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Andy Capp by Reg Smythe for October 10, 2019

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    TEMPLO S.U.D.  about 1 month ago

    did you have to ask, Andy?

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    Z51 Premium Member about 1 month ago

    Buster’s Dad? Did they know when they named it as a colt that it would sire a colt named Buster?

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    AFFICIONADO  about 1 month ago

    @Number Three Today’s strip is slightly funny , our Hero Mr Andrew Capp’s choices in racing never win and he never gets any sympathy from Flo :o{ my avatar is a funny picture of a bloodhound refusing to sniff a suspect’s stinky underpants , the look on the dog’s face is priceless :o) , how was your day? ours should be busy but calm I hope have fun and thanks for caring pal.

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    Tog  about 1 month ago

    This is interesting. In the early 1960’s a new British children’s comic came out called Buster. The central character was called Buster and wore a cap just like Andy’s. Indeed, Buster was referred to as the son of Andy Capp. If memory serves, Andy even appeared in some early editions before the relationship notion was allowed to drop. According to toda’ys cartoon, Andy really is Buster’s Dad.

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    Michael G  about 1 month ago

    He should bet on any nag that doesn’t take his fancy.

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    Troglodyte  about 1 month ago

    The other horses are running away with Andy’s money!

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    sheilag  about 1 month ago

    “The Bishop”… :-P

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    Carl Rennhack Premium Member about 1 month ago

    1) The oldest joke told in The Rose and Crown: "Yesterday Capp stopped a runaway horse…he placed a bet on it! 2) Second oldest: “Capp wanted to bet a daily double , Strawberry Rash and Poison Ivy, but they were both scratched!”

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    BlackHawkDon  about 1 month ago

    Sure glad we have a commentator letting us know when the strip is funny or not. Saves me having to think?

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    banjinshiju  about 1 month ago

    Andy should have made sure that he picked a horse smart enough to know which side of the gate to exit.

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    Number Six.  about 1 month ago

    WOW! This is the 2nd time the strip has acknowledged Andy Capp’s son Buster! He had his own comic from 1960 – 2000 so it ran for 40 years and l was lucky enough to work for the publication during the 90’s. In 1990 Buster appeared in a picture (drawn by Bill Titcombe) above Andy’s couch. This was to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Buster Comic.Reg Smythe was never happy with the liberty that IPC Magazines took and so early appearances of Andy were eventually dropped but a slimmer ‘Flo’ was kept on.Other comics that merged with Buster over the years were ‘Cor!!!’, The brilliant ‘Monster Fun’, the excellent ‘Krazy’, School Fun’ and ‘Whizzer & Chips’.

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    formathe  about 1 month ago

    I read the racing form cover to cover and my wife looks at names and colours. She wins more than I do but I make more money as I risk more.

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    ksu71  about 1 month ago

    “Oh the race is on and here comes Pride up the backstretch Heartaches goin’ to the inside …..”

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    Number Six.  about 1 month ago

    @Calvinist1966.

    We were reading Buster at the same time as you’re only a year older than me although l was still buying it well into my teens. All the comics back then were fantastic especially Monster Fun and Krazy.

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    LeeCox  about 1 month ago

    Face it, Andy — you’d lose even if it were a one-horse race!

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    rshive  about 1 month ago

    Andy’s skill at picking horses is bottomless.

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    Old Guy  about 1 month ago

    That horse has as much “git-up-n-go” as Andy does. No wonder Andy picked him.

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    Plods with Ice Dragons  Premium Member about 1 month ago

    That horse is no dummy. He’s saving his energy for when they come back around.

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    cuzinron47  about 1 month ago

    It was a bit timid, with all those people starin’ at ’im.

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    Bobtul07110  about 1 month ago

    Had a similar thing happen years ago. My wife and I were at the track and my horse (the odds on favorite) was leading the pack by about 4 or 5 lengths. I bent over to grab my beer and when I turned back around he was no longer there. I asked my wife what happened to my horse and she said that he died. I thought that she meant he ran out of gas and fell back into the pack until I looked and saw the attendants dragging him into the infield.

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    Biffs  about 1 month ago

    In the UK there used to be a kid’s comic called “Buster” – which was about Andy’s son … so interesting that the horse is actually called “Buster’s Dad” …https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buster_Capp

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    Mediatech  about 1 month ago

    As Eliza Doolittle said: “Move your bloody a… !”

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    Number Six.  about 1 month ago

    @Calvinist1966.

    My first comic memories are Cor!!! and Shiver & Shake. My fave characters were Frankie Stein and Cheeky so l was delighted when Frankie continued into Monster Fun and Cheeky got his own comic. I literally cried when Krazy merged with Buster cos l knew it would never be the same and of course it wasn’t. I loved Ken Reid’s work but l preferred Robert Nixon’s version of Frankie Stein. Robert Nixon is my all time favourite cartoonist.

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    oakie817  about 1 month ago

    Henny Youngman 1968

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    Number Three  about 1 month ago

    Wow, Buster was mentioned! I’m not really bothered whether the strip is funny or not. As long as the name “Buster” is used, it automatically becomes a great strip!

    xxx

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    Number Six.  about 1 month ago

    @Number Three.

    Absolutely! X

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    Number Three  about 1 month ago

    @Afficionado

    Did you know that Andy & Flo had a son named Buster? He had his own strip and I think Andy & Flo appeared in it once.

    A lot of people (including me) seem delighted of the fact that Andy’s son was mentioned today.

    My day was great. Thank you.

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    Number Six.  about 1 month ago

    @Number Three.

    Flo was in most of the Buster strips but was slimmed down.

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    ! My offerings of North American vintage Comic Books being auctioned at the Silent Auction are getting lots of bids. From an opening-min of $46 to roughly $150 over the 96. A set of 11 Spiderman— related is going for 60 and change [with 3 days to go] [vs. the 50-cent They would get in the Bookstore if i didn’t snab the Donation]. The earliest is Amazing Spiderman #65 [ 1968 ].

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    tad1  about 1 month ago

    Interesting nod to Buster Capp. I hate to say it, but I don’t think I’ve ever read a Buster Capp comic.

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