Mickey Dugan, better known as The Yellow Kid, was a bald, snaggle-toothed boy who wore an oversized yellow nightshirt and hung around in a slum alley typical of certain areas of squalor that existed in late 19th-century New York City. Hogan's Alley was filled with equally odd characters, mostly other children. With a goofy grin, the Kid habitually spoke in a ragged, peculiar slang, which was printed on his shirt, a device meant to lampoon advertising billboards.
This Comic Strip contains examples of:
- Catchphrase: "Hully gee!"
- Combat Pragmatist: During a boxing match, he brings in a goat to take out his opponent for him. To his credit, Yellow Kid crowns the goat the fight's true winner while saying that he shouldn't be boxing in the first place since he's just a kid.
- Expressive Shirt: Probably the Trope Maker.
- Prematurely Bald: The Yellow Kid is a bald young boy.