Q: My father was always such a huge fan of the magazine, and when he sees me reading my Mad magazines, he always tells me how much better Lampoon was. Anyways, my question is about a cartoon in one of the earlier issues. I believe the setup is there is a dog and a girl, and some one says Gooda Booda Fooda Go fuck yourself. I don’t know exactly what the cartoon is, or what issue it is from, but him and his brother (my uncle) always say GBF or Gooda Booda Fooda in their communicae. If you know what issue that is from, I’d be so greatful, as I’d like to purchase that one for him as a gift. Maybe two so I can get one for my uncle too.
A: Marcel provides the answer: “It is part of a parody of some sort of underground newspaper called ”The Daily Roach-Holder” written by Michael O’Donoghue. The comic strip is entitled “Rita Rip-Off” and the exact citation is “Gouda! Budda! Fooda!” That piece first appeared in the July 1970 (“Paranoia”) issue and was reprinted in “The Best of National Lampoon No. 1″ (1971). Thanks, Marcel!