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Wednesday, 14 December 2016

The One-Offs - Cheeky's Granny, Grandad, Aunt and Uncle (and sundry relatives)

Over the weeks there were many anonymous stooges who shared a joke with Cheeky and were never seen again. Certain of these ephemeral members of the Cheeky cast, however, were introduced in such a way that one expected them to become regular characters. This series of posts examines those 'one-off' appearances.

Cheeky's mum and dad were regularly featured from the debut issue, but until the first Christmas edition (dated 31 December 1977), readers hadn't witnessed any other member of the Cheeky clan.


Art: Frank McDiarmid
I like the legs heralding the approaching horde
in panel 3

It's no wonder our grinning hero has such a magnificent mouthful of dinner-manglers when both sides of his family are so chromosomally-disposed to having titanic chompers.

In Flash Harry's photo above we can see what looks like Cheeky's Granny and Grandad, plus sundry unspecified relatives and a canine with remarkably familiar teeth. None of these characters appeared again.

However, it appears Cheeky had an uncle and aunt who didn't make it into the above family portrait, but did appear in the 11 February 1978 issue.

Art: Frank McDiarmid pencils

Having served their purpose as part of Cheeky's plot to view his favourite TV programme, Auntie and (presumaby) Uncle's services were no longer required and they never returned.


Uncle Hamish, who did become a regular participant in Cheeky's Week, made his debut in the following issue.

See also Great Uncle Daniel.

1 comment:

  1. Wow!
    If you are not funny...get out of the comic!!!!

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