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Friday, 14 October 2011

Cheeky's Week characters

Here's a list of all the major characters to appear in Cheeky's Week.

Just to clarify, 'Cheeky's Week' in this context means all the daily strips in Cheeky Weekly featuring Cheeky and his pals, not just the Cheeky's Week cover feature.

'Major characters' means all those characters who were given a name in the strips.

For each character, the total number of issues in which they appeared (in a Cheeky's Week strip) and their debut and farewell dates are shown.

Please note that the table below excludes named characters who appeared only once, as they have been/will be the subject of the ongoing One-Off posts, and I'm keeping them a secret until they get their moment in the One-Off spotlight.  So there.

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Character Total Issues First Appearance Final Appearance
Cheeky11722-Oct-7702-Feb-80
Snail11722-Oct-7702-Feb-80
Ursula11422-Oct-7726-Jan-80
Bump-Bump Bernie11322-Oct-7702-Feb-80
Lily Pop11322-Oct-7702-Feb-80
Jogging Jeremy11122-Oct-7702-Feb-80
Knock-Knock Door11029-Oct-7702-Feb-80
Teacher10919-Nov-7702-Feb-80
Manhole Man10722-Oct-7702-Feb-80
Gloomy Glad10612-Nov-7702-Feb-80
Posh Claude10605-Nov-7702-Feb-80
Auntie Daisy10219-Nov-7702-Feb-80
Mechanic10022-Oct-7726-Jan-80
Yikky-Boo9921-Jan-7802-Feb-80
Six-Gun Sam9921-Jan-7802-Feb-80
Baker's Boy9924-Dec-7702-Feb-80
Baby Burpo9422-Oct-7702-Feb-80
Doctor Braincell9311-Mar-7802-Feb-80
Granny Gumdrop9122-Oct-7702-Feb-80
Doodle Doug8622-Oct-7702-Feb-80
Louise8512-Nov-7702-Feb-80
Constable Chuckle8301-Apr-7802-Feb-80
Petula8221-Jan-7819-Jan-80
Farmer Giles7808-Jul-7802-Feb-80
Do-Good Dora7405-Nov-7702-Feb-80
Cheeky's Dad7322-Oct-7702-Feb-80
Bubblegum Boy7322-Oct-7702-Feb-80
Goalie Cat7122-Oct-7705-Jan-80
Vicar6822-Oct-7702-Feb-80
Disco Kid6708-Jul-7802-Feb-80
Spiv6622-Oct-7729-Dec-79
Hid Kid6618-Feb-7826-Jan-80
Gunga Jim6321-Jan-7805-Jan-80
Crystal Belle5915-Jul-7802-Feb-80
Cheeky's Mum5929-Oct-7712-Jan-80
Crunching Chris5822-Oct-7729-Dec-79
Walter Wurx5722-Oct-7719-Jan-80
Sid the Street-Sweeper5622-Oct-7705-Jan-80
Commissionaire5122-Oct-7702-Dec-78
Burpo's Mum5022-Oct-7721-Jul-79
Uncle Hamish5007-Jan-7802-Feb-80
Dan-Dan the Lavender Man4810-Dec-7726-Jan-80
Sherlock4703-Dec-7719-Jan-80
Burpo's Dad4522-Oct-7721-Jul-79
Mr Haddock4329-Oct-7726-Jan-80
Flash Harry4131-Dec-7729-Dec-79
Milkie4122-Oct-7712-Jan-80
Skatie3905-Nov-7729-Dec-79
Herman3922-Oct-7705-Jan-80
Calculator Kid3908-Jul-7802-Feb-80
Wipe-Out3705-Nov-7729-Dec-79
Skipper3605-Nov-7729-Dec-79
Oscar3522-Oct-7717-Jun-78
Square-Eyes3409-Sep-7819-Jan-80
Buster the Busker3322-Oct-7705-Jan-80
Snoozin' Susan3206-May-7829-Dec-79
Nosy Nora2922-Oct-7714-Jul-79
Hypno-Tessa2814-Apr-7912-Jan-80
Postie2822-Oct-7719-Jan-80
Libby2705-Nov-7729-Dec-79
Willie Brushiton2623-Sep-7805-Jan-80
Taff the Laff2614-Jul-7902-Feb-80
Newsagent2507-Jan-7824-Jun-78
Spook2321-Jul-7902-Feb-80
Newsvendor2305-Nov-7717-Mar-79
Mr Chips2128-Jul-7926-Jan-80
Telephone Pole Man1622-Oct-7724-Jun-78
Mr Mutton1515-Sep-7926-Jan-80
Rex Press1529-Sep-7926-Jan-80
Phone Box1529-Jul-7806-Jan-79
Zoot Soot1412-May-7919-Jan-80
Parachutist1029-Oct-7713-May-78
Scruffbag1005-Nov-7721-Jul-79
Ah Sew927-Oct-7926-Jan-80
Burpo's Cousins626-Nov-7723-Sep-78
6 Million Dollar Gran512-Nov-7702-Feb-80
Ding-Dong Debbie502-Sep-7826-May-79
Hot Air Balloon411-Feb-7825-Mar-78
Short-Sighted Dustman419-Nov-7714-Jan-78
Dentist304-Aug-7913-Oct-79
Posh Claude's Dad303-Feb-7903-Nov-79
Mustapha Million321-Jan-7802-Feb-80
Posh Claude's Mum324-Dec-7701-Sep-79
Gloomy Glad's Dad327-May-7812-Aug-78
Mystery Boy207-Oct-7810-Feb-79
Paddywack202-Sep-7809-Sep-78
Tired Tom205-Nov-7717-Dec-77

9 comments:

  1. My favourite - after Cheeky himself - was Posh Claude. The quote I remember best was 'Claude's telephone doesn't ring, it coughs politely' - NB not a verbatim quote. I got Cheeky Weekly for a couple of years and adored it. Even at that age (I was 11/12) I knew it was several cuts above the other comics. Surreal, intelligent & hilarious! But then Smash Hits came out & that was that. Very funny comic - I have extremely fond memories of it. It was also bigger than most so I felt I was getting loads for my 10p ... Good stuff.

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    1. Hi Annajane - yes, Posh Claude was a great character - I love the way he's often exposed as being far from posh, but it doesn't deter him from maintaining the pretense (although there was actually some ambiguity about his true background, as you've probably seen here).

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  2. I don't remember Claude's dad but 'Mumikins' is very memorable! Did Cheeky Weekly do posters of their characters? I have a vague memory of having Ursula on my wall...I'd love to see it all again - I was unhappy at school back then & really looked forward to Saturdays and Cheeky & his (often corny) jokes!

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    1. You can read about the Pin-Up Pal posters here. There was indeed a poster of the lumbering lolly-lady, Ursula. Bruce is the custodian of the online Pin-Up Pal poster gallery, although it seems to be offline at the moment. Keep an eye on his blog http://comicsblog.brucelaing.id.au/ as I've just sent him a message asking what's happening about the gallery so he may get it back online.

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    2. You can now see the Ursula poster at http://comicsblog.brucelaing.id.au/pinup02/

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  3. That's the one! I also had Posh Claude on my wall - and the Vicar I think. Am I right in remembering that CW was bigger than the average comic? Or am I remembering it that way because it was so packed with stuff?

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    1. Cheeky Weekly was 32 pages per issue, so the same size as other IPC comics of the time. It just seemed bigger due to all the corny gags crammed into each edition!

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    2. I don't remember Goalie Cat! It must have been after my time (I roughly calculate that I stopped reading in Nov 1978). Fabulous!! And maybe a forerunner of Billy the Fish ... How possible is it to get a copy of Cheeky Weekly? And if so, how much would it cost?

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    3. I would imagine Ebay might be a source of a Cheeky Weekly or two, but I've never used it (all my copies of CW are the ones I bought as it was being published) so I don't know how much they would cost.

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