Dagwood Bumstead is a fictional character in the comic strip Blondie, who was introduced prior to February 17, 1933. He came from a wealthy family who disowned him for marrying below his class. He has since worked hard at J.C. Dithers & Company (currently as the construction company's office manager) to support his family. Dagwood is sometimes clumsy like a dog and he also likes his Dagwood sandwich. His favorite things in life include: food, Blondie, his kids, naps on the sofa, and long, uninterrupted baths. His constant problems are door-to-door salesmen, rude telemarketers and store salespeople, crashing into the mailman (Mr. Beasley), getting ready before the carpool leaves without him, getting to work on time, and his boss, Mr. J.C. Dithers. He has an obsession with his famous Dagwood sandwich, a source of irritation to his wife. The only person who seems to understand him is the paperboy.
Dagwood was heir to the Bumstead Locomotive fortune, but his family disinherited him when he married a flapper, Blondie Boopadoop, in a wedding that was on the top front of the comics one Sunday morning. Their second baby, Cookie, was named through a national contest among reader suggestions. The Bumstead's first baby, Alexander, was famously referred to as "baby dumpling" long before he was joined by his new sister, Cookie.
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