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Wednesday, 8 July 2020

The Whoopee Years - Cheeky Weekly Characters in the Popularity Polls - part 4

Some might be of the opinion that to print another set of Top Ten results in the 21 August 1982 edition of Whoopee!, just 2 weeks after the previous Top Ten, was a bit premature. The editor was clearly keen to stimulate responses to the voting coupons, which would be printed 7 times during 1982, so probably felt that the appearance of another list of lucky recipients of the £2 on offer to those fortunate enough to have their completed coupon drawn from whatever receptacle they were stored in would persuade more readers to send in their preferences.

In view of the short amount of time between these results and the previous ones, in this post I won't do my usual analysis of the enders/starters/ongoing strips.

Despite the brief interval between the two sets of results, there had been some movement by our ex-Cheeky Weekly chums...

Whoopee! 21 August 1982


Mustapha Million continued to be the most popular character from Cheeky Weekly (although having slipped from the premier position which he'd occupied on 2 previous occasions), retaining his 4th place, but Calculator Kid had moved up one notch, to secure 5th position. However, the kids of Stage School hadn't been as fortunate, slipping from number 8 to number 10. Yet again Gran, Paddywack and poor old Cheeky failed to make an impression on the top 10.

My examination of the fortunes of the ex-Cheeky Weekly funny folk in the Whoopee Top Ten polls continues in part 5.

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2 comments:

  1. shame stage school was so low on the list and no gran!! no cheeky!!!
    But bumpkin Billionaire is the best!

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    1. The Bumpkins are very good, but I'm still surprised all these years later that Cheeky did so badly.

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