance some time in the near future.

  2. Lois GoComics Pro Member commented on Mutt & Jeff 7 days ago

    Looks like more stories from the Depression era. I don’t think you could find jam for only 30 cents these days – much less a frying pan!

  3. Lois GoComics Pro Member commented on Nancy 9 days ago

    Re — Ken said, about 6 hours ago

    @Lois

    I hated the Lassie show after Jeff left. I thought Timmy was an idiot.

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    I tend to agree – the episodes starring Jeff were a lot more substantial. Of course, what I really loved about the Jeff episodes is that Jeff’s house looked like houses just like the houses of nearly everyone in our town, including the old Ice Box and cook stove. Once Lassie made the jump to the Timmy episodes – the stories just became too super-sweet for my taste.

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    However, later, I enjoyed the stories again when Lassie became involved with the Forest Ranger. At that time, I worked for the National Forest in our region, and some of those Lassie episodes were actually filmed in our Region – so all of the crew came in one day and we got to meet them all. Robert Bray, who used to appear as the ranger actually got his start in television as a “bad guy” in some of the early Lone Ranger episodes – so it is kind of funny to see Lassie’s ranger friend threatening the Lone Ranger and Tonto. In this area, one of the local stations airs Lassie, the old Roy Rogers show and the Lone Ranger as part of their after school line-up. According to local ratings statistics, that particular line-up is the highest rated afternoon segment in this area. Kind of interesting that, 65 years after most of those series first aired, the average kid STILL regards them as top-notch entertainment!

  4. Lois GoComics Pro Member commented on Nancy 10 days ago

    I remember a Lassie episode with the same theme – Jeff was feeling low because the school was having a father and son event – and Jeff had only his mother and grandfather at home. So, when one of the schoolteachers learned what Jeff’s problem was – he invited Jeff’s mother to be a judge at some of the events – then managed eventually to convince Jeff’s mother to participate in some of the events herself. Eventually, Jeff got the picture, and ended up inviting his mother to participate in some of the events as his partner. Nowadays, it is a rare event when children ave a daily relationship with BOTH of their parents. Plus, of course, Sluggo must be facing some of the same feelings himself.

  5. Lois GoComics Pro Member commented on Nancy 12 days ago

    For those who are interested, I brought my Shared Collection – Nancy – Phil Returns – up to date. You now need to begin reading on Page 66 to move forward from Phil’s arrival to the most recent strips. Don’t know whether or not this will work for everyone – or if the Link will be allowed to remain up for every long – however – you can find the Shared Collection at the following link.

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    NANCY – Phil Returns – Shared Collection
    http://www.gocomics.com/collection/1105541#.U0JCBMf1PLk

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  6. Lois GoComics Pro Member commented on Nancy 27 days ago

    Actually – That Silver Haired Daddy of Mine was written by Gene Autry – and – there was a time when Aunt Fritzi’s Dad would have been taking her to see Gene Autry movies -

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    According to Wikipedia -

    “That Silver-Haired Daddy Of Mine” was the first hit song of American cowboy entertainer Gene Autry, a duet with fellow railroad man, Jimmy Long, which Autry and Long co-wrote. Written and recorded in 1931, the single achieved greatest popularity in 1935 on Vocalion 02991m selling 5 million copies. It was featured in the 1935 Western films Tumbling Tumbleweeds and The Phantom Empire.

    The lyrics are addressed to the elderly father of the narrator; they wish to repay him for the trouble they have caused him.

  7. Lois GoComics Pro Member commented on Alley Oop 29 days ago

    I’m beginning to believe that the primary reason for this particular story is to create a new, shorter dress for Oola.

  8. Lois GoComics Pro Member commented on Gasoline Alley 2 months ago

    This has been Seventh Heaven – A story featuring Walt all week – and another Walt sighting on Sunday! Best way to have a PERFECT week!

  9. Lois GoComics Pro Member commented on Pluggers 2 months ago

    Re — Night-Gaunt49 said, about 23 hours ago

    @Lois

    But if you want to watch it on the big screen you can go to the first show. Eat before you do and its much less.

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    I have a 55-inch home theater with surround sound at home – so I pretty much see everything on the “big screen” – even 1949 episodes of the Lone Ranger – which were originally produced for an audience of kids who had 6 inch screens and black and white sets. I was amazed when I realized that ALL of the later episodes of the Lone Ranger were filmed on location – and in color. Some of the scenery is really spectacular74 years after they were originally filmed! All I need to do is pop a recordable DVD disc into the DVD recorder and record the whole movie – so if I want to see the movie again and pick up on the little nuances I missed the first time around, I can! Also – no hassle driving around and around the block, looking for a parking spot in the same block as the movie theater. Pay Per View is great. But Turner Classic Movies is even greater! Why anyone would fork over a boatload of cash to see most of the movies currently taking up space in the average movie theater these days is beyond this Plugger!

  10. Lois GoComics Pro Member commented on Pluggers 2 months ago

    I’m thinking the average Plugger knows that it’s a lot cheaper to wait until the movie which you want to see comes on Pay Per View – And that the movies you would really RATHER see are usually Free on Turner Classic Movies! It’s just a matter of waiting till they turn up on the schedule! That way, you don’t have to dodge the Popcorn Police – and can enjoy whatever beverage suits your fancy!