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So I’ve explained how Hopady Rabbit got the moniker “Jo Wednesday” for “Rabnet.” But how did H&B’s resident clueless nice guy Dudley “Dumb” Hobo Sr. get the name “Bill Googoo?”
Well first, I got the whole idea for “Rabnet” from the 1960′s incarnation of “Dragnet.” Which saw Joe Friday’s original partner Frank Smith replaced by officer Bill Gannon, played by the late, great Harry Morgan. While casting about for a name for Dumb Hobo’s “Rabnet” alter-ego, it just hit me that it should start with a “G”, and that it spoofed the name “Gannon.”
Then it hit me: Dumb Hobo can be best described as “goo goo brain” he is so clueless. So, all I had to do was spell his last name as “Googoo”, give him the first name “Bill”, and hey, presto: his name was all done!
Come to think of it, DH kind of does look like somebody named “Bill”, too.
Ironically enough, in a scene in the 1987 action/comedy version of “Dragnet,” there is a scene in now-Captain Bill Gannon’s office where you can see a couple pictures of a dog up on his wall!
Don’t forget to keep tabs on “Rabnet”, the current “on-air” comic coming to the web courtesy of H&B comics!