We here at the Yowp blog avoid the arena of American politics. Except, of course, when it involves one of our friends in the Hanna-Barbera world. So let’s look back at when Huck reluctantly ran for president. It wasn’t on TV. It was in the pages of Dell Comics.
Whoever came up with the main story for this comic book borrowed ideas from some of the Huckleberry Hound cartoons. You should recognise “Freeway Patrol” and “Hookie Daze.” Not all the gags in those two cartoons from the Joe Barbera-Charlie Shows-Dan Gordon team are in the comics but if you’re familiar with the TV show, you’ll recognise the ones that are. The artwork is by Harvey Eisenberg.
We won’t print the whole comic book here. Just the first half. We’ll try to fit in the second half in a separate post.
Read Part Two of the comic book HERE.
In hunting around for Huck election-related news on-line, we spotted this cute little letter to the editor of the Twin Falls Times-News, November 18, 1962.
Now that the election is past and the speech-making is over, we should take time out to analyse the campaign. Television appears to be the battleground for many candidates.We note the same thing has happened again during this year’s campaign in the U.S. Huck still has the candidates in fear, 52 years later.
It is my conclusion they are a bunch of cowards. In the entire campaign, not once was “Huckleberry Hound,” “Yogi Bear” or “Popeye” pre-empted for a political speech.