The Evolution of Skippy’s (02/07)

1923

the comic strip

the comic strip

Skippy was an American comic strip written and drawn by Percy Crosby that ran from 1923 to 1945. A highly popular, acclaimed and influential feature about rambunctious fifth-grader Skippy Skinner, his friends and his enemies.

1931

the movie

the movie

Skippy is one of the first films nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture, in 1931. The screenplay by Joseph L. Mankiewicz, Don Marquis, Norman Z. McLeod, and Sam Mintz was based on the comic strip Skippy by Percy Crosby.

1933

the peanut butter

the peanut butter

10 years after Joseph Rosefield perfects a process to prevent oil separation in peanut butter, his packing company uses Skippy as a trademark for peanut butter. One of the many items in the Skippy franchise.

1982

the neighbor

the neighbor

OK – the last one is not related to the other Skippy products. Or to the Keaton’s for that matter.

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