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There’s a man in the funny papers we all know
He lives way back a long time ago
He don’t eat nothin’ but a bearcat stew

Well, this cat’s name is-a Alley-Oop
—“Alley Oop,” Hollywood Argyles, 1960

Alley Oop is a long-running Newspaper Comic featuring the adventures of the eponymous caveman and a supporting cast that includes his girlfriend Ooola, his pet dinosaur[1] Dinny, and his best friend Foozy (who speaks entirely in rhyming couplets).

The series was created by V.T. Hamlin, and debuted in 1932. A major development came in 1937, with a storyline in which Alley Oop and Ooola were accidentally zapped into the 20th century by an experimental time machine. Subsequent storylines have involved Alley Oop visting many intervening periods of history.

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