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13-03-1951

Children Aren’t Called Dennis Anymore

Now here’s a wild and outrageous coinky-dink. Our very own beloved Beano character Dennis the Menace, he of the stripy jumper and Abyssinian tripe hound named Gnasher, first appeared on this day in 1951. Spookily, the American Dennis the Menace, he of the blonde hair and the slingshot, also appeared during the very same year. And ever since, people have compared them and wondered ‘which one is the best and most authentic Dennis?’ The British one. Obviously.