Thus in the promotion's seventh week it was no surprise to find Cheeky Weekly guest stars appearing in Whizzer and Chips, but maybe the choice of strip is a little unexpected, because it's Why, Dad, Why?, the strip which made a Star Guest appearance in the previous week's Whoopee!.
WDW was on something of a roll at this time as, in addition to appearing as a Star Guest for the second consecutive week, over in the edition of Cheeky Weekly sharing the same cover date as the issue of Whizzer and Chips from which the page below is taken, Dad and Son were for the only time promoted to the cover of the Mystery Comic.
|Whizzer and Chips 12 May 1979|
Art: John Geering
Unlike the WDW episode chosen for the strip's visit to the previous week's Whoopee!, which was less than emphatic in setting out the feature's premise, the story above highlights Son's incessant questioning, and Dad makes clear in panel four his views on this aspect of his offspring's personality. This could suggest that the page was specifically produced for use as a Star Guest rather than being selected from work intended for Cheeky Weekly (this strip was new and never appeared in the toothy funster's title).
The caption at the foot of the page advises Whizz-Kids and Chip-Ites that further father-and-son fun can be had in Cheeky Weekly (the comic had already received a plug in panel five). Any Whizzer and Chips readers who weren't deterred by the violence depicted in this strip and were keen to enjoy more knockabout larks of a similar nature had the opportunity (if they commenced reading our grinning pal's comic with the 12 May 1979 issue) to read a further 29 episodes before Cheeky Weekly expired and Why, Dad, Why? went into retirement.