“Andy Capp” is probably the only comic strip to inspire a potato snack.
I can’t say a lot more about the strip, except that it never prompted much more than consternation from me.
Created in 1957 by cartoonist Reg Smythe, the strip ran in British papers before making its way to the U.S.
The strip follows the soused adventures of Andy Capp, a working class bloke who likes to hang out at the pub and occasionally irritate his wife, Flo.
Online sites say Andy is a wife beater, although I’m not sure I noticed that depicted in the strip. I’ve seen plenty of animosity between the two, however, which makes the former more likely – although almost certainly not in the modern era.
So how are those Andy Capp Hot Fries, anyway?