Timeline – 2001 Part 4

Beetle Bailey Sunday page digital proof, October 14, 2001.

In the episode above we had a little fun imagining what the early years of Lt. Fuzz’s life might have been like. Only he would aspire to a place in the “Desk Jockey Hall of Fame.”

Fuzz is the character that was patterned after Mort Walker’s own role as an Army lieutenant in World War II.
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Timeline – 2001 Part 2

Beetle Bailey Sunday page digital proof, June 10, 2001.

The Sunday page above features Sgt. Louise Lugg who first appeared in the strip in 1986.  Below is the week in which she made her debut.

She is a tough cookie who looks like she’ll provide Sarge with some competition.  She starts bossing him around immediately and in the third episode gives Beetle a beating.  The sequence also introduced her cat, Bella, who scares the hat off Otto’s head.
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Timeline – 2001 Part 1

Beetle Bailey Sunday page digital proof, February 11, 2001.

Beetle gets some news from home in the Sunday page above.  His mother tells him about an ice storm that has downed wires and trees.  His father is also having problems with his job. Interestingly, this is the only reference I know to the Bailey family’s dog, Speedy.
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