Cecil next appeared in 1943's "Tortoise Wins By a Hare" . Bugs is at home viewing footage from his previous encounter with the Turtle. He challenges Cecil to another race after discovering out Cecil's secret: "an air-flow chasis"! Bugs creates a turtle-like shell and goes to the race, little does he know that the gambling ring has betted everything that the rabbit is going to win ("In fact, we don't even think the turtle will finish!"). The gangsters mistake Bugs for the Turtle and clobber him. Cecil, dressed as a rabbit, wins the race (Cecil comments "I told you rabbits weren't very bright!"). When Bugs reveals that he really is the rabbit, the gambling ring rabbits say "Now he tells us!" and they shoot themselves in the head!
An adventurer of small stature but brave heart with his his trusty, but small witted companion Dum Dum, Touche turtle has graced our screens since 1962.
Assuming many different identities, Tooter went from being a lumberjack to a taxi driver, from pre-historic times to the moon. He always wound up botching the jobs and getting in trouble. Crying out "Help, Mr. Wizard!", Tooter invoked the powers of Mr. Wizard to get him home. Mr. Wizard complied, with his magical chant: "Drizzle, Drazzle, Druzzle, Drome, time for this one to come home!"
The first names of turtles -- Michaelangelo, Raphael, Leonardo, and Donatello -- are the names of Italian Renaissance artists who lived between 1386 and 1564. Three of those artists had full names which were respectively Michaelangelo Buonariti, Raphael Sanzio and Leonardo Da Vinci, but as for Donatello, that was his only name.
On the far-away island of Sala-ma-Sond, Yertle the Turtle was king of the pond. A nice little pond. It was clean. It was neat. The water was warm. There was plenty to eat. The turtles had everything turtles might need. And they were all happy. Quite happy indeed.
They were... untill Yertle, the king of them all, Decided the kingdom he ruled was too small. "I'm ruler", said Yertle, "of all that I see. But I don't see enough. That's the trouble with me. With this stone for a throne, I look down on my pond But I cannot look down on the places beyond. This throne that I sit on is too, too low down. It ought to be higher!" he said with a frown. "If I could sit high, how much greater I'd be! What a king! I'd be ruler of all that I see!"
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Churchy LaFemme, made his appearance in the Pogo comic strip in the late 1940's. His name is thought to come from the French phrase "cherchez la femme," which is used when someone is looking for a person to blame for a problem. As I understand it, it refers to looking for the woman in the situation, who is undoubtedly at fault for whatever has gone wrong!
He was known to have an eye for the ladies, was somewhat romantic, and wrote poetry. He often was a little bit clueless, too.
Surprisingly Churchy developed quite a cult following. His many witticisms and quips have found their way into modern literature and speeches. Figures and pictures (such as the one shown) have become quite valuable.