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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Fuzz, Chaplain, Rocky

Here are three other characters who made their debut in the 1950s and are still regulars in the strip today.

Beetle Bailey daily strip, March 27, 1956.

Beetle Bailey daily strip, March 27, 1956.

Mort Walker explained the creation of Lt. Sonny Fuzz in the Best of Beetle Bailey: “It is a humorous situation to have a young, eager, newly-minted lieutenant arrive and start bossing around the old grizzled incumbent first sergeant. I was twenty-one when I did it and I know who won…the sergeant!”
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