Sunday, November 05, 2023
Wish You Were Here, from Jimmy Swinnerton
Another from Hearst's Li'l Arsonist series, this Little Jimmy card has the rare feature of offering a real surprise when the secret portion of the picture is revealed. That's because the parrot in the birdcage is a complete non sequitur. In the original gag, which ran in the September 9 1906 episode of Little Jimmy, the grinning kid in the nightshirt is not there, and Jimmy is getting his finger nipped by the parrot. Here the parrot does not seem to be making a lunch of Jimmy's digit, but merely flapping its wings around. Maybe Jimmy is supposed to be ornithophobic?
Labels: Wish You Were Here