Monday, February 11, 2008
Forgotten Cartoon Character Week
This is the Schmoo - Wikipedia has a wealth of data about this 70's creature - more than one would think...as follows, "There is no evidence that "Shmoo" is derived from the Yiddish word "schmoe", itself a euphemism for schmuck. The shmoo is in fact quite the opposite. Its name was most likely a pure creation of Capp's. The real or folk etymology of the word is not discussed in any of the five Shmoo comic books published in 1949-50, nor in any of the retrospective literature."