Barney & Clyde & Geezers & Zippy & Bill-the-Cat

B&C have been going in for geezer / boomer / retro references a bit lately.

The sender of the Spy v Spy one remarks Prohias stopped drawing “Spy vs. Spy” in 1987, and died in 1998. § Wikipedia claims that the series is still “ongoing”, but I still wonder whether the character in the fourth panel would be recognized by anyone under the age of 50.

Meanwhile, back at the Zippy, more geezer callout action:

William Bendix was among the actors I came to know of from 1950s or early 60s television sitcoms or sometimes drama series ; and found out later had been minor or major movie stars in the 1940s or early 50s. Fred MacMurray, Donna Reed, Raymond Burr…

And from Brian in STL we have a synchronicity of Bill the Cat references:

The Forth Deck

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Other than the fact that we had an ice-covered tree rather than ice-covered statues, and of course no Christmas lights, this looks bizarrely similar to what happened to us a couple of weekends ago.

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Ted, first report it to your insurance company, then give them time to compile a list of all the technicalities with which they’ll cut down on the amount of payment you’ll eventually see.