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 Biddy and her 'bloomers'...
    Biddy's Beastly Bloomers
 No underwear here. Biddy's bloomers were actually beastly
    living flowers which used to follow her around, causing
    mischief and mayhem - or indeed - helping her to get rid
    of irritating folk and nuisances. Given their "living" status,
    one daren't even consider how they pollinated...

    Biddy actually stumbled upon her bloomers in her local
    park, on her way back from Bosco Stores with a heavy bag
    of shopping.Silly Biddy took a breather next to our hungry
    plants who nicked a link of sausages from her bag. The
    ensuing tug-of-war ended with Biddy catapaulting the three
    plants up and out of the park. When she got home, lo and
    behold, the bloomers had laned in her back garden and were
    busy munching the bread and seed at her bird table!

     Biddy battles her bloomers!

    Trivia Hounds may note that in her first strip Biddy wore a
    dress patterned with sunflowers. This was soon changed to
    the plain black style, pictured top of page - presumably
    because that first strip was a "test". When the strip was
    greenlighted it obviously made sense to minimise such
    fiddly detail...

    Still, this is all inconsequential anyway, 'cos poor Biddy
    didn't even make it through the Summer with Shiver & Shake.
    The strip was quite limited in concept so she and her plants
    were one of the strips given the old heave-ho in favour
    of Grimly Feendish and Ghouldilocks... 

    Interesting to see that the strip bloomed again unexpectedly
    in the 1980 Cheeky annual. Sadly, the return lasted for just
    one edition, because the 1981 copy dropped her in favour
    of another Shiver & Shake favourite, Soggy the
    Sea Monster...



  Biddy's Beastly
  Facts & Figures

  1st appearance:

  Shiver & Shake #1
  10th March 1973

  Also seen in:

  Cheeky annual


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