Skippy by Percy Crosby

Skippy

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  1. margueritem

    margueritem GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Skippy’s parents are mighty rich.

  2. starfighter441

    starfighter441 said, over 3 years ago

    Jeeze, he made out like a bandit didn’t he?

  3. kroykali

    kroykali said, over 3 years ago

    That train set would be worth a lot of money today.

  4. kroykali

    kroykali said, over 3 years ago

    But I have to confess, I don’t get the joke in this one.

  5. Kingoswald

    Kingoswald GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Me neither

  6. kroykali

    kroykali said, over 3 years ago

    I’m not sure what “up brown” means…it may be an antiquated term for being a cheapskate. I think the joke is, Skippy is griping about a toy he didn’t get, among all the other stuff he did get, while his friend only got a post card.

  7. camapa233

    camapa233 GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Do it up brown: to do something just right or with great effect. Probably comes from the roasting of meat, yielding a brown color that is the result of thorough cooking

  8. John Dohany

    John Dohany said, over 3 years ago

    Oooooo, nice train! A Lionel, perhaps?

  9. Carl

    Carl GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    I’ve noticed that this strip does touch on social issues at times. Here we have the “haves” and the “have nots”. This is the mid-1920’s. The stock market bubble hasn’t burst yet. I hope Skippy invites his friend over for Christmas. Maybe Skippy can get him a new knife.

  10. Grey Knight

    Grey Knight said, over 3 years ago

    The way I read it, Skippy is afraid he won’t get everything he asked for, while his friend is thrilled to receive the postcard from his uncle.

  11. BRI-NO-MITE!!

    BRI-NO-MITE!! GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    We have urban slang dictionaries on line, I need an oldtimey slang dictionary.

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