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comic strips and
puppets in the UK
Cooky was a budding young chef whose keenness
outstripped her culinary ability. Cooky's cooking
seemed to go wrong, to burn, to curdle, to deflate,
to harden, to melt, to frazzle or evaporate. Things
bad even her jam rolly polly wouldn't stay unrolled:
Still, things usually turned out okay in the end.
dishes would end up as baby bouncers, special
models, wedding confetti and a whole host of extraordinary
alternatives. Her meals were also regularly used
away nagging overweight relatives like Aunt Jane
Big Uncle Albert....
Cooky's Mum and Dad were, on the whole, most understanding
of her shortcomings in the kitchen and would do
not to run down her efforts or dissuade her from
Although his profession was never specifically
"Dad" appeared to be a backroom technician
of sorts at the
Knockout Film Studios - several strips had him
burnt offerings to work, to be used in an alternative
Cooky's cooking was sampled each and every week
Knockout's short run. The poor lass was then dropped
the Fleetway roster when the comic merged with Whizzer
& Chips in June 1973...