Plop: The Hairless Elbonian

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Plop: The Hairless Elbonian is an experimental spinoff of the Dilbert comic strip, both by Scott Adams. It follows the life of the titular Elbonian who, having absolutely no hair, is unusual in his country. Twenty-eight comics were published in 2001 but none has been seen since, mainly because they were produced in the summer of 2001; Adams was doubtful about making a comic about "people who look like the Taliban" in the wake of 9/11, so the project was shelved "probably permanently" according to Adams.[1]

Plop was so named because, according to Adams, that was "the first thing my mom heard when I was born three months prematurely." From strip #21, Plop starts to rename himself "Squat", after his name certificate misspells "Scott". The background reasons for this name-change are explained in Dilbert newsletter No. 39 [2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Hairless Elbonian - About the comic". Archived from the original on 2008-04-12. 
  2. ^ "Dilbert Newsletter No. 39". Archived from the original on 2008-04-15.