The Beano at 80: A guide to the comic's most enduring characters, from Dennis the Menace to the Bash Street Kids. In older strips, the character is sometimes called Herbert instead of 'Erbert. The Bash Street Kids. Published 2 November 2012. Beano Characters-The Bash Street Kids January 16, 2010. D&D Beyond Cartoonist Leo Baxendale, who created The Beano's Bash Street Kids and Minnie the Minx, has died at the age of 86. During an escape, 'Erbert is usually bumping into a wall or running in the opposite direction. Plug, whose real name is Percival Proudfoot Plugsley,[16] is a lanky, gangling character with a large overbite, protruding ears, two buck teeth and a wide nose. Worst enemies: Homework and Cuthbert Cringeworthy, the class tell-tale... Prized possession: The report filed by the last inspector who dared to visit Bash Street School. [citation needed] His character has evolved slightly; although he still swots and is as bright as ever, particularly in longer strips by Mike Pearse and Kev F. Sutherland he is one of the gang (unlike earlier strips, where he seemed to dislike the other kids) and sometimes comes up with intelligent ideas to help their cause or save the school. Changes included the replacement of Danny's trademark school hat by a top hat, Fatty becoming fit and muscular and Tom-boy Toots acting more feminine. The Bash Street Kids. It says, "This is the worst class in the world. In his brief involvement in The Wizard, he is given the name John Smith. It's always a pleasure to draw such iconic characters that I enjoyed so much when I was a child. [17] He is originally known as Pug; according to The Beano, the "l" was added when Smiffy had one to spare after misspelling "silly".[18]. [9] As the leader Danny is prone to conceit, and in the 2006 Beano annual he announces that his conker is indestructible in a competition. The characters were inspired by the view from the D. C. Thomson & Co. office windows, overlooking the High School of Dundeeplayground. They are taught by a stereotypical "Teacher", whose wife is "Mrs Teacher". His short-sightedness is renowned; in The Beano Annual 2000 the characters take a cruise to Perth, only to reach shore at Perth, Scotland. Editor Euan Kerr was pleased with the fan response, saying that the publication "even got death threats! The characters were inspired by the view from the D. C. Thomson & Co. office windows, overlooking the High School of Dundee playground. Sidney replies "Woof", and he and Wilfred go into hysterics when Smiffy ruins the rehearsal. Bananaman. The Beano itself, which was first published in 1938, includes characters such as Dennis The Menace, Minnie The Mix, The Bash Street Kids, Roger The Dodger, The Numskulls and Billy Whizz. The strip, created by Leo Baxendale as When the Bell Rings, first appeared in issue 604 (dated February 1954). Despite his appearance Plug is one of the more sympathetic Bash Street Kids, often ready to defend those he feels have been unjustly treated; he once calms Danny down after he loses patience with Smiffy's stupidity. Plug was later incorporated into The Beezer. Plug is hideous and ugly, he is really ugly. The Bash Street Kids is a comic strip in the British comic book The Beano.It also appeared briefly in The Wizard as series of prose stories in 1955. Beano is Britain's favourite comic and home to the Bash Street Kids, Minnie the Minx, and Dennis and Gnasher. Fatty's real name is Fatty Brown, formerly Frederick Joseph Brown. ALTHOUGH none of them look it, today marks the 65th birthday of Beano favourites the Bash Street Kids. In the September 2014 issue of The Beano he is described as Jonah's nephew, implying that he is the son of Jonah's sister Jinx. First appearing in 1972, he resembles a miniature Teacher (a play on the D. C. Thomson comic tradition that pets resemble their owners, like Dennis the Menace and Gnasher) and Walter the Softy from Dennis the Menace. Percival Proudfoot Plugsley or Plug is a lanky, gangling and ugly character in The Bash Street Kidsand the first student of the seven pupils in Bash Street School's Class IA. When they go to the captain's quarters, they discover that 'Erbert has put himself in charge of the ship. He hangs around most often with Spotty and 'Erbert and, occasionally, Sidney. She loves music, often pulling a "boogie box" (a CD player) behind her or listening to her headphones instead of Teacher. Leo Baxendale drew the strip until 1962, when David Sutherland replaced him. He is a trickster, with Smiffy a frequent target. Sidney loves animals and has a wide variety of pets, from elephants to mice. The Bash Street Kids appear in 1993's The Beano Video and 1994's The Beano Videostars; they also appear singing two songs: "The Beano Rap" and "We're the Kids From Bash Street School". An eleventh pupil, Wayne, was introduced after a competition on the BBC's Blue Peter to find a new Bash Street Kid. It became The Bash Street Kids in 1956 and has become a regular feature, appearing in every issue. Gnasher 2201. He became the leader early in the strip, after he gave each kid a wine gum. First Appearance: Issue 452, 17 March 1951. He is a source of entertainment for the others; Sidney and Spotty once send him into a field full of cow pats, with misleading directions for getting out. A school-dance strip hints at a crush on Toots, but she quickly rejects him. Plug is a playable character in Beanotown Racing for the PC, and the school is a race track. Sutherland originally used a similar drawing style to Baxendale's, simplifying it later in the decade. Set in sleeve. Surprisingly tough and as bossy as Danny, Toots is the gang's second-in-command and takes charge in Danny's absence. According to L… Roger the Dodger. When Danny tricks Fatty into completing a long assault course to prove his fitness, he breaks the equipment. In the Bash Street Kids Adventures stories, Plug is softer than the other Bash Street Kids, he’s the only one with a girlfriend. When he sees his friends brainwashed into behaving, he saves them by installing a virus on the robot teacher's disc drive. Apr 10, 2018 - Explore Phoebe Powell's board "Beano Characters" on Pinterest. Pearce retired, the strips were taken over by Tom Paterson before being mothballed and they were later collected into two annuals. He wears a red top, black shorts and a yellow cap. Characters: The Bash Street Kids, Minnie the Minx Joseph Leo Baxendale[1] (27 October 1930 – 23 April 2017) was an English cartoonist and publisher. He’s so ugly that when he pulls a face he looks handsome. The Bash Street Kids are a group of kids in Bash Street School, and are the main antagonists of the strip of the same name, from The Beano. Buy a Beano subscription as a gift A Beano subscription makes the ultimate gift for kids. But I … D&D Beyond Beano editor-in-chief Mike Stirling said: "The Bash Street Kids are legends of our past, present and future. The school would be replaced by a technologically advanced "academy", and Teacher by a robot. Feature-length strips and crossovers brand most of 'Erbert's mischief as accidental or the result of misdirection. Cuthbert is a character in The Bash Street Kids. [28] In the academy makeover, Spotty's spots and aggressive, sarcastic nature are gone. According to Leo Baxendale, "In fact, the catalyst for my creation of Bash Street was a Giles cartoon of January 1953: kids pouring out of school, heads flying off and sundry mayhems. Plug. Character history Original run (1953–1998) Leo Baxendale created Little Plum in 1953 as a puny cartoon character in a dangerous cartoon world. [12] In the academy makeover, she wears a frilly dress and her hair and face are made up. "[3] Shortly afterwards, an animated adaptation was produced as a segment of The Beano Video Stars. The children’s favourite has been home to … From other local news sites. [27] Spotty is sarcastic, conceited and protective about his masculinity and height. [24] When Teacher calls the roll, instead of saying "Present, sir" he says "Gift, miss". It portrays Class 2B of the Bash Street School in Beanotown, where the teacher and headmaster wear mortarboards and gowns and the students sit at wood desks with inkwells. Fandom Apps Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. Summary Short summary describing this issue. Over time, the Bash Street School's large number of students slowly shrank to its trademark ten. Danny seems especially close to Toots, calling her his second-in-command, and is most annoyed by Smiffy's stupidity and Spotty's sarcasm. The Bash Street Kids is a comic strip in the British comic book The Beano. On the cover of Plug his name is given as Percival Proudfoot Plugsey, although in some earlier strips he is named Claude. The Bash Street Kids are a group of nine kids in Bash Street School, and are the main protagonists of the strip of the same name, from … Get In Touch. Although he is sometimes very kind and intuitive (similar to an idiot savant), most of the time he cannot remember what colour the sky is. From 1968 to 1972 The Beano ran a similar series, The Belles of St. Lemons. Danny has an intense rivalry with Dennis the Menace, highlighted in a strip where the two compete to find a treasure under The O2 Arena and ending with Danny outwitting Dennis;[10] they often argue in crossover strips. ... Beano Characters. Unisex T-shirt, single jersey, 100% Organic ring-spun combed cotton. Toots Pye, whose real name is Kate Pye, Sidney's twin sister, is the only girl in Class 2B. After a year, Wayne disappeared. Like Danny he dislikes Dennis the Menace, especially after Dennis menaces him during the latter's 50th-birthday party. They are taught by a stereotypical "Teacher", whose wife is "Mrs Teacher". The winning entry was announced on 14 March 2007 as "Wayne's in pain". Spotty , Danny , Toots , Sidney , Plug , Fatty , ‘Erbert , Wilfrid and Smiffy ) With Kev F. Sutherland Plug had a more dominant role and was frequently a story's main character. Toots is a fan of boy bands and has admitted a crush on Dennis the Menace, sending him a valentine. He’s got a dog and a cat and they both look like him. Minnie the Minx. [citation needed]. When they first appeared, the strips consisted of the kids outside school; the settings were increasingly inside the school, and the strip was retitled The Bash Street Kids on 11 November 1956 with "the kids" preparing for a pantomime.[2]. When he moves to the Bash Street Academy 'Erbert receives contact lenses to improve his sight, discarding them when he returns to his old school. Beloved national institution, the world’s longest-running weekly comic and home of the Bash Street Kids, the Beano* has entered the world of politics. However, in earlier strips his father was shown to be quite handsome (to the confusion of the other kids) and Plug is described as taking after his mother in appearance. Mike Pearce soon began penciling a spin-off from the original strip, The Bash Street Kids – Singled Out, a single-page comic concentrating on one "kid" a week. Name: The Bash Street Kids (a.k.a. A protest began, accompanied by petitions and publicity stunts throughout Britain, demanding that the characters remain the same. Curiously, Plug's real name was once given as "Claude", a discrepancy which has never been explained; Plug could hardly be mistaken for anyone else, since his features are quite unique (not to say horrible. Beano No.4012, price £2.75, will be available from WH Smith, supermarkets, and all good newsagents or you can subscribe at this link and save money! His trademark is his horrifying face, which consists of a large overbite, two buck teeth and wide nose. In 2008 he acquires a pet pebble, Kevin, who has his own feature (Where's Kevin?) The children's parents (who look almost exactly like their children) are called Plug's Dad and so on, even in flashbacks to their childhoods. In the July 2013 75th-birthday edition of The Beano, a lane near Dundee's West Marketgait was named Bash Street;[4][5] whereas an anniversary strip showed Bash Street School being destroyed; the characters relocated to Beano High.[6][7]. His swelled head is often deflated by a fellow student. Character history Original run (1953–1998) Leo Baxendale created Little Plum in 1953 as a puny cartoon character in a dangerous cartoon world. Perhaps Britain's most iconic comic character, Dennis the Menace has appeared in The Beano since 1951. Wilfrid, whose real name is Wilfrid John Wimble[31] is the smallest and quietest of the Bash Street Kids, and has social anxiety, his thoughts hidden behind a green jumper going up to his nose. Unlike 'Erbert, most of Wilfrid's mischief is intentional. Member of the Bash Street Kids. Although he is quiet and friendly, 'Erbert can wreak as much havoc as his classmates. The proposal turned out to be a hoax when the story introducing the new Bash Street Kids saw them in their old ways. The Beano #452 (Dennis' First Appearance) The Beano #596 (Minnie's First Appearance) The Beano #1363 (Gnasher's First Appearance) The Beano #2233 (Ivy's First Appearance) The Beano #559 (Roger's First Appearance) Dennis and Gnasher are so famous they even have their own smash hit TV show on CBBC and Netflix – Dennis & Gnasher: Unleashed! The Beano has been in action for 80 years (Picture: The Beano) As The Beano celebrates its 80th birthday, we take a look at the most popular characters from the comic. Sidney, whose real name is Sidney Mason Pye[22] is Toots' twin brother, whose spiked haircut resembles a chimney-sweeping brush. Gnasher. Danny often devises the kids' pranks and escape routes from school. He has two sisters, Plugella and Plugena,[20] who closely resemble him. The Bash Street Kids Annual, previously known as The Bash Street Kids Book and published biannually, is published in August. Among his best known creations are the Beano strips Little Plum, Minnie the Minx, The Bash Street Kids, and The Three Bears. The Beano reached its 4,000th issue on 28 August 2019. Cuthbert appears in the fewest strips of all the characters. Characters that appear in the Beano. Sleeve hem and bottom hem with wide double needle topstitch. Straight away, I pencilled a drawing of 'The Kids of Bash Street School' and posted it from my home in Preston to R. D. Low, the managing editor of D.C. Thomson's children's publications in Dundee. He is a central character in The Beano Interactive DVD with Dennis, Gnasher, Minnie the Minx and Roger the Dodger. During the academy makeover, his chimney-brush hair is shaved off and he is apparently hypnotised. The school janitor observes that he will never make any friends. Singled Out revealed his full name. Baxendale wrote and drew several titles. Spotty, Danny, Toots, Sidney, Plug, Fatty, ‘Erbert, Wilfrid and Smiffy), Best friends: Dennis, Minnie the Minx, Roger the Dodger and Billy Whizz. Before Beanoland became Wild Asia at the Chessington World of Adventures, it included the Bash Street Bus. Danny Always up to no good and doesn’t do his homework. The Dandy has had two similar series: the 1970s Whacko (about a teacher who taught in a suit of armour because of his unruly pupils) and P5 from 1998 to 2000, also about a class and their long-suffering teacher. Spotty, whose real name is James Jasper Cameron,[25] is a short boy who wears a blue collared jersey and an extremely long, striped tie. ", Address: You'll find them in Class 2B at Bash Street School, Fact: Apart from Plug, the Bash Street Kids all live in Bash Street Towers. Bash Street was created in 2014 on a road off West Marketgait in honour of the Bash Street Kids, featured in The Beano. The first thing Danny said about Cuthbert was, "He reminds me of someone I don't particularly like". Dennis. The Bash Street Kids, with Teacher. The Bash Street Kids are a group of kids in Bash Street School, and are the main antagonists of the strip of the same name, from The Beano. The strips detailed a rivalry between the kids and the comic's cover star, Dennis the Menace. In the academy makeover, he has slimmed down, but regains his former girth after being freed from brainwashing. 'Erbert, whose real name is Herbert Henry Hoover[11] is a short-sighted boy, who struggles to see even with his spectacles. In the academy storyline Wilfrid apparently has a large chin under his jersey, but it is prosthetic and he pulls it off. [29] Although she is a tomboy, she is more feminine than Minnie the Minx. In the academy makeover Smiffy has a new brain installed, making him the brightest of the kids. Some characters (Teacher and Head, for example) are named after their occupations. Pieface. https://comicvine.gamespot.com/the-beano-annual/4050-26850/characters Kick back and watch back to back episodes of The Bash Street Kids.Subscribe to Beano so you NEVER miss an upload! Like many long-running UK comic strips, The Bash Street Kids is frozen in the era when it began. I think he … First appearing in a 2008 Singled Out story, Kevin appears in Bash Street Kids stories in 2010 and 2011. Beano Superstars - The Bash Street Kids Everything you need to know about the class every teacher dreads... Name: The Bash Street Kids (a.k.a. Her bossiness is exemplified in the feature-length Queen Toots, where she discovers she is connected to royalty. Filed under: Beano Characters — barneylee @ 2:14 pm Tags: Bash Street Kids, Cuthbert, Danny, Fatty, Plug, Smiffy, Spotty. The strip has had a number of ghost artists, including Gordon Bell during the early 1970s, John Sherwood later in the decade, Keith Reynolds during the 1980s and Tom Paterson in the early 1990s. It portrays Class 2B of the Bash Street School in Beanotown, where the teacher and headmaster wear mortarboards and gowns and the students sit at wood desks with inkwells. At one point, the Beano editor showed me a letter from an adult reader saying that the artist doing the Bash Street Kids was a near-genius. "By reading The Beano, generations have 'attended' school with the characters … It was only after I'd created Little Plum (April 1953) and Minnie the Minx (September 1953) that the Beano editor George Moonie travelled to Preston on 20 October 1953 and asked me to go ahead with Bash Street (he gave it the provisional title of 'When The Bell Goes'; when it appeared in The Beano in February 1954, it was titled 'When The Bell Rings')." Wayne has fat, puffy cheeks, dandelion-like hair, a problem with standing and is talkative. Campaign to tackle Christmas loneliness backed by stars. Like most of the other characters he is usually rude to adults, once asking Smiffy to speak up because he couldn't hear him over Teacher. [13] His short-sightedness is shared by his parents, who have ended up in different parts of town on many parents' evenings. Beano Towers, 185 Fleet Street, London, EC4A 2HS; Freephone 0800 904 7569 (UK) / +44(0)1382 575432 (Overseas) shop@beano.com He is proud and protective of the 976 black spots[26] covering his face, fending off any attempts to remove them. He wears a plaster cast and sling, suffering comic misfortunes like Calamity James. These feature-length strips were more detailed, delving into an obscure character's personality and introducing new traits. By 2000 The Bash Street Kids was a feature-length strip, filling an entire Beano book. He’s got a … Filed under: Beano Characters — barneylee @ 2:14 pm Tags: Bash Street Kids, Cuthbert, Danny, Fatty, Plug, Smiffy, Spotty. 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