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163. Appletons Strip with Toothpaste Gag

August 10, 2009

Q: I am remembering a strip in which Mrs. Appleton leaves the children at home with Mr. A and he is helping them brush their teeth and I recollect a frame with toothpaste squirting out of their noses? Any ideas?

A: There are so many Appletons strips, it might take a while to find… Update: And it did. Two years later, Larry comes through with the answer: “It’s in the Funny Pages, April ’79 (April Fool!) issue.” Thanks, Larry!


Yeah, well, it did take awhile to find the answer: 364 days, to be exact. It's in the Funny Pages, April '79 (April Fool!) issue.

—Larry Taft

August 8, 2010 11:59 pm

I appreciate your tenacity, Larry. Thanks!


August 10, 2010 7:17 pm

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