History Trivia / BeetleBailey

7th Dec '16 11:24:32 AM Eilevgmyhren
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** Norway actualy has its own counterpart, an even older comic strip (originating in the 1930s, while Beetle came into print in TheFifties): ''92 Stomperud''. This character and Beetle has a lot in common, although Stomperud is more of a BigEater than a slacker (He is actually a kind of smartass country boy). Comic magazine ''Python'' arranged for the two to meet in a parody strip in the 1980s, setting both soldiers in a NATO manoevre. Bad language skills resulted in a hilarious misunderstanding.

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** Norway and Sweden actualy has its own counterpart, an even older comic strip (originating in the 1930s, while Beetle came into print in TheFifties): ''92 Stomperud''.''91 Stomperud'' (1937), or ''91an Karlsson'' in Sweden (1932). This character and Beetle has a lot in common, although Stomperud is more of a BigEater than a slacker (He is actually a kind of smartass country boy). Comic magazine ''Python'' arranged for the two to meet in a parody strip in the 1980s, setting both soldiers in a NATO manoevre. Bad language skills resulted in a hilarious misunderstanding. The long acquaintance with the Stomperud/Karlsson character may have done a lot for the popularity of Beetle in Scandinavia.
7th Dec '16 11:15:22 AM Eilevgmyhren
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** Norway actualy has its own counterpart, an even older comic strip (originating in the 1930s, while Beetle came into print in TheFifties): ''92 Stomperud''. This character and Beetle has a lot in common, although Stomperud is more of a BigEater than a slacker (He is actually a kind of smartass country boy). Comic magazine ''Python'' arranged for the two to meet in a parody strip in the 1980s, setting both soldiers in a NATO manoevre. Bad language skills resulted in a hilarious misunderstanding.
29th Aug '16 12:15:40 AM PaulA
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* LongRunner: Beetle Bailey originally joined the army during ''the Korean War''.
3rd Apr '16 4:14:12 PM Prfnoff
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* HeyItsThatVoice: In the animated series, Beetle Bailey's and General Halftrack's voices were provided by Howard Morris, who also did voices for [[WesternAnimation/GarfieldAndFriends Wade Duck]] and [[ArchieComics Jughead]], among others.
4th Dec '15 2:25:09 AM StFan
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* CrossOver: The comic strip ''ComicStrip/HiAndLois'' exists in the same universe as ''Beetle Bailey'' (both originally done by Mort Walker). Beetle is Lois' brother. To celebrate the 40th anniversary of ''Hi and Lois'' in 1994, they had Beetle visit them on furlough.



* The comic strip ''HiAndLois'' exists in the same universe as ''Beetle Bailey'' (both originally done by Mort Walker). Beetle is Lois' brother.
** To celebrate the 40th anniversary of ''Hi and Lois'' in 1994, they had Beetle [[CrossOver visit them on furlough]].
1st Dec '15 3:54:02 PM nombretomado
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* HeyItsThatVoice: In the animated series, Beetle Bailey's and General Halftrack's voices were provided by Howard Morris, who also did voices for [[GarfieldAndFriends Wade Duck]] and [[ArchieComics Jughead]], among others.

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* HeyItsThatVoice: In the animated series, Beetle Bailey's and General Halftrack's voices were provided by Howard Morris, who also did voices for [[GarfieldAndFriends [[WesternAnimation/GarfieldAndFriends Wade Duck]] and [[ArchieComics Jughead]], among others.
6th Feb '14 4:54:05 AM Mdumas43073
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* The comic strip ''HiAndLois'' is in the same reality as ''Beetle Bailey'' (both originally done by Mort Walker). Beetle is Lois' brother.

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* The comic strip ''HiAndLois'' is exists in the same reality universe as ''Beetle Bailey'' (both originally done by Mort Walker). Beetle is Lois' brother.
6th Feb '14 4:53:08 AM Mdumas43073
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** To celebrate the 40th anniversary of ''Hi and Lois'' in 1994, they had Beetle [[CrossOver visit them on furlough]].
11th Mar '13 3:50:53 PM Divra
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* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: Beetle Bailey has always had a huge following in Scandinavia, Sweden in particular. This may be due to the fact that Sweden has had full conscription for a long time, making military humor something nearly the entire male population can relate to.
15th Dec '12 10:16:54 AM Twentington
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* WriteWhatYouKnow: The fact that [[ThePiratesWhoDontDoAnything Camp Swampy's soldiers never go to war]] makes sense if you know that Walker had an uneventful military career as a supply officer during WWII. He was never on the front line.
* WriteWhoYouKnow: Mort Walker claims to have based most of his original cast on people he knew in the miltary.
** He has said that ''both'' Beetle '''and''' Lt. Fuzz were based on himself (he was a 'maverick' who gained a commission while in the army).
** The general was based on one who "couldn't lead a cubscout troop into a candy store."
** Zero is based on a nice guy who tried his best but always ended up bumbling things.
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