Bringing Up Father

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Bringing Up Father was an American comic strip created by cartoonist George McManus.wikipedia
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Bringing Up Father was an American comic strip created by cartoonist George McManus.
As the name implies, comic strips can be humorous (for example, "gag-a-day" strips such as Blondie, Bringing Up Father, Marmaduke, and Pearls Before Swine).

George McManus

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Bringing Up Father was an American comic strip created by cartoonist George McManus.
George McManus (January 23, 1884 – October 22, 1954) was an American cartoonist best known as the creator of Irish immigrant Jiggs and his wife Maggie, the main characters of his syndicated comic strip, Bringing Up Father.

Jiggs dinner

His constant attempts to sneak out with his old gang of boisterous, rough-edged pals, eat corned beef and cabbage (known regionally as "Jiggs dinner") and hang out at the local tavern were often thwarted by his formidable, social-climbing (and rolling-pin wielding) harridan of a wife, Maggie, their lovely young daughter, Nora, and infrequently their lazy son, Ethelbert, later known as just Sonny.
Corned beef and cabbage was the favorite meal of Jiggs, the central character in the popular, long-running comic strip, Bringing Up Father, by George McManus and Zeke Zekley after whom the dish is likely named.

King Features Syndicate

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Distributed by King Features Syndicate, it ran for 87 years, from January 12, 1913, to May 28, 2000.
The vintage strips included Bringing Up Father, Buz Sawyer, Flash Gordon, Krazy Kat, The Little King, The Phantom, and Rip Kirby.

Lace curtain and shanty Irish

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The strip deals with "lace-curtain Irish", with Maggie as the middle-class Irish American desiring assimilation into mainstream society in counterpoint to an older, more raffish "shanty Irish" sensibility represented by Jiggs.
The occasional malapropisms and left-footed social blunders of the upwardly mobile "lace curtain" Irish were gleefully lampooned in vaudeville, popular song, and comic strips such as Bringing Up Father, starring Maggie and Jiggs, which ran in daily newspapers for 87 years (1913 to 2000).

Little Orphan Annie

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Jiggs and Maggie were generally drawn with circles for eyes, a feature more often associated with the later strip, Little Orphan Annie.
A Fortune popularity poll in 1937 indicated Little Orphan Annie ranked number one and ahead of Popeye, Dick Tracy, Bringing Up Father, The Gumps, Blondie, Moon Mullins, Joe Palooka, Li'l Abner and Tillie the Toiler.

Vernon Greene

When McManus died in 1954, King Features replaced Zekley with Vernon Greene.
Vernon Van Atta Greene (September 12, 1908 – June 5, 1965) was a prolific cartoonist and illustrator who worked on several comic strips and was best known for his artwork on Bringing Up Father.

Zeke Zekley

Between 1935 and 1954, McManus' assistant Zeke Zekley made a major contribution to the strip in both writing and art.
Emil Samuel Zekley (February 11, 1915 – April 28, 2005), better known as Zeke Zekley, was an American cartoonist who worked on several comic strips, notably George McManus' Bringing Up Father.

Topper (comic strip)

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In 1926, McManus added a Sunday topper strip above Bringing Up Father, beginning with No Brains But (January 10 to May 9, 1926) and Good Morning, Boss! (May 16 to June 6, 1926).
This happened on April 17, 1938, when an absent-minded character in the Rosie's Beau topper realized he was in the wrong place and climbed down into the first panel of Bringing Up Father, arriving in the living room of Maggie and Jiggs.

Bringing Up Father (radio)

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Sponsored by Lever Brothers, the Bringing Up Father radio series aired on the Blue Network from July 1 to September 30, 1941, starring Mark Smith (1887–1944) as Jiggs and Agnes Moorehead as Maggie.
Bringing Up Father is an American radio situation comedy show based on the comic strip Bringing Up Father by George McManus.

Comic Strip Classics

In 1995, the strip was one of 20 included in the Comic Strip Classics series of commemorative US postage stamps.

Bringing Up Father (1946 film)

Bringing Up Fatherremade in 1946
Bringing Up Father is a 1946 American comedy film, based on the comic strip Bringing Up Father by George McManus, about the adventures of the social-climbing Maggie and her long-suffering husband Jiggs.

Jiggs and Maggie (film series)

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The characters were created by the cartoonist George McManus in his long-running strip Bringing Up Father.

Bringing Up Father (1928 film)

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The film was based on the newspaper cartoons Bringing Up Father by George McManus.

Gus Hill

Gus Hill's production of Bringing Up Father opened on Broadway in 1914, with music composed by Frank H. Grey, lyrics by Elven E. Hedges, libretto by John P. Mulgrew and Thomas Swift, choreography by Edward Hutchinson, and directed by Frank Tannehill, Jr. Hill produced many more theatrical versions of the strip that toured the country, including Bringing Up Father in Florida, Bringing Up Father on Broadway, Bringing Up Father in Ireland, Bringing Up Father Abroad, and Bringing Up Father in Wall Street.
He was also responsible for Alphonse and Gaston and Bringing Up Father among others.

Marie Dressler

She appeared again with Moran in Bringing Up Father, another film written by Marion.

Will Elder

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(George McManus' Bringing Up Father strip), "Gasoline Valley!"

Cupples & Leon

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They collected Bringing Up Father, Little Orphan Annie, Mutt and Jeff, Reg'lar Fellers, Smitty, Tillie the Toiler and other leading strips of the 1920s and 1930s.

Gasoline Alley

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In May 2013 at the cartoon retirement home, Walt is at a dinner when Maggie's (of Bringing Up Father) pearl brooch is stolen; Fearless Fosdick is his usual incompetent self trying to catch the thief; cameos include such "retired" comics characters as Lil' Abner; Smokey Stover; Pogo and Albert.

Cartoonist

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Bringing Up Father was an American comic strip created by cartoonist George McManus.

Brick hod

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The humor centers on an immigrant Irishman named Jiggs, a former hod carrier who came into wealth in the United States by winning a million dollars in a sweepstakes.

Nouveau riche

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Now nouveau-riche, he still longs to revert to his former working class habits and lifestyle.

New England boiled dinner

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His constant attempts to sneak out with his old gang of boisterous, rough-edged pals, eat corned beef and cabbage (known regionally as "Jiggs dinner") and hang out at the local tavern were often thwarted by his formidable, social-climbing (and rolling-pin wielding) harridan of a wife, Maggie, their lovely young daughter, Nora, and infrequently their lazy son, Ethelbert, later known as just Sonny.