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|EVIL-EYE FLEEGLE had a unique and terrifying skill. When he concentrated,
destructive rays emitted from his eyeballs. An ordinary "whammy"
could knock a grown man senseless. A "double whammy"
could fell a skyscraper, leaving Evil-Eye exhausted. His
dreaded "quadruple whammy" could melt a battleship
but almost kill Fleegle himself. Unlike most regular characters
in the strip, Evil-Eye Fleegle was not a native of Dogpatch.
He was in fact from Brooklyn NY. In a memorable guest appearance
on the Fearless
Fosdick TV Show in 1952, Evil Eye's Brooklyn accent
is unmistakable. There were even licensed plastic replicas of
Evil Eye's face produced in the 1950s, to be worn like lapel
pins. Battery operated, the wearer could pull a string and direct
a small light bulb "whammy" at whomever he chose.