Fatty Fudge is a cartoon character in The Beano Comic. As his name suggests he is a big fat boy with an addiction to unhealthy food and in particular confectionery. He is very greedy and would do anything for food, which Minnie often uses to her advantage. He is largely confined to supporting roles in the Minnie the Minx cartoon strip in which, alongside Minnie's other rival Soppy Susan he is usually the butt of Minnie's pranks, although his services are occasionally engaged by Minnie for the furtherence of her schemes. His real name is Frederick.
From 1989-1991, however, Fatty enjoyed his own spin off strip devoted entirely to the parodying of famous films. Examples of this include Ghost Burgers, Toast Busters, You only eat Rice, Sleeping Fatty, Frankfurterstein, Fishfinger, Live and let diet, The Incredible bulk, 2001 a space obesity, and 20,000 Leeks under the Sea. He also appeared in a parody of the British quiz show Bob's Full House, called "Slob's Full Tum", where contestants had to eat as much as they could and whoever got a full tum in the quickest time was the winner. The game show was hosted by "Slob Monkhouse", again a parody of the original host name Bob Monkhouse. These strips were all drawn by Jim Petrie, the Minnie the Minx artist at that time.
The strip reappeared in Issue 3616, dated 17 December 2011, it was so former artist Jim Petrie could get a proper retirement. The comic asked for ideas for the strip on Beano.com. In the end, the winning idea was "The Tummy Returns", suggested by William Clyde, this appeared in the comic. Other suggestions that were considered good by Petrie included Iron (stomach) Man, A-lard-in, Harry Scoffer and the order on Phoenix Street, all from Harry Rickard, Currynation Street and The Fat in the Hat, both by Oliver Forde.
- Beano Comic Library No. 230: Fatty Fudge in 'Ghost-Burgers! Published by D. C. Thomson & Co. Ltd., 185 Fleet Street, London 1991.
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