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Micky could impersonate anybody at will.
That was the claim, but "anybody" usually
tv presenters, light entertainment and comedy stars
the Krazy era. Which meant we got Micky's versions of
Bruce Forsyth, Tommy Cooper and Eddie Waring with
only the occassional US tv import thrown in.
Micky would dip into his briefcase and speedily don
masks, wigs and costumes to mimic our favourites and turn
the tables on various folk...
Dr Who seemed to be a particular favourite, which ties
neatly to the Big Question the strip left unanswered: How
earth did Micky fit so many costumes in that suitcase?
This guy wore full-body suits and such, often 2 or 3
Hmm. Methinks his case was impersonating a Tardis...
In Krazy #1, Micky is inspired by the appearance of
Yarwood at the Krazytown Theatre. When he comes across
a blithering idiot of a Park-keeper giving the kids
playground too much grief, Micky dons his costumes to
appear firstly as Columbo, then as Kojak and finally
Billy Bunter pretending to be a mobster.
It was a convuluted attempt to send the old grump packing.
But it worked.
A flick through those Big Comic and Funny Fortnightly
collections confirms that poor old Micky was not
once the strip had ended its run in Krazy. That must
because Micky's topical mimics pinned the strip down
a specific timeframe and made it difficult for Fleetway
bosses to re-use and reprint at will...