For many baby boomers, Dennis the Menace, was a bratty 6-year-old.
The strip inspired several books of cartoons, a television show, a musical and a 1993 movie.
The TV show, starring Jay North as Dennis and Joseph Kearns as Mr. Wilson, ran on CBS from 1959 to 1963.
Comic creator Hank Ketcham, who kept Dennis' hometown a secret for 40 years to make him seem like Everykid, decided in his 1990 autobiography to announce where Dennis’ mythical hometown was located.
In the book, Ketcham wrote how he was working as a freelance cartoonist after the war. He was living in Carmel, Calif., when he got the idea for "Dennis the Menace" in October 1950.
His wife, Alice, burst into his home studio, exasperated that their 4-year-old son, Dennis, had dismantled his room instead of taking a nap.
"Your son is a menace!" she said.
The strip with the towhead tornado, crabby neighbor Mr. Wilson and a rangy, bespectacled dad who looked like Ketcham himself debuted in 16 newspapers.
It was an instant hit, and the following year a collection of Dennis cartoons was a best seller.
Question: So, where was Dennis’ hometown?
Answer to Friday’s question: Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle was born March 24, 1887, in Smith Center. While still an infant, his family moved to California.
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