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Clem

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Any "Pogo"-philes, out there?

I recall that one of Walt Kelly's "Pogo" stories involved an octopus (referred to as an "octopobble") that took a liking to Howland the Owl, refused to budge from his head and wiled away dull moments by smoking cigars. None of the "Pogo" compendiums I have access to include this story-arc, which I believe ran as a weekday series in the early 1950's.

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Pogo was a comic strip drawn by Walt Kelly. Yes, Clem, the octopobble exists, and if we get to visit the right people over the holidays, I might be able to locate the octopobble stories.

Aside from octopobbles, Pogo had a great deal of political subtext, and could be in the propaganda thread if the reader was up on the news contemporary to the strips. Strom Thurmond might be the only one in the comics whom readers today might remember.

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Melissa said:
Aside from octopobbles, Pogo had a great deal of political subtext, and could be in the propaganda thread if the reader was up on the news contemporary to the strips. Strom Thurmond might be the only one in the comics whom readers today might remember.
Melissa,

Thanks much for providing some "Pogo" background. Fidel Castro did make an appearance, and he might be the last of Kelly's targets still standing. Please do let me know if you come acrost the octopobble, but watch out for ol' Champeen Hoss Head.

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Well, this is a Sunday Cartoon, not a comic, but the new episode of The Simpsons had a premise in which Homer builds a suit of armor to fight a bear that attacked him, when Marge objects, Homer sneaks out the next morning with Bart, when Lisa and Marge realize they're gone, they check the "Suit Closet", one of the contents being a: Contry Music Octopus, they then find the bear suit gone, and Marge gets ready to go, but turns around to find that Lisa has donned on the CMO outfit, "Just to see what it was like". Lisa then can't help but get into character by saying "Howdy Y'all! If ya don't like my song, I'm gonna spray you with ink!"
 

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