Moose & Molly

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Moose and Molly is an American comic strip by Bob Weber, published by King Features Syndicate. It began on September 20, 1965, as Moose, and retitled Moose Miller six years later.[1] It was renamed Moose and Molly in 1998.[1][2] Weber based many of Moose's adventures on his own family's experiences.[2]

Characters[edit]

  • Moose Miller is a "lazy, out-of-work, out-of-shape loafer".[3] He has a communal attitude to other people's property and often helps himself to food from his neighbours' refrigerator or invites his friends over to spend the afternoon in their swimming pool. Despite this he seems quite popular, perhaps due to his perpetually cheerful demeanour. Despite his laziness, he can be quite handy at times.[4]
  • Molly Miller is Moose's loving[5] and extremely tolerant wife. About the only thing she'd change about her husband would be to have him get around to his household repairs a little quicker[6] She has a playful sense of humour and shares her husband's propensity for mooching; the pair often invite themselves to friends' houses for dinner.
  • Bunky Miller is Moose and Molly's first child, a teenager who takes after his father.[7]
  • Blip Miller is the middle child of the Miller family.[7]
  • Cindy Miller is the youngest of the three children.[7]
  • Chester Crabtree is Moose's neighbour, best friend and worst enemy. He likes Moose, but is often annoyed by his mooching.[7]
  • Clara Crabtree is Chester's wife,[7] and is much more tolerant of Moose's antics than her husband is.
  • Jack Wilson is Molly's brother,[8] almost always referred to as "my brother Jack" by Molly and "your brother Jack" by Moose. Like Moose, he rarely seems to have trouble finding employment, but never manages to keep the job for long.
  • Mrs. Wilson,[8] Molly and Jack's mother, loves snooping on the neighbours and gossiping with Molly.[9]

Pets[edit]

The Millers own a number of animals including at least two dogs (Bowser[7] and Butch[10]) and a cat (Tabby[10]).

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Moose Miller at Don Markstein's Toonopedia. Archived from the original on April 16, 2012.
  2. ^ a b "Moose and Molly". King Features. Archived from the original on February 6, 2001. 
  3. ^ "About This Comic". King Features. Retrieved February 17, 2015. 
  4. ^ Bob Weber Sr. (c). Moose and Molly. January 15, 2015, King Features.
  5. ^ Bob Weber Sr. (c). Moose and Molly. July 8, 2014, King Features.
  6. ^ Bob Weber Sr. (c). Moose and Molly. February 10, 2015, King Features.
  7. ^ a b c d e f "The Characters". King Features. Retrieved February 17, 2015. 
  8. ^ a b Bob Weber Sr. (c). Moose and Molly. February 15, 2015, King Features.
  9. ^ Bob Weber Sr. (c). Moose and Molly. January 13, 2015, King Features.
  10. ^ a b Bob Weber Sr. (c). Moose and Molly. April 27, 2013, King Features.