Teacher, for the second week running the 'featured' pal, and evidently undergoing some kind of breakdown, makes good his threat from last week to "get my revenge on you lot for all you've made me suffer in school - by behaving even worse than the worst of you! Hee! Hee!" On Sunday he appears dressed as a cowboy a la Six-Gun Sam. On Monday the podgy pedagogue usurps Cheeky's position as deliverer of the Knock-Knock door tagline. Teacher appears as a superannuated Burpo on Wednesday, wearing a nappy and bootees. And for the second week running Teacher lays his hands on The Mystery Comic before Cheeky can locate it, riding a unicycle while reading the mysterious publication. Later in the week Teacher tries to sneak into the Saturday morning picture show dressed in a school uniform (he's ejected by Ursula).
Teacher's uncharacteristic episodes come to an end when his wife returns from a week visiting her mother, and finds the scatty schoolmaster hasn't done the housework. The final panel of Cheeky's Week sees Teacher standing at his front door, dressed in a pinny and scrubbing a saucepan.
Meanwhile, on Sunday evening, Bump-Bump Bernie's explanation of how he sustained his latest injuries becomes so animated that his flailing arms launch him skyward. Bernie is still aloft on Monday when, unnoticed by the folks of Krazy Town, he collides with permanently airborne Bubblegum Boy.
Pages 12 and 13 are given over to the winners of the Draw Hid Kid competition which appeared in the issue dated 27 May 1978.
In this week's Mustapha Million strip, the middle-eastern moneybags invites a pal to play tennis. Said unnamed pal has been told to look after his little brother Alfie, but Mustapha says that Alfie can come along, too. Of course, Alfie proves to be a handful. Among the guards posted to keep an eye on Alfie in the final panel, Reg Parlett includes Kojak and Stavros from the popular TV show of the time, Kojak.
James Bold reaches the final episode of his final adventure this issue. His escapades, while all rather disappointing as he encountered no supernatural occurrences (though he did discover a spaceship-load of harmless aliens), proved a good counterpoint to the humour strips, and none of the fillers which will take his place in future issues will prove as memorable. He'll be missed (but JB will return in the Cheeky annuals dated 1979, 1980, 1981 and 1982).
The back-cover Pin-Up Pal poster this week features Libby, about to fetch Cheeky a clump with her placard.
There are 11 pure Frank McDiarmid Cheeky's Week elements this week, and Frank also provides the Calculator Kid art on the cover, plus the poster on the back page. As mentioned above, Mike Lacey provides 1 Cheeky's Week element.
|Cheeky Weekly||Cover Date: 05-Aug-1978, Issue 42 of 117|
|1||Cover Feature 'Calculator Kid' 1 of 2 - Art Frank McDiarmid\What a Cheek - Art Frank McDiarmid|
|2||Sunday - Art Frank McDiarmid|
|3||Skateboard Squad - Art Mike Lacey|
|4||Sunday evening - Art Frank McDiarmid|
|5||6 Million Dollar Gran - Art Ian Knox|
|6||6 Million Dollar Gran - Art Ian Knox|
|7||6 Million Dollar Gran - Art Ian Knox|
|8||Monday - Art Frank McDiarmid|
|9||What's New, Kids\Ad: Bassett's|
|10||Tuesday - Art Frank McDiarmid|
|11||Paddywack - Art Jack Clayton|
|12||Draw Hid Kid winners (single appearance)|
|13||Draw Hid Kid winners (single appearance)|
|14||Ad: WH Smith|
|15||Wednesday - Art Frank McDiarmid|
|16||Creepy Sleepy Tale - Art Mike Lacey|
|17||Creepy Sleepy Tale - Art Mike Lacey\Wednesday - Art Mike Lacey|
|18||Ad: Rowntree Mackintosh (first appearance)|
|19||Thursday - Art Frank McDiarmid|
|20||Mustapha Million - Art Reg Parlett|
|21||Mustapha Million - Art Reg Parlett|
|22||Ad: Sporting Aces (first appearance)|
|23||Friday - Art Frank McDiarmid|
|24||Calculator Kid - Art Terry Bave|
|25||Saturday - Art Frank McDiarmid|
|26||Tweety and Sylvester 'Those Little Ups and Downs'|
|27||Tweety and Sylvester 'Those Little Ups and Downs'|
|28||Interval - Art Frank McDiarmid|
|29||James Bold (final appearance) 'Island of Fear' 6 of 6 - Art Mike White|
|30||James Bold (final appearance) 'Island of Fear' 6 of 6 - Art Mike White|
|31||Saturday - Art Frank McDiarmid\Ad: IPC 'Jinty' 5 of 7|
|32||Pin-up pal 'Libby' - Art Frank McDiarmid|
Cheeky's Week Artists Cover Date 05-Aug-1978