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Don’t despair, Danny tells Bash Street Kids
Don’t despair, Danny tells the other Bash Street Kids. However, his attempt to raise their spirits seems doomed: as the gang are obviously unimpressed.
The great thing about the Bash Street Kids is that there’s somebody for pretty much everybody to relate to: all humanity is there from tall skinny ones to shorter fatter ones.
And I love that many of their names are unabashedly direct: there’s Fatty, Spotty and Plug (ugly), just there would be in any classroom.
And for the record, the regular characters are: Danny, Erbert, Fatty, Plug, Sydney, Smiffy, Spotty, Toots, Wlfred and Cuthbert.
The strip, created by Leo Baxendale as When the Bell Rings, first appeared in issue 604 (dated 13 February 1954). It became The Bash Street Kids in 1956.
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