Trivia / Li'l Abner

  • Creator Breakdown: The times moved on and Al Capp couldn't.
  • Life Imitates Art: The name of Lockheed Martinís "Skunk Works" (the place that made the Blackbird, Nighthawk, and Raptor aircraft) comes from Barney & Big Barnsmell's "Skonk Works".
  • What Could Have Been: Positive reactions to reruns of the strip in 1988 and 1989 and the success of the revival of Pogo almost led to a revival of Li'l Abner drawn by cartoonist Steve Stiles. Despite approval by both Capp's widow and brother, his daughter objected at the last minute and permission was withdrawn, relegating the comic to the mists of time.
  • Writer Revolt: Al Capp wiped out the Shmoos (though not until after he'd made a pile merchandising them.)