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comic strips and
puppets in the UK
Big Bad Wolf
was otherwise known as Who's Afraid of the Big
Bad Wolf and it played rather like a Loony Tunes cartoon.
Each strip would begin with the Wolf drooling over his
book "101 Ways to Cook Granny", or dreaming
Pie. He'd then try to sneak into her house using different
disguises from his bag, only to be thwarted by some
repost from the sneaky old maid.
The first ever strip set the tone:
Wolfie salivates over his meal-time menu. Starter: Granny.
Main course: Granny. Afters: Granny. Disguised as a
he knocks on Granny's door, offering to bring in an
for the old dear. Granny, in bed, thanks him but says
already keeps her own herd.Whereupon she unlatches the
front door with her walking stick, unleashing a stampede
cattle upon poor Wolfie. "Branded... as a failure!"
as he staggers away, battered and blue...
Very Warner Bros, eh? Wolfie even looked a bit like
Coyote. His come-uppances were depicted with violent,
bruised glee. Indeed, it was actually quite nasty...
So who's afraid of the big bad wolf?