Monday, September 27, 2010

April 21, 1953: Put 'em up, Snoopy


A very funny strip. The key to the humor, I think, is how Linux Linus maintains the same expression through it, just as if he knows how Snoopy will react.

Contrast this with Snoopy's discomfort around cats during Faron's short-lived stint on the strip, and his total fear of the dreaded Cat Next Door, he of the doghouse-rending claws.

EDIT: Made the correction above. Damn muscle memory.


  1. this is probably what caused his fear of cats later on. Faron was the boneless cat of Frida's, right?

  2. Right. Faron never really amounted to much. His owner Frieda lasted a bit longer, but also vanished eventually.

    Peanuts has so many characters who stick around for a while, from days to years, but then disappear. After Peppermint Patty and Marcie, the cast seems to have stabilized except for the additions of Spike and Rerun some time later.

    We'll be encountering the first of those temporary cast members before long.