March 3rd, 2019
by Mort Walker
This episode involves another of Lt. Fuzz’s pet peeves, eating in the office. When Sarge is banished outside he encounters Rocky, one of the last characters in the strip who still smokes.
Mort Walker picked up the cigarette habit in the Army during the war. It took him eight months to quit in the mid-1960s. Around this time he did a story in Hi and Lois in which Hi was trying to give up. Here is a link to that sequence: http://hiandlois.com/2014/01/04/new-years-resolutions/
Today, very few of the characters smoke. Cookie sometimes has a cigar, if the gag requires ashes to fall into his cooking pot. Rocky is the last holdout.
Next week we will move on to 2006 in our Timeline series, so be sure to check back.
– Brian Walker
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