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Sarge Dreams #13

Beetle Bailey Sunday page color proof, September 10, 1967.

Beetle Bailey Sunday page color proof, September 10, 1967.

After watching a golf tournament on television, Sarge fantasizes that he is Fats Snorklaus, a professional golfer. His competitors are Balmer (Beetle as Arnold Palmer), Playboy (Killer as Garry Player) and Gasper (Plato as Billy Casper). On the final hole, Sarge/Fats pulverizes the ball and doesn’t finish getting all the pieces in the hole until after dark.
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Sarge Dreams #12

Beetle Bailey Sunday page color proof, July 9, 1967.

Beetle Bailey Sunday page color proof, July 9, 1967.

This patriotic episode ran shortly after Independence Day in 1967. Sarge falls asleep after reading a biography of George Washington and dreams he is one of the founding fathers trying to come up with a name for the new republic.
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Sarge Dreams #11

Beetle Bailey Sunday page color proof, June 4, 1967.

Beetle Bailey Sunday page color proof, June 4, 1967.

The film version of The Sound of Music, which was adapted from the 1959 Broadway musical composed by Richard Rodgers with lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein, was released on March 2, 1965. Based on the memoir, The Story of the Trapp Family Singers, the movie starred Julie Andrews as a governess who is hired by a widowed naval officer, played by Christopher Plummer, to take care of his seven children. It was the highest grossing film of 1965 and by November 1966, became the highest grossing film of all time, a distinction it held for five years.
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