Timeline – 2000 Part 3

Beetle Bailey Sunday page digital proof, July 9, 2000.

In the previous post we took a look at an episode that attempted to explain the attraction between Miss Buxley and Beetle Bailey.  The Sunday page above suggests that her co-worker Miss Blips might also be the subject of romantic attention.  Lt. Fuzz, a fastidious perfectionist, is the most likely character in Camp Swampy who might be interested in asking Miss Blips out on a date.  Of course his invitation follows strict army protocol.
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Timeline – 1996 Part 2

Beetle Bailey Sunday page color proof, May 19, 1996.

Miss Buxley was first introduced in the strip on November 17, 1971 as a temporary replacement for Miss Blips.

Beetle Bailey daily strip, November 17, 1971.

Since then, the two secretaries have become close friends and co-conspirators in General Halftrack’s office.  They have very different personalities, but both frequently complain about their boss.  Blips, who is not quite as attractive as Miss Buxley, likes to hear about her romantic adventures.  She also complains that she does more than her share of the work.
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