Grimmy rides with Snoopy

Today’s Mother Goose and Grimm does a crossover with Peanuts:

(#1)

That’s Snoopy, who imagines himself as a World War I flying ace, while imagining his doghouse as a Sopwith Camel.

(#2)

Grimmy should be terrified, because things never go well for Snoppy the flying ace. Curse you, Red Baron!

Snoopy. From Wikipedia:

Snoopy is Charlie Brown’s pet dog in the comic strip Peanuts by Charles M. Schulz. The original drawings of Snoopy were inspired by Spike, one of Schulz’s childhood dogs.

Snoopy is a perpetually innocent and mindlessly happy dog who either fantasizes or dances around in joy.

Snoopy cannot talk, so his thoughts are shown in thought balloons.

Snoopy has imagined himself as different things such as a pelican, a vulture, an author, and a World War One flying Ace. All of these have exactly the same formula: he pretends to be something, and fails: his extremely short “novels” are never published, he is consistently shot down by his imaginary enemy, and he can never be a convincing vulture, bear, or penguin, even to himself.

The Red Baron. Snoopy the flying Ace is pursuing the Red Baron. From Wikipedia:

Manfred Albrecht Freiherr von Richthofen (2 May 1892 – 21 April 1918), also widely known as the Red Baron, was a German fighter pilot with the Imperial German Army Air Service (Luftstreitkräfte) during the First World War. He is considered the top ace of the war, being officially credited with 80 air combat victories.

von Richthofen has lent his name (and his image) to a brand of frozen pizza:

(#3)

Cross-comic allusions. Previously on this blog:

“Idiomatic meta-strips” of 6/26/13: #2 is a MGG incorporating Charlie Brown from Peanuts

“Cross-comic allusions” of 11/19/13: a MGG with characters from The Flintstones

“Cross-comic talk” of 12/16/13:

Zippy fairly often incorporates references to other strips, sometimes many of them. This time Pearls [Before Swine] goes to Calvin and Hobbes.

“Another cross-comic allusion” of 1/30/15: a MGG with crocodiles from Pearls Before Swine

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