The Bash Street Kids is a comic strip in the British comic book The Beano. The Beano at 80: A guide to the comic's most enduring characters, from Dennis the Menace to the Bash Street Kids. [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. 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. The strips have had a closely connected visual style since the early 1970s, when Sutherland began drawing them both. Characters: The Bash Street Kids, Minnie the Minx Joseph Leo Baxendale[1] (27 October 1930 – 23 April 2017) was an English cartoonist and publisher. She loves music, often pulling a "boogie box" (a CD player) behind her or listening to her headphones instead of Teacher. [23] He makes pithy remarks about the other kids, to the amusement of those around him; he and Spotty fight several times when the latter is a target. Plug. 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. Unisex T-shirt, single jersey, 100% Organic ring-spun combed cotton. In later strips Danny has some respect for Teacher, often helping him out of trouble. A protest began, accompanied by petitions and publicity stunts throughout Britain, demanding that the characters remain the same. When he sees his friends brainwashed into behaving, he saves them by installing a virus on the robot teacher's disc drive. He is proud and protective of the 976 black spots[26] covering his face, fending off any attempts to remove them. In the academy makeover Smiffy has a new brain installed, making him the brightest of the kids. Fandom Apps Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. In one he has a girlfriend, making him the first Beano character (except for Walter) to do so. Cartoonist Leo Baxendale, who created The Beano's Bash Street Kids and Minnie the Minx, has died at the age of 86. When the kids rehearse a nativity play, Smiffy asks what sound a sheep makes. Beano Characters-The Bash Street Kids January 16, 2010. The plot saw him, and a few other retro Beano characters such as Keyhole Kate and Pansy Potter, trying to take over The Beano and return it to its post-war roots. Including puzzles, quizzes and more! It's always a pleasure to draw such iconic characters that I enjoyed so much when I was a child. These feature-length strips were more detailed, delving into an obscure character's personality and introducing new traits. The Beano at 80: A guide to the comic's most enduring characters, from Dennis the Menace to the Bash Street Kids. The Beano at 80: A guide to the comic's most enduring characters, from Dennis the Menace to the Bash Street Kids. Toots is a fan of boy bands and has admitted a crush on Dennis the Menace, sending him a valentine. Bananaman. Beano Towers, 185 Fleet Street, London, EC4A 2HS; Freephone 0800 904 7569 (UK) / +44(0)1382 575432 (Overseas) shop@beano.com 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. 1x1 rib at neck collar. 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. The first thing Danny said about Cuthbert was, "He reminds me of someone I don't particularly like". [12] In the academy makeover, she wears a frilly dress and her hair and face are made up. Although Toots enjoys the boys' company, she sometimes exhibits disdain, naivete or exasperation at their more boyish behaviour. When Danny tricks Fatty into completing a long assault course to prove his fitness, he breaks the equipment. Except for Cuthbert, the rest of the class have fun swapping his thick-rimmed glasses with others and seeing the resultant mayhem. 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. He is a student in Bash Street School. Sidney loves animals and has a wide variety of pets, from elephants to mice. [10] He occasionally enjoys making fun of Plug's looks and Fatty's weight. 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) In the early years, there were an indeterminate number of students; one page had 28, including: The characters appeared in one-page stories (not comic strips) entitled "Bash St. School" in The Wizard in 1955, and were the full-page cover cartoon on 23 July 1955.[35]. His trademark is his horrifying face, which consists of a large overbite, two buck teeth and wide nose. Filed under: Beano Characters — barneylee @ 2:14 pm Tags: Bash Street Kids, Cuthbert, Danny, Fatty, Plug, Smiffy, Spotty. Cuthbert Jason Cringeworthy, the brightest student in the class, is a teacher's pet and has a name for every letter of the alphabet. In the academy storyline Wilfrid apparently has a large chin under his jersey, but it is prosthetic and he pulls it off. An eleventh pupil, Wayne, was introduced after a competition on the BBC's Blue Peter to find a new Bash Street Kid. Sidney replies "Woof", and he and Wilfred go into hysterics when Smiffy ruins the rehearsal. 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. Beano characters the Bash Street Kids to have street named in their honour. Plug had his own comic from 1977 to 1979 featuring him and his two pets (Pug from Pup Parade and Chunkee the Monkey),[19] and was the first Beano with a spin-off. 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. By 2000 The Bash Street Kids was a feature-length strip, filling an entire Beano book. Filed under: Beano Characters — barneylee @ 2:14 pm Tags: Bash Street Kids, Cuthbert, Danny, Fatty, Plug, Smiffy, Spotty. 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! ", 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. The Bash Street Kids. Since 1961, David Sutherland has drawn about 2,100 strips. 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. He became the leader early in the strip, after he gave each kid a wine gum. Leo Baxendale drew the strip until 1962, when David Sutherland replaced him. The Bash Street Kids. Some characters (Teacher and Head, for example) are named after their occupations. 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. [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]. [14][8] A large, round boy who is always eating,[15] only in later strips is he ridiculed for his weight; he usually reacts by trying to prove the others wrong, but earlier he is indifferent. When they go to the captain's quarters, they discover that 'Erbert has put himself in charge of the ship. 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. Most were drawn by Tom Paterson, who later drew the Singled Out strip. The characters were inspired by the view from the D. C. Thomson & Co. office windows, overlooking the High School of Dundeeplayground. 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! 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. The kids were also featured in the water-balloon portion of the park, and their standees were posted at a number of locations. Cuthbert wants to be like the other kids, but although he is liked he does not quite fit in. image caption The Bash Street Kids first appeared in the Beano in 1954 Some of the most badly behaved school pupils in the UK are set to have a street named in their honour. Bash Street was created in 2014 on a road off West Marketgait in honour of the Bash Street Kids, featured in The Beano. 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 … His swelled head is often deflated by a fellow student. Mike Pearse and Kev F. Sutherland (no relation to David Sutherland) have occasionally drawn the strip, long stories in particular. Wayne has fat, puffy cheeks, dandelion-like hair, a problem with standing and is talkative. He has black hair (brown in more recent strips), a red and black striped schoolboy's cap, round glasses, a red blazer, a white shirt, a black and white striped tie, black shorts and black socks with brown shoes. News The Beano at 70 It has poked fun at Hitler, introduced some of the most famous characters in British comic history and always tried to move with the times. 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. Gnasher is ... An extremely hideous looking member of the Bash Street Kids. Beano editor-in-chief Mike Stirling said: "The Bash Street Kids are legends of our past, present and future. The winning entry was announced on 14 March 2007 as "Wayne's in pain". The Beano is a long running British children's comic that's been in circulation for over 80 years, having entertained several generations of kids since 1938, making this one hell of a long runner. On the cover of Plug his name is given as Percival Proudfoot Plugsey, although in some earlier strips he is named Claude. The children’s favourite has been home to … He has drawn most of the strips since then, except from 1998 to 2000 (when Nigel Parkinson took over the strip in a style similar to that of David Parkins in Dennis the Menace. Before Beanoland became Wild Asia at the Chessington World of Adventures, it included the Bash Street Bus. Despite this, they consider him "one of the kids". In the 1981 Beano Annual, it said that he had 976 spots. In 2008 he acquires a pet pebble, Kevin, who has his own feature (Where's Kevin?) Dennis. During an escape, 'Erbert is usually bumping into a wall or running in the opposite direction. [28] In the academy makeover, Spotty's spots and aggressive, sarcastic nature are gone. Mike Stirling, editorial director of Beano Studios, reckons much-loved British comic heroes such as Dennis the Menace, Gnasher, Bananaman, Billy Whizz and The Bash Street Kids are more than a match for the famous “House Of Mouse” and its huge stable of superstars. Buy a Beano subscription as a gift A Beano subscription makes the ultimate gift for kids. He’s got a dog and a cat and they both look like him. Inside back neck tape in self fabric. A school-dance strip hints at a crush on Toots, but she quickly rejects him. Perhaps Britain's most iconic comic character, Dennis the Menace has appeared in The Beano since 1951. He has on one occasion fainted from seeing his own reflection (after polishing the handles of Teacher's bicycle), and considers himself the most handsome boy in Beanotown. He is a trickster, with Smiffy a frequent target. The proposal turned out to be a hoax when the story introducing the new Bash Street Kids saw them in their old ways. Member of the Bash Street Kids. 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. Character history Original run (1953–1998) Leo Baxendale created Little Plum in 1953 as a puny cartoon character in a dangerous cartoon world. Meet the Bash Street Kids. In the academy makeover, he has slimmed down, but regains his former girth after being freed from brainwashing. Beano is Britain's favourite comic and home to the Bash Street Kids, Minnie the Minx, and Dennis and Gnasher. Get In Touch. Cuthbert is a character in The Bash Street Kids. Minnie the Minx. [citation needed]. [22] Smiffy has appeared in two spin-off strips: the 1971–72 Says Smiffy and the 1985–87 Simply Smiffy (where he appears with his brother, Normal Norman). He wears a plaster cast and sling, suffering comic misfortunes like Calamity James. 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. In older strips, the character is sometimes called Herbert instead of 'Erbert. [30] Although most of the kids dislike Dennis, her friendship with Minnie the Minx is also surprising and she is the only kid to show any warmth to either character. 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. Like many long-running UK comic strips, The Bash Street Kids is frozen in the era when it began. A target-practice game featured the characters, and a McDonald's Happy Meal toy set included a number of the kids. Kick back and watch back to back episodes of The Bash Street Kids.Subscribe to Beano so you NEVER miss an upload! Gnasher 2201. Although he hates school, like the other children he found it hard to cope when the Bash Street School was closed. Spotty was revealed as sarcastic and aggressive, while Plug was a more sympathetic, emotional character. P5 was republished in 2006 as Class Act. The strip stars Class 2B, which contains ten students. It became The Bash Street Kids in 1956 and has become a regular feature, appearing in every issue. The Beano at 80: A guide to the comic's most enduring characters, from Dennis the Menace to the Bash Street Kids. ALTHOUGH none of them look it, today marks the 65th birthday of Beano favourites the Bash Street Kids. I think he … Subscribe to Comic. He loves turtles, and resembles a tortoise; his neck is never seen, because when he removes his jumper his vest is just as high. A cease-and-desist letter has been sent to Jacob Rees-Mogg, ordering him to stop impersonating Dennis and Gnasher’s nemesis Walter. His family said Mr Baxendale passed away after a long fight with cancer. [29] Although she is a tomboy, she is more feminine than Minnie the Minx. Danny Always up to no good and doesn’t do his homework. From 1968 to 1972 The Beano ran a similar series, The Belles of St. Lemons. He hangs around most often with Spotty and 'Erbert and, occasionally, Sidney. The strip, created by Leo Baxendale as When the Bell Rings, first appeared in issue 604 (dated February 1954).It became The Bash Street Kids in 1956 and has become a regular feature, appearing in every issue. He’s so ugly that when he pulls a face he looks handsome. [13] His short-sightedness is shared by his parents, who have ended up in different parts of town on many parents' evenings. Campaign to tackle Christmas loneliness backed by stars. His mouse is often part of the kids' plans. Although he is quiet and friendly, 'Erbert can wreak as much havoc as his classmates. Its characters include Dennis the Menace, Minnie the Minx, The Bash Street Kids, The Numskulls, Roger the Dodger, Billy Whizz and Tricky Dicky. He wears a red top, black shorts and a yellow cap. Summer specials, with solo stories of each character, were also published during the 1990s and were a forerunner to Singled Out. Plug is a playable character in Beanotown Racing for the PC, and the school is a race track. History of The Beano – The Story So Far... pg. The strip, created by Leo Baxendale as When the Bell Rings, first appeared in issue 604 (dated February 1954). Danny is often described as having the "soul of a pirate", the reason he gets caught up in rebellious schemes and boisterous activities. The school would be replaced by a technologically advanced "academy", and Teacher by a robot. It says, "This is the worst class in the world. Roger the Dodger. Although he is usually the only student able to eat school cook Olive's meals without incident, in the 2009 annual her curry makes him ill. Fatty has several stories about him in the Beano Library series. [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. He has two sisters, Plugella and Plugena,[20] who closely resemble him. Spotty, Danny, Toots, Sidney, Plug, Fatty, ‘Erbert, Wilfrid and Smiffy), Best friends: Dennis, Minnie the Minx, Roger the Dodger and Billy Whizz. Among his best known creations are the Beano strips Little Plum, Minnie the Minx, The Bash Street Kids, and The Three Bears. Character history Original run (1953–1998) Leo Baxendale created Little Plum in 1953 as a puny cartoon character in a dangerous cartoon world. With Kev F. Sutherland Plug had a more dominant role and was frequently a story's main character. His family said Mr Baxendale passed away after a long fight with cancer. 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]. Beano Characters-The Bash Street Kids. ... Beano Characters. 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