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Little Lulu is the nickname for Lulu Moppet, a comic strip character created in 1935 by Marjorie Henderson Buell. The character debuted in The Saturday Evening Post on 23 February 1935 in a single panel, appearing as a flower girl at a wedding and strewing the aisle with banana peels. Little Lulu replaced Carl Anderson's Henry, which had been picked up for distribution by King Features Syndicate. The Little Lulu panel continued to run weekly in The Saturday Evening Post until 30 December 1944.
Little Lulu was created as a result of Anderson's success. Schlesinger Library curator Kathryn Allamong Jacob wrote:
Lulu was born in 1935, when The Saturday Evening Post asked Buell to create a successor to the magazine’s Henry, Carl Anderson’s stout, mute little boy, who was moving on to national syndication. The result was Little Lulu, the resourceful, equally silent (at first) little girl whose loopy curls were reminiscent of the artist’s own as a girl. Buell explained to a reporter, "I wanted a girl because a girl could get away with more fresh stunts that in a small boy would seem boorish".
Tubby sees a sign outside a restaurant advertising frogs' legs. He inquires inside to find out what people do with frogs' legs. "Why, they eat them, of course!" says the manager. Tubby knows a good business opportunity when he sees one. He gets Little Lulu to join him at the swamp to catch frogs. Knowing she's too "soft" to sell frogs for food, he instead lies and tells her that he wants to sell them as pets. Lulu helps Tubby catch frogs in a hatbox. Once he has the frogs, Tubby tries to send Lulu away, but she insists on following him to make sure the frogs get good homes. She is surprised when they enter a restaurant, but the diners get the real surprise when the frogs escape the hatbox. The frogs cause chaos and all the diners run out. Lulu and Tubby run out, too, as the manager chases them. He finally corners them, but the manager doesn't want to punish them. He wants to pay them to collect the frogs and get rid of them. In the end, they make sixty cents out of the arrangement. Lulu suggests that now the two of them find a good home for the frogs. "Oh, no," says Tubby. "Now, let's find another restaurant." Lulu chuckles to herself.