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Nick Knatterton is a German Newspaper Comic by a Manfred Schmidt that ran from 1950 to 1959 in the weekly illustrated magazine Quick. It was adapted as a live-action movie in 1959 and a 15 part animated television show that came out in 1977.The comic was meant to be a parody of American comics of that era, with lots of text in screens and the main hero making nearly impossible deductions combined with wordplay. Since American comics were not easily available most people didn't know it was meant to be a parody.
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