Friday, July 9, 2010

January 5, 1953: Bread an budder, bread an budder...


This strip serves two purposes. It sets up the premise that Lucy absolutely must, for whatever reason, have her sandwiches with the crusts cut off. And it continues to establish her fussiness, which has been alluded to before when her mother called her a "fussbudget" but hasn't yet been seen far beyond the ordinary. Both will be referred to in future strips.


  1. Hooray!! Charlie Brown said Good Grief and not Great Scot!! And even added a **sigh**

  2. If I remember correctly, there's a later strip in which she is getting an ice cream cone with two scoops of ice cream, and insists the vanilla has to go underneath the chocolate.

  3. This one is almost identical to the strip that ran May 26, 1952. I remember after reading this as a child in an anthology I went through a phase of eating folded bread-and-butter sandwiches, just to see if they really tasted better.