You’d think even “Chic” would have been better, but she didn’t mind. She's so dumb, she brought a BLANK to a circuit party. Otherwise, you'll just have That is actually correct score-keeping. Hello. The phrase "Dumb Dora" was slang in the 1920s for a not-very-bright female, made popular by the vaudeville act of George Burns and Gracie Allen. and we'll set a dreaded cookie to make it go away. See what the Royal Membership is all about. Despite the high-power talent, King discontinued Dumb Dora in 1935. )Dumb Dora was so dumb, she thought she looked really beautiful wearing (blank). "She brought a GIRL to a circuit party... well? I guess that the strip itself never captured the public’s imagination enough to make the term exclusively pertain to the comic though. for your pointless bitchery needs. Hello and thank you for registering. to find some other site Are children who act in rated ‘R’ movies allowed to see them? Celebrity Gossip. Dumb Dora is so dumb--March Game, 2012. by RuPaul: reply 64: 04/03/2012: She joined the libertarian party. Often she’d make a dumb choice that turned out to her benefit, and her boyfriend’s expense, leading to the tag line- “She ain’t so dumb!” She had many boyfriends, most notably Rod, a stocky, blonde-haired guy, easily put upon by the scheming Dora. If you are interested you can take a look at They include Milton Caniff (Male Call, among others), Bob Dunn (They'll Do It Every Time), Boody Rogers (Sparky Watts), and even Whitney Ellsworth (later the top-ranking editor at DC Comics). In desperation for votes, he's stopped wearing sweater vests and has started wearing *blank*. Oh, don't turn on me. In desperation for votes, he's stopped wearing sweater vests and has started wearing *blank*. “Dumb Dora” promotion from 1925, and cartoonist. Please click here to update your account with a username and password. Hello and thank you for being a DL contributor. Gay Politics. click ACCEPT Chic Young left Dora in the hands of Paul Fung in early 1930, as he put together the first weeks of Blondie. Allen played Dora, who was so dumb — and what followed would be a typical bit of her illogical logic, of the sort that got huge laughs from vaudeville, movie and eventually TV audiences. Dumb Dora was so dumb, she thought she looked really beautiful wearing (blank). In 1932, both were taken over by Bill Dwyer (whose other credits, such as Sandy Hill and Mr. Dilly, are even more minor). She was a typical young woman of the flapper era, with a reasonably steady boyfriend, Bing Brown, and a crowd of other suitors. absolutely nothing. Gene Rayburn used to ask questions and the panel of celebrities would write answers that the contestant would have to match. ....take Charles Nelson Reilly out in the woods. Dumb Donald's mother is also dumb. [1] The term "dumb Dora" was a 1920s[2] American slang term for a foolish woman;[3][4] the strip helped popularize the term. She thinks you can start a fire playing Match Game. After taping ended, we headed out of studio and she passed us in the hall and, so dumb, beamed "HI, REX!" Dora was beautiful but dumb, and rather self-centered. [5] After Young left the strip to create Blondie, Paul Fung took over Dumb Dora. He -- and we --hated Elaine Joyce on the spot. Murat you say? This "Dumb Dora was so dumb..." design is a flashback of the 1970s hit television game show Match Game. [quote]It's amazing to see so many people casually calling Batman & Robin 'queer'! The term “Dumb Dora” was an American slang term for a naive/ stupid girl, often figuring in “she was so dumb, that ……” gags. I guess that the strip itself never captured the public’s imagination enough to make the term exclusively pertain to the comic though. The phrase was not malicious, and was considered a gentle appellation in those more gentle times. I told her I wanna change for myself but also for us because I realized that it’s not cool of me to be yelling over dumb things. [9][10], The epithet "Dumb Dora" became identified with the vaudeville act of George Burns and his wife, Gracie Allen,[5] as did a similar slang expression for a female who was not very bright, but in a charming way: "dizzy dame. "Queer" and "Fairies" are synonymous within context. But even if Batman and Robin are queer it does not necessarily follow that they are lovers so it's not a match. by RuPaul: reply 2: 03/28/2012: She thinks you can start a fire playing Match Game. BACK to Don Markstein's Toonopedia™ Home Page Become a contributor - post when you want with no ads. Check out this 2012 entry: http://comicskingdom.com/blog/2012/09/05/ask-the-archivist-a-beetle-by-any-other-name. Other team finally snagged clue, of course guessed right, duh. Please complete the process by verifying your email address. absolutely nothing. Chic Young's Dumb Dora (actual name, Dora Bell) debuted from King Features in 1924, as a seven-day feature. Regardless of how an answer can be derived, here is a selection of some of the most funny unanswerable questions that have been shared. The March Game is only going to be on for three more days, and then The April Game starts. site without all this bureaucratic nonsense, Today’s saunter through the dusty corridors of the archives takes us to Murat Young’s first major comic strip. His first strip was The Affairs of Jane (no relation), which he did for Newspaper Enterprise Association (Kevin the Bold, The Born Loser). TO Spaceman Spiff85-Perhaps Mr. MkBerg is right, since Beetle has been around for so long, he has a nostalgic component now that will appeal to middle-aged readers. Please complete the process by verifying your email address. Hello. Hello and thank you for registering. It was "Super Password" and the money winning clue was "Mr. Spock", all clues pointing to that, including the words "Star" and "Trek". We all glared and she darted away and good thing, he'da cut a bitch and we'da cheered. Could you have drinks? How dumb was she? Become a contributor - post when you want with no ads. Of course, every country in the west has some military traditions, and Beetle’s hijinks can be easily related to anywhere. If you are interested you can take a look at Yesterday I came home to … Guy lost. The great Dick DeBartolo, who wrote many of the Match Game questions, got paid about $1 in residuals when the show was syndicated. Dumb Dora was a comic strip published from 1924 to 1936 distributed by King Features Syndicate. Nanook said, "Boy am I angry. [5], "Flappers Make Bums Blush With Latest English. He responded with another one about a pretty girl — Blondie, who really clicked. Often she’d make a dumb choice that turned out to her benefit, and her boyfriend’s expense, leading to the tag line- “She ain’t so dumb!” She had many boyfriends, most notably Rod, a stocky, blonde-haired guy, easily put upon by the scheming Dora. His forte was the humor surrounding a college-age girl, one that involves a lot of young male attention, and how she can induce them to spend money on her. Today in Toons: Every day's an anniversary! When she overheard her husband ask his best friend to make sure he brought rubbers on their camping trip, she thought they were going to BLANK. Toggle navigation. Could you really smoke on TV in the 60s? “Dumb Dora” promotion from 1925, and cartoonist. Yes indeed, we too use "cookies." OMG, R28! She was so dumb that instead of saying "2+2 equals 4" she said "2+2 equals BLANK!" No, it’s the name of one of the immortals of comics history, better known by his pen name, Chic Young. Sweet! As Young shifted his attention to the newer creation, the Dumb Dora strip was taken over by his former assistant, Paul Fung (who later handled the daily Polly & Her Pals). In the 1920s, cartoonist Chic Young seems to have positioned himself as a specialist in comic strips about pretty girls, along the lines of Larry Whittington's Fritzi Ritz or Abe Martin's Boots & Her Buddies. Yes indeed, we too use "cookies." In desperation for votes, he's stopped wearing sweater vests and has started wearing *blank*.". Here are my replies to last week’s post about Beetle Bailey’s Scandinavian incarnations: TO Mythagoras-A lot of countries still have mandatory military service for young men; some have it for women, too, such as Israel. In desperation for votes, he's stopped wearing sweater vests and has started wearing *blank*.". (The schtick was revived decades later on The Match Game, but with audience participation added — right before the punchline, in unison, they'd shout, "How dumb was she?"). click ACCEPT But there are still a lot of younger fans in the territories Egmont publishes for, thus they can sell so many, about thirty, fresh issues a year per title. Fung added the Sunday page's topper, When Mother Was a Girl. Including a guy who was partnered with her on a game show I was also on (we got to watch our fellow "pool" come and go ahead of us for many shows before we got on). They may not have won, but they'll sure make you laugh! (How dumb was she? google_ad_format = "ref_text"; I guess that the strip itself never captured the public’s imagination enough to make the term exclusively pertain to the comic though. But there are still a lot of younger fans in the territories Egmont publishes for, thus they can sell so many, about thirty, fresh issues a year per title. Next, at, The phrase "Dumb Dora" was slang in the 1920s for a not-very-bright female, made popular by the vaudeville act of George Burns and Gracie Allen. And Elaine Joyce kept guessing "Dr. Spock" while our friend cringed, unable to yell right answer (he was Clue Giver).