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Timeline – 1971 Part 2

Beetle Bailey Sunday page color proof, January 17, 1971.

Sergeant Snorkel and Lieutenant Fuzz share an office. They have very different personalities and this leads to inevitable conflict. One of their major disputes is when Fuzz complains about the squeaking of Sarge’s chair. The episode above is a classic example of this scenario.
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Timeline – 1971 Part 1

Beetle Bailey Sunday page color proof, February 28, 1971.

In The Best of Beetle Bailey, Mort Walker recounted the origin of Lt. Flap. “Many people had urged me for years to put a black character in the strip. The trouble was, if I made him a lazy goof-off like the regular cast I’d get complaints. Finally I thought of creating a macho type who liked wild clothes and Lt. Flap was born.” Walt “Clyde” Frazier of the New York Knicks basketball team has often by cited as a source of inspiration.
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Timeline – 1970 Part 4

Beetle Bailey Sunday page color proof, August 9, 1970.

From 1964 to 1974 Sergeant Snorkel had seventeen fantastic dreams that were featured in a series of Sunday pages. Most of these episodes involved Sarge falling asleep after eating too much pizza and having fantasies about being a superhero, playing professional sports, traveling back in time or other similar scenarios.
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