Boop me boop me on the line, boop me boop me any time.

§ May 1st, 2023 § Filed under comic strips § 4 Comments

The planned post for today requires a little more cooking, so here’s a link to a deep dive on the mystery of Blondie’s last name.

4 Responses to “Boop me boop me on the line, boop me boop me any time.”

  • Sean Mageean says:

    So, now the question is who came first–Betty Boop or Blondie “Boopadoop” Bumstead? It looks like Betty Boop made her debut on August 9, 1930 in the cartoon “Dizzy Dishes,” whereas Blondie (and Dagwood) made her debut on September 8, 1930 — so Betty Boop wins as the earlier Flapper girl with the “boop-oop-a-doop” thing going on.

    But Helen Kane predates both Blondie and Betty Boop with her 1929 “boop opp a doop”-phrase as heard in the song “Do Something.”

  • rubber cat says:

    Thanks Mike!

  • Sean Mageean says:

    I wonder, too, before she settled down and married Dagwood, to what extent the early Flapper gal iteration of Blondie was based on popular Hollywood starlets of the time such as Carole Lombard or Jean Harlow?

    Also, as Dean Young, now 84, inherited the Blondie comic strip from his father Chic Young, I wonder if Dean will pass it on to one of his own offspring eventually?

    If Blondie remains in publication for seven more years it will reach its centenary.

  • Snark Shark says:

    Twitter: “First call after the repair was spam…was tempted to ask “can you hear me?” then hang up after getting my answer.”

    First time ever a spam call would’ve been useful!