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Tuesday, 26 October 2010

Profile - Baker's Boy

Employed by bakers Burnitt & Scorchit to transport a tray of cakes around Krazy Town for no apparent reason, the Baker's Boy repeatedly fell victim to Cheeky's challenge to answer a riddle or forfeit one of his goodies.  In the 28 January 1978 issue, Cheeky set Baker's Boy the riddle 'what's black and white and fast?' on Sunday, and allowed the purveyor of pastries a whole week to supply the right answer.  Despite making valiant attempts to provide the correct solution each day (with, according to Cheeky, an extra 2 attempts on Friday although I can only see one), the hapless comestible conveyor eventually lost 9 of his confections to our grinning hero the following Saturday, on learning that the correct answer is 'a jet-propelled domino'.


It wasn't just Cheeky who preyed on the Baker's Boy's wares, a bird also appeared when Baker's Boy was drawn by Unknown Cheeky Artist1, gorging itself into ornithological obesity.



In another example of the inconsistencies that appear in Cheeky Weekly, the name Scorchit on the Baker's Boy's tray is sometimes spelled Scorchitt. Sometimes there are no names on the tray.



Baker's Boy featured in 99 issues of Cheeky Weekly, most regularly appearing on the Monday page.  In the 13 May 1978 issue, Baker's Boy appeared in the Skateboard Squad story, and he was one of the guests at Pete and Pauline Potts' party in the 6 Million Dollar Gran strip in Cheeky Weekly dated 06 October 1979.


Character
Total Issues
First Appearance
Final Appearance
Baker's Boy9924-Dec-197702-Feb-1980



Missing From Issues
22-Oct-1977
29-Oct-1977
05-Nov-1977
12-Nov-1977
19-Nov-1977
26-Nov-1977
03-Dec-1977
10-Dec-1977
17-Dec-1977
07-Jan-1978
21-Jan-1978
04-Feb-1978
11-Feb-1978
29-Jul-1978
02-Dec-1978
13-Jan-1979
17-Feb-1979
04-Aug-1979



Baker's Boy - Number of appearances by Element
Element
Number of Appearances
Monday23
Thursday21
Saturday17
Wednesday16
Tuesday13
Friday7
Sunday5
Suddenly3
Cheeky's Week1
Easter Monday1
Happy leap year1
Hey Presto! Magic Show1
Interval1
Saturday - April Fool's Day1
Shrove Tuesday1
Sunday evening1



Baker's Boy - Number of appearances by Page
Page
Number of Appearances
910
309
88
128
238
157
66
76
196
25
104
224
314
113
183
203
213
243
263
12
252
41
51
131
171
271
291

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