Talk:Gasoline Alley

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Death of Walt/Phyllis?[edit]

WRONGO!!!!! As the strip progresses, we see that Walt's wife Phyliss has passed on...not Walt!!!!!!! (Still...105 is very old by today's standards,)

Ditto that. Today (May 5th) was the day when which of the two died was to be revealed...and it was Phyllis (we knew either Phyllis or Walt died, and today's strip clearly shows Uncle Walt alive and well). I'll correct it. Furrykef 08:42, 5 May 2004 (UTC)

Aging of comic strip characters--unusual?[edit]

" . . . this path has been followed by very few, Lynn Johnston's For Better or For Worse being the only strip of merit."

What about Sally in Peanuts? Wiwaxia 23:19, 10 May 2004 (UTC)

Well, I guess the criterion should he that all characters in the comics are aging at an equal pace. Also, I heard it was fairly common in modern manga.
The kids in Blondie and Dick Tracy's Junior, also. Actually, it is fairly common for kids in comicstrips to age to a certain point, then 'freeze'. The above example of Peanuts is a good one; the kids were originally daycare age. (There is a strip of Lucy crawling out of a crib and another with Schroeder sucking on a bottle. Linus started as a baby and both Sally and Rerun were actually born during the strip's run.) Dennis the Menace did the same, starting as almost a baby and freezing when he was in 'kiddy garden'. Gasoline Alley is one of the very few which has had the kids CONTINUE to age and introduce a third generation, although it has become more common nowadays with strips like Safe Havens and Doonesbury having their kids grow up. And yes, a lot of long-running manga does it, also (DragonBall, for instance). CFLeon 00:28, 14 June 2006 (UTC)

Question about the 1975 Sunday version of Gasoline Alley[edit]

I remember in early 1975, that unlike the daily version of Gasoline Alley, the Sunday edition contained amorphous blobs of color and incoherent words that occassionally seem to reference the main characters. Then in either late 1975 or early 1976, the Sunday edition of Gasoline Alley suddenly appeared as the daily version, with recognizable characters and readable dialogue. Does anyone know what happened? Seeing that Perry retired and was replaced by Moores in 1975, perhaps Mr. Perry had a dibilitating disease, but was forced by contractual obligations to provide content, even if it was unreadable. Just curious if anyone knows the whole story or not. [unsigned]

Perry retired and Dick Moores replaced him. His art and writing may not be to your taste -- they aren't to mine -- but no need to insult the man. Rick Norwood 20:29, 12 April 2007 (UTC)

Date needs correction[edit]

The Tribune could not have "picked up the feature" on August 25, 1918, since the feature was not created until November 24, 1918. Jimtrue 15:10, 22 July 2007 (UTC)


needs expanded[edit]

A list of the entire cast needs to be created. alphabeticaly and by year introduced. and a timeline with major events like walts marrage, births, deaths and introductions of new characters. Herogamer (talk) 16:44, 30 March 2010 (UTC)

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Name origin?[edit]

I went to this article looking for some information on how, exactly, this strip got its name. Even back in the 1950s, Mad did parodies noting that the name seemed to have nothing to do with the strip. It doesn't seem to have anything to do with the Indy 500, either ... is there any explanation for this? Daniel Case (talk) 19:36, 5 February 2013 (UTC)

Oops. I missed it. It's in "Early years" ... the four main characters would talk about cars in the panel. Sorry. But we should make that clearer. Daniel Case (talk) 19:38, 5 February 2013 (UTC)