Thursday, July 30, 2009

Hy, L!

Okay, so now who is this little chicken? He appeared several times in Kelly pieces as the Prince of Pompadoodle, but here he appears to take on a semi-specific satirical guise. One clue is his use of the heil (Hy, L) sign, which he will do at least one more time. The German Chancellor at the time had some connection to the Nazi party during the war, but I don't know. Maybe a Soviet reference? I'm just not familiar with the source of this particular satire.  Anyone?


  1. Not that this has anything to do with it, but "Let's You And Him Fight" is a "game" from "Games People Play," a big old pop psych book from 1964: and

  2. Oh, that's good. Thank you, that's a good connection. I was assuming that phrase came from Segar's old Popeye shtick with Wimpy (which I still think it might), but it makes more sense for your connection.