Monday, April 25, 2011


Obscurity of the Day: J.M. Muggsby's Social Aspirations

Even when Harold MacGill wasn't working on his Hall-Room Boys strip, he was obsessing about people trying to climb the social ladder. When Hearst had him add a Sunday strip to his repertoire (he was primarily appearing in the weekday papers for Hearst) he came up with J.M. Muggsby's Social Aspirations, which played out much like Hall-Room Boys episodes except that the butt of the jokes was a middle-aged married fellow who did actually have the dough, but still couldn't get society to take an interest in him.

The strip seems to have been more of a filler than anything else. It only ran from October 13 to December 8 1907.


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