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[[Image:McGurgle_Freddie_Lil_Abner.png|right]]Performing pseudonym of Li'l Abner Yokum in a run of comic strip ''Li'l Abner'' from January of 1944. In a spoof of the crooner craze, cartoonist Al Capp has his protagonist fall afoul of the conniving singer [[Concertino Constatio]]. Constatio can sing, but looks hideous. So he gets the idea to turn Abner into a crooner by starving and abusing him until he looks thin and haggard enough. Then Constatio will secretly provide the vocals while "McGurgle" lip-synchs.
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[[Image:McGurgle_Freddie_Lil_Abner.png|right]]Performing pseudonym of Li'l Abner Yokum in a run of comic strip ''Li'l Abner'' from December 1943 to January 1944. In a spoof of the crooner craze (exemplified by Frank Sinatra), cartoonist Al Capp has his protagonist fall afoul of the conniving singer [[Concertino Constiato]]. Constiato can sing, but looks hideous. So he gets the idea to turn Abner into a crooner by starving and abusing him until he looks thin and haggard enough. Constiato secretly provides the vocals while "McGurgle" lip-synchs. They win a radio contract with New York City station KWOON. Then McGurgle is kidnapped by an overeager fan club.
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Frank Sinatra would himself appear in the strip on [https://comics.ha.com/itm/original-comic-art/al-capp-li-l-abner-daily-comic-strip-original-art-lot-of-two-plus-frank-sinatra-signed-document-group-united-feat/a/7136-92120.s?ic4=GalleryView-Thumbnail-071515 May 13, 1946].
  
 
==See also==
 
==See also==
Other Al Capp spoofs:
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*[[Concertino Constiato]]
 
*[[Joanie Phoanie]], spoof of Joan Baez
 
*[[Joanie Phoanie]], spoof of Joan Baez
 
*[[Hawg McCall]], a spoof of Elvis Presley
 
*[[Hawg McCall]], a spoof of Elvis Presley
*[[Hal Fascinatra]], a spoof of Frank Sinatra
 
 
*[[The Beasties]], a spoof of the Beatles
 
*[[The Beasties]], a spoof of the Beatles
  
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[[Category:Li'l Abner|McGurgle, Freddie]]
 
[[Category:Li'l Abner|McGurgle, Freddie]]
 
[[Category:Pop|McGurgle, Freddie]]
 
[[Category:Pop|McGurgle, Freddie]]
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[[Category:Frank Sinatra|McGurgle, Freddie]]

Latest revision as of 06:58, 5 May 2022

McGurgle Freddie Lil Abner.png

Performing pseudonym of Li'l Abner Yokum in a run of comic strip Li'l Abner from December 1943 to January 1944. In a spoof of the crooner craze (exemplified by Frank Sinatra), cartoonist Al Capp has his protagonist fall afoul of the conniving singer Concertino Constiato. Constiato can sing, but looks hideous. So he gets the idea to turn Abner into a crooner by starving and abusing him until he looks thin and haggard enough. Constiato secretly provides the vocals while "McGurgle" lip-synchs. They win a radio contract with New York City station KWOON. Then McGurgle is kidnapped by an overeager fan club.


Frank Sinatra would himself appear in the strip on May 13, 1946.

See also