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||MARRYIN' SAM is one of the few gainfully employed men in Dogpatch.
A preacher who specializes in $2 weddings (but anything is negotiable)
he cleans up only once a year--- during the annual Sadie
Hawkins Day Race, when slow-footed bachelors are dragged
kicking and screaming to the alter by their respective brides-to-be.
Generally, the only other time Marryin' Sam gets a gig is when
a bachelor accidentally violates (or is tricked into violating)
"th' code o' th' hills," whereby any man who merely
kisses an unmarried woman automatically has to marry her. Marryin'
Sam was prominently featured on the cover of Life magazine
in 1952 when he presided over the unexpected wedding of Li'l
Abner and Daisy
Mae. In the 1956 Broadway musical and 1959 Li'l Abner
film adaptation the rotund Marryin' Sam was perfectly played
by 5' 7" 250 pound actor Stubby Kaye.