Animation – 1984 – Those Fantastic Funnies – Blondie & Dagwood + Lil Orphan Annie + Pogo + Wee Pals

Blondie (and Dagwood) is an American comic strip created by cartoonist Chic Young. The comic strip is distributed by King Features Syndicate…..and has been published in newspapers since September 8, 1930. The success of the strip….which features the eponymous blonde and her sandwich-loving husband….led to the long-running Blondie film series from 1938 to 1950….and the popular Blondie radio program from 1939 to 1950. Little Orphan Annie is a daily…

Animation – 1954 – Cartoon – Wile E Coyote + Road Runner In Anxiety And Ulcers

Road Runner is an American cartoon character who is a speedy, slender, blue and purple bird who continually frustrated the efforts of a coyote (Wile E. Coyote) to catch him….where in a series of animated short films…..the fleet-footed Road Runner races along the highways of the American Southwest….with his legs and feet moving so fast that they…

Music – 1979 – Loni Anderson + Songs Of The Funnies – Popeye The Sailor Man + Barney Google + Annie

American comics developed out of such magazines as Puck, Judge, and Life….with the success of illustrated humor supplements in the New York World and later the New York American, particularly Outcault’s The Yellow Kid, led to the development of newspaper comic strips….as early Sunday strips were full-page and often in color.   A comic strip or The Funnies are a sequence of drawings arranged in interrelated panels to display…

Music – 1978 – Special – Songs Of The Funny Papers – Host Lori Anderson

DOG ASIDE: At the opening of the wonderful television special Those Fantastic Funnies….the host of the program, actress Loni Anderson, does an introduction to the program by introducing some of the “songs of the funny papers”….which features music from Popeye The Sailor….Barney Google with the “googlely eyes”….“Dennis The Menace”…..“Lil Orphan Annie”…..along with the entire funny paper cast singing about…

Comedy – 1984 – The Fantastic Funnies – Host Loni Anderson

DOG COMMENTARY: This 1984 TV special Those Fantastic Funnies hosted by Loni Anderson is absolutely priceless to us at ImaSportsphile….cuz there is nothing more American than the funnies…..as along with sports, the comic strips are maybe the best of the complex culture and society known as the USA A comic strip is a sequence of drawings arranged in…